Aug 21, 2020

These past few months have been witness to a lot of firsts in the local performing arts industry, mostly in response to the restrictions that have been put upon us by quarantine We’ve seen the first digital Virgin Labfest, the first digital Cinemalaya and for many of the local theatre industry’s big hits, the first time they’re venturing into the world of streaming, too.

[READ: Recommended for you: Local theater productions to watch online]

But the beauty about going online is that its reach is now no longer just limited to our local audience—now the rest of the world, including our kababayans abroad, can see and enjoy the work that our local artists and performers have poured into these productions.

In an article posted Aug. 20, ABS-CBN News reported that the Eraserheads jukebox musical, “Ang Huling El Bimbo,” (AHEB) will be made available for viewing via TFC Online this September.

AHEB was previously put up for limited-time streaming on YouTube last May as part of the network’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program for the benefit of families hit by the pandemic.

[READ: Theater notes: “Ang Huling El Bimbo” is an eye-opening trip]

The musical’s 2019 run featured two sets of casts; while the YouTube run last May only featured one set, the TFC run, as hinted at by several cast members on their social media channels, may have both casts’ shows available for viewing.

TFC subscribers can avail of an early bird rental promo for USD 4.99 to watch the musical. The show can be viewed for 48 hours upon rental.

Meanwhile, the recently concluded Cinemalaya 2020 will also be made available via TFC next month. Subscribers can purchase an All-Access Festival Pass to view the more than 80 films and virtual events and classes in the season’s roster.

[READ: 8 short films to check out from Cinemalaya’s roster of 70+ films this 2020]

The Cinemalaya All-Access Festival Pass is available for USD 5.99. The films will be available until Aug. 31 (Manila time).


Images courtesy of Resorts World Manila/Full House Theater Company

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