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Imagination is escape in ‘The Maids’ and ‘Dani Girl’

By
BECCA
Coates and
Reb Atadero
in “Dani Girl,”
directed by
Toff de
Venecia

Sisters gone cuckoo and a pair of cancer-stricken kids were the unlikely stars of the two stage productions that played the Peta Theater Center’s Main Theater, during The Sandbox Collective’s multi-arts festival “The Imaginarium,” which ran Oct. 28-31.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

Toff de Venecia’s blackbox of surprises at ‘The Imaginarium’

By
Sheila
Francisco, Topper
Fabregas and
Caisa Borromeo
in “The Boy in
the Bathroom”

The Sandbox Collective’s recently concluded “festival of the absurd,” dubbed “The Imaginarium,” proved to be the ultimate devotional exercise for theatergoers.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Peta’s ‘FnL’ finds craziness in language–or several versions of it

By
“FNL” HAS a book that’s a hodgepodge
of Tagalog, Bisaya, gay lingo, Pinoy slang
and jologs speak.

Three years ago, Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) put on a show that aimed to make Shakespeare more accessible to the Filipino youth by transplanting the Bard’s dated English to the hip language of rap. The play was “William,” and it was a gamble that handsomely paid off, in both the pedagogical and theatrical sense.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

The ‘halimaw’ Bituin, who belts and roars for a living

By
ESCALANTE proved
that with amicrophone
in hand, she could
fashionmusical
miracles out of the
unconventional.

If the Aliw Awards were still interested in upping its credibility —or if it wants to show that it does pay attention at all—then the race for the Best Female Concert Performer trophy should be over by now. The winner is Bituin Escalante, whose voice basically nuked the CCP Little Theater to the ground during her solo concert, “Everything in Bituin,” last Oct. 9.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

‘Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini’: Opera in the guise of a small-scale musical

By
ROEDER Camañag
as the Sublime
Paralytic in Dulaang
UP’s “Ang Huling
Lagda ni Apolinario
Mabini,” directed
by Dexter Santos
DINO DIMAR

Dulaang UP’s latest offering, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini,” is a one-act reimagining of the titular national hero’s final days in exile in Guam and his conditional return to Manila, with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos and original music by Krina Cayabyab.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

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