This will always be one of my favorite stagedoor photos. Look at us. Just casually smiling to the camera and shizz. Oh look, there’s Cherie Gil, too.
Oldsnavi and Filipinusnavi during Heights Manila’s curtain call. I still couldn’t get over with all the Lin-sanity that happened Friday night.
From a mob of screaming fangirls and fanboys, Lin pointed at us and said “I gotta meet these guys ‘coz they scare me” (seriously. I scared myself, too. I was not aware of my serious fangirling capability up until last night. lol) He signed my Heights playbill and flyer and we had our photo taken (I look like a midget beside him. Oh wait, I look like a midget beside anyone!) and he was like “I’m expecting some serious Tumblr fanarts out of this” and I was like, “Dood, pare, do you remember the Book of Mormon-In The Heights crossover illustration?” and he was like, “Yeah!”, and I was like, “I made that. lolololol”, and he said “Oh! I love that!!” and then he got mobbed by people again and I just lied dead on the cold pavement of RCBC. Good times.
And then there was the awkward elevator moment afterwards that I’m sure y’all already know about. Last night was so so crazy. I love it.
Lin-Manuel Miranda onstage with the In The Heights Manila cast during the curtain call. He gave a sweet little speech & the crowd just went wild. Amazing.
Pinoy Usnavi Nyoy Volante and original Usnavi (and Heights creator!) Lin Manuel Miranda together En Washington Heights! (Photo from Ms. Chari)
Mr. Miranda is in Manila RIGHT NOW to catch the repeat run of Atlantis’ production of In The Heights (insert fangirl/fanboy screaming here)! The very limited repeat run of In The Heights opens tomorrow, March 16th, and runs until the 25th. Get your tickets now if you haven’t yet!
I’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW. DREAMS COME TRUE, BITCHES.