3 Great Reasons Why You Should Watch “Dirty Old Musical”

They say, third time’s the charm. And if good things do come in threes, then Dirty Old Musical‘s (D.O.M.) forthcoming third run should be a portent of enduring critical success and commercial longevity, and eventually pave the way for the emergence of even fresher material when it opens once more to the public starting February 22-March 23 at the Music Museum.

From its September 2016 premiere up to its January 2017 rerun, Dirty Old Musical cast a bright ray of hope for the long-dormant local theater industry, which normally took the backseat to big-budgeted and long-running foreign productions.

Sharing the spotlight this time are world-class stage performers headed by Robert Seña, Bo Cerrudo, Nonie Buencamino, Carlo Orosa and Jett Pangan, with a powerhouse supporting ensemble comprised of Kitkat, Tricia Amper-Jimenez, Ima Castro, Neo Rivera, Katherine Tiuseco, Anthony Castillo, Matel Patayon and Carlon Matobato.

Here are three great reasons why you should watch D.O.M.:

First of all, it’s a feel-good story. Playfully naughty and irreverent, the musical takes a peek into the personal struggles of five men dealing with middle age crisis and all its telltale signs.

D.O.M. revolves around an all-male ’80s group which disbanded due to personal issues. After several decades, the long-lost comrades consider the prospect of a musical reunion as their last-ditch effort to raise funds for an ailing member. But do they still have the magic and charisma from their long-forgotten youth?

Second, the music should bring back a wave of nostalgia for Gen Xers.

The musical soundtrack promises to be a pleasant romp down memory lane as these are familiar, iconic OPM hits from the ’70s-’80s, including Kastilyong Buhangin, Mag Exercise Tayo Tuwing Umagang, Nais Ko, Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika, Babae, Legs, Ang Himig Natin, Sana, Pag Tumatagal Lalong Tumitibay, Pasumpa-sumpa Ka Pa, Kung Liligaya Ka, Ayoko na Sa’yo, Farewell, Nosi Balasi and Mr. Kenkoy.

Lastly, D.O.M. pokes fun at all the quirks and idiosyncracies associated with tito-hood, a perennial meme-worthy topic on social media.

After all, who said only women have issues? Despite having been touted as the stronger sex, most guys continue to grapple with their own share of concerns, however real or imagined, especially moreso with the onset of the years.


“Dirty Old Musical” playdates are February 22 and 23, March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23, 8:00 p.m, with matinees on March 16 and 23, 3:00 p.m.

Produced by Spotlight Artists Centre, “Dirty Old Musical” is choreographed and directed by Dexter M. Santos, with musical direction by Myke Salomon, script by Rody Vera, set/production design by Mitoy Sta. Ana and lighting director, John Batalla.

For ticket inquiries, call TicketWorld (891-999) Music Museum (721-6276), or Spotlight Artists Centre (776-4487/0919-911-4444).

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