Maybe it’s just another Romeo & Juliet.
I watched today’s show of West Side Story, with Karylle as Maria. The play ran for about 3 hours with a 15-minute intermission. (Yeah, right before Maria sings “I Feel Pretty” )
I pretty much enjoyed the show, and the songs sent chills up my spine from time to time–esp. whenever Tony (played by Christian Bautista) would appear. But I didn’t like the ending. It would be cooler to see Maria blowing her pretty little head off in the end, since there’s always one bullet left for her, right? Then, that would be the total Romeo & Juliet rip off! (BTW, the gunshot made me jumped off my seat! Nice one!)
Although I can’t help but think that maybe Karylle’s version is the “commercial” version, while Joanna’s would be the “more professional” version. But then again, it’s all in the mind… knowing that Joanna is from London West End yadda yadda yadda, while Karylle only has Trumpet’s Little Mermaid under her belt. Well, I know some people who’d rather see Joanna play as Maria.. but hey, I can say that the show with Karylle as the female lead is also worth your money. I mean, she played the role really well and her voice blended with Christian’s perfectly. 😉
I even tried to sneak-record one song so I can post it here.. but I wasn’t successful! The stars did not align for me to record any! I also tried taking pictures of the show, but it was all blurry! (Ugh. Remind me to finally study my cam’s settings…)
When the show was over, I immediately went to the lobby so maybe I can get a copy of the soundtrack. But there was none! The only record that was sold there was Joanna Ampil’s album–for a damn thousand bucks! Who’d buy that?! WHY DIDN’T THEY OFFER THE SOUNDTRACK INSTEAD??? JUST LIKE LITTLE MERMAID’S????? AND BEAUTY AND THE BEAST???? WHY???
Anyway, if ever you have watched Joanna Ampil’s version, please do tell me about it 🙂