Bubble Gang to stage musical play for 22nd anniversary

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GMA-7's longest-running gag show Bubble Gang is set to celebrate its 22nd anniversary through a musical play. (left frame) The girls of Bubble Gang—(top L-R) Jackie Rice, Valeen Montenegro, Denise Barbacena, Arra San Agustin, (bottom L-R) Chariz Solomon, Kim Domingo, Arny Ross, Lovely Abella—are on the cover of FHM Magazine's November 2017 issue. (right frame) Michael V. is known as one of the show's creative director.

GMA-7's longest-running comedy gag show Bubble Gang is slated to celebrate its 22nd anniversary this year.

In the past, the Friday late night show celebrated its anniversaries through special presentations such as telemovies and live shows.

However, this year, they plan to do something different.

Bubble Gang mainstay Arny Ross divulged in an interview with GMANetwork.com that the cast and staff of the gag show, which is headed by Michael V., are preparing for a musical play.

She said, "I think pang-fifth time ko na ito sa Bubble Gang sa anniversary and I'm always looking forward sa anniversary kung ano gagawin, kung ano ang pasabog ng Bubble Gang. Kaya this year ibang klase, kasi musical play."

According to her, the whole cast of the gag show will showcase their talent in performing arts through different musical numbers.

She elaborated, "Nakakatuwa kasi lahat kami kakanta, lahat kami sasayaw.

"So, hindi namin yun madalas ginagawa, kasi lagi lang nagpapatawa sa Bubble Gang.

"Minsan may mga grupo lang na kakanta, may grupo lang na sasayaw before. Pero this time, all together talagang magpe-perform.

"And theatrical yung dating nung ipapalabas namin sa anniversary and were very lucky na yung directors namin and yung creative team namin for this year’s anniversary are very creative talaga.

"And sobrang passionate nila na maging maganda talaga yung buong musical play at ilabas na namin yung ka-intensan ng bawat performance."

Bubble Gang first aired on television in October 1995.

Aside from Michael V. and Arny, the other cast members of Bubble Gang are: Antonio Aquitania, Diego Llorico, Myka Flores, Boy 2 Quizon, Jackie Rice, Moymoy Palaboy, Rodfill, Chariz Solomon, Betong Sumaya, Sef Cadayona, Paolo Contis, Mikael Daez, Jan Manual, Denise Barbacena, Juancho Trivino, Valeen Montenegro, Kim Domingo, Arra San Agustin, Lovely Abella, and Jak Roberto.


Bubble Gang already kicked off its 22nd anniversary celebration by having the girls of the gag show pose as cover girls for the November 2017 issue of FHM Magazine.

Seen on the cover are Kim, Chariz, Jackie, Valeen, Denise, Arra, Lovely, and Arny.

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