Award-winning local musical Ang Huling El Bimbo delivers its 100th performance this August 4 at Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resort World, Pasay City, making it the longest-running play the lifestyle hub has staged.
Staged since July 2018, Ang Huling El Bimbo has gripped audiences for its piercing story of four college friends who unfold life's dark turns as they progress to adulthood. Set in the 90s, it prominently uses the music of famed alternative rock band Eraserheads in the scoring and decade-specific references in the stage elements and screenplay.
Ang Huling El Bimbo bagged two awards for most outstanding musical direction by Myke Salomon (who also acts as the adult Emman), and most outstanding choreography courtesy of the musical director's Dexter Santos at the recent 11th Gawad Buhay Awards. It also nabbed a recognition at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in Singapore.
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The play's success also followed good reviews from famed personalities including Lea Salonga and Ely Buendia.
“It’s gratifying—such a satisfying experience to be able to see this and feel so proud that it is original Filipino music with a very original story. This is something you will regret if you don’t come see it,” reviewed world- renowned theater actress Salonga.
“I was part of the band, the time and the generation. We were all in it together. This play did a good job in honoring that time, that era—the warmth, the humor, and well… the darkness sometimes. It was vividly expressed in this musical and I think they got the gist of it," added Eraserheads alumnus Buendia, who also penned some of the songs for the musical.
Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets and at the RWM Box Office in Newport Mall. Theatergoers in groups may also purchase 10 tickets and get five more free for same section seats via the 10+5 ticket promo, while currently enrolled students can enjoy special rates at only PHP 1,000 per ticket for Silver seats upon presentation of their school IDs. For more information, call mobile number 0917-8239602; 0917-8728766; 0917-6589378; and 0917-8728309; or landline number (632) 908-8000 local 8079/7768; or visit www.rwmanila.com or download the RWM Mobile App for the complete show schedules.
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