In terms of material, “Spring Awakening” and “They’re Playing Our Song” are polar opposites. The former is a modernist rock musical populated by 19th-century German adolescents on the brink of sexual awakening, while the latter is old-fashioned, feel-good fare about a neurotic musician couple.
ATENEO Blue Repertory presents the Tony Award-winning rock musical “Spring Awakening” Feb. 14-March 1 at the Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.
By Irene C. Perez
If Valentine’s Day means the usual dinner-cinema-coffee date, consider watching a play or musical. There are several shows with light-hearted themes ongoing on Valentine’s weekend. Here’s a list of feel-good productions that could set a warm and fuzzy mood for you and your special someone.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Back in the late 1970s in New York, there was this Tony Award-winning composer, Marvin Hamlisch, and a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, Carole Bayer Sager, who met, fell in love, and had an eventful and turbulent affair.
The landmark original Filipino musical ‘Katy!’ will be revived by Spotlight Artists Centre in January 2013, with Isay Alvarez-Seña playing the lead role of bodabil queen Katy de la Cruz, a part originated by Mitch Valdez. Once again directed by Nestor Torre, “Katy!” has music by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto is by Jose Javier Reyes.