By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
“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.”
By Mate’ Espina
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.
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.
By Walter Ang
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.
By Carlo Rivera IV
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.