Prison Dancer: The Musical– Episode 1 launch is, Tuesday March 6th 9PM EST (in Manila, Philippines, this will be Wednesday March 7th 10AM)
I am so excited for this event, show, on so many levels. I got introduced to it through my friend Mikey Bustos, who so happens to be in it. I love that it’s not just a musical but an interactive musical, where you can pick how the storyline goes. And I totally love that there has been nothing done like this to this extent.
Plot outline taken form the facebook page–
“Prison Dancer is the story of 6 Filipino prisoners whose lives are forever changed by the dancing rehabilitation program that became a worldwide viral sensation on Youtube. Using surveillance footage, interviews with inmates inside the prison, and good old fashioned investigative journalism, pop culture journalist Matt Wells uncovers the personal, poignant, hilarious and universal stories of 6 prison dancers whose group dancing turned a maximum security jailhouse into a world stage.
Behind the prison walls, we meet inmates Ruperto Poblador aka LOLA (who along with his gay minions OO OO and NANA, choreographs the first prison dance routines), HOOKAPS, (the prison hustler), SHAKESPEARE (the prison’s resident poet) and CHRISTIAN, (the prison’s newest inmate) and discovers a tale of life, death, dreams, fears and ultimately, redemption.”