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Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda help market ‘Noli’ opera

PRODUCERS Loida Nicolas Lewis, Edwin Josue and Jerry Sibal

Of all local and foreign operas staged in the country this year, nothing beats perhaps the promotion and marketing of the new production of Felipe Padilla de Leon’s opera “Noli Me Tangere.”

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Cock’ is back–for one weekend only

JENNY Jamora, Topper Fabregas,NiccoloManahan, Audie Gemora

“Cock,” Red Turnip Theater’s production of the Olivier Award-winning play by Mike Bartlett, is back on stage on Oct. 3-5, six months after its successful first run. And director Rem Zamora couldn’t be happier that his first “baby” is making a reappearance.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

At De La Salle Dasmariñas, a streamlined ‘Himala, The Musicale’


Having first staged “Himala, The Musicale” in 2010, director Nazer Salcedo is no stranger to its unique requirements.

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

Guitarist Michael Dadap’s children’s musical debuts in Dumaguete

RONDALLA directorMathilda
Erojo and composer Michael

The musicalization of a beloved tale has always been par for the course in theater. Think of the reinvention of fairy tales in “Into the Woods,” or the seemingly endless parade of old movies redone for Broadway.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

‘Ghostlight’ proves Buckley not bound by Broadway

In this June 5, 1983 file photo, actress-singer Betty Buckley performs in the role of Grizabella in the Broadway musical "Cats" at the 37th Annual Tony Awards ceremony at New York's Uris Theatre. Buckley won the Tony Award for her featured role in “Cats,” introducing Andrew Lloyd Weber's classic “Memory” to Broadway audiences. Some 30 years later, Buckley is defying categorization again, with her just-released 16th album, “Ghostlight,” produced by T-Bone Burnett. AP

Underestimate Betty Buckley at your own peril. One man foolishly did while the singer and actress was starring as a mom in the TV series “Eight is Enough.”

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »