Theater Calendar: January to February
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Repertory Philippines’ ‘Boeing Boeing’ at OnStage Greenbelt 1
REP’S FIRST production for 2013 is the award-winning comedy “Boeing Boeing,” which won the 2008 Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for Best Actor (Mark Rylance) and also received four additional Tony nominations.
Directed by Miguel Faustmann, “Boeing Boeing” runs until Feb. 17 at OnStage, Greenbelt 1. It stars David Bianco and Topper Fabregas, joined by Giannina Ocampo, Carla Dunareanu and Jen Bianco. Rep artistic director Baby Barredo (alternating with Joy Virata) returns to the stage in featured role.
The creative team also includes John Batalla (lighting designer), Miguel Faustmann (set designer) and Raven Ong (costume designer). “Boeing Boeing” is presented through special arrangement with Eric Glass Ltd.
Call Repertory Philippines, tel. 5716926 or 5714941, or 8919999. Visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.
4th Wall Theater Company’s ‘Rivalry: Ateneo-La Salle, The Musical’ at Meralco Theater
4TH WALL Theater Company’s “Rivalry: Ateneo-La Salle The Musical” is back onstage at the Meralco Theater on Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
The creative team responsible for the production—musical director Ed Gatchalian, lyricist Joel Trinidad and director Jaime del Mundo—continue to make fresh adjustments to make the show even more compelling.
A fresh face will also grace the return of “Rivalry” with the addition to the cast of Cara Barredo (most recently, Dorothy in Repertory Philippines’ “The Wizard of Oz” and one of the leads in “Camp Rock, The Musical”). The lead cast composed of theater actors Athena Tibi, Red Concepcion and Mako Alonso will reprise their roles.
Tickets are now available at all Ticketworld outlets. Call tel. 8919999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.
Peta’s ‘D Wonder Twins of Boac’ at Peta Theater Center, Feb. 1
THE PHILIPPINE Educational Theater Association (Peta) closes its 45th theater season with “D Wonder Twins of Boac,” a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy of errors, “Twelfth Night.”
Adapted by Rody Vera and directed by Peta artistic director Maribel Legarda, the play transposes “Twelfth Night” into the Philippine film industry in the late ’60s, during its transition years from the first golden age of local cinema.
The play stars Cris Villonco and Chrome Cosio as Viola and Bastian, joined by theater veterans Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Bodjie Pascua and seasoned actor Arnel Ignacio. They are joined by Juliene Mendoza, Gino Ramirez, Paolo Rodriguez, Carlon Matobato, Riki Benedicto, Gie Onida, Eric de la Cruz, Roi Calilong, Kiki Baento, Kat Castillo, Tricia Huseña and Divine Aucina.
Music by Jeff Hernandez, choreography by Carlon Matobato, costumes by John Abul, set design by Lex Marcos and lighting design by Jon Jon Villareal.
“D Wonder Twins of Boac” will have 30 shows from Feb. 1 to March 3 at the Peta Theater Center. Call 7256244, 0916-5675400, or email@example.com
Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Ibalong’ at CCP Little Theater, Feb. 8
TANGHALANG Pilipino caps its 26th season with a dance-musical adaptation of the Bicolano epic “Ibalong,” adapted for the stage by playwright Rody Vera and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio, with musical direction by Carol Bello and choreography by Alden Lugnasin.
“Ibalong” opens with a gala premiere on Feb. 8, 8 p.m., at the Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines. The musical runs until March 3.
“Ibalong” tells the story of Handyong and his warriors who came to Bicol, formerly known as Ibalon, and wage war against beasts and monsters pillaging the land.
Cast includes Jenine Desiderio, May Bayot, Myke Salomon, Red Nuestro, Delphine Buencamino, Trixie Esteban, Cheeno Macaraig, Tara Cabaero, Hazel Maranan, Opaline Santos, Kristofer Kliatchko, Cyril Balderama and Philip Palmos, with the TP Actors’ Company as ensemble, featuring Jonathan Tadioan, Marco Viaña, Remus Villanueva, Nicolo Magno, Ralph Mateo, Regina de Vera, Jovanni Cadag and Doray Dayao.
Call 8919999, 8323704, 832-1125 local 1620/1621; 0917-7500107, 0918-9593949. Visit www.tanghalangpilipino.org.ph; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or cherry_edralin888 @yahoo.com.