Pinoy superhero musical ‘Manhid’ is now streaming online for free

Published January 22, 2021, 4:14 PM

by John Legaspi

This is a stage play to watch when you’re in dire need of hero action

Ever wondered what could’ve happened if the EDSA revolution failed? Well, this musical is serving just that with a touch of superhero action.

Inspired by comic book superheroes and local folklore, Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical presents warriors such as Lam-ang, Alunsina, Urduja, Apolaki, among others, battling villains, and helping people sick with kamanhiran (apathy) in an alternate present-day Philippines.

The 2015 Ballet Philippines production was directed by Paul Alexander Morales and penned by Kanakan-Balintagos, and Vincent de Jesus and Carina Evangelista as co-composer.

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Posted by Ballet Philippines on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Fans of the musical know that the musical was performed at the University of the Philippines – Diliman almost three decades ago. The 1992 run of the musical featured a performance from the band The Eraserheads, who helped compose the music for the stage show, one of which is the hit “Kailan.”

So if you’re binge-watching Marvel movies or streaming the dark and dingy universe of DC films but yet you still want more hero action, then this musical is the one to see. 

Watch it for free below.