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New musical play revisits Filipino suffering–and heroism–in WWII

THE PLAY has a soft opening today (July 12) at SM North Edsa.

In December 1941 Japanese warplanes, after bombing Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, zoom eastward in the Pacific Ocean to bomb Baguio and Manila. Air power in the country was virtually cut off, although some young Filipino pilots valiantly challenged the superior might of the Japanese Air Force.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

A sneak peek on FLIPZOIDS


Comfort and glam are what often come to mind when we hear success stories of Filipinos who migrated abroad. Time and again, we overlook the fact that these immigrants had an enormous amount of adjustment and coping to do before finally being able to say that they are settled down and happy wherever they are. But, there are even some who don’t find happiness in a foreign land at all.

Posted: July 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Granddaddy of Bonifacio plays to be restaged this September

Scene from the play, where neophytes pledge their loyalty to the secret society. PHOTO BY AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

The granddaddy of all plays on Andres Bonifacio, whether musical or straight, is composer Jerry A. Dadap’s “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis,” with Dionisio R. Salazar, a Palanca Award-winning playwright, and leading poet Rogelio G. Mangahas, as librettists.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nonie and Menchu–getting to know the new King and Mrs. Anna

NONIE Buencamino as KingMongkut and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Anna
Leonowens in ResortsWorldManila’s “The King and I,” extended until May 2013

On the opening show of the extended run of “The King and I” in Newport Theater, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Nonie Buencamino, who respectively play lead characters Anna Leonowens and King Mongkut, reveal that they were—gasp—still “winging it.”

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Theater Calendar: February to March

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REPERTORY Philippines’ “No Way To Treat A Lady,” a musical comedy thriller with book, music and lyrics by author/composer Douglas J. Cohen, opens March 1 and runs until March 24, at Onstage Greenbelt 1. Audie Gemora directs.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »