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Isay, Robert & MSO in HAU’s 85th anniversary
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Holy Angel University (HAU) in Angeles City, Pampanga is described as the biggest Catholic school in the country. And for its 85th anniversary, school authorities opted for a special concert featuring Isay Alvarez...
Eugene goes dramatic in PETA play
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - December 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Eugene Domingo is a product of the University of the Philippines’ Dulaang UP, where she honed her craft, trained by directors like Tony Mabesa and Alex Cortez, and showcased her acting skills in contemporary...
Cinemalaya tackles ‘the big picture’
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - August 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s August, the wettest month. Rainshowers every day, tropical depressions come and go. It’s the time of the year for Cinemalaya (Philippine Independent Film Festival), the signature annual event of...
Pinoy mixed martial artist patay matapos mabundol
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - July 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Kasalukuyan nga­yong nagdadalamhati ang mixed martial arts world.
Zeroing in on the Padillas
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
“I am rebellious by nature and Robin calls me his first revolutionary teacher,” laughs his (slightly) older sister Rebecca Padilla, a one-time Mass Communication student at the University of Santo Tomas,...
Junior New System: From nobodies to world champs
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - June 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Some of them are illegitimate, “love children,” as the euphemism goes, from broken homes and living in shacks on the wrong side of the railroad tracks in the economically-depressed district of Sampaloc...
Why is Cinemalaya different?
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition, now on its 13th year, can look back to solid accomplishments: One hundred twenty-seven full-length feature films and 106 short films, many of which have won...
After 50 years, Balintataw marches on
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - May 4, 2017 - 12:00am
PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) and Repertory Philippines are not the only cultural organizations celebrating their 50th anniversary, there’s Balintataw, the TV (and now radio) drama which...
Is film archiving important?
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - April 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Growing up in the idyllic, pre-Internet island province of Sibali (now Concepcion) in Romblon, Bon Labora was drawn to movies, specifically the Betamax then fashionable. Influenced by his mother, Herminia, a history...
Make way for the Manila Improv Festival 2017
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - March 20, 2017 - 12:00am
They’re at it again. Those experts and specialists in improvisational theater (improv) are performing anew and bringing with them their foreign colleagues. And they will test their (and your) mettle.
The REP turns ‘gold’
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - March 3, 2017 - 12:00am
In 1967, Repertory Philippines (REP) was founded by (the late) Zeneida Amador and Carmen Barredo, known respectively as Bibot and Baby to all and sundry.
Return of the flaming fairies
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - February 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Was it lovelier the third time around? Well, yes.
Cherry Pie, Jackie Lou & Angeli in Buwan at Baril
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - February 2, 2017 - 12:00am
The play Buwan at Baril sa E-flat Major by Chris Millado (now VP of the Cultural Center of the Philippines) was commissioned by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) in 1984, a year after the Ninoy...
PhilStager follows his dreams
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - January 9, 2017 - 12:00am
The venue was Tondo High School and the Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF) performers led by director-leading man Vince Tañada were staging the musical Ako si Ninoy. After the show, a slender 12-year-old...
PETA marks 50th year in 2017
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - January 3, 2017 - 12:00am
The ground-breaking Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) was founded by Cecile Guidote in 1967, the result of her vision of a National Theater as crafted in a 500-page tome while she was a Fulbright...
PhilStagers to mount LGBT-themed plays
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - December 21, 2016 - 12:00am
The Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF), led by Vincent “Vince” Tañada, is known for musicals that blend entertainment with political advocacy.
A very Broadway Christmas in Manila
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - December 5, 2016 - 12:00am
Meet Jhett Tolentino, a Pinoy from Iloilo City who migrated to the US, made good in Broadway and won three Tony Awards for producing successful plays. He has been cited for being an Outstanding Filipino-American...
A Christmas Carol musical with a difference
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - November 28, 2016 - 12:00am
The new musical version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be different, bleak and dark, with echoes of the industrial revolution which caused so much misery in mid-19th century London. The kids might...
And now San Pedro Calungsod the Musical
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - November 18, 2016 - 12:00am
After the sung-through musical Lorenzo in 2013, produced by Christopher de Leon and with music by Ryan Cayabyab, about the life and passion of San Lorenzo Ruiz in Japan, it is time to mount a musical tribute to San...
Three weekends of love
by Amadís Ma. Guerrero - November 7, 2016 - 12:00am
Attention, one-act play buffs. There are six one-act plays, three straight and three musicals all about the various aspects of love, to be presented by Dalanghita Productions.
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