February 5, 2011


Francisco Balagtas is reborn in Dulaang UP's adaptation of Orosman at Zafira which starts today, February 4 to 26, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia Centerstage Theater. on its 3rd run from the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Bit by Bit Productions sought to bring it to a greater stage for more public to see! and with a baby producer like Bit by Bit, this show is a must-see!

it opens with Zelima played by Tao Aves, introducing the story and the three kingdoms, Marruecos of the north, Tedenst of the south and Duquela which is between them. a festive dance of the three kingdoms enlighten the stage but the greed of the Tedenst Sultan will end it all. adding to it is the attraction of Aldervesin (Red Concepcion) and Gulnara (Jean Judith Javier) which enraged Marruecos king, Mahamud.

a war ignited between Tedenst and Marruecos almost didn't stop the love that is kindled in the hearts of Orosman at Zafira. with love that is in their hearts, no war comes between them.

finally, a play that can make it to the list of great musical as in Broadway. we can all be proud of Dulaang UP's Orosman at Zafira with the highly-commendable production and musicality. truly, Filipinos are very talented with the variety of dance and music integrated in a lovely comedia by Balagtas. Carol Bello (musical director) developed and seamed modern sounds into Filipino ethnicity that the modern Filipino youth can easily relate to.

i also loved the stunts and dances as if they are flying in the air. you can feel the rage and anger in the dance sequences.

there are more improvements in the show. as the actors portray the different kingdoms, their costumes look that they are in royalty. they are now glittering in jewels and they deliver the character very well. although it omits few elements like the character of death and other

congratulations to Bit by Bit Productions. you have made justice in this play and will definitely recommend this to all who want to watch it.

watch Orosman at Zafira happening now in SM Mall of Asia in all weekends of February. ticket prices range from Php 400, Php 800 and Php 1,000 and you are guaranteed a good show.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree! OZ is definitely a must-watch Proudly Filipino production! :)


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