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Tuxqs Rutaquio sings, acts, directs, designs sets and costumes–and collects toys

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THE COLLECTION began in 2004 with an Incredible Hulk action figure. Now Tuxqs Rutaquio has over a hundred toys in his shelf, most of them in mint condition

‘I have over a hundred toys in my shelf, most of them in mint condition, never taken out of the boxes. Some are loose for display,” says Tuxqs Rutaquio.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hey, Madame Producers!

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GIRLIE Rodis and Celeste Legaspi. RICHARD REYES

Following the Edsa People Power Revolution in February 1986, the theater industry underwent changes. The Cultural Center of the Philippines saw the exit of Bulwagang Gantimpala (now Gantimpala Theater) and Teatro Pilipino from the complex, and the birth of CCP’s resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino. Gantimpala and TP are still alive and kicking.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

All in the family–for better or for worse

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CELESTE Legaspi,
Robert Arevalo and
Marco Viaña in a
scene from “Mga
Ama, Mga Anak”
ERICKSON DELA CRUZ II

The challenge of making a venerated work relevant, interesting and engaging to viewers born in a different time always keeps a director and his creative team on their toes. Revisionism—where the director and his creative team edit text, alter passages and make contemporary entire settings—can make the transition easier for young viewers.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Trumpets’ ‘The Bluebird of Happiness’ (16 noms) and Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Der Kaufmann’ (12) lead 2013 Gawad Buhay! Race

Tanghalang Pilipino’s “Der Kaufmann” got 12 nominations. It is Rody Vera’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” based on the late National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio’s Filipino translation. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Trumpets’ “The Bluebird of Happiness,” a musical adaptation of the 1908 play by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck, with music by Rony Fortich and libretto and direction by Jaime del Mundo, dominates the 2013 Gawad Buhay!: The Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts with 16 nominations.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Once the son, now the father–Robert Arevalo returns to the stage, and to ‘Mga Ama, Mga Anak’

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AREVALO in rehearsal with costar Cris Villonco

Last seen in the Chito Roño movie “The Healing” and in the teleseryes “Genesis” and “Indio,” actor Roberto Arevalo returns to the stage to play the patriarch in Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Mga Ama, Mga Anak,” which opens at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater on Feb. 21, under Joel Lamangan’s direction.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Theater Calendar: January-March

JOAQUIN Valdes and Bart Guingona in The Necessary Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-winning play “Red,” by John Logan. After its triumphant Manila debut last year, “Red,” directed by Guingona, is back for eight performances at CCP’s Tanghalang Huseng Batute on Jan. 31-Feb. 9.

The 4th Wall Theater Company (T4 Theater) brings back the original Filipino musical “Rivalry” with performances at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) this weekend—Jan. 17 (8 p.m.), Jan. 18 (3 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and Jan. 19 (3 p.m.).

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The resurrection of the original Filipino musical

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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 »

The CCP at 45: Thriving, or struggling to survive?

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CCP vice president and artistic director Chris Millado

People have been wondering about those three portentous letters emblazoned on the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) logo: KKK. Is it something secret and revolutionary—as in that secret society of the Philippine Revolution?

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

How theater transformed Angeli Bayani into the toast of Cannes

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ANGELI Bayani: “The international [stints] resurrected my passion for storytelling. You fight to tell your story the best way that you can.”

Two moments are etched forever in the mind of indie film star Angeli Bayani, who is riding the twin waves of success brought about by the international acclaim surrounding her two films: Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo” and Lav Diaz’s “Norte: Hangganan ng Kasaysayan.”

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Theater | Read More »

‘San Andres B’–a new Filipino opera takes an atypical look at the Great Plebeian

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Don’t expect a retelling of history when you watch Chino Toledo’s opera, “San Andres B,” which opens Nov. 29 at the CCP Little Theater. The production’s artistic team says the opera is about awakenings and coming of age—a reimagining of Andres Bonifacio as a hero of equal or even greater stature than Jose Rizal.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle,Theater | Read More »

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TV AND STAGE star Gian Magdangal is Danny Zuko and singer-actress Frencheska Farr is Sandy Dumbrowski in 9 Works Theatrical’s latest offering, “Grease.”

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

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