Theater calendar from September to October | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Shrek the musical. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/Backroom



Dulaang UP’s ‘Measure for Measure’/‘Hakbang sa Hakbang,’ Guerrero Theater, until Sept. 7


Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” is presented by Dulaang UP in an English-language production as well as a Filipino one, featuring Ron Capinding's Filipino adaptation “Hakbang sa Hakbang,” under Alexander Cortez’s direction.


The play, which examines notions of justice, morality, love, power and forgiveness against a backdrop of a city in a steady moral decline, runs until Sept. 7 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2/F, Palma Hall, UP Diliman.


Call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara tel. 9261349, 4337840, or 9818500 local 2449; e-mail [email protected].


Project Mayheim Productions’ ‘Ba-wal: Mga Dulang Bagong Luwal,’ ISO complex (Ateneo Campus), until Sept. 14


PROJECT Mayheim Productions, an organization of young thespians, mostly from the University of the Philippines, under the tutelage of professional Filipino theater artists, presents its first offering, “Ba-wal: Mga Dulang Bagong Luwal.”


The twinbill production features “Katre” by Christian Tordecillas and “Over My Dead Body” by Christian Dagsil, to be directed by Dulaang UP alumnus Fitz Edward Bitana, who is also the artistic director of Project Mayheim.


The plays run until Sept. 14 at ISO complex, Ateneo Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.


Call 0915-6758150 or Daphne Tingcungco 0927-2390412/ Servile Arriola 0917-6000161.


Peta’s ‘Rak of Aegis,’ Peta Theater Center, until Sept. 14


PETA’S blockbuster “Rak of Aegis,” a new Pinoy musical-comedy featuring the music of the legendary pop-rock band Aegis, has been extended once again, this time until Sept. 14, at Peta Theater Center, Quezon City.


The cast, led by Isay Alvarez-Seña, Robert Seña, Aicelle Santos and Myke Salomon, has been beefed up with new members such as Arnell Ignacio, OJ Mariano and Kim Molina, along with a mix of seasoned and upcoming theater talents.


“Rak of Aegis” is directed by Peta artistic director Maribel Legarda and written by Liza Magtoto, with musical arrangement and direction by actor-musician Myke Salomon.


Call tel. 7256244, 4100821-22 and 0917-5765400; e-mail [email protected].


Repertory Philippines’ ‘Pinocchio,’ Onstage Greenbelt 1, until Dec. 13


REPERTORY Philippines’ Children’s Theater presents a musical adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s  book “Pinocchio”—the adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler and music by Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. Joy Virata directs.


Six talented young actors have been chosen to play Pinocchio over the show’s four-month run: Albert Silos, Andee Achacoso, Daniel Drilon, Guido Gatmaytan, Noel Comia Jr. and Sofia Wong.


All performances at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi Street, Makati City.


Call tel. 8433570, 5550082, 4511474, 5848458, 4511796 or TicketWorld 8919999, e-mail [email protected] or visit





“Noli Me Tangere:  The Opera,’ Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater, Sept. 11-28


JS PRODUCTIONS Inc., in cooperation with Resorts World Manila, is bringing “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera” to Manila after its American run in New York and Washington D.C.


Written by two Philippine National Artists, composer Felipe de Leon and librettist Guillermo Tolentino, “Noli” will have for its Manila production Sal Malaki as Crisostomo Ibarra and Rachelle Gerodias as Maria Clara, with Ivan Nery and Myramae Meneses as their alternates.


Spearheaded by Fil-Am philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewis and executive producer Jerry Sibal, “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera” will run Sept. 11-28 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.


Call tel. 8997938 or 39, or visit


Peta’s ‘FnL,’ Peta Theater Center, Sept. 19-28


PETA’S ‘FnL,’ a modern reworking of Franciso Baltazar’s “Florante at Laura,” presents an unusual encounter of Balagtas’ language and contemporary Filipino slang like “bekimon” and “jologs.”


Written by Rody Vera, Peta senior Anj Heruela and UP’s Maynard Manansala, the show runs Sept. 19-28 under Ian Segarra’s direction.


Cast members include Pepe Herrera, Gio Gahol, Norbs Portales, Kiki Baento, Kitsi Pagaspas, Roi Calilong, Yeyin dela Cruz and Michelle Ngu, among others.


Call Peta 7256244, 0917-5765400; e-mail [email protected] or contact 8919999.


Shrek the musical. CONTRIBUTED IMAGE/Backroom

Atlantis Productions’ ‘Shrek, The Musical,’ Meralco Theater, Sept. 19-Oct. 12


“SHREK, The Musical,” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, will play at the Meralco Theater on Sept. 19-Oct. 12 under Bobby Garcia’s direction for his Atlantis Productions.


Based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book “Shrek!” and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, the Atlantis production stars Rycharde Everley as Shrek, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez as Princess Fiona, Nyoy Volante as Donkey, Jett Pangan as Lord Farquaad, Nel Gomez as Pinocchio and Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Dragon.


Tickets are now on sale at TicketWorld 8919999 or


Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente,’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute,  Sept. 26-Oct. 19


ARTHUR Miller’s powerful modern drama about the American Dream, family and love in postwar America gets the Filipino treatment with Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente,” running Sept. 26-Oct. 19 at CCP’s Tanghalang Huseng Batute.


The translation is by the late National Artist Rolando Tinio. Chris Millado directs.


Headlining the cast are Nanding Josef and Jonathan Tadioan alternating as Willy Loman, and Gina Pareño and Raquel Pareño as his wife Linda Loman. Yul Servo and Marco Viaña  alternate as Biff, while Ricardo Magno plays Happy.


Call TicketWorld 8919999 or Tanghalang Pilipino 0917-7500107.


Dulaang UP’s ‘Ang Huling Lagda  ni Apolinario Mabini,’ UP Guerrero Theater, Oct. 1-19


FLOY Quintos (playwright), Dexter M. Santos (director) and Krina Cayabyab (composer) collaborate on a new musical production to celebrate Apolinario Mabini’s 150th birth anniversary.


“Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini” chronicles the last days of Mabini’s exile in Guam and explores the conditions which spurred him to return to his homeland.


The cast includes Roeder Camañag, Leo Rialp, Al Gatmaitan, Poppert Bernadas, Nazer Salcedo, Banaue Miclat and Jean Judith Javier, along with the Dulaang UP ensemble.


Red Turnip Theater restages “Cock”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Red Turnip Theater

The show runs Oct. 1-19 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2/F, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman.


Call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara 9261349, 4337840, 9818500 local 2449, or e-mail [email protected].


Red Turnip’s ‘Cock,’ Whitespace Makati, Oct. 3-5


RED TURNIP Theater’s production of Mike Bartlett’s “Cock,” which had a blockbuster run early this year, returns for one weekend only on Oct. 3-5 at Whitespace, Chino Roces Avenue Exit, Makati City.


The original cast—Topper Fabregas, Niccolo Manahan, Jenny Jamora and Audie Gemora—returns under Rem Zamora’s direction.


Tickets at or, or e-mail [email protected]



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