Isn’t it great that Manila gets to see Rock of Ages two ways–on stage and in the cinema–at the same time? The Broadway musical (Manila production), led by Mig Ayesa, opens just as the Rock of Ages Movie, led by Tom Cruise, starts its run.
I was given the chance to watch the musical’s preview night–and it was an awesome show! It had the longest dancing standing ovation I’ve seen for a preview night in Manila. The casting was solid and all the characters lived up to (and some even exceeded) our expectations.
It was great to see the debut of MiG Ayesa as Stacee Jaxx, the same role he performed in the touring Rock of Ages show in the US, and Vina Morales in her first theater role.
This is the perfect musical for the ’80s generation.
Here are 8 Reasons Why You Should Watch Rock of Ages’ Live Musical Production in Manila first: