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Friday, May 18, 2018

Curtain Call: Changing Partners: The Stage Musical

05/14/2018 12:29:54 PM

In over two years, the musical play Changing Partners received multiple success in both theater and film. And just this past May, the hardworking men and women of the said musical returned to PETA Theater in Quezon City for a two weekend-run.

There is a reason why Vincent DeJesus is a heck of a genius. Aside from being a known musical scorer in various shows in different performing platforms, the concept of throwing up similar recurring plot twists and multiple characters embodied in each and single thespian in the corner isn't always an easy thing to write and execute, something that director Rem Zamora deserves to be lauded for. 

And even if we argue of some minor miscues on technicalities during its inaugural re-run, the actors and actresses still did a solid job in distinguishing the differences between the past and present of the characters. It's not just showing a typical phase of one's evolution, but also (or rather) displaying a thin line among the two personas Alex and Cris.  The transition between actors were seamlessly smooth that I'm not wondering why Changing Partners isn't called as one for nothing (aside from the obvious switches).

A run of seventy-five minutes (without intermission) seems short for a typical music-driven play, but with the case of Changing Partners the duration feels so stacked with a lot of punchlines and feels along the way – even if most likely that songs will be more remembered during the act itself than any potential recalls thru Spotify.

No doubt, the restaging of Changing Partners as a full-length stage musical has been one of the best in recent memory.

The Verdict: 9

Changing Partners will having its last weekend run in theaters on 19 and 20 May, 2018, at the PETA-Phinma Theater in Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. This musical play stars Agot Isidro, Anna Luna, Sandino Martin and Jojit Lorenzo. Musical accompaniment by Vincent A. DeJesus and Poch Gutierrez; Production design by Ben Padero. This play is based on book, music, and libretto by Vincent A. DeJesus. Directed by Rem Zamora.

You can book your tickets through Ticketworld or call/text 09454991008 or send a message to the PETA Theater Center Facebook page. 

Author: slickmaster | © 2018 The SlickMaster's Files

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