The musical play Magsimula Ka by Gines Tan is the musical play that became one of the longest running musicals at the CCP, stages the story of young dreamers whose ambitions begin to fade in life's realities.
Magsimula Ka is a musical play written by Gines Tan and Nestor Torre. It was first staged at the CCP Main Theater starting from April 7-24, 1988. The play is the winner of the CCP Playwriting Contest in 1983 and it became one of the longest running musical plays performed at the CCP. It is also known as the "the first Filipino musical that works". Up to this day, there is a series of revivals of Magsimula Ka while the first performers of the play became stars.
Magsimula Ka is the story of young dreamers where their ambitions begin to fade in life's realities. These dreamers are part of the graduating class where they are all filled with hope for their future. However, they are faced with harsh realities and ends up doing uninspired demands of the workaday world. Still, they are hoping for the best and in order to fulfill this, they started and followed their dreams despite the odds.
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