The CompanY and Jon Santos are at it again, this time in the concert “Throwback With The CompanY And Jon Santos” on Dec. 1 at The Theatre at Solaire that see them do music from ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s with funny sketches on the side and then some.
In a recent interview, Jon said the show has something for everyone. He pointed out that it’s not a back-to-back show, but one that has a lot of group production numbers.
“With them wanting to get out of their box with serious offerings, they also need to have a little moment of levity, comedy, punchlines and that’s where I come in,” he said. “We want the show to be about interaction not only among ourselves but with the audience.”
Will he do impersonations? Yes, though not as much as he does in his own shows.
“But I’ll do some sketches, yes,” he said. “We always need some laughter in our lives.”
In the past, Jon has transformed himself into the likes of former President Joseph Estrada, the late Senator Miriam Santiago, and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos.
Moy Ortiz of vocal group The CompanY said they will serve up songs with mixed tempos and flavors. This means there will be unusual mash-ups and cross-references.
“We are inviting the audiences to ride with us to the time they enjoyed things, and maybe they could remember things that made them feel good,” he said. “We hope that in our show, they would see the magic and redeeming quality of art.”
Moy said that music and comedy could heal when these work their magic. He mulled that as Jon is a “shape-shifter,” so is The CompanY albeit musically. He believes it is among reasons their career has lasted this long.
“Reinvention keeps us interesting,” they said to that effect. “In this industry, you can’t be a one-trick pony.”
The CompanY mentioned they are planning to release their first single in 12 years. It’s an original Christmas song titled “Love Is Love Is Love.”
The other members of the group are Annie Quintos, Sweet Plantado, OJ Mariano and Cecile Bautista.