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The ‘halimaw’ Bituin, who belts and roars for a living

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ESCALANTE proved
that with amicrophone
in hand, she could
fashionmusical
miracles out of the
unconventional.

If the Aliw Awards were still interested in upping its credibility —or if it wants to show that it does pay attention at all—then the race for the Best Female Concert Performer trophy should be over by now. The winner is Bituin Escalante, whose voice basically nuked the CCP Little Theater to the ground during her solo concert, “Everything in Bituin,” last Oct. 9.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

In the ‘very bipolar’ Princess Fiona, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez finds her dream role

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SHIELA
Valderrama-
Martinez

She has enchanted us as Anna in “The King and I”; made us cry buckets as the mom of a child sick with cancer in “Dani Girl”; and had us in stitches when she took on the role of theater actor Belinda Blair in the play-within-a-play “Noises Off.”

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

‘Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini’: Opera in the guise of a small-scale musical

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ROEDER Camañag
as the Sublime
Paralytic in Dulaang
UP’s “Ang Huling
Lagda ni Apolinario
Mabini,” directed
by Dexter Santos
DINO DIMAR

Dulaang UP’s latest offering, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini,” is a one-act reimagining of the titular national hero’s final days in exile in Guam and his conditional return to Manila, with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos and original music by Krina Cayabyab.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

On his 27th year as an actor, Roeder Camañag plays Apolinario Mabini

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Theater, Musical, Musical Theater, Apolinario Mabini, Roeder Camañag, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, DUP, “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini”, Ryan Cayabyab Music Studio, Ernest Gonzaga, Frannie Zamora, Chito Valenzuela, Gantimpala Theater, Roobak Valle, Ronnie Lazaro, Joey Nombres, Len Ag Santos, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Centenera

Roeder Camañag caps his 27th year in the performing arts by playing the titular character in Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas’ ongoing production of “Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini.”

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

‘Chicago’ brings glitz, glamor, Broadway stars to Manila; opens Dec. 3

"Chicago" the Musical

    MANILA, Philippines—“Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, you are about to witness a story of murder, greed, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery: all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.”   So begins the sensationally sexy and slick Broadway musical “Chicago”, which is set to razzle dazzle Manila when it premieres at […]

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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