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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Zaturnnah: Ang Superhero Ng Teatro

I watched Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Musical for the fourth time on its fourth run. Now I’m enjoying the musical’s two-disc soundtrack in my iPod. Ibang klase talaga si Zsa Zsa!

I realize that after seeing Zsa Zsa in different media incarnations—graphic novel, stage musical, and movie—I realized that, sacrilegious as it sounds, of the three forms I enjoy the stage musical the most. Carlo Vergara’s original graphic novel is brilliant as both homage and satire of Pinoy pop culture. But the stage musical form has the advantage of having music to flesh out and deepen the emotional points of the story. The movie “musical” had a chance to push the envelope further than the stage musical, but alas its creators played safe and reined in Zsa Zsa into a more conventional piece.

I hear that there are plans for Ze Musical to go on its fifth run. I wish for Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Musical to have a very long run; may it be the Cats of Philippine musical theater. An extended run will also bode well for the graphic novel and even the soundtrack. Maybe Ze Musical will one day do what Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah can’t—fly. Maybe one day it’ll tour in countries with large Filipino communities. Wouldn’t that be grand?

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1 comment:

vincedejesus said...

yes mcvie. we will have a fifth run in rcbc theater this june 2007.

zsazsalamat sa support. hey guess what? i might be playing ada alternate with my dear friend tuxqs!

we will run june 17 t july 1.

see you there?