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Cayabyab-Lumbera’s ‘Noli’ musical to debut in Los Angeles

THE US “Noli” cast rehearsing and
taking notes from directorOlga

Teatro Pilipino USA is staging a one-night-only performance of the musical “Noli Me Tangere” in Los Angeles this August, with the English supertitles provided by Palanca-award winner Chynna Roxas.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Gia Macuja bags role of Imelda’s nanny in West End ‘Here Lies Love’

AS CLARA in ‘Passion,’ withMenchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Fosca
andMichael Williams as Giorgio; and as Cosette to Jaime Blanch’s
Marius in ‘Les Miserables’—both with Repertory Philippines

Singer Mark Bautista has been cast in the role of Ferdinand Marcos for the West End staging of “Here Lies Love,” a musical about the life of Imelda Marcos.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Wit, pathos–and pointed questions–in ‘Flipzoids’

MAXWELL Corpuz and Becca Godinez in “Flipzoids,” directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera RAUL MONTESA

The peeling wall paint and crumbling papier–mâché ornaments in the Music Museum’s lobby may have been an indication of the state of its lighting systems. But it was most likely the aftereffects of Typhoon “Glenda” (which had left Manila only the night before) that caused the lights to go off three-fourths into GODinUs Productions’ opening night of “Flipzoids.”

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Tacky, kitschy, gaudy and fabulous queens

NOEL Rayos (in caveman costume), Red Concepcion (front, wearing the biggest, baddest ’do) and ensemble in a scene from Resorts World Manila’s “Priscilla,Queen of the Desert”. JUDE BAUTISTA

Let’s remember that while Full House Theater Productions’ staging of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” a musical about two drag queens and a transgender woman searching for love and acceptance of self and from others, is being shown in Manila this year, countries left and right have been legalizing homosexual marriage while the Philippines remains the only country left in the entire world that has no divorce proceedings for heterosexual marriage.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

The Diana Vreeland set that got its own applause? That’s by Joey Mendoza

“FULL Gallop” set rendering. “It needs to have a sense of humor, I think,” says Mendoza. “The set, like Vreeland, while at first might seem intimidating, is actually warm and funny.”

It isn’t every day that a set design receives applause from an audience.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »