Friday, June 23, 2006

Worlds Colliding

The third run of the Zaturnnah musical ended successfully last Sunday night. I was only able to attend the last show, and saw that the production added a few more gags and punchlines to keep up with the times. I like the idea that the musical seems to evolve with every run. If what Zee says is true, there may be a fourth run.

The last show was made even more surreal with the presence of Zsa Zsa Padilla, Rustom Padilla, Chokoleit and Pops Fernandez in the audience. They were accompanied by manager Arnold Vegafria, Regal matriarch Lily Monteverde and Roselle Monteverde-Teo. (The day before, director Joel Lamangan caught the show.) After the show, I exchanged pleasantries with Quark Henares, and I saw Tim Yap in the balcony section.

So Zaturnnah, Ada, Didi and Queen Femina of film-to-be sat there as Zaturnnah, Ada, Didi, and Queen Femina of theater did their darndest. It was the most surreal experience. So surreal that I found myself unable to approach them during the post-show meet-and-greet. It felt like two alternate realities colliding, with me potentially caught in the firmament. Internal defenses saw it fit to execute elusive countermeasures else experience a sensory overload.

Alas, no pictures. Would've been tres-cool having all of them in one frame.

11 comments:

PhilDO said...
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PhilDO said...

Ask ko lang...why not use the original stage performers in the film version? Like "The Producers" and "Rent"...

Carver said...

Hello phildo! I wanted the film version to have its own unique experience, in much the same way that the musical was a different experience compared to the book. I'm also curious to see how other actors tackle the roles--makes for great after-movie conversation.

On Regal's end, spending tens of millions on a film is a high-risk affair. As wonderful as the musical's cast was, there is the reality of the box-office draw.

According to Box Office Mojo, the film Rent was budgeted at $40-million, but only earned $31-million worldwide. The Producers was produced at $45-million, but only earned $38-million worldwide.

zee said...

I've heard nga na Ze Movie's cast were there. how does it feel seeing your characters come alive? times 2 pa! haha.

saw Rustom at Homeboy last Tuesday ata. super promote sa movie, and even the comic book! excited. haha.

we can only hope for the best para sa movie. ikaw ba satisfied ka sa cast? basta ang gwapo ni Rustom saka si Alfred Vargas... delusyus! hahaha

and yeah, 4th run daw is on October.

PhilDO said...

Good Luck to the movie then. Among all the MMFF entries...itong ZZZ na ata ang may pinakamaraming report from the Showbiz Reporters. :D

PhilDO said...

Nabasa ko sa Abante Tonite na ang working title ng ZZZ movie is..."Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh". Totoo po ba ito? 'Wag sana..kasi ang haba naman.

decorator said...

but being elusive has always been you my friend...


:)

Budjette said...

wow, carl... now you know how Paraiah (or Harbinger) felt when they travelled from Earth 1,2, and 3.

heheheh

So, after the movie... what else can you do?

Hmmm... ZSAZSA D ANIME!!! mwhahahhaa
(which might not be a bad idea on how to adapt the musical for film or direct to video)

:-)

scott kho said...

thanks for writing about very interesting things! i thorougly enjoyed your blog and i'll be checking back often!

Ed said...

Sana magkaroon ng DVD/VCD ang Zsazsa Muzical bago lumabas ang movie. :(

vincedejesus said...

Hi Carlo!

I'm starting to work on the songs for the movie. Paparinig ko sa iyo ang rough studies kung meron na... at kung may budget for studies. Hee hee.

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