Thursday, May 24, 2012

Forbidden Broadway

My latest wandering brought me to the hilarious play Forbidden Broadway.

There’s nothing really forbidden about the show—just a parody of Broadway musicals and some industry personalities. 

The show made LOL. Literally. 

It was like watching an improv musical—kinda like that music segment in Whose Line Is It Anyway? ...but longer.

Here are my Top 5 spoofs from the show:

5. Les Miserables
Oh yes, we heard the people sing!

4. Rent
Seasons of... hype?!

3. Annie
Sadly, she’s 30 years old... tomorrow.

2. Fiddler on the Roof
What ever happened to... tradition?! 

1. Wicked
That ending just blew me away. It definitely defied “gravity.”  

There were other memorable spoofs in the show, but probably because I was familiar with the original songs: Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Mamma Mia, Rent, Chicago, and Hairspray. 

While the four-man cast is brilliant, I’d like to commend solo pianist Dingdong Fiel, who provided the music throughout the entire show. I don’t think he’s been getting the credit that he deserves.

The cast of Forbidden Broadway
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Even if audiences may not be familiar with Broadway musicals, I think that they would still enjoy the show. 
Of course, it would be funnier if they were familiar with some of them. In fact, some acts could already serve as crash courses into what the actual musical is about. 

For those who still want to watch, there are only a few shows left!

May 25 (Fri), 8 p.m. – I heard that Lea Salonga is the surprise guest here!
May 26 (Sat), 3 pm & 8 p.m.
May 27 (Sun), 3 p.m.

Performances are the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. 
Call 891-9999 or visit for ticket details.

PS. Thanks, Bryan, for the ticket!
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