When a former high school classmate and friend invited me that we watch Sa Wakas The Musical, I didn’t hesitate to join her because I loved musicals and the songs that will be featured are from Sugarfree!
We both were first timers at Circuit Makati where the musical took place. The Circuit Makati Mall was unlike any other Ayala Malls because it was not yet finished and most of the restaurants there was not the usual that you see from malls. I was also not a fan of the structure of the place because it was confusing.
It was 6:30 in the evening and yet, most of the restaurants at the Circuit Makati Mall were full but we were glad that we found seats at Black Canyon Coffee. It is a dining place with cute seats and it serves foods with Thai, Filipino, and Korean fusion.
My friend and I were both hungry so we ended up getting their bestseller Pad Thai (452 php) for sharing and Katsu Fish Fried Rice (238 php) which has reasonable price and good quantity. We were satisfied with our dinner and we definitely try their other dishes when we go back to Circuit Makati.
We were excited because we were sitting in the VIP seats (first row!). I believed it was the closest seat that I ever been near a stage! The setting of Sa Wakas is basically a house with walls, movable bed, couch, table and chairs. The title of the show came from Sugarfree’s last album before they decided to disband.
Sa Wakas is a musical play that tackles why a relationship fails and keeps on falling apart. It is a bittersweet story of Topper, Lexi and Gabbi. Topper is a freelance photographer who is very passionate with his craft and he presumed, one day that he would become famous. He is engaged with Lexi, a neurosurgeon who saves lives and planning to take a Master Degree in San Francisco.
I loved how the stage play started from present to past where they incorporated the famous songs of Sugarfree with every scene. It began with Kwarto followed by other likable tracks of Sugarfree like Hari ng Sablay, Kung Ayaw Mo Na Sa Akin, Mariposa, Hang Over, Telepono and Wag Ka Nang Umiyak, Sinta, Kandila, Huling Gabi, and Cuida. The scene of Tulog Na was so sweet though they were just sitting on the couch and teasing each other! Topper and his Kuya while doing the scene of Dear Kuya was hilarious! Kudos for the awesome movements and gestures while they sang Pinakamagaling na Tao. I was very happy when they sang Burn Out because it was my favorite song from the band. When Topper sang Ikaw Pala to Gabbi, it broke my heart into pieces. I was smiling all the way when I heard Bawat Daan, a current song from Ebe Dancel. They ended the show with Prom, which was superb!
I was absolutely hoping that we saw Pepe Herrera on the stage, but he performed from the earlier slot. Yet, the handsome Vic Robinson, who played Topper surprising sounded like Ebe Dancel when he sang! Hands down to Cara Barredo (Lexi) who effortlessly sang every song with confidence and Maronne Cruz (Gabbi) who has this cool personality despite of being the other woman. Applause to Chuwariwaps for stealing the spotlight every now and then! You go gals! Dear Kuya, Hans Dimayuga, you rock! I gave a standing ovation to the musical team who played the beautiful tracks throughout the show.
If you want to see Sa Wakas The Musical, you still have ample time because they extended their spectacle until February! You should not miss it!
Thank you to my dear friend that we watched this lovely and incredible Pinoy Rock Musical! Up until now, I still can’t get over with Sugarfree songs!