Category: theater

From Broadway to Manila: ‘Sister Act: The Musical’ stages at Solaire

You’re in for some glittery fun with SISTER ACT: Live in Manila! (Watch an excerpt from their live performance below.) Ovation Productions brings to the Philippines a new theater offering perfect for all musical theater fans. The Broadway and West End smash hit musical comedy Sister Act, based on the hit 1992 film that has

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‘Virgin Labfest 13’ celebrates diverse unstaged plays with ‘Wagas’

The 13th Virgin Labfest will run from June 28 to July 16 at various venues of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In partnership with its resident theater company Tanghalang Pilipino and the playwright group Writer’s Bloc Inc., the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will host the 13th edition of the annual theater festival

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Schedule for CCP’s ‘Virgin Labfest 13: Wagas!’ unveiled

Now on its 13th edition, the Virgin Labfest remains to be a celebrated event flocked by theater enthusiasts at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).  It is an annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works in partnership with Writer’s Bloc Inc. and Tanghalang Pilipino Inc. Virgin Labfest 13 will run from June

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UP Manila Dramatista presents ‘Leán: A Filipino Musical’ at Adamson University

The 1997 original production “Leán: A Filipino Musical” is brought back to the stage through UP Manila Dramatista featuring powerful, catchy songs by Gary Granada that will give life to different characters and personals from the 1980s. The new adaptation will be shown on the following playdates at Adamson University Theater (900 San Marcelino Street,

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Ateneo Blue Repertory closes 25th season with ‘Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady: The Musical’

The box-office hit “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady: The Musical” is back on stage fully re-imagined and revamped through the fresh eyes of rip-roaring millennials. This pun-filled musical extravaganza brims with Carlo Vergara’s acerbic wit, flamboyant production numbers, and superhero-supervillain action sequences that pack a punch. Tongue-in-cheek comedy, family drama, romance and live action

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Red Turnip Theater closes fourth season with sci-fi thriller ‘The Nether’

Fresh off the critical success of their last outing, the family comedy-drama Tribes, Red Turnip Theater is ready to take audiences into a different theater experience with the sci-fi thriller THE NETHER. THE NETHER opens March 10 and runs all weekends until April 9. Tickets at or Venue: Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater, Ayala

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THEATER REVIEW: Tanghalang Ateneo’s ‘Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon’

Photo by Waldo Katigbak.

I’ve known Palanca winner Edgar Calabia Samar since his 2012 novel Sa Kasunod ng 909 but there was never a chance for us to meet even if we have long since been Facebook friends. It has always been nice to read his posts on Facebook and I’ve been wanting to meet the guy in flesh and see how he

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