Leah C. Salterio
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Keeping the theater industry alive
by Leah C. Salterio - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
“The theater industry is alive, bustling and vibrant.” This was positively enthused by Repertory Philippines’ newly-appointed artistic director, Liesl Batucan, who proudly unveiled the interesting...
Thrilling musical adventure
by Leah C. Salterio - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Repertory Philippines’ 2019 season ender, The Quest for the Adarna, is a thrilling musical adventure for kids that breathes new life into the classic Filipino epic, Ibong Adarna, produced through Rep’s...
Music as therapy
by Leah C. Salterio - November 1, 2019 - 12:00am
She learned to sing first before she even learned how to speak. At three years old, she was able to belt out Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love of All.
Brownman Revival’s amazing feat
by Leah C. Salterio - October 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Not every band gets to perform continuously for 25 years. That’s an amazing, enviable feat for Brownman Revival.
‘Where the hell was Lea Salonga?’
by Leah C. Salterio - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Entering The Theatre at Solaire even when stage lights were still down for Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, one can instantly feel the sinister aura from the impressive, stylized...
Kira Kosarin: Showbiz is in her blood
by Leah C. Salterio - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
To see Nickelodeon star Kira Kosarin — as the superhero Phoebe in The Thundermans — in the entertainment business singing and acting since she was four is not really surprising. After all, her parents...
Ogie is in a show with the hurados
by Leah C. Salterio - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The Hurados or the judges of Tawag ng Tanghalan on ABS-CBN’s daily noontime fare, It’s Showtime, has undoubtedly become a strong brand after three years on TV.
Kakie’s debut single
by Leah C. Salterio - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
She could have easily joined show business by banking on the strength of her mother’s name, popularity and strong influence. Yet, even with her distinguished lineage, Frankie Pangilinan or fondly called “Kakie,”...
OJ in perfect Company
by Leah C. Salterio - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
“Surreal” is how the two members of the popular vocal sextet, The CompanY, describe their performing stint in Stephen Sondheim’s musicale, Company, from which the 34-year-old group interestingly...
Aicelle back on stage as Elsa
by Leah C. Salterio - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Local movie fans who live through the ‘80s era will not possibly forget Nora Aunor’s award-winning performance in director Ishmael Bernal’s Himala.
A loving tribute to Mr. C
by Leah C. Salterio - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
When the subject and the honoree has these illustrious titles — National Artist for Music and 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee — one will readily acknowledge his enviable echelon in the local music world...
Monique Wilson 3rd actress to play Mabini
by Leah C. Salterio - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not often that local audiences get to watch a steampunk musical that’s ambitious and, at the same time, sophisticated. Tanghalang Pilipino’s restaging of its award-winning 2015 production,...
Heart-tugging story about a faithful dog
by Leah C. Salterio - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
In Mongolia, it is believed that when a dog dies, he comes back to life as a human being. That was reiterated in the recent page-turner translated into big screen material, The Art of Racing in the Rain.
A treat for the whole family
by Leah C. Salterio - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s rather unthinkable and ironic for a fierce lion, a smart, female hippopotamus, a handsome zebra and a skittish giraffe to be together. To point the obvious, they are considered wild animals and are most...
The stars aligned for Zephanie
by Leah C. Salterio - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The Voice Kids was not for her, even if she was ready for the big time and competed all the way to the live shows when she joined in 2015.
Dani Girl is back
by Leah C. Salterio - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The re-staging of the musical, Dani Girl, is not really surprising even if it came five years after the production was presented as the maiden offering of The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical.
Life partners win Amazing Race 5
by Leah C. Salterio - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Familiar names and faces make up the 11 teams competing in The Amazing Race (TAR) US Season 31, which premiered recently on AXN. It’s not just another race, but a clash of reality show contestants this se...
Carole King’s Beautiful is a big, memorable throwback
by Leah C. Salterio - June 22, 2019 - 12:00am
After Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) kicked off its 20th anniversary season with Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches last March, Beautiful marked the second show in Atlantis’...
Beginner’s luck works for The Voice winner
by Leah C. Salterio - May 25, 2019 - 12:00am
As if John Legend’s prestigious EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) trophies are not enough, the artist recently added The Voice to his enviable stash of awards.
Erik back to horror genre
by Leah C. Salterio - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Award-winning director Erik Matti returns to the horror genre with Kwaresma, a Mother’s Day presentation of Reality Entertainment, with Sharon Cuneta in the lead, joined by John Arcilla, Guila Alvarez and two,...
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