A musical stretch for Michael V
Michael V isn’t one to settle into a routine; he’s never not looking for ways to get the creative juices flowing. And what better way to challenge himself, he said, than making a movie—one that “stars me, and written, directed and coproduced by me!”
“I’m working with GMA Films, and the project is titled—for now—‘Family History.’ We’re hoping to get Dawn Zulueta for it,” he said at a recent pocket interview for the upcoming restaging of “Bubble Gang’s” comedy musical “Parokya Na ’To: A Laugh Story” in Cebu City.
“Like I always say, gusto kong pinapahirapan ang sarili ko. So, why not this way?” the comedian added. “It’s when things start to feel the same that my mind starts wandering and thinking about new things.”
While he can’t say much about the nature of the movie yet, Michael V said “it’s going to be new for everyone.”
“Parokya Na ’To,” which was originally taped live for television airing for “Bubble Gang’s” 22nd anniversary in 2017, will be performed live at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino on Feb. 15.
“There will be some casting changes because some of the actors aren’t available,” he said of the musical, whose story was written using the songs of the band Parokya ni Edgar.
“We have been meaning to do a musical for the longest time. And the success of ‘Rak of Aegis,’ among other things, inspired us to push through with it,” he said. “The music of Parokya, I feel, is perfect for ‘Bubble Gang’ because the humor is there; there’s a connection.” —ALLAN POLICARPIO
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