Renowned actress-comedienne Tuesday Vargas is all set to direct the 30th installment of the longest running musical comedy variety show in the Philippines, Live Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng SAMASKOM (Live A.I.D.S.).
Dubbed as Live A.I.D.S. XXX: Tatlumpung Taong Tawanan, Vargas aims to bring back to the stage three decades worth of wit and hilarity the show is best known for. She wants to bring forth in this 30th offering a timeless performance where generation gaps are closed, and where audiences from all ages can laugh with each other.
“I wanted this one to be a landmark show that will set the bar for future Live A.I.D.S. to follow.” Vargas said.
This year, the show revolves around a dystopian theme set in an alternate universe.
“In effect, time machine ang handle,” she said. “I want to offer the best of the three decades of Live A.I.D.S.― I want to pool performers from the 80’s, 90’s and millennial’s batches.”
For decades, Live A.I.D.S. has garnered fanatics and avid viewers who have steadfastly sought out the show, including known personalities such as Bianca Gonzales, Ricky Lee, Quark Henares, John Lapus, and Vice Ganda. After all, it is the show which gave rise to the career of comedy stars Giselle Sanchez, Ate Glow, Michelle O’ Bombshell, and of course, the director herself, Tuesday Vargas.
Aside from being the longest running comedy variety show in the country, it is also run and produced by the members of the school organization, the UP Samahan ng Mag-aaral sa Komunikasyon or UP SAMASKOM.
“Nandito ang best of the best performers, singers, dancers, lahat-lahat na.” Simone Dimalibot, UP SAMASKOM President and concurrent Production Manager of the show, excitedly said. “Dapat talaga itong abangan dahil pinaghirapan talaga ito ng UP SAMASKOM members.”
Catch Live A.I.D.S. XXX: Tatlumpung Taong Tawanan on June 11 (7pm), June 12 (2pm and 7pm), and June 13 (2pm and 7pm) at the Abelardo Hall, College of Music, UP Diliman. For ticket reservations, just text (0915) 685 1230 or visit UP SAMASKOM’s Facebook page at facebook.com/upsamaskom and follow @UPSAMASKOM on Twitter and on Instagram for more details.