“Ayesa’s rock star voice injected some new blood into these old karaoke fares making the music the true star of the show.”
The cast has a comedic rapport that keeps to the nature of the show’s unburdened cheerfulness.
“Good thing is that Ejay Yatco’s music is remarkable at the very least, reminiscent of Spanish music with a Broadway sensibility.”
“Director Joy Virata shows her subject mastery in keeping everything light, vibrant, and succinct.”
“…the show’s two actors are a riveting pair that you’re taken in by their performances…”
“Lauchengco-Yulo’s captivating performance makes Hnath’s words a piece of female empowerment, radical though it may be”
“Director Kanakan Balintagos felt it crucial to cast white actors in white roles for the Philippine production. Visually, it makes sense, as a homogeneous cast might have diluted the potency of the West vs East dichotomy.”
“Valera’s adaptation remained sensitive and true to the material, essentially retaining its power as political protest.”