Philippine Daily Inquirer
DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild’s ‘Sky Over Dimas,’ Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium
DLSU Harlequin Theatre Guild, the only recognized theatre organization of De La Salle University, presents on its 46th season Vicente Garcia Groyon’s “Sky Over Dimas”—adapted for the stage by Tim Dacanay of CSB-School Of Design And Arts and directed by 2012 Aliw Awards nominee Romualdo R. Tejada, a senior artist-teacher of the Philippine Educational Theatre Association.
In the heart of Bacolod’s high society dwells the Torrecarions, a notorious hacienda family with lives ruled by greed, deceit, betrayal and secrets. But one person will try to do everything to end this destructive cycle: George Torrecarion. As his great-grandfather Faustino’s memoirs reveal more lies about the origin of the Torrecarions, George exiles himself to Hacienda Dimas where it all began, and works to expose the sins of his family’s past.
The production, starring TV actor, director and producer Toby Alejar, opened at the Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, DLSU Manila, last March 21 and has remaining performances today, Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Tickets at P200. Call Kyle Bulut at tel. 0917-8962239 or e-mail email@example.com.
Rep’s ‘No Way to Treat a Lady,’ OnStage Greenbelt 1
Repertory Philippines’ “No Way to Treat a Lady,” a musical comedy thriller with book, music and lyrics by author/composer Douglas J. Cohen, is on its last weekend 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 Theater Songwriting, a Richard Rodgers grant, and a nomination for Best Revival by the New York Outer Critics Circle.
Call tel. 5716926/5714941, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.repertory.ph. Tickets also available at Ticketworld 8919999, www.ticketworld.com.ph.
Atlantis Productions’ ‘Piaf,’ RCBC Theater
Atlantis Productions’ acclaimed musical play “Piaf,” starring Pinky Amador as the celebrated French singer with an exceptional voice and extraordinary life, Edith Piaf, opened last March 8 and is on its last run today at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
The play, a revised version of Pam Gems’ original 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.
Call tel. 8927078, 8401187 or 0917-8385384.
‘Himala: The Musical’ 10th anniversary concert, Peta Theater Center
ISHMAEL BERNALS’ 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 staging of the musical opened last March 15 and has remaining performances today and tomorrow at the Peta Theater Center.
It features the original cast—May Bayot, Isay Alvarez and Cynthia Culig-Guico—and several new performers.
Piano accompaniment is written and will be performed live by Jed Balsamo. Soxie Topacio returns to direct the performances.
For tickets, call TicketWorld 9819999 or Peta 7256244, 0917-5765400, 0917-5378313, 0917-5379092, 0918-9005370.
Rep’s ‘The Graduate,’ Onstage Greenbelt 1, April 5
Repertory Philippines’ next production is “The Graduate,” a stage adaptation by Terry Johnson of the hit novel by Charles Webb and screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry.
From a landmark cult movie to a comedy smash hit on Broadway and the West End, “The Graduate” tells the story of an innocent and directionless college graduate who is seduced by an older woman, while he falls in love with her daughter. (The show is strictly for audiences 18 years old and above.)
Starring Pinky Marquez, Reb Atadero and Cara Barredo, the cast also includes Jaime del Mundo, Natalie Everett, Jeremy Domingo, Angela Padilla and Joel Trinidad. Del Mundo also directs.
The show runs April 5-28 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Call tel. 5716926/5714941, or e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.repertory.ph. Tickets also available at Ticketworld 8919999, www.ticketworld.com.ph.
Culture Shock Productions’ ‘Sa Wakas,’ Peta Theater Center, April 13
Culture Shock Productions, in cooperation with Fringe MNL, presents “Sa Wakas,” a new Pinoy rock musical featuring the music of one of the country’s most beloved pop-rock bands, Sugarfree.
The band’s songs are woven into a bittersweet love story that chronicles the end of one relationship and the beginning of another.
Co-written by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan and Mariane Abuan with music arranged by Ejay Yatco, “Sa Wakas” promises to bring together the world of pop rock and musical theater in one groundbreaking show.
“Sa Wakas” will have a limited run of 14 shows at the Peta-Phinma Theater in Quezon City, with matinee and evening performances on April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28.
Sugarfree was an alternative pop-rock group led by Ebe Dancel which recorded beloved hits such as “Mariposa,” “Burnout,” “‘Wag Ka Nang Umiyak,” “Hari ng Sablay” and “Makita Kang Muli.” The show aims to reintroduce these songs to a new generation and present them with a fresh and distinct sound.
The cast are among the most talented young stars of Philippine theater: Fred Lo, Vic Robinson, Caisa Borromeo, Kyla Rivera, Laura Cabochan and Justine Peña.
Tickets are available at all Ticketnet outlets. For inquiries and reservations, call 9115555 or visit www.sawakas.com.
Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ ‘The Full Monty,’ RCBC Theater, April 19
Mark Bautista, Arnel Ignacio, OJ Mariano, Jamie Wilson, Marco Sison and Niño Alejandro headline the newly formed Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ inaugural production, “The Full Monty,” which opens April 19 and runs until May 5 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
The musical, adapted from the 1997 British film, has music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Terrence McNally. It was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actor-Musical for Patrick Wilson. Yazbek also won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music for the musical.
The show is about a group of unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, New York, who come up with a bold way to make some quick cash—by stripteasing—and in the process rediscover their self-esteem, stronger friendships and a renewed sense of fun.
For tickets and show-buying inquiries, contact Viva Atlantis Theatricals at 8927078 and 8401187 or visit www.vivaatlantistheatricals.com for more details.