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Cayabyab-Lumbera’s ‘Noli’ musical to debut in Los Angeles

THE US “Noli” cast rehearsing and
taking notes from directorOlga

Teatro Pilipino USA is staging a one-night-only performance of the musical “Noli Me Tangere” in Los Angeles this August, with the English supertitles provided by Palanca-award winner Chynna Roxas.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Happy in Harbor Square

A VIEW of the Manila Bay sunset fromHarbor Square, CCP Complex

Sunset at Harbor Square induces euphoria—we don’t need a lot of money to enjoy what the night has in store: a symphony orchestra at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) just across this cluster of bars and restaurants; and, later after the concert, back to Harbor Square for a few drinks.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The maestro was once a groupie

AFTER the success of the pop vocal quartet SmokeyMountain, Ryan Cayabyab formed the seven-member group Ryan Cayabyab Singers.

Ryan Cayabyab pauses, trying to remember the year he first performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), which he describes as a mecca for young music students like him in the 1970s. He recalls the early musicals he joined in, but has difficulty pinpointing particular dates. He laughs at this senior moment.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra plays Ryan Cayabyab

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra unveils its first Spotlight Series with “The Music of Ryan Cayabyab” on May 3, Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the CCP’s Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo Theater.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Soaring music, poignant libretto redeem ‘Lorenzo’

SCENE from “Lorenzo,” directed by Nonon Padilla, withmusic by Ryan Cayabyab, and book
and lyrics by Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol and Joem Antonio

In an interview months ago, director Nonon Padilla said he would challenge any member of the audience to have a dry eye once “Lorenzo,” a rock opera on the indio Lorenzo Ruiz who died for his faith in 17th-century Japan, closes its curtain.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »