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CCP’s ‘Musikal!’ brings musicals and performing artists together in ‘show of force’

Centre’s revival of

Excerpts from the best-loved Philippine modern and contemporary musicals will be featured in the ambitious production, “Musikal!”, the gala concert to mark the 45th anniversary celebration of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), on Sept. 5-6.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

OJ Mariano joins ‘Rak of Aegis’

AS RAMA in Ballet
Philippines’ 2012
revival of “Rama,

OJ Mariano is one of the fastest success stories in contemporary local theater. But that’s getting ahead of the story.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Ballet Philippines’ ‘Rama, Hari’ leads 2012 Gawad Buhay! race

BALLET Philippines’ “Rama, Hari,” stage direction and choreography by Alice Reyes, libretto by Bienvenido Lumbera, music by Ryan Cayabyab, costumes by the late National Artist for Theater Salvador Bernal

In a performance season dominated by musicals and revivals, Ballet Philippines’ (BP) production of the dance-musical “Rama, Hari” dominates the 2012 Gawad Buhay!: The Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts with a record-high of 22 nominations.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A triumphant return for ‘Rama, Hari’

COMPOSER Ryan Cayabyab and Alice Reyes, founding artistic director of Ballet Philippines and creator-choreographer of “Rama, Hari,” being feted by the cast on opening night

The year 1980 saw the world premiere of a landmark theater piece by Ballet Philippines entitled “Rama, Hari.” It was a creative collaboration among several artistic stalwarts, three of whom became National Artists: Salvador Bernal (scenography and costumes), Bienvenido Lumbera (libretto) and Rolando Tinio (English translation).

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Rama, Hari’ all set to dazzle us again–this time with Karylle and Christian Bautista


I WAS a young child when I watched “Rama, Hari,” Ballet Philippines’ popular ballet musical, decades ago. It was my first time to go to the CCP and I remember the jaw-dropping experience of seeing its giant fountain all lit up, the seemingly mile-long circular drive, the astounding, larger-than-life HR Ocampo mural.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »