After my morning class, my friend texted me asking if I was free that night to watch their production because she had two free tickets. Naturally, I accepted the tickets and invited our other friend to tag along. I got home and got ready, and here’s the look I went for:
Here are the eyes done! :)
The overall look. Hehe.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Dark Spot Correcting (I used my fingers to blend it in)
Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk Foundation in Shade 6 (I also used my fingers to give it a natural finish and added a bit more to areas that needed more covering)
L’Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Concealer in Shade 3 (I drew a V below my eyes and above my cheekbones to highlight and used a MAC 224 to blend it in)
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Honey (I used a MAC224 on the blemishes on my chin)
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel (I used a MAC109 to blend this onto my cheekbones, temple and a bit on my jawline)
MAC Blush in Peach Melba (I used the same MAC109 and placed it on the apples of my cheeks)
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid in Sunkissed (I used a MAC130 to stipple it onto the tops of my cheekbones)
Benefit Brows-a-Go-Go Palette (I used a MAC 166 to define my eyebrows, placed the lighter shadow at the front, the darker one at the ends)
Urban Decay Primer Potion (I used my finger to blend this on my lid and lower lashline)
Urban Decay Naked1 Palette in Virgin (Used to highlight under my browbone)
in Half Baked (Placed all over the lid and inner corner)
in Smog (Placed just on the outer corner of the lid and on the lower lashline)
in Dark Horse (Placed on top of Smog, and on the lower lashline, just in the outer corner)
in Creep (I used this as a liner and smoked it out)
MAC Kohl Eyeliner in Powersurge (I used this to line my waterline)
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
DiorShow Maximer Lash Plumping Serum (Used as a lash primer before putting on mascara)
YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof (I placed this on both upper and lower lashes)
Bourjois Volume Fast & Perfect Mascara (I used this as a second coat)
MAC Lip Liner in Boldly Bare (I used this to line the outline and filled the whole lip in)
MAC Lipstick in Shygirl (I used it straight from the bullet)
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Shade 170 Coral Reef (I placed this just on the center of my lips)
Bathroom photo. Attractive, isn’t it?
What I’m Wearing:
Leather Jacket – H&M
Green Top – Zara
Black Jeans – Gap
Ballet Flats – Tory Burch
Rings – Accessorize
I also wore the bag my friend brought from Thailand. :D
Me and my lovely friend that gave us the ticket <3
Do I pass? :P
A bit of goofing off before the show :D
Now, here’s what I thought about Atlantis’ Productions Tarzan the Musical.
I’m familiar with the set designer’s work since I’ve worked with him in previous productions of mine. As usual, the set was beautiful but I have to say that he might be ever so slightly repeating himself. His materials are similar to the ones we used in our productions, as well as the concept. I can’t blame him since it is his style after all, and it was still pretty awesome. I especially loved the flys, and of course, the swinging vine. The furniture was also well-chosen; I like that they stuck to the period it was set in.
Again, I’ve worked with this designer before, but I was surprised when I found out it was he who designed them. To be honest, I’m not so sure I’m a fan of the costumes of the gorillas although I do respect his concept. I guess it does stray from the usual gorilla costume, so I can see why he went with that look. Jane’s costumes were also fantastic (although I’m a little sad about her opening dress because I was expecting it to be similar to the movie) and it was so definitely his design since he’s amazing when it comes to period costumes. Tarzan of course looked fantastic in his bahag (which is a Filipino version of the loincloth), and I appreciated the bit of Filipino influence. The costumes of the other jungle creatures and characters were also well made, but they weren’t spectacular (well, except for the jungle creatures).
I don’t have much to say since props are props and they were well made, but nothing really stood out to me. I just assume they were in good condition, of the right period, etc.
Music was absolutely fantastic and definitely my favorite part of the whole production. Phil Collins wrote the songs so the lyrics kept making me cry so much. I’m not even kidding when I say that—we were five minutes in, and I was already balling my eyes out. I kept biting my lip to stop myself, but the tears kept falling. Anyway, the band was amazing, and the conductor (another past colleague of mine) did a great job. The singing was also very good, and I particularly enjoyed the performance of the Young Turk and Tarzan. They are such talented little kids! Kerchak’s character surprised me with all his dramatic songs since he was more quiet in the movie, but I liked him a lot. And also Kala! She made me cry so much! Her voice was beautiful. The older Turk was really good, too. I liked that he had a very Chris Rock accent in both his speaking and singing voice. Jane’s voice was naturally beautiful since outside the theater, she’s a popular artist in the music industry. I really admired the way she sang. Although, her British accent is a whole other story. Let’s just say I think she was having an identity crisis and I wanted to do one of two things: 1. Shoot myself. 2. Push her off the stage and do Jane myself. I like her better when she sings. And last, Tarzan. Obviously Tarzan was amazing, and this is overlooking the fact that he was super hot, but I really liked how he delivered his songs. He also kept making me cry. Like, a lot.
Lights, I was neither impressed nor unimpressed. All I can say is, they used a lot of moving heads and a lot of colors. I like it, but I’m not blown away. Also, the cueing was a bit off and I was a little annoyed that the actors kept dropping character before blackout.
Choreography was pretty good, and some bits were really cool. I really enjoyed watching them fly about. Although, one thing I noticed is that the actors were still unsure/uncomfortable about flying, but that might just be me. About the play, I felt that there was a lack of cohesiveness and continuity. Again, it might just be me, but I felt that they were just jumping from one scene to another, and there wasn’t anything that tied the scenes together (some did, but not all). I was also bothered by some of their entrances and exits; I felt they just entered and exited for the sake of it, and there wasn’t a clear purpose as to why they were doing it in the first place. And last, there were some songs that I felt were unnecessary, but since it’s part of the script, I guess they didn’t really have much of a choice. I just wish they did something different or more exciting so I wouldn’t think that it was unnecessary. Overall though, I think these opinions are those of a theater arts student (which is what I am) and I’m taught to think and see more critically when it comes to watching productions, and I have to admit that I feel that the production was still raw and it still could have been improved on. For regular audiences, especially children, I think it’s a production worth watching and I really did enjoy. As a theater student, I have to be fair and be honest about it really being a children’s play.
I give it a 3.8/5 since I love Tarzan anyway.
What plays have you watched recently? Did you like them or not? :)