A classic film turned into an amazing stage performance, Bituing Walang Ningning The Musical, staged at Resorts World brings the movie closer to people who loved the movie. I never imagined me watching such a wonderful and amazing play. Playing the part of Dorina is a new comer Monica Cuenco which originally played by Megastar Sharon Cuneta. Playing the role of Lavinia is Cris Villonco and the male lead played by Mark Bautista. The story of a simple fan turned into a star.
This is us before the show start. I’m thinking that it’s a full house but almost. When you see the stage, it’s big with two large screens on both side. I also like the idea of the middle stage cause it rotates. I also like the glamorous gowns Lavinia and Dorina are wearing. I also like the idea of the two screens and there is a translation for foreign speaking people.
One of the highlight of the play is te end of the first act which is Dorina’s launch as the premiere artist of Zuni Records. Dorina singing Pangarap Na Bituin in a Jennifer Lopez like performance where she is wearing a with gown and the lights begans to cover her dress. And the finale which is the Bituin concert is fantastic. The stage for the finale is star-mazing.
Monica Cuenco does have amazing voice and I looking for something wrong in her singing but it’s flawless. I think that Cris character doesn’t have that taray factor like Cherrie Gil’a character in the film. Overall, it’s really a nice play to watch. I hope they will be having a record for the musical cause the only thing they have is is th play guide.