Badjao Rebolution: The Musical
Catch the most anticipated jejemusical of the season, BADJAO REBOLUTION!
Badjao Rebolution is a story about making dreams and making steps to make it happen. The musical is about three children who have taken wing under the care of a syndicate go on a journey from being orphan, to beggars, to beggars with stolen identity, to wishful thinkers, to rebels then to liberated thinkers. It is inspired by an everyday occurrence along the highways in Taytay where “Badjao” children hitching jeepneys, give out dirty envelopes asking for money to buy food while hitting a make-shift drum out of empty milk can or carrying month-old babies on a blanket wrapped around their chests.
More than reaching for their dreams, it is a story of hope. As Netnet says it, “Balang araw maririnig nila ako”. As Menggay says it, “Tingnan nyo, baling araw makikita niyo”. Hope. Hope that we could chase bigger dreams for ourselves. Hope that we could always do better if not best. Hope that we could reach and become our yesterday’s dreams. Hope that one day we can also say “I did it!” If you’re tired of maturity lectures from the elderly, let Wayang, Netnet, Menggay, Monchi and Anching teach you how “…dapat ganito ang mga bata” and lecture you on life with their brutal honesty from their point of views yet unobstructed by norms and yet dictated by social construct.
Badjao Rebolution (The Musical) is an undergraduate thesis production written and directed by Francinn Hubag for her BA Communication Arts degree at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Badjao Rebolution shows are on August 16 (2pm|5pm), August 17 (1pm|6pm), August 23 (2pm|5pm) and August 24 (1pm|6pm) at the Tikling Hinirang Church, Bloominghills Subdivision, Kaytikling, Taytay, Rizal. For ticket inquiries, contact Ms. Romae Arganda at 09263075864. For more details, like Badjao Rebolution’s official Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/BadjaoRebolution)