Here's what yours truly and a few others have to say about Juan Tamad...--the order of quotes not mine, incidentally, but playwright-composer-librettist Vince De Jesus', whose round-up this is, from his Facebook.
What a fresh, hip, terrific show. Congrats, Vince, Phil and the cast. It's a privilege for us to see excellence like this. -- GIBBS CADIZ from his Facebook shout-out
Witty, hilarious, excellently-acted and utterly singable, Juan Tamad et al is the rare advocacy play that does NOT make the viewer feel like she’s been clubbed with a rolled-up newspaper for two hours. During the intermission we ran out to buy the Cast Recording CD, only to find that there is none. We demand a cast recording! -- JESSICA ZAFRA
Their usual brand of advocacy theater done well. Didactic but funny and hip. Fine ensemble, catchy music. -- EXIE ABOLA
A musical triumph that makes the medicine go smoothly down. Inspired lyrics. Very hip, hummable music. I hope the play will win the elections for us! -- NICK PICHAY
Really loved the play. Hindi siya proselytizing. Maganda ang music... a blast! -- LORE REYES
Acting was superb and the energy electric... the music, choreography, costumes, stage design, lighting and all more than make you forget the preachiness. The lyrics are very now. De Jesus was just so flawless and fantastic, brimming with energy in his acting and singing. Wow talaga. -- MA. CERES DOYO in her Inquirer column