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‘Grease’ exceeds expectations

FORMER teen star Antoinette Taus as Betty Rizzo displayed ontarget
characterization and pitch-perfect singing.

“Grease” is fun but never easy to make. Because of its big cast and series of signature songs, it has become a challenge for every director who decides to work on “Grease” to tweak and rework the musical without losing its feel and essence.

Posted: December 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

Fall in love with ‘Grease’ again and again

The return of 9 Works Theatrical’s “Grease” has (from left) Guji Lorenzana, Tippy Dos Santos & Antoinette Taus playing Danny, Sandy and Rizzo, respectively. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/9 Works Theatrical

A timeless love story, enchanting songs, and vibrant staging of the 1950s are just some of the reasons that’ll keep you coming back for more. So you’re probably asking why you should watch “Grease” again this year. Here are several reasons why you should.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Cold, unforgiving truths in a beautifully depressing ‘Rabbit Hole’

AGOT Isidro
as Becca in
“Rabbit Hole”

There is much to praise in Red Turnip Theater’s “Rabbit Hole”—one of the trifecta of “beautifully depressing,” emotionally searing shows playing in Manila this month, the other two being the exquisitely mounted productions of Han Ong’s “Middle Finger” (by Tanghalang Ateneo) and Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years” (by 9 Works Theatrical).

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

OJ Mariano joins ‘Rak of Aegis’

AS RAMA in Ballet
Philippines’ 2012
revival of “Rama,

OJ Mariano is one of the fastest success stories in contemporary local theater. But that’s getting ahead of the story.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Theater calendar


MIDDLE Finger,” Han Ong’s acclaimed adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s controversial coming-of-age classic drama “Spring Awakening,” is translated into Filipino by Ronan B. Capinding and presented by Tanghalang Ateneo under Ed Lacson Jr.’s direction. Venue is Ateneo's Fine Arts Black Box Theater

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »