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Looking for Intramuros’ lost soul

ANYBODY old enough to have witnessed the heyday of Manila, especially Intramuros, always has something to share about it. For Manileño and National Artist...

PETA’s ’Night Mother invites audience to have a ‘real’ talk

JESSIE wants to end her life, and she’ll do it tonight using her father’s gun. Jessie (played by Eugene Domingo) has told her mother...

Zootopia, Frozen, Finding Nemo featured in latest edition of Disney on...

FORTY-NINE performers from around the world will arrive in Manila to bring a magical experience on 120 feet of ice this holiday season. SM Lifestyle...

Theater World (12/06/17)

Matilda Closing date: Dec. 10 Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center The inspiring story of a little girl with big dreams, Matilda is a show not just...

Where has the flower power gone?

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review Hair Till Dec. 17 By Gerome Ragni and James Rado Directed by Chris Millado Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City IT HURTS that this 50-year-old, rabble-rousing musical...

PETA’s Ang Buhay ni Galileo returns to Fort Santiago

THE OPEN THEATER in Fort Santiago hosted PETA’s plays in the 1990s. A live horse ran from the entrance to the stage in Virginia...

Just for laughs

Show Laugh it Off Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Eclipse Entertainment Lounge, Solaire Hotel and Casino By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter FANS of stand-up comedy please, well, stand up as Prime...

Hair in the time of a drug war

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter HAIR’s opening act starts with an orgy where everyone is high on drugs and angst. The lead hippie,...

Jo Koy specializes in relatable comedy

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter AFTER the announcement that Filipino-American stand-up comic, Jo Koy (real name: Joseph Glenn Herbert), would be coming to the Philippines...

The Revolting Matilda

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review Matilda the Musical Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group Directed by Bobby Garcia Ongoing until Dec. 12 Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave., Q.C. IN THE FINAL...

Of Hair and a ‘hairy fairy tale’

REPERTORY PHILIPPINES will end this season — and its 50th anniversary celebration — with the iconic rock musical Hair, which will be brought to...

Evening with Pilita

PILITA CORRALES, icon and legend of the Philippine entertainment industry for the past six decades, goes on stage at 8 p.m. on Nov. 17,...

Producer plans to expand the country’s comedic universe

FILIPINOS love to laugh (hardly a national secret) but while they are used to the kind of humor found in comedy bars where the...

Fil-Am comic to hold Manila, Cebu shows

FILIPINO-AMERICAN stand-up comic, Jo Koy (real name: Joseph Glenn Herbert) will be performing three shows in the Philippines – two shows in Manila on...

PETA holds festival on bringing art to daily life

OVER THE last 50 years of its existence, PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) has been staging successful commercial shows like Care Divas, Rak of...

The young talent of The Sound of Music

NEAR the beginning of the musical The Sound of Music, the lead character, novice nun Maria is asked to leave the abbey to become...

ARMM youth agency brings play about the Bangsamoro to Manila

THEATER Mas Mabigat Ang Liwanag Sa Kalungkitan Presented by the UP Repertory Company and Ang Teatro ng Timog Silangang Asya Sept. 15-17 Teatro Marikina, corner of Shoe Ave....

Ghosts of Martial Law Past, and Present

By Joseph L. Garcia Theater Review A Game of Trolls Presented by PETA September PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City Sept. 2 to 28, with 3 pm matinees on Fridays,...

Blackbird: Complex and disturbing

THEATER REVIEW Blackbird By David Harrower Presented by The Necessary Theater Directed by Topper Fabregas Sept. 8 to 10, 8 p.m., Sept. 10, 3 p.m. Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium,...

Manila comes alive with The Sound of Music

WHO IS NOT familiar with Julie Andrews’ movie The Sound of Music? The lines “The hills are alive, with the sound of music” and...

Juana Change tackles EJKs in monologues

FROM SEVERAL immersion trips and interviews of families and people involved come four monologues that address the issue of EJK (extrajudicial killings), which will...

Love, peace, rock ‘n’ roll: Rep stages Hair in November

HAIR, the first true rock musical on Broadway, is the year-end musical of Repertory Philippines’ (Rep) 2017 season. It will run from Nov. 17...

Trolling the troll

TO GET and sustain the youths’ attention, PETA’s musical production Game of Trolls, incorporates all things millennial: rap battles, an LED-light party, a love...

Who was Aurelio Tolentino and why should we care?

THE Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has a proper name – Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. But few people know who...

Still relevant 60 years on

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter Theater West Side Story Ongoing until Aug. 27 The Theatre, Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City SIX DECADES AGO, a musical opened on Broadway tackling the issues...

Two plays looking at love’s complications

TWO upcoming plays look at the complexities of love. The Necessary Theatre presents David Harrower’s Blackbird, an Olivier winner for Best Play, on Sept. 1,...

A musical August

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman FROM THE COMEDY of Monty Python to the drama of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, Manila is rich when...

The kinkiness will return

FOR THOSE who have missed it, a piece of good news -- Kinky Boots, which had ended its run on July 31, will be...

Different views on the VLF plays

By Susan Claire Agbayani Dominique Beatrice La Victoria — or simply, Vix — was soaking in the arts and culture scene of New York when...

A sister’s right to shoes

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Reviews Sister Act International Tour 2017 June 29-July 2 The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort & Casino, 1 Aseana Ave., Entertainment City, Parañaque City Kinky Boots Atlantis Theatricals Entertainment...

Not quite the movie

OVATION PRODUCTIONS has reeled in the international tour of Sister Act, the hit West End and Broadway musical, based on the 1992 comedy film...

The Bible in burlesque

Theater Review Godspell Presented by MusicArtes Directed by Anton Juan May 6-21 Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. corner Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City By Sujata S. Mukhi Growing up...

The Revolution is not over

Theater Lean – A Filipino Musical May 12, 7 p.m.; May 13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Adamson University Theater, San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila POOR Lean Alejandro. Perhaps...

Red Turnip’s virtual reality play reflects real world issues

Theater The Nether Produced by Red Turnip Theater Directed by Ana Abad Santos Weekends until April 9 The Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater, Circuit Makati IN A THEATER landscape dominated...

The Revolution is not over

By Joseph L. Garcia Theater Lean - A Filipino Musical May 12, 7 p.m.; May 13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Adamson University Theater, San Marcelino St., Ermita, Manila POOR...

Asexual Healing

Theater Review In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play By Sarah Ruhl Presented by Repertory Philippines April 7 to 23, with 8 p.m. performances on Fridays to...

Red Turnip’s virtual reality play reflects real world issues

Theater The Nether Produced by Red Turnip Theater Directed by Ana Abad Santos Weekends until April 9 The Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater, Circuit Makati IN A THEATER landscape dominated...

Fun Home returns for a limited run

Theater Fun Home Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group March 10 to 19 Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala cor. Buendia Aves., Makati City AFTER its successful staging in November...

Care Divas are back with more laughs, new faces

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla THE DIVAS are back in Tel Aviv — or on the PETA stage, rather — to bring more laughs and...

The Sinner is the Saint

By Sujata S. Mukhi Theater Review Agnes of God Presented by Repertory Philippines Directed by Bart Guingona Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until March 12 Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas St.,...

Eurydice: A message from my father from the afterlife

By Nina Tesoro-Poblador Theater Review Eurydice By Sarah Ruhl Presented by Tanghalang Pilipino March 3, 8 p.m.; March 4, 3 and 8 p.m.; and March 5, 3 p.m. Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural...

Can comedy unite a divided nation?

Theater Extra Judicial Kidding Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City IN A BID to see if laughter can bring a divided nation...

Sparkling comedy kicks off Rep’s 50th year

By Alicia A. Herrera Theater Review Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Directed by Bart Guingona Presented by Repertory Philippines Jan. 20 to Feb. 12 Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Paseo...

Opera and improv and ballet and musicals and a whole lot...

Arts Festival BGC Arts Festival Jan. 14 and 15 BGC Arts Center, 26th St. corner 9th Ave., BGC, Taguig City WITH PERFORMANCES ranging from a children’s show, to opera,...

Twenty Questions in 24 hours

By Camille Anne M. Arcilla Theater Twenty Questions Jan. 6 to 8, 13 to 15, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Hotel at Green Sun, 2285 Chino...