Alumnus stars in OPM-filled musical

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A THOMASIAN chemistry alumnus took the center stage in the musical revue “I Remember A Boy,” last Nov. 11 and 12 at Arts Above, Artist Playground II.

Philippe Go was one of the lead actors in the OPM-filled production, portraying the character of Hero, a political science sophomore forced to severe his ties with his friends, including his girlfriend, because of an illicit affair with a member of their group.

Years passed and all six became professionals in their respective fields. They meet in a cafe they once frequented as teenagers and relive the bliss and blues of the past.

“This show meant a lot to me because OPM is at the very core of it, and I grew up listening to lots of OPM,” Go told the Varsitarian in an interview.

Among the songs performed were Rey Valera’s “Kumusta Ka” and “Pangako Sa’yo,” Ryan Cayabyab’s “Limang Dipang Tao,” Cinderella Band’s “Ang Boyfriend Kong Baduy,” Celeste Legaspi’s “Mamang Sorbetero,” Sampaguita’s “Bonggahan,” Apo Hiking Society’s “Ewan” and “Awit ng Barkada,” and Joey Albert’s “I Remember The Boy.”

Go, who finished chemistry in UST in 2009, broke into the music scene via the second season of The Voice of the Philippines, competing until the battle round under the mentorship of Lea Salonga.

A member of the all-male a capella group Ten Thousand, Go has appeared in a number of musical shows and adaptations.

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