Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On The Air Supply Musical ALL OUT OF LOVE in Manila
The new musical ALL OUT OF LOVE in Manila, with songs from the Air Supply catalog is now on stage! The musical features an original script by award winning Canadian playwright Jim Millan, with the classic songs of Air Supply skilfully woven into it to create a new love story. Air Supply is one of the most successful and enduring bands of all time, and with over 100 million album sales worldwide.
Aside from the talented Jacinta John who is a seasoned actress, producer, and director, the creative team behind the production are Australian experts in their respective fields headed by award-winning stage director Darren Yap; musical supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator Stephen Amos; and choreographer Yvette Lee among others. The musical is based on the libretto written by Canadian Jim Millan.
While Air Supply ruled the airwaves during the '80s, today's generation of Filipino audiences are still familiar with their songs. "All Out of Love" was even used in such big movie blockbusters as Deadpool 2 (2018) and The Perks of Being a Wallfower (2012) among others, and in numerous TV shows as well.
Tickets to All Out Of Love: The Musical are available at the RWM Box Office and TicketWorld outlets. Visit www.rwmanila.com or download the RWM Mobile App for the complete show schedules.
Let's see what the critics have to say!
Fred Hawson, ABS-CBN: The story is admittedly unremarkable and unoriginal, even corny and cliche at several points. But overall, the show was still very entertaining because of the karaoke familiarity of the songs (you will have to stop yourself from singing along) and the show-stopping performances of the triple-threat Filipino cast.
Nickky F. P. de Guzman, Business World: Act I included "All Out of Love," "Every Woman in the World," "Lonely is the Night," and "Here I Am," while Act II has "Keeping the Love Alive," "Now and Forever," and "Even the Nights are Better." There were little or no revisions at all in the songs, which, while mostly sung in their entirety, were seamlessly sewn into the scenes by Stephen Amos who did the musical supervising, arrangements, and orchestrations.
Robert Encila-Celdran, BroadwayWorld: Surround that cast with an equally talented ensemble and a solid band, put them up on a fabulous multi-level set, provide them with a first-rate creative support, and you just might get away with a middling repertoire beloved by a multitude. And entertain the audience they did; the crowd came in droves to be affirmed, and we know them to be a big part of the journey.