Theater Calendar: February to March
Ballet Philippines’ ‘Blue Moon Series,’ Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente’ lead Philstage Gawad Buhay!’s 2014 3rd-quarter citations
Rep’s ‘No Way to Treat a Lady,’ OnStage Greenbelt 1, March 1
REPERTORY Philippines’ “No Way To Treat A Lady,” a musical comedy thriller with book, music and lyrics by author/composer Douglas J. Cohen, opens March 1 and runs until March 24, at Onstage Greenbelt 1. Audie Gemora directs.
The cast includes Gemora, Joel Trinidad, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Sheila Francisco, Pinky Marquez and Jamie Wilson.
“No Way to Treat a Lady” received a Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting, a Richard Rodgers grant, and a nomination for Best Revival by the New York Outer Critics Circle.
Call 5716926/5714941 for details, or e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.repertory.ph. Tickets also available at Ticketworld 8919999, www.ticketworld.com.ph.
Atlantis Productions’ ‘Piaf,’ RCBC Theater, March 8
FROM March 8-23 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City, Atlantis Productions presents acclaimed musical play “Piaf,” starring Pinky Amador as the celebrated French singer with an exceptional voice and extraordinary life, Edith Piaf.
The play, a reworked version of Gems’ 1978 work, is directed by Bobby Garcia. Other cast members include Ima Castro, Jamie Wilson, Reuben Uy, G Tongi-Walters, Sandino Martin and Mako Alonzo, Altair Alonzo, Nel Gomez and Hans Eckstein.
For inquiries on tickets and available blocks for show-buying, call 8927078, 8401187 or 0917-8385384.
‘Himala: The Musical’ 10th anniversary concert, Peta Theater Center, March 15
ISHMAEL Bernal’s classic film “Himala” was transformed into a musical in 2003, with screenwriter Ricky Lee writing the libretto and collaborating with composer/musical director Vince de Jesus on the lyrics.
On its 10th anniversary, a concert celebrating the musical opens March 15 and runs until March 24 at the Peta Theater Center, featuring the original cast—May Bayot, Isay Alvarez and Cynthia Culig-Guico—and several new performers. Piano accompaniment written and to be performed live by Jed Balsamo, with Soxie Topacio returning to direct the performance.
For opening-night tickets, contact Ria Pangilinan 0917-5378313.
Ateneo Blue Repertory’s ‘Spring Awakening,’ Rizal Mini Theater, ADMU
Blue Repertory presents the Tony Award-winning rock musical “Spring Awakening” Feb. 14-March 1 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.
The musical, called “vital and new” (New York Times) and “a show that bristles with rawness, vitality and urgency” (Variety), features Gab Medina, Boo Gabunada, Bernice Reyes, Maronne Cruz, Nica del Rosario, Bym Buhain, Kenneth Keng, Air Paz, Tricia Allado, Tin Amante, Lara Antonio, Mikah Franco, Ian Hermogenes, Mikey Javier, David Mercado, Carlos Quiapo, Franco Ramos, Gala Sanchez, Arion Sanchez, RJ Santillan, Gabriel Perez, Darrell Uy, and Meg Yatco.
For ticket inquiries and reservations, contact Joanna Kennedy (0915-6251625). Visit blueREPERTORY & SpringAwakeningblueREP on Facebook, follow @_blueREPERTORY on Twitter.
Dulaang UP’s ‘Collection,’ Guerrero Theater, UP
DULAANG UP presents “Collection,” a new play by multiawarded playwright Floy Quintos (See review on page C1). It runs until March 3 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. For sponsorship and ticket inquiries, contact the Dulaang UP Office 9261349, 9818500 local 2449 or 4337840 (look for Camille Guevarra or Samanta Clarin).
Peta’s ‘D Wonder Twins of Boac,’ Peta Theater Center
THE PHILIPPINE Educational Theater Association (Peta) presents “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 stars Cris Villonco and Chrome Cosio, joined by Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, Bodjie Pascua, Arnel Ignacio, 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.
“D Wonder Twins of Boac” runs until March 3 at the Peta Theater Center. Call 7256244, 0916-5675400, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Ibalong,’ CCP Little Theater
TANGHALANG Pilipino’s 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, runs until March 3 at CCP’s Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino.
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.
Call 8919999, 8323704, 8321125 local 1620/1621; 0917-7500107, 0918-9593949. Visit www.tanghalangpilipino.org.ph; e-mail ccptanghalan @yahoo.com or cherry_edralin888 @yahoo.com.
9 Works Theatrical’s ‘They’re Playing Our Song,’ RCBC Theater
9 WORKS Theatrical’s first production for 2013 is the Marvin Hamlisch-Carole Bayer Sager musical “They’re Playing Our Song,” copresented by The Rockwell Club and The Peninsula Manila.
The musical stars Nikki Gil and Lorenz Martinez, under Robbie Guevara’s direction. Other cast members are James Stacey, Reb Atadero, Noel Rayos, Peachy Atilano, Anna Santamaria and Jill Peña.
“They’re Playing Our Song” runs until March 3 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
For tickets, call 5867105, 0917-5545560; or Ticketworld at 8919999. Visit www.9workstheatrical.com or follow on Facebook (9workstheatrical) or Twitter (@9WT).
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