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Dadap’s musical ‘Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis’ to be presented anew

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IT HAS never
been given the big
treatment
it deserves.
Perhaps the
Nov. 30 show at
GSIS Theater will
redress that
oversight.

In my admittedly biased opinion, no other play, whether straight or musical, has effectively captured the passion and death of national hero Andres Bonifacio than “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis,” with music by composer Jerry A. Dadap and libretto by dramatist Dionisio Salazar and poet Rogelio G. Mangahas.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Gina and Racquel Pareño: Mother and daughter take to the stage

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RACQUEL Pareño on alternating with Gina (right): “For as long as I did well and I pleasedmy same role.
director and my audience, I didn’t feel I needed to compete with my ownmother.”

For several weekends at the CCP’s Bulwagang Huseng Batute, mother and daughter Gina and Racquel Pareño alternated in the part of Linda Loman, the wife of Willy Loman, in “Pahimakas Ng Isang Ahente,” Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” as translated into Filipino by National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Community arts festival Fringe Manila to debut in February 2015, now accepting registrations

Manila joins more than 200 international Fringe Festivals around the world as it prepares to launch the first-ever Fringe Manila Festival on Feb. 12, 2015. Registrations to be a Fringe artist are now open and will accept participants only until Nov. 3, 2014.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

‘Paglaom’: How theater has become an instrument of healing and remembering in post-‘Yolanda’ Visayas

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“SURÂ,” Layeta Bucoy’s forum theater
piece derived from the stories of
“Yolanda” survivors

I was in Tokyo, Japan, last year representing the Philippines at the Asian Performing Arts Festival when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

‘Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow’—Finland’s amazing magic theater opens Nov. 14

Wally Watthead poster

Light bulbs falling in love? Photo frames as leading ladies? How about simcards as dashing sidekicks? All these and more in Peta Theater Center’s upcoming treat for the whole family.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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