‘I Do Bidoo Bidoo’ opens in N.Y. Nov. 30

Apo Hiking Society

Zsa Zsa Padilla

In the tradition of crowd-pleasing comedy musicals like “Mamma Mia” and “Rock of Ages” comes “I Do Bidoo Bidoo,” a blockbuster from the Philippines that celebrates young love, family values, and the hit songs of the Apo Hiking Society.

“I Do Bidoo Bidoo” stars the singing superstars Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid and talented comedienne Eugene Domingo, along with up-and-coming bright talents Sam Concepcion and Tippy Dos Santos. It was written and directed by Chris Martinez.

Here’s the wacky storyline: Rock Polotan (Concepcion) and Tracy Fuentebella (Dos Santos) are teenage sweethearts, in love and full of dreams. A youthful indiscretion leads them to early parenthood. They face the dilemma by deciding to get married. When the families finally meet for the “pamamanhikan” (rites of engagement) at the palatial Fuentebella residence, what starts as a civilized encounter escalates into a riotous rich-versus-poor mano-a-mano, turning the mansion into a madhouse. The couple quickly realize the problem has little to do with themselves and more to do with their families.

The family feud forces the young lovers to go through their own battles with doubt and confusion. How well do they know each other? Will their own parents eventually accept “the other family”? Will they say their “I do’s” despite their inherent class differences?

“I Do Bidoo Bidoo” starts Friday, November 30th in New York City at the Indiehouse Cinema of the Producers’ Club (358 West 44 St., NYC). For the trailer and more info, visit: idobidoobidoo.com

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