To rephrase a line from Marco Polo The Musical itself, "We do not write our own destiny" but with the way things turned out for most of the characters after watching this production, it's like the characters themselves found a way around it.
When the friendship blossomed into a romantic relationship, while Kublai Khan (played by George Yang) and his wife, Empress Wu (played by Pinky Marquez) are pragmatic about it, they never took it seriously knowing that Kogajin could still be married off to someone else like Baron Tegan. The way the story is written, sometimes it comes across that Kogajin is planned on being married off to Baron Tegan so he would stop throwing his weight around the territories. Ugh, warlords ...
I admit that I was off-put by some of the song numbers in Marco Polo The Musical because I can hear some awkward notes. Not bad notes. I don't want to call them flats; I don't even know how to describe what a flat is. I don't sing good myself.
* pakipot - Filipino term for "hard-to-get", a ploy some girls/women use even today just to test how serious a prospective lover is in pursuing them