Bee Gees. Even if you don’t love music much, I’m sure you must at least have heard the name Bee Gees once in your life. A pop music group that was formed in 1958, there are three members in Bee Gees and all three of them are brothers.
Then in 1977, a young and popular John Travolta was cast in a musical film called “Saturday Night Fever” about a regular working guy with a routine job who lives for the weekend where he turns into another person altogether – a superb dancer, who found a girlfriend of mutual interest and went to join a dance competition and won in the end.
Now what’s so good about the movie? The music in the film. The music by Bee Gees. And last night, the music came alive at Istana Budaya with Saturday Night Fever The Musical.
Saturday Night Fever The Musical
Night fever, night fever
We know how to do it
Gimme that night fever, night fever
We know how to show it
Oh yes, that strut on the stage as Tony Manero followed the beat to the song “Night Fever” by Bee Gees in his full white-suit ensemble, how can one who have watched the movie ever forget that?
When I went to Saturday Night Fever The Musical, that song and “act” is pretty much the one that kept playing in my mind – although it was to be at the end of the whole show actually.
There were so many of Bee Gees’ popular songs sang in this musical including “Stayin’ Alive”, “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin'”, “More Than A Woman”, “If I Can’t Have You”, “Tragedy”, “You Should Be Dancing”, How Deep Is Your Love” and many more. The songs, the costumes worn by the actors sure threw me (and I suspect other audiences) back to the 70’s.
Mani and I was so happy to get really good seats for the show (thank you Milestone Production!). When we found out that there would be some photo sessions after the show, we didn’t miss the opportunity too. We were so happy to meet the casts including Brandon Rubendall (who plays Tony Manero), Jenna Rubaii (who plays Stephanie Mangano), Bibo Reyes (who plays Bobby C) and Nel Gomez (who plays Joey).
And a night watching a musical would not be complete for me without some merchandises! I bought the programme book (RM60) and mug (RM30) as mementos of a wonderful night.
Oh, for those of you who are interested in watching Saturday Night Fever The Musical at Istana Budaya and yet to purchase any tickets, do use this voucher code and get 30% discount voucher. Read about price tickets here.
Come on guys and gals, let’s have fun and dance to Saturday Night Fever together!