Thursday, November 18, 2010
Magsimula Ka! An Original Filipino Hit Musical at the Music Museum from November 17 to December 4, 2010
Spotlight Artists Centre
Gines Tan and Nestor Torre`s
An Original Filipino Hit Musical
Directed by: Robert Seña
Music Museum, Greenhills, San Juan
November 17 (Wednesday) to December 4 (Saturday), 2010
17 (Wednesday) 8:00 PM
18 (Thursday) 8:00 PM
19 (Friday) 8:00 PM
20 (Saturday) 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
24 (Wednesday) 8:00 PM
25 (Thursday) 8:00 PM
26 (Friday) 8:00 PM
27 (Saturday) 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
2 (Thursday) 8:00 PM
3 (Friday) 8:00 PM
4 (Saturday) 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
"Magsimula Ka!" is the story of young dreamers whose ambitions fade in reality`s cruel glare.
Miguel is a young composer forced by his father to forego his music and bury his talent in the world of business.
Monina wants to help the less-privileged, but is frustrated by the many problems that beset earnest social workers like her.
Mario is a talented scriptwriter who settles for writing a "sex advice" column in a cheap tabloid.
Mandy has a beautiful singing voice but has to sing in a cheap beer garden because nobody will give him a helping hand.
These four young people belong to graduating class that is filled with so much hope but ends up capitulating to the uninspired demands of the workaday world.
Is there a way out for young people like them? "Magsimula Ka!" says there is. The thing is to start, to act to uphold one`s talent or ambition, despite all odds. The first step is the crucial one. Once you take it, everything else can follow.
The point is not lost on a disabled girl whom the four young people befriend and teach how to overcome her physical and psychological affliction.
It is not lost on the hostesses in the beer garden where Mandy sings. They learn to take pride in themselves and even lead the young graduates in a thanksgiving visit to the church in Baclaran.
It is not lost on Miguel`s mother, who finds fulfillment in her son`s eventual success.
It is not lost on Miguel`s mother, who comes to terms with his son`s ambition after a painful period of emotional strife.
It is not lost on Millie, Miguel`s younger sister, who play`s a crucial role in Miguel`s reconciliation with his father.
It is not lost on a nun who works with Monina at the rehabilitation centre.
It is not lost on the household help, Monang and Jograd, who dream of becoming showbiz stars like Miguel and his friends - and achieve that dreams despite of all odds.
Miguel, Mandy and Mario get their own start when they decide to enter a national pop song competition, the Philippop. They make it to the finals and the real suspense begins, because their entry is pitted against equally worthy songs.
The Philippop proves to be the climax of the play, as it weaves the different characters` various dreams together in a triumphant musical tapestry. Miguel and Monina acknowledge their love for each other and romance too has its start. The climatic song is the popular "Magsimula Ka!" a fitting theme for the musical and its cast of searchers.
For more information and to buy your tickets, you may contact TicketWorld.
To buy tickets and for interested show buyers, you may call Spotlight Artists Centre: 899-8089
You may also call Music Museum for your tickets: 721-6726