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Cardinal Tagle to headline fundraising concert Thursday night

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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’

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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

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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

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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 »

‘Aladdin’ flies high

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When Disney’s “Aladdin” first opened in Philippine cinemas in the summer of 1993, I dragged my brother to watch—but not before slipping my big Aladdin pin, a treasured pasalubong from an aunt who had gone to Disneyland, inside the right pocket of my jeans.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Take your kids to the theater!


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My fascination with theater began at a very young age. I clearly remember watching “The King and I” at the Meralco Theater and being enthralled by the singing children and of course, the King of Siam and Anna.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

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