Theater calendar, April 22-May 1 | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Dulaang UP’s ‘The Dressing Room,’ Guerrero Theater, until April 24

Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas’ “The Dressing Room: That Which Flows Away Ultimately Becomes Nostalgia” and its Filipino translation, “Ang Dressing Room: Kung Saan Lubusang Pangungulila ang Dulot ng Agos ng Panahon,” both directed by Alexander Cortez, are on its last shows this weekend (April 23-24), at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, UP-Diliman.

Frances Makil-Ignacio, Ces Quesada, Missy Maramara, Roeder Camañag, Andoy Ranay, Gwyn Guanzon and Ian Ignacio topbill the 1977 post-war Japanese play by Shimizu Kunio, based on a translation adapted by Chiori Miyagawa from an original translation by John Gillespie.

An all-female cast headlines the English version, and an all-male cast the Filipino version. Also featured in the production are up-and-coming theater actors Jon Abella, Maxine Ignacio, Marynor Madamesila and the Dulaang UP ensemble.

“The Dressing Room” is produced by special arrangement with the playwright Chiori Miyagawa.

Call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara at 926-1349, 433-7840, and 981-8500 local 2449, or e-mail [email protected]. Visit


Egg Theater Company’s ‘The Pillowman,’ Pineapple Lab Gallery, until April 24

George de Jesus III adapts into Filipino and directs “The Pillowman,” Martin McDonagh’s play about a writer being investigated for a series of crimes that appears to parallel the abuse of children mentioned in his published stories.

“The Pillowman” has remaining performances this weekend (April 22-24), at Pineapple Lab Gallery, Palma St., Poblacion, Makati City (near Rockwell Center).

In the cast are Gabs Santos, Reynante Bustamante, Acey Aguilar and Paul Jake Paule alternating with Paolo O’Hara. Music and animation is provided by Joee Mejias.

Contact 0917-8440520 or visit


Repertory Philippines’ ‘Stepping Out, The Musical,’ OnStage Greenbelt 1, until April 24

Repertory Philippines’ “Stepping Out, The Musical,” directed by Jaime del Mundo, is about a group of ordinary women (and one man) of varying ages and persuasions who enroll for tap-dance lessons at a local dance studio, and in the process learn more about themselves.

The show—with book by Richard Harris, lyrics by Mary Stewart-David and music by Denis King—has remaining performances today and tomorrow (April 23-24), at OnStage Greenbelt 1.

“Stepping Out” stars Joy Virata, Bituin Escalante, Sheila Francisco, Cara Barredo, Angela Padilla, Naths Everett, EJ Villacorta, Christine Flores, and David Shawn Delgado alternating with Sarah Facuri. Musical direction is by Ejay Yatco.

Call 843-3570; visit or, or or 891-9999.


Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Les Miserables,’ The Theatre at Solaire, until May 1

Cameron Mackintosh’s Asian touring production of the legendary Schonberg-Boublil “Les Miserables,” featuring a largely Australian cast, is on an extended run at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino until May 1.

The musical, which opens in Singapore after its Manila run, features Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean, Earl Carpenter as Javert, Kerrie Anne Greenland as Eponine and Chris Durling as Enjorlas.

“Les Miserables” is brought to Manila by Concertus Manila. Visit or call 891-9999.

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