The invitation to laugh out loud with the cast of Repertory Philippines‘ “A Comedy of Tenors” was in no way an empty promise to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the busy area of Makati City. As always, I was expecting to watch an excellent show, this being a REP production. What I did not expect was to be grinning from ear to ear all throughout watching it, with frequent outbursts of genuine laughter on the side.
A Comedy of Tenors kicks off REP’s 2018 Theater Season, running from January 26 to February 18 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1.
Ken Ludwig’s hilarious play centers on a colorful crew of characters who converge in a hotel room before an important concert. As an opera producer attempts to put on a show, his lead performer goes missing. In their misadventures, they involve a harassed producer, his frazzled assistant, an aging, temperamental and sometimes missing Italian opera star and his hot-blooded wife, their daughter and her lover, an opera diva, and a singing waiter.
Director: Miguel Faustmann
Cast: Jeremy Domingo, Noel Rayos, Issa Litton, Loy Martinez, Mica Pineda, Arman Ferrer, Shiela Martinez
Laugh After Laugh After Laugh
This play is evidently a farce comedy where several improbable situations take place in a single hotel suite. In fact, it is more aptly described as a hilarious operatic farce where the audience is treated to a light humorous drama, showcasing incredible singing voices, with a happy ending to boot. I found the performances of Loy Martinez and Issa Litton especially noteworthy. Martinez’ performance of his dual roles was indeed exceptional.
I have not laughed this much while watching a show for quite some time. A Comedy of Tenors from Repertory Philippines provided me just that. Whenever I watch any show, I do not pretend to analyze the technicalities. It’s either I enjoyed it or not. Watching this show was pure fun and I enjoyed it to the hilt.
You still have the chance to laugh out loud yourself by watching A Comedy of Tenors.