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The resurrection of the original Filipino musical

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BART Guingona and Joaquin Valdes in The Necessary Theater’s “Red,” written by John Logan, directed by Bart Guingona. THE NECESSARY THEATER

When “Katy” opened on Jan. 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, not only was it the first local production to raise its curtain this year, it was also a harbinger of sorts.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rody Vera is on a roll

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WRITING for the theater is never final, says the prolific Rody Vera. “It will only be final if I abandon the work, to paraphrase Joseph Conrad.”

Rody Vera is everywhere, and there is no way you can miss him. Just this year, he adapted the Bicolano epic “Ibalong” into a thundering dance-musical for Tanghalang Pilipino; he wrote the libretto for the Ninoy and Cory Aquino tribute musical “Pamana” for the Philippine Educational Theater Association; he transposed Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” into a bittersweet reverie for the bygone studio system of Philippine movies in Peta’s “D’Wonder Twins of Boac”; and, most recently, along with Tuxqs Rutaquio, he fleshed out new ways of looking at the Bard’s “The Merchant of Venice” with a bold reimagining, now called “Der Kaufmann/Ang Negosyante ng Venecia” (the show has remaining performances at CCP’s Little Theater on Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m.).

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

‘Ibalong,’ ‘D’Wonder Twins of Boac’ lead Philstage Gawad Buhay!’s 2013 1st/2nd-quarter citations

TANGHALANG Pilipino’s “Ibalong”

Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Ibalong,” a dance-musical reimagining of the Bicolano epic, topped the 1st/2nd-quarter citations of the 2013 Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with 15 citations in the performance and technical categories.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jonathan Tadioan–this character actor is a nice character

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JONATHAN Tadioan in last year’s “Walang Sugat;”

Jonathan “Tad” Tadioan considers his breakthrough role of the tormented Boy Pogi Resureccion in the play “Doc Resureccion: Gagamutin ang Bayan” (written by Layeta Bucoy and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio) as his first major challenge in Tanghalang Pilipino, the resident drama group of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Ballet and musical on Mayon myth and legend opens Feb. 8

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Cagsawa Church ruins with Mayon in the background

Bicol life and lore are tackled in Tanghalang Pilipino’s musical epic “Ibalong,” opening Feb. 8, featuring a formidable cast that includes Jenine Desiderio of “Miss Saigon” fame.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Theater Calendar: January to February

REP’S FIRST production for 2013 is the award-winning comedy “Boeing Boeing,” which won the 2008 Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for Best Actor (Mark Rylance) and also received four additional Tony nominations.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Ibalong’—the Bicolano epic as spectacle

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IN REHEARSAL, Handyong (Remus Villanueva) girds for battle. PHOTO BY AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

The epic of Bicolandia, “Ibalong,” is a mélange of fantastic stories with three heroes—Baltog, Handyong and Bantong—who got to battle against the elements, one-eyed monsters, giant flying sharks, crocodiles as big as boats, and other such fearful creatures.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

11 Bicolanos to receive the ‘Rokyaw Ibalnong’ awards in Legazpi City


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My friendship with events specialist Billy Roces since the 1970s has made me aware of how beautiful the Bicolanos are  as a people.  When his mother, the late Legazpi City Mayor Imelda Crisol Roces, invited me to attend the  “Ibalong Festival”  in 1994, I became educated about the history of  the people of Albay through  [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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