The Full Monty is a musical adapted from motion picture of the same name released by Fox Searchlight Pictures. When best friends Jerry Lukowski (Mark Bautista) and Dave Bukatinsky (Jaime Wilson) lost their job, Jerry is threatened to lose his visitation rights with his son if he can’t pay his child support, while Dave feels degraded by his inability to support his wife.. Elsewhere, Dave’s wife Georgie (Ciara Sotto) and her friends are out at a stripper’s club watching the Chippendale performance. Inspired by seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their Girls Night Out, Jerry decided to do the same.
I got the chance to watch this earlier with my sister. She won the ticket from joining a contest from herword.com.
The Cast: Mark Bautista as Jerry , Marco Sison as Horse, Arnel Ignacio as Harold, Jamie Wilson as Dave, Nino Alejandro as Ethan, OJ Mariano as Malcolm. 6 unemployed men decided to put up a strip act and declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales because they’ll go full monty. The whole casts are great singers, actors and actresses. Because this is a live performance, minor errors are inevitable and the show must go on. They were all able to put up a great act.
Backdrop and Stage Design. There’s only one backdrop for the entire show but they were able to have many stage designs to show that the actors and actresses are in different locations but it was a bit confusing to know where they are exactly. The lights are dim during transition from one place to another however, audience can still see the people moving props in the dark. The variation of lighting also helps focus who is talking.
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
So, do they really take off all their clothes? Yes. Did you see everything? Atleast from where I was seated (zone 2..see picture below for reference), No.
Overall. Great show. Great performance. Ended with a standing ovation. A mix of comedy and drama that also touches the issue regarding family, marriage, money, job, relationship and friendship. If given a chance I would watch this again! 🙂 Btw, the show is not suitable for very young audiences, parental guidance is advice 🙂
It will run from April 19 – May 5 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorim, RCBC Plaza Makati. For tickets call 892-7078 or ticketworld at 891-9999.