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Ballet Philippines’ ‘Blue Moon Series,’ Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente’ lead Philstage Gawad Buhay!’s 2014 3rd-quarter citations

Marco Viaña,
Magno and
Pareño in
“Pahimakas sa
Isang Ahente,”
directed by

Ballet Philippines’ “The Blue Moon Series,” a showcase of some of its most well-loved pieces featuring the choreography of such dance stalwarts as Alice Reyes, Agnes Locsin, Tony Fabella, Denisa Reyes, Bam Damian and Alden Lugnasin, among others, took the lead in the third-quarter citations of the 2014 Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with collective 16 citations in the creative, performance and technical categories.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

Manila, meet your Velma


It’s the morning after the opening of Chicago’s 16th US tour and Terra MacLeod is sitting with us in a suite lounge at New Orleans’ historic Saenger Theatre.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

It’s Faustmann vs Alonso in Repertory Philippines’ ‘Scrooge’


The big musical of Repertory Philippines this year is “Scrooge,” a takeoff on Charles Dickens’ beloved novel “A Christmas Carol,” with formidable character actors Miguel Faustmann and Chinggoy Alonso alternating as the cantankerous, usurious old man whom everybody hates.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

‘Scrooge the Musical’ is Rep’s special holiday treat for the whole family

Raul Montesa (Jacob Marley) and Chinggoy Alonso (who also plays Ebenezer Scrooge). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Repertory Philippines

MANILA, Philippines—Repertory Philippines proudly announces its special holiday treat for the entire family with the new production of “Scrooge the Musical”.   “Scrooge the Musical” is an adaptation by renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse of the classic short story “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The story is about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who undergoes a […]

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Fall in love with ‘Grease’ again and again

The return of 9 Works Theatrical’s “Grease” has (from left) Guji Lorenzana, Tippy Dos Santos & Antoinette Taus playing Danny, Sandy and Rizzo, respectively. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/9 Works Theatrical

A timeless love story, enchanting songs, and vibrant staging of the 1950s are just some of the reasons that’ll keep you coming back for more. So you’re probably asking why you should watch “Grease” again this year. Here are several reasons why you should.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »