The Reviews Are Coming In: Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady The Musical

Image from BusinessWorld Online

The musical opened last May 7, and the reviews are in. Below are just a few of them--thankfully, looks like people seem to like the show. Thanks to all the kind folks who took the time to write reviews. Also, thanks to those who have watched the show more than once.

But first, a featurette from ANC...


"As for the length, my gay friend Philip hates musicals like a heartbreak but he finished it and told his friends he didn’t even notice it’s three hours long." -- Totel de Jesus


"Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady is so enjoyable because it takes the tight, strong narrative of Carlo Vergara’s comic and adds flourishes of song and dance at just the right moment that you are carried away into this comedic farce that tackles a host of issues and themes — colonialism, hard work versus laziness, gratitude, elitism, celebrity culture, love in the workplace, finding something inside you that is extraordinary, sister relationships, forgiveness, and a whole lot more — without ever punching or being pedantic about any of it." -- Wanggo Gallaga

From Curtain Call Manila

"In a world where Heroes are celebrities and Villains are closet Sinatra’s, the battle is not between the superpowers in the battlefield or not even against a powerful army. Here is a world where every battle is fought with one self, a battle of will, perseverance, and faith. A fight ended not by bullets or governance, but a fight appeased by Humanity."

From Business World Online

"A good time was expected. And that expectation was fulfilled in spades." -- A.A. Herrera

From A Jellicle Blog

"Though I still find some of its themes somewhat disturbing, the Vergara-de Jesus-Martinez team proves that there’s a lot to celebrate in our local theater. Like its characters, this musical is proof how our artistry and talent have transformed so beautifully without sacrificing wit and the Filipino talent." --Orly Agawin

From ABS-CBN Likestyle

"It merges the glossy aesthetic of western superhero genre and the earthly grit of its Filipino counterpart. And between these contrasting elements is the story of the everyday Filipino, which keeps everything grounded and relatable despite the narrative’s metaphysical framework. Ultimately, it presents a fresh sense of artistic being, something that we have not seen before in any superhero themed content." -- Francis Lubag

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We're now on our second weekend, and there are still tickets available. You can purchase tickets through the Ticketworld website or visit their outlets.


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