Sunday, February 07, 2010

Major DisappointRENT

Why this latest Philippine Production
of RENT is quite a disappointment:

1. Most of the cast seemed to have a lisp,
or were eating their words most of the time;
(was it a mic/sound system problem or bad enunciation?)

major major problem for a play
with a lyrically-dense book & music.

2. Barely any hint of actual Sexual Chemistry
among the couples who are the leads in the show;

disappointing for a musical that's all about Lust for Life.
(as my director Bernardo Bernardo would say: "Walang Libog"!)

3. A general lack of energy and verve and sheer joy
among most of the cast;

La Vie Boheme & the showstoppers
turned out to be snoozers,
many actors seemed HIV-lethargic.

4. And you dummies in the audience seated at the 1st row?

When a show starts at 8pm,
be in your effin' seats 5 minutes before,

and don't skulk in like gaddem senators and cabinet secretaries,

Saving Grace:

A suggestion for the RENT fans
who really love the show's songs?

Imagine that you're just watching a concert,
since there are a lot of good singers in the cast.

Watch it for Nicole Asensio as Mimi Márquez;

enjoy her performance,
but not in the P1,700 seats : )

The show date information's all here:

Our Awesome Planet's Complete Guide to RENT


Blogger Expanding Territories said...

I think that Karla made an excellent Over the Moon performance of Maureen though, don't you?

February 7, 2010 at 2:09 PM  
Blogger spanx said...

Carla's consistently good
in whatever role she takes
in any play : )

Yup, kudos to her Moo-ing!

February 7, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger ...crickette... said...

it wasnt so bad.

i truly liked mimi, mark and maureen
i hated benny
and angel is not what the show needed, but i can forgive that.
but benny is poor... i pity the actors who played right in front of him cus from my seat i could see saliva shower!

mimi was truly awesome...
nicole was good.
my cousin got to see it with the mimi understudy and she said it wasnt good at all.

February 7, 2010 at 8:48 PM  

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