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‘Magkabilaan’ concert at Peta celebrates 20-year dance partnership


Two groups, both multiawarded, which have been instrumental in popularizing Philippine folk dances among audiences abroad are the London-based Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Company and the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe. They will stage a 20th anniversary concert on April 25-26 at the Peta Theater Center in New Manila, Quezon City (behind the Quezon City Sports Center).

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Appealing soundscape, vocal brilliance in ‘Rak of Aegis’

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 »

Enrollment in Peta’s summer workshops now open

Enrollment in the Philippine Educational Theater Association’s annual summer workshops is now open, with courses on Children’s Theater, Teen Theater, Theater Arts, Basic Acting, Advanced Acting and Creative Musical Theater.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Sining Kambayoka–40 years of soaring on Pilandok’s flying ‘banig’

SCENE from SK’s “Broken Dreams”

It all began in January-February 1974 when playwright-director Frank G. Rivera and other colleagues from the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) were invited by Rufino Ignacio, vice president for academic affairs of the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, to do a three-day workshop there.

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

‘Pag-ibig ko sa iyo ay tunay at totoo’–for V-Day, why not go to the theater?

PETA’S “Rak of Aegis,” featuring the swoon-worthy music of rock band Aegis

Valentine’s Day falls on a weekend. Let it be that time of the year when you take your loved one to the theater. Here are shows—from the funny to the sexy—ongoing this Valentine Month.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Theater Calendar: January to March

Dulaang UP’s “Ang Nawalang Kapatid” is a musical adaptation of the Indian epic “Mahabharata,” with book and lyrics by Floy Quintos, music by Ceejay Javier, and direction and choreography by Dexter Santos.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

‘Luha,’ ‘Basang Basa sa Ulan’–yes, it’s a watery world for Peta’s ‘Rak of Aegis’

MIO INFANTE, scenographer for Peta’s upcoming “Rak of Aegis.” This year, he also did the production design for “The Bluebird of Happiness” and “Grease.”

The music of the popular Filipino band “Aegis” will be featured in Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (Peta) staging of its original jukebox musical “Rak of Aegis.”

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The resurrection of the original Filipino musical

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 »

‘Maxie The Musicale’ –long and loud, but heartwarming

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In Bit by Bit Company’s “Maxie The Musicale,” the irrepressibly ebullient Jayvhot Galang as Maxie and the impossibly handsome Jojo Riguerra as Victor, the policeman that Maxie has a crush on, cut striking, beautiful figures on stage.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Culture holiday spree at Peta Theater Center

Fill your stockings with tickets to these must-see performances at Peta Theater Center. Bit by Bit Production presents “Maxie The Musicale” at Peta Phinma Theater.

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Peta brings back Stella Adler acting classes this December

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta) once again offers professional actors the opportunity to receive training from a renowned acting school based in New York. Flying from the Big Apple is The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, which has produced graduates who have taken the road Hollywood and Broadway.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

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