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‘Flipzoids’–a personal, cultural and theatrical homecoming for Becca Godinez

SCENE from the LA production of “Flipzoids”. HYDEE URSOLINO ABRAHAN

Songs like “Shining” and “Giggles” made Becca Godinez a pop star and top concert artist in the ’80s. But, in many ways, theater was her first love; it established the discipline that helped her gain a foothold in show biz and grow in many other art forms.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Ribbing, repartee and remembering at the 6th Gawad Buhay!


In his speech during the Philstage Gawad Buhay 2013 Awards held last week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Chris Millado, the artistic director of that institution, hailed the event as more of a “celebration” and “not a competition.”

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo tackles her toughest role yet

MENCHU Lauchengco-Yulo: For RWM’s “Priscilla,” “We had to come up with everything new, from the costumes to the actual physical bus to the staging.”

With “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” now on its second-month run at Resorts World Manila, a certified critical and commercial success, Full House co-artistic director Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo can breathe easier.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Is there a Filipino way of doing Shakespeare?

Tanghalang Ateneo’s “Sintang Dalisay” (2011)— “Romeo and Juliet” transposed to the Sama Badjao culture of Mindanao using the Filipino translation by National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio and the 1901 awit (Filipino narrative poetry) “Ang Sintang Dalisay ni Julieta at Romeo” by G.D. Roke.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is arguably (or perhaps inarguably) the greatest playwright this planet has ever produced. For many of us, his plays, especially the major tragedies like “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “Othello,” and “King Lear,” were required reading in college. Back then, it was almost unthinkable to graduate from high school and university without having to struggle with at least one of his works.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

For Jon Santos and Red Concepcion, it’s been a twisting but fab road to ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’

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Concepcion (left) and Santos (right) with costar Leo Valdez in “Priscilla,Queen of the Desert”.

One actor came from a theatrical family, while the other had no artistic background. Both are making their professional transitions from theater into commercial television, and vice versa.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »