Being a musical director in the happiest place on earth is a dream job for many people. For 12 years, Rony Fortich lived that life, as the top music
One offers rambunctious moments, the other terrific music-making
Fans of Rex Navarrete as well as the plain curious won’t have to be disappointed that tickets to the Filipino-American standup comedian’s show on Nov. 21 at Teatrino have sold out. The good news is that he has agreed to extend his act one more night, on Nov. 25, at the same venue.
In the past few months we’ve covered the nightlife at the Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, where two live performance venues are located. To be held there for successive Fridays this month are two shows that promise lots of humor: Rex Navarrete at Teatrino on Nov. 21, and an all-star tribute to Fritz Ynfante at Music Museum on Nov. 28.
The peeling wall paint and crumbling papier–mâché ornaments in the Music Museum’s lobby may have been an indication of the state of its lighting systems. But it was most likely the aftereffects of Typhoon “Glenda” (which had left Manila only the night before) that caused the lights to go off three-fourths into GODinUs Productions’ opening night of “Flipzoids.”
Bistro RJ was part of our youth in the late 1980s, although we can’t really recall a particular gig that we would always remember. In fact our most memorable night at its old branch on Quezon Avenue was an incident involving our Jingle Chordbook Magazine colleague turned filmmaker Lav Diaz, who was refused entry because he was wearing sandals.