Theater Calendar: September to October | Inquirer Lifestyle

Theater Calendar: September to October

t0920theater-calendar_1JS PRODUCTIONS Inc., in cooperation with Resorts World Manila, brings “Noli Me Tangere: The Opera” to Manila after its American run in New York and Washington DC.


Written by two Philippine National Artists, composer Felipe de Leon and librettist Guillermo Tolentino, “Noli”’s Manila production stars 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” runs until Sept. 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.


Call tel. 8997938 or 39, or visit


Atlantis Productions’ ‘Shrek, The Musical,’ Meralco Theater, until Oct. 12


“SHREK, The Musical,” with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, runs at the Meralco Theater until 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. Call tel. 8919999 or visit


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 will be held at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi Street, Makati City.


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




t0920theater-calendar_2Tanghalang 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 at 8919999 or Tanghalang Pilipino at 0917-7500107.


Peta’s ‘FnL,’ Peta Theater Center, Sept. 27-28


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’s initial run will be on Sept. 27-28 at the Peta Theater Center, 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 at 7256244, 0917-5765400; e-mail [email protected] or contact 8919999.


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.


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 at 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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