This new musical about a Filipino Faith Healer peddling hope to sick people in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District offers a story about faith, immigration, and the unique Filipino experience in America. More…
From the show:
Felix Starro is a famous faith healer in the Philippines whose clients included celebrities and big politicians. After falling on hard times, Felix decides to go to San Francisco with his young grandson to set-up shop for ailing Filipinos in the Bay Area- to earn just enough money to go home and retire comfortably. Unbeknownst to Felix, his grandson Junior has plans of his own to leave his grandfather and take his chances as an undocumented immigrant What happens to them is a story about faith, immigration, and the unique Filipino experience in America.
See it if you like unusual musicals. Gd score (son-of-Sondheim sound), lousy lyrics. Pointless plot. Gd voices. Choreog hit or miss. Random projectns.
Don't see it if you want a coherent piece. Some gd songs, but show is too long w no payoff. Inconsistent chars. Talented actors deserve better vehicle.
See it if you like seeing shows with a different point of view, tackling big themes of faith, truth, family and trust,original beautiful music & songs
Don't see it if you're looking for a polished production.There's an amateur feel to the whole thing.It does hold your interest at first but then drags on.