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Summer theater workshops in Cebu

Little Boy Productions will hold summer theater workshops in Cebu for kids and teens ages 4 to 12 years old. Now on its eighth consecutive year, the workshop program will run May 5-17 at the Bright Academy campus in Talamban.

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

Appealing soundscape, vocal brilliance in ‘Rak of Aegis’

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SCENE from “Rak of Aegis,” written by Liza Magtoto and directed by Maribel Legarda. JEFF HERNANDEZ

There’s no need for a Tolstoy, a Wilde or even a Hendrix quote to prove music’s ability to swallow a person whole.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Stephen Schwartz goes on a wicked ‘Philippine adventure’

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SCHWARTZ is gearing up for a stage adaptation of Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” as well as a film production of “Wicked.”

If you were part of the “Wicked” audience at the evening show of Feb. 2, then you’d be thrilled to know that watching with you was none other than composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz—the wiz behind the hit musical.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Rak of Aegis’–fitful narrative, heart-rending music

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SCENE from Peta’s “Rak of Aegis,” directed by Maribel Legarda

Myke Salomon is able to break apart Celso Abenoja’s compositions for seminal rock band Aegis into fun and sometimes funny new arrangements in Philippine Educational Theater Association’s “Rak of Aegis,” which is running at Peta Theater Center until March 9.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Stephen Schwartz: ‘Without question, I am an Elphaba’

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When it comes to writing songs, Stephen Schwartz is a wizard. The lyricist and composer has spent four decades of his life writing hit musicals like “Godspell,” “Pippin” and, more recently, “Wicked,” as well as lending his lyrics to films like “Pocahontas,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Prince of Egypt” and “Enchanted.”

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Your Super social media guide to ‘Wicked’

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WE’RE WIRED for “Wicked.” Are you? Super caught up with the “Wicked” cast in New Zealand a few months ago and asked them an important question: how can their Filipino fans connect with them online—Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, take your pick.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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 »

9 Works Theatrical’s ‘Grease’ on its final weekend

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After three sold-out weekends at the RCBC Theater, “Grease,” the original High School Musical, returns for its final weekend of shows and promises to knock you off your senses with electrifying performances, rock ’n roll sensibilities, and choreography that will get you up and dancing on your feet… literally.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Frencheska Farr: Hopelessly devoted to her… tattoos

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Left and inset, her back and wrist tattoos. “It made me happy that I got to express myself and I got to do what I wanted to do,” she says. PHOTOS BY WALTER ANG

Singer-actress Frencheska Farr has two tattoos. Instead of visual designs, she has two statements branded on her body.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Theater | Read More »

‘San Andres B’–a new Filipino opera takes an atypical look at the Great Plebeian

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Don’t expect a retelling of history when you watch Chino Toledo’s opera, “San Andres B,” which opens Nov. 29 at the CCP Little Theater. The production’s artistic team says the opera is about awakenings and coming of age—a reimagining of Andres Bonifacio as a hero of equal or even greater stature than Jose Rizal.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Theater | Read More »

Ceejay Javier–the actor’s musical director

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In 2002, Ceejay (CJ) Javier graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Conservatory of Music with a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance, magna cum laude, and in his graduation recital he performed Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Opus 26.”

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Theater | Read More »

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