Mirava M. Yuson
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No one can compare to Wonder Woman
by Mirava M. Yuson - June 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Since day one of production, Hollywood’s Wonder Woman has had a heavy cross to bear. She’s been reduced to a pawn in the long-running DC vs. Marvel feud, with many swearing she only had a sliver of a...
Taking apart ‘Fun Home’: A tragedy of comical proportions
by Mirava M. Yuson - December 12, 2016 - 12:00am
In April 2015, a small production with only 10 cast members won the Tony Awards’ coveted Best Musical award. That musical was Fun Home, based on cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s “tragicomic” (as...
‘Miss Peregrine’ is a welcome return to normalcy for Tim Burton
by Mirava M. Yuson - October 2, 2016 - 12:00am
The title is a mouthful, but the premise of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is actually fairly easy to swallow. Commonly described as “X-Men meets Harry Potter,” the screenplay is based...
Deconstructing ‘Bridges’: A candid outlook on romance
by Mirava M. Yuson - December 5, 2015 - 9:00am
From the title alone, Atlantis Production’s latest project, Bridges of Madison County, sets itself apart from other musicals. On one hand, you have titles that are straight to the point, like Cats or Shre...
Millennials’ memorable monologues
by Mirava M. Yuson - October 17, 2015 - 10:00am
If this were the 1970s, a title like “No Filter” would be a catchphrase for an edgy tobacco commercial.
‘La Cage’: A gender-bending family-oriented comedy
by Mirava M. Yuson - August 16, 2015 - 10:00am
9 Works Theatrical’s production of La Cage Aux Folles ended its first run at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater in RCBC Plaza earlier this year, when I had the privilege of enjoying its penultimate show on March...
Shrek finds a home on stage
by Mirava M. Yuson - September 29, 2014 - 12:00am
The show must go on — and never has a mantra so devotedly held true, since Shrek The Musical, directed by Bobby Garcia, pulled out all the stops to fulfill this theater rule.
How ‘Dani Girl’ works, not a hair out of place
by Mirava M. Yuson - July 21, 2014 - 12:00am
Why is cancer?
An Addams for one night
by Mirava M. Yuson - November 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Laughter may be the best medicine, but with just the right titration, it could also put you at death’s door. Somehow, Atlantis Productions’ latest offering accomplishes that paradox of sorts by constantly...
The Macau DreamWorks experience: Crossing familiar with familial
by Mirava M. Yuson - July 21, 2013 - 12:00am
Whereas Mother Nature routinely gives the Philippines the cold (rainy) shoulder this time of year, a mere two-hour flight away, the exact opposite occurs: in Macau, things are just heating up.
‘Full Monty’ bares it all
by Mirava M. Yuson - May 13, 2013 - 12:00am
In a surprising move, Viva Entertainment Inc. has stepped into the Broadway fray, forming an alliance with Atlantis Productions to form Viva Atlantis Theatricals Inc. This is good news for fans of theater across...
Before Piaf, she was Édith Gassion
by Mirava M. Yuson - March 18, 2013 - 12:00am
Compared to many other world-famous artists today, the story of the legendary chanteuse from Paris remains speculative.
A whole new, same old ‘Aladdin’
by Mirava M. Yuson - December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Atlantis Productions has clearly made it a new habit to 1) stage a Disney musical at yearend, starting with last December’s The Little Mermaid; and 2) constantly top themselves in terms of production value,...
'Nine:' A gathering of legends
by Mirava M. Yuson - October 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Atlantis Productions has been on a roll this year, following up its productions of Rock of Ages and God of Carnage with the raucous dramedy-musical and equally adult Nine, directed by Bobby Garcia.
Awkward encounters, curious chemistry
by Mirava M. Yuson - July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
In a surprising move, one of the country’s most famous production companies decided to shake up its traditional repertoire of musicals, and put on a play instead.
'Jekyll & Hyde': The good, the horrifying, and the horrifyingly good
by Mirava M. Yuson - April 9, 2012 - 12:00am
Of all the possible stories to adapt to the stage, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde should come as one of the least surprising to everyone.
Disney-mania in Manila
by Mirava M. Yuson - December 5, 2011 - 12:00am
One of the most commonly heard complaints about local stage productions is that they’re not “big” enough.
Anatoly Panasyukov: 'Ballet is in the heart'
by Mirava M. Yuson - November 14, 2011 - 12:00am
Anatoly Panasyukov is tall, lean and easily shines in a crowd — especially when decked out in his colorful garb, complete with attention-grabbing belt buckles.
'In the Heights': Culturally sound and sounding great
by Mirava M. Yuson - September 12, 2011 - 12:00am
 It may be the nth musical that takes place in New York and the nth and a half to deal with the coming-of-age of rowdy but well-meaning youth.
Plantation Bay is pool of surprises
by Mirava M. Yuson - May 1, 2011 - 12:00am
Having previously visited Plantation Bay twice (once during childhood and then as a teenager), wondering whether a third time would be too much proved to be an unnecessary concern upon arriving at the resort.
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