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Sheila Francisco gets her ‘once in a lifetime’ dream to hold a concert

AS BLOODYMary in the 2001 Royal National Theatre
production of “South Pacific,” directed by TrevorNunn

Sheila Francisco’s upcoming first solo concert, “Once in a Lifetime,” has been a long-time dream of hers. For years, the seasoned theater actress has been keeping a journal where she jots down songs for a possible line-up, in case she gets to have her own show.

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

Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo tackles her toughest role yet

MENCHU Lauchengco-Yulo: For RWM’s “Priscilla,” “We had to come up with everything new, from the costumes to the actual physical bus to the staging.”

With “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” now on its second-month run at Resorts World Manila, a certified critical and commercial success, Full House co-artistic director Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo can breathe easier.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

The resurrection of the original Filipino musical

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 »

‘Carrie’–a musical prelude to Halloween


Atlantis Productions will stage the suspense-horror musical “Carrie” in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The musical is based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel (first published in 1974) about a girl who is bullied in school and suffers under a cruel mother. She soon discovers a special power that she wields over her tormentors.

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

Menchu the Magnificent in one stellar concert

Singing Jason Robert Brown’s “Stars and the Moon,” an exceptional showcase of
storytelling through song. GIRLIE RODIS

The big revelation during Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo’s concert at the CCP Little Theater last Aug. 15 was that she is actually a woman of three faces.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »