“Ang Huling El Bimbo” Musical Will Stream Online!


Ang Huling El Bimbo
L-R: Bibo Reyes, Phi Palmos, Boo Gabunada; photo by Erickson Dela Cruz

Full House Theater Company has just announced that OPM musical Ang Huling El Bimbo will be streaming online this May!

Initially opening in July 2018, the production has had three runs at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, with the most recent run closing in August 2019. Set to the music of 90’s band The Eraserheads, the show is written by Dingdong Novenario, with musical direction by Myke Salomon, dramaturgy by Floy Quintos, set design by Gino Gonzales, lighting design by Monino Duque, sound design by Rards Corpus, costume design by Marlon Rivera, and direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos.

The musical tells the story of three friends who have drifted apart in adulthood until fate reunites them to confront their haunted past.

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The cast in the final run featured a mix of original and returning cast members– Gian Magdangal and David Ezra as Hector, OJ Mariano and Myke Salomon as Emman, Jon Santos and Rafa Siguion-Reyna as Anthony, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (also associate director) and Carla Guevara Laforteza as Joy, Reb Atadero and Bibo Reyes as Young Hector, Boo Gabunada and Vic Robinson as Young Emman, Lance Reblando and Phi Palmos as Young Anthony, Tanya Manalang and Gab Pangilinan as Young Joy, Sheila Francisco as Tiya Dely, and Jamie Wilson and Jonathan Tadioan as Banlao. Paolo O’Hara also joined the cast as alternate to Banlao.

The online initiative is for the benefit of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig. The show will only be available for 48 hours, from May 8, 12:01am until May 9, 11:59pm. You can watch it on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube page and on the ABS-CBN Facebook page.

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