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Chris Millado on Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’: ‘You cannot not do it’

CLOCKWISE from top: Gina Pareño as Linda Loman (alternating with Raquel
Pareño),Nanding Josef as Willy Loman (alternating with Jonathan Tadioan),
RicardoMagno as Happy and Yul Servo as Biff (alternating with Marco Viaña)

“There is a shifting of emotions in this play; emotions not easy to internalize. There is an American element, but during rehearsals this becomes universal. May mga umiyak. The actors would sometimes cry during rehearsals because they were affected by the situation they were rehearsing, and relating it to their own stories.”

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Noli’ the musical gets standing ovation, raves in Los Angeles

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A mostly Filipino-American crowd gave a standing ovation and rave reviews to “Noli Me Tangere, the Musical” at its opening performance August 23 at the Aratani Theater.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Sandosenang Sapatos,’ a musical on the disabled, returns to the stage

CAST of “Sandosenang Sapatos, The Musical”

There are children who are born physically disabled but are emotionally whole. Such is the condition of a little girl named Susie, the central character in “Sandosenang Sapatos,” a musical which will be restaged at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, on Aug. 28-31.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

‘Kleptomaniacs’–brilliant experiment, muddled message

“KLEPTOMANIACS,” written by Layeta Bucoy and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio, runs until July 27
at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater), Cultural Center of the Philippines. TUXQS RUTAQUIO

Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Kleptomaniacs,” written by Layeta Bucoy and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio, is a brilliant experiment, a socially aware original Filipino rap musical. I wish it had worked out better. I was not happy with this play, for reasons that have nothing to do with its novel format and everything to do with storytelling.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Theater | Read More »