A few weeks away in Mexico when the curtain of the musical “Vaselina” will rise again, where practically the base of the singers who participated in the work 39 years ago will meet again to try to make the public enjoy, his role as producer Erik Rubín dismisses the idea that the former members of Timbiriche who were invited to join the project have aged.
“Fortunately we are doing very well, we have all taken care of ourselves, we have preserved ourselves. I feel very good, better than ever, and that's how I see my teammates. Although there is an age difference on stage, it is not felt,” he said.
However, when corroborating that the majority of the participants of “Vaseline” are twice the age of the students whose lives are covered in the famous movie “Grease” on which the story is based, it is quite evident that time has wreaked havoc on the cast of the musical.
While it is true that, In 1984, the actress Julissa and her brother, the television producer Luis de Llano Macedo, perfectly chose the protagonists of a staging that lasted months on the billboard, almost four decades later the acceptance it may have among the public is unknown.
Benny Ibarra, Erik Rubin, Diego Schoening, Alix Bauer, and Mariana Garza has already passed half a century, and seeing them representing young students can have a counterproductive effect on an audience that already knows history. However, the admiration of their fans for seeing them sing and dance could bring the work afloat.
The original cast of Vaselina includes Andrea Legarreta, Angelica Vale, Maria Leon, Kalimba, and Yahir, characters who are also far from being 20-year-olds, but whose presence could contribute positively to the project.
The musical that marked an entire generation in the 80s is scheduled to premiere on July 13 in Mexico City and the time it lasts on stage will be determined by the public's response.
It is worth mentioning that it is also scheduled to take the work to the main cities of Mexico in order to better monetize the project.