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The anti-Disney ogre has become a tad too square

“Shrek The
Musical” taking
their bow

“Shrek The Musical,” which is running at Meralco Theater until Oct. 12, is a solid production. The production values are phenomenal. The props and costumes are well-made, the acting is competent, and the lights, sound and other fiddly bits that many productions this big get wrong or unevenly are done right.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to headline fundraising concert Thursday night


Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is inviting music lovers to a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Meralco Theater. The concert aims to raise funds for “decent social housing for employees of the archdiocese.”

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The long night’s journey into day that is ‘The Bluebird of Happiness’

MIO INFANTE’S design of the Land of Luxury takes a leaf from “Alice in Wonderland”—all bright colors and ornate props, with a chandelier to rival “The Phantom of the Opera” at the back.

It is easy to dismiss Trumpets’ “The Bluebird of Happiness”—which the Christian theater company dubs its “big musical comeback”—as just another extravagantly fantastical, unrestrainedly colorful kiddie show. When the musical’s first promotional posters were unveiled online some months ago, the central image of two children heading into the bluish unknown with the eponymous bird hovering in a trail of glitter seemed like a black box warning for those allergic to the cutesy, the silly and juvenile.

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

‘Disney’s Tarzan’ swings–and barely hangs on

VIVA ATLANTIS Theatrical’s “Disney’s Tarzan,” directed by Chari Arespacochaga

Towards the climax of Act II of “Disney’s Tarzan,” the short-lived Broadway musical running until Saturday at the Meralco Theater as Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ second offering of the year, its titular ape-man, torn between remaining with his adoptive gorilla family and following his newfound human friends back to England, frustratingly exclaims, “I’m so confused!”

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Theater Calendar: June to July


VIVA ATLANTIS Theatricals’ production of “Disney’s Tarzan” opened yesterday and runs until July 7 at Meralco Theater.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »