Seriously, I was excited to see Jet Pangan perform in his first ever stage play.he didn't fail my expectations!!!!!
|"An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. |
A true musical theatre phenomenon! Jekyll & Hyde features the hit song This Is The Moment, and attracted legions of loyal fans even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run."
|Jekyll & Hyde|
|March 24, 30, 31; April 13, 14 – 8:00PM .March 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; April 1, 14, 15 – 3:30PM |
With special shows on April 20, 21 & 22 - 8:00PM
and April 21 & 22 - 3:30PM
|8:00 PM on Fridays & Saturday|
3:30 PM on Saturdays & Sundays
MY TAKE ON Jet Pangan's Performance
Superb!That's what I can say. To note that this is his first stage appearance with Repertory Philippines. Of course we know Jet Pangan and his superb singing.Plus his heavy build and an aura of being "brusko". Fit's well in the role! My favorite part was when he sang during THE CONFRONTATION (Lost in the Darkness Reprise).Imagine him singing as Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde with each persona answering to each other in a struggle as to who will prevail---the good or the bad side.It's like listening to a "doble kara" performance except that both are on male voice.He was awesome there!Jet Pangan was well loved by the audience that it was during his appearance during the curtain close that many people stood.Standing ovation!
Of course it will not be a standing ovation without the equally superb performances of Kalila Aguilos who plays Lucy Harris and Chris Villonco who plays Emma Carew and Junix Inocian who plays John Utterson. My wife Teresa loved it so much she can't stop comparing it to Equus which we watched in the same stage two years back.Kudos to director Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo!!
I bought a brochure for 100php as I did during the staging of Equus two years ago.That, despite knowing that most of the info about the play and the actors could be googled online.It was my way of supporting Repertory Philippines and its cause.Immediately upon entering OnStage, I noticed that most of the seats are empty.As a matter of fact, I think only 25% are occupied.Twas good for us coz we could transfer closer to the stage as we did but I couldn't help but make calculations as to how the production could maintain all the expenses.Surprisingly, Teresa was also thinking the same.It kept us wondering all throughout the play especially because we felt that such a superb performance should have been a box office hit.Is it because the Filipino masse is still foreign to such plays?Or is it because Repertory Philippines wants to keep it that way----somewhat exclusive? Or is it due to poor publicity and promotion?
Whatever the reason may be, I hope more people could see this beautiful production and the commendable performance of Jet Pangan.I was not the die-hard type fan of Jet but after watching Jekyll and Hyde, I can't help but admire him more!
Venue: OnStage, 2/F Greenbelt1, Ayala Center Makati City
For tickets, call (63) (2) 571-6926. Or logon to Ticketworld