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Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon

SWATCH PhilippinesQueen Virgie Ramos, Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo

Gold is the new black! Gold is also the color of summer heat. And “Gold” is the title of the top hit song of the ’80s band Spandau Ballet.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why Christian Bautista keeps going back to theater

CHRISTIAN Bautista says this is the first time he gets “killed” in a musical

THE POP balladeer, who’s not only visible in the concert scene but also in TV variety shows and teleseryes, is back in theater in Atlantis Productions’ “Ghost The Musical,” which opens April 25 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Christian Bautista, Cris Villonco headline Atlantis Productions’ ‘Ghost’

Cris Villonco and Christian Bautista in Atlantis Productions’ “Ghost”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Atlantis Productions celebrates its 15th Anniversary with the first professionally licensed production of “Ghost The Musical” in the Asia Pacific region. “Ghost The Musical” will run from April 25 to May 11 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Closer’ runs for final 2 weekends, has Sunday night shows


Critics, theater aficionados and those who loved the movie version are one in praising Red Turnip Theater’s maiden production, the staging of Patrick Marber’s acclaimed play “Closer.”

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Somber ‘Closer’

MARC Abaya as would-be novelist and obituary “journalist” Dan, and Cris Villonco as stripper Alice.

There is much to laud in Red Turnip Theater’s maiden production “Closer,” directed by one of its founders, veteran actress Ana Abad Santos.

Posted: October 12th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Angel Aquino conquers her monsters with ‘Closer’

ANGEL Aquino, Bart Guingona,Marc Abaya and Cris Villonco star in Red Turnip’smaiden offering, Patrick Marber’s “Closer”—opening Oct. 4 at Whitespace, Makati, directed by Ana Abad Santos.

It’s been a year of firsts for Angel Aquino. A few months ago, she started making her own water kefir—sugar water or juice that has been fermented with grains that contain bacteria and yeasts. “I started out with four tablespoons of kefir grains and now I have five jugs of kefir water,” she says.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Risky business


Heartbreak is the theme of the stage play “Closer,” written by English playwright Patrick Marber. Some aspects of it seem close to home to actor-director Ana Abad Santos.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Look who’ve banded together to form a new theater company

THE TURNIPS. Jenny Jamora, Topper Fabregas, Cris Villonco, RemZamora, Ana Abad Santos. CHARLES BUENCONSEJO

Defiance is at the core of the birth of new theater group Red Turnip. Theater artists (in alphabetical order) Ana Abad Santos, Topper Fabregas, Jenny Jamora, Cris Villonco and Rem Zamora had been meaning to set up the group for a few years now, partly to break away from the current popular choices of the Manila theater industry.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cris Villonco–How she became the most versatile actress of her generation

ANNA CRISTINA Siguion-Reyna Villonco

Cris Villonco has been cast in English and Filipino productions, plays and musicals, dramas and comedies, classic and contemporary material, in character and lead roles, and, earlier this year, even in a male role (well, a female cross-dressed as a male, as Viola/Cesar in Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “D’ Wonder Twins of Boac,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”).

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cris Villonco topbills Peta’s Shakespeare musical

Cris Villonco leads Peta’s opening salvo for 2013, “D Wonder Twins of Boac”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PETA

Cris Villonco’s acting credentials are impressive for someone of her age. Barely 30 and this young woman has two Philstage Gawad Buhay! Best Actress Awards under her belt, and has had more than 30 productions with some of the leading Filipino theater companies.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Thanks to Aegis–no, really–a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ that works

REP’S “JEKYLL and Hyde” runs until April 22 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

It’s only a ponytail that separates man from beast in ‘Jekyll and Hyde,’” went the opening line of Ben Brantley’s blistering review for the New York Times of the Frank Wildhorn-Leslie Bricusse musical when it opened on Broadway in April 1997.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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