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The dancing is the star in ‘Chicago’

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SEXY SATIRE Chicago closes on
Dec. 21 at The Theatre at Solaire.

Is it mere coincidence that “Chicago,” the Tony Award-winning musical centered on celebrity criminals, should end its 23-performance run in Manila on the same week that the country is rattled by the mind-blowing exposé that high-profile crooks in the New Bilibid Prison are living in sickening luxury?

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A barren ‘Scrooge,’ a berserk–but in a good way–‘Electric Soul’

By
Christopher Aronson, whose "Songs of an Electric Soul" is most remarkable for the amount of bravery involved in putting it up

As a Christmas treat, this production barely bursts with the excitement of holiday cheer. Even the final scene featuring Scrooge dressed up as Santa and spreading the love to the whole town wasn’t enough to stop the kids in front of us from prematurely rushing to the bathroom.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

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

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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’

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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

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“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 »

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