Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A Night At PETA/ Zsa Zsa is Love




We arrived at the PETA theater 2 hours earlier than the curtain call. Can you say excited? Hahah. Syempre bukana pa lang ng Theater laman na the whole rainbow of sexual orientations. Mga hetero, mga baklitas, mga pamhin, mga lesbis. The whole gamut. Alam mo na what to expect.

I've come across Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah over a year ago. Actually, it was a curiosity pa lang sa National Bookstore. Nung una akala ko bagong komiks series na Darna rip-off lang. Yeah it was, in a way. However, the twist is the stone fell in the manicured hands of Ada, ang baklitang probinsyana.

I didn't really know what to expect. Ian, however knew the story by heart. So kahit papano someone was able to fill me in.

Pasaway ako nung dumating kami sa theater. Pumasok na kami wala pang tao at all. haha. Pero na shock ako kasi super liit ng stage. As in parang pang Vagina Monologues lang. Yun nga lang medyo may slight difference, may mini walkway siya sa gitna. Sort of like something for rampmodels. Shempre una kong tanong, how can they pull it off?

After the show I was so much in awe. Hindi mo mafi feel ang limitation ng stage, because these actors really know how to work it.

For those not familiar, Zsa zsa turns into a literal wonder WOMAN when he gulps down the magical stone (a humongous one, at that). And I was so much impressed with Eula Valdez. Its like I had a newfound devotion to her. Definitely an upcoming gay icon, if she isn't one yet. She's so alluring, so natural in her acting skills, so convincing and most importantly, she can literally sing her butt off. And take note, hindi basta basta ang boses niya.



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The PETA theater was abuzz with laughter throughout the entire performance. I don't want to spoil the surprises for those who are yet to see ze muzekal. It takes roughly 3 hours from beginning to end. And in that time, you'll be regalled by topnotch Filipino performances. Watch out for Didi. She steals the show sometimes. Watch out for Wilma Doesnt. So funny. For Dodong's nipples, for the baklang zombies, the Ate Vi, Ate Shawi, Ate Nora, Ate Dina subordinates, For Maru and her interminable British accent. And definitely watch out for Eula.

If theres anything I can fault Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah ze Musekal is the fact that -although the melody and the words are very upbeat, poignant and uberly gay - the songs doesn't leave you with that "stuck in your head" feeling after the show. I didn't get the or the "I Dream A Dream ala Les Mis", the "All I Ask Of You ala P.O.T.O. or"Seasons of Love ala Rent" feeling. You know, the "I'm still humming it a few days later" vibe.

That or maybe I should see it again, or buy the soundtrack. Whichever comes first. :)

Nevertheless, its so much fun.

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I therefore conclude na kapag hindi ka maputi, wag na wag kang tatabi kay Eula Valdez sa picture para hindi ka mag mukhang katulong. Take it from me. Promise, masakit sa damdamin. Pero kinakailangan ko ng token shot with her. hehe.

Mahal ko na siya.

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What are you waiting for? There are still 3 or 4 performances left! Hurry. Click on the banner above. Don't miss this.

And bob, thanks for giving me this night. ;)

[Music of the Moment: I'll give you one good guess ]
[Mood: ZUPER ]

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