DYNAMIC DUO: Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. (Twitter photo)
By L.P. PELAYO
Get ready for a Holy Week extravaganza in Brooklyn!
Philippine entertainment superstars Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards will be in town next week to display their comedic, dancing and singing skills to the New York tri-state area.
The show, Kalyeserye sa US featuring AlDub & The Lolas, will be held at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on April 12, 2017.
According to Wikipedia, the enormously popular Kalyeserye is a soap opera parody segment on the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga! on GMA Network in the Philippines and worldwide through GMA Pinoy TV.
The segment is focused on AlDub (Mendoza and Richards), the fictional couple pairing — or “love team” as it is more commonly known in the Philippines.
The two only communicate via lip-syncing to various pop songs and movie audio clips, as well as written messages, and interact only on the show’s split-screen frame.
The show features live improvisation from Richards, Mendoza, Bayola, Manalo and Ballesteros who all play various roles, while the other hosts of Eat Bulaga! located in the studio serve as live commentators.
The Lolas deliver a euphoric variety of roles which leaves the audience laughing hysterically.
Meanwhile, Mendoza and Richards are both considered to have a wide influence on the Internet and social media.
Film roles Mendoza starred in include “My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore,” “Imagine You and Me” and “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers.”
She currently is in the main cast of the television show “Destined to be Yours,” along with Richards, whose filmography include “Ang Panday 2,” “The Road,” “Tween Academy: Class of 2012,” “Sosy Problems,” “Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Ako,” “10,000 Hours,” “Kinabukasan (The Day After),” “My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore,” “Imagine You and Me” and “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers.”
KS sa US is open to all ages.
Show is at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m.
Ticket prices are available via www.ticketmaster.com and prices are: $169, $139, $109 and $79.
For tickets, call Great Smile Production 905.299.8277, Grace 201.344.6139, Baby 732.492.4170, Marian 908.601.3925, Leila 516.288.8509, Baby Lantin 917.916.6770, Chin 201.724.4378 or Little John 845.633.0980.
Kings Theatre is located at 1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226.
The popular Lolas (from left) Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros. (Twitter photo)