Folies de Mwah, Midlife Crisis set gigs in Resorts World theater
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The gays and girls of Folies de Mwah are going “mainstream,” venturing out of their comfortable nest, Club Mwah in Mandaluyong City, to conquer new audiences via special performances at Resorts World Manila starting next month.
Executive producer Pocholo Malillin visited Inquirer recently to break the good news. “Cris (Nicolas, creative director and choreographer) has been creating fabulous new numbers for the limited run at the Newport Performing Arts Theater,” Malillin said. “He has spent close to a million pesos on one number alone that involves a giant shoe.”
Folies de Mwah has been doing the Las Vegas-style gay revue “Bedazzled” at the Mandaluyong club for nine years. The show, featuring gay and girl performers and transsexuals, has been acclaimed for spoofs of popular Broadway musicals, including “Miss Saigon,” “Chicago,” “Phantom of the Opera” and “Moulin Rouge.”
Malillin said the new numbers being prepared for Newport included colorful and extravagant takes on “Sound of Music” and “Showgirls,” Madonna’s “Vogue” and Super Bowl half-time show.
“We’ll also have our Madonna in a golden chariot pulled by Greek warriors,” Malillin said.
Dates for the RWM shows are Oct. 29, 30 and 31, and all Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays of November. Meanwhile, performances at Club Mwah continue. For schedules, call 535-7943, 532-2826 or 871-0013.
Midlife Crisis Band, a group of professionals-turned-rockers, celebrates its fourth anniversary with a concert dubbed “Rock4Ages,” also at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila tomorrow at 8 p.m. Freddie Santos directs.
The band members are: Ophthalmologist Adel Samson, vocalist and percussionist; orthodontist and dentistry professor Nick Guzman, vocalist and bass guitarist; Duty Free Philippines chief operating officer Enchong Formoso, rhythm guitarist and vocalist; call center assistant manager Leo Baritte, drummer; talent manager Ronnie Henares, vocalist and guitarist; Roy del Valle, saxophonist and vocalist; Kettle Mata, lead guitarist and vocalist; and Koko Marbella, lead guitarist and vocalist. Michael V is a special guest performer.
Midlife Crisis plays 1960s to ’80s music regularly at the Chef and Brewer Café and Restaurant in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
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