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For Jon Santos and Red Concepcion, it’s been a twisting but fab road to ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’

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Concepcion (left) and Santos (right) with costar Leo Valdez in “Priscilla,Queen of the Desert”.

One actor came from a theatrical family, while the other had no artistic background. Both are making their professional transitions from theater into commercial television, and vice versa.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Twinbill opens Ateneo Entablado’s new season


Ateneo Entablado (ENterteynment para sa TAo, Bayan, LAnsangan at DiyOs) opens its 32nd season with a summer production featuring a twinbill of plays—“Pobreng Alindanaw” by Jose Dennis Teodosio and “Sino Ba Kayo?” by Julian Cruz Balmaceda, both directed by Jerome Ignacio.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

First Callas, soon Diana Vreeland –iconic women are Cherie Gil’s specialty

As the formidable fashion editor Diana Vreeland in the one-woman play “Full Gallop,” opening March 2014

The actress who delivered a razor-sharp and deeply felt performance in Peque Gallaga’s latest film, “Sonata,” is back in theater’s fold. Cherie Gil is preparing for the role of the iconic fashion figure Diana Vreeland in the one-woman play “Full Gallop,” which will run in March 2014 under Bart Guingona’s direction.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Grease’ is raunchy, gloriously sung–and quite exhausting

GIAN Magdangal as Danny Zuko and Frencheska Farr as Sandy Dumbrowski

“Sexual tension blows up Makati theater.” Now that’s a rather crass way of summing up 9 Works Theatrical’s “Grease,” but really, inside the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, where this production plays until Dec. 1, the air feels so thick with testosterone and estrogen, it’s almost suffocating.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gonzales’ personal trivia

“Tatlong Parusa sa Isang Sentensiya” was my first professional set design work. I was virtually unknown in the theater community, and director Nonon Padilla took a great risk in hiring me.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »