MNL48 Team L and First Gen members levels up the ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ Theatre Show
The weekend was a blast as MNL48 welcomed this month with two ‘Party Ga Hajimaru Yo’ theatre shows, Team L performing on Saturday (February 1st) and First Generation members on Sunday (February 2nd) at Movie Stars Cafe.
New songs, new themes, and new costumes are three of what makes the theatre shows worth the watch; the venue was filled with colourful light sticks, booming fan chants, and an expectant crowd. It surely was a sight and an enjoyable experience for MNLoves as they saw their idols get on stage with never-before-seen performances, which the girls have been getting ready for in a long time.
MNL48 Kay, the Team L captain, shared their preparations for this theatre show. “‘Yung buong December nag-practice talaga kami at pinaghandaan namin, like every day, sa isang araw sobrang haba ng practice namin, like 6 hours. Hindi po kami natutulog ng maaga minsan kasi [aaralin namin ang] lyrics, then voice training, dance training, and may kasamang exercise, like jogging. “Sobrang nakakagaan sa loob na mapakita namin sa fans finally ‘yung pinaghandaan namin simula last year. At napansin ko sobrang laki ng improvement ng bawat members kasi as a team captain, nag-oobserve ako ng skills nila tapos ngayon nakita ko yung pag-iimprove nila kaya sobrang saya po,” she added.
The three teams of MNL48 have experienced performing as teams for the first time on their team concert series last October 2019. This time, on their theatre shows, gives them an opportunity to form their bond as teams even stronger. “Lahat po kami nag-effort dito, nagtulungan po kami kaya sobrang malaking bagay po itong theatre show para maging isa yung team at magkasundo sa bawat bagay,” MNL48 Kay concluded.
On the following day, fans were thrilled to see the 16 members of the First Generation united again for the theatre show. This was a chance for the members to showcase their improvements and how far they’ve become in two years of training as idols. As the theatre show went successful, MNL48 Grace expressed how proud she was seeing the first generation members killed the theatre show, “First Gen theatre show is different po talaga kasi bukod sa iba't ibang team nanggaling ‘yung members, ngayon lang po ulit nagsama-sama ‘yung 1st gen members sa stage after a long time po. ‘Yung pinag-practice po namin for the last two years ngayon lang namin nagawa as 1st gen. Sobrang masaya ako na naka-sama ako sa first batch ng 1st gen to perform theatre show.”
Besides getting to hear the new theatre songs and seeing the exclusive performances, fans who attended the shows were also lucky to meet their idols up close during the Hi-Touch session as well as the merchandise selling.
The party doesn’t stop as more theatre shows are happening this month! Witness the show of the Second Generation members on February 9th, Sunday, at Movie Stars Cafe. To know more about the upcoming schedules, follow the official social media pages of MNL48 and watch them live daily on Kumu for other announcements.
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MNL48 Theatre Show Setlist
Tara Na Party! / Dear My Teacher / May Lasong Mansanas / Umiindak na Saya / Classmate / Christmas Eve / Bawal na Halik / Tala / Talulot ng Sakura / Bughaw na Kalangitan
ENCORE: (Team L) MNL48 / Igai Ni Mango / High Tension
ENCORE: (First Gen) MNL48 / Aitakatta / Pag-Ibig Fortune Cookie