8 Reasons Why You Need to Watch
Ang Huling El Bimbo The Musical
By Tynne De Leon
Ever played an entire discography and you realize that every song has certain memory attached to it? That’s what happens when people listen to Eraserheads, particularly those whose adolescence were awakened during the 90s.
You’ll finally hear these songs again, told in what might be the story of your life in the newest musical by Resorts’ World Manila—Ang Huling El Bimbo. Filled with bittersweet nostalgia, good music, and exceptional talent, you really need to watch this! Here are more reasons why, just in case you need more convincing:
You’ll find out what happened to the girl in the song
Remember that girl who is so good at dancing, she can do boogie, cha cha and el bimbo? Yes, we’re talking about the girl in the song who resembles Paraluman. The director, Myke Salomon teased that the audience will find out what happened to her… once they see the musical.
It’s brought to you by big productions
The brainchild of producers Christine and Mark Manalang, the musical is presented by Resorts World Manila, together with its production outfit Full House Theater Company, Inc. (FHTC), in cooperation with Ultimate Shows, Inc. The production is composed of some of the most notable names in Philippine theater today including playwright Dingdong Novenario (Kafatiran, Nothing But Dreams, Daddy’s Girl), musical director Myke Salomon (Rak of Aegis, 3 Stars and a Sun, Dirty Old Musical), and director and choreographer Dexter Santos (Orosman at Zafira, Maxie the Musicale, Ang Nawalang Kapatid). You don’t want to miss this!
The cast consists of some of the best in the industry
If you’re a fan of theater musicals, you’ll find a lot of familiar faces here–which includes Topper Fabregas, OJ Mariano, Tanya Manalang, Reb Atadero, Boo Gabunada, Gian Magdangal, and Jon Santos. It’s an ensemble that you’ve been waiting to come together!
It will hit you with instant 90s nostalgia
From the music to the pop culture references, Ang Huling El Bimbo will give the audience an exciting and nostalgic trip down memory lane from the pre-internet times. The story is set in the 90s, and it will sure trigger a lot of memories from this beloved era!
It’s a story that every generation can relate
While the references are fully from the 90s, the musical’s story is relatable to every generation. Told in two timelines, the story focuses on three friends who find themselves confronting their past after being apart for so long.
Social issues will be tackled
Aside from the the story of friendship, the musical will also touch today’s important social issues like economic hardships, mental health, and gender inequality.
The Eraserheads music, of course
When you think of a 90s reference music, the first thing that comes to mind is none other than The Eraserheads. Each of their songs holds a specific memory from the good old days, and more than 30 of them will be sang in the musical! All the chosen songs are sure to fit the narrative, so you’ll definitely feel the music more as you sing along to them.
It has a limited run
The show won’t be here for too long–it will run from July 20 to August 26. You can buy tickets at RWM box office and Ticketworld outlets. Click here to purchase.
Which Eraserheads song are you most looking forward to hear in this musical? Tell us in the comments section below!