BINONDO, A Tsinoy Musical’ tells the story of how LILY, a Filipina night club singer in pre-Martial Law Manila, and AH TIONG, a mainland Chinese scholar returning to Cultural Revolution-era Beijing, embark on a journey of great love and heartbreak that begins one fated, moon-lit night during the Mid-Autumn Festival of 1971 in the heart of Manila’s Chinatown.
Repertory Philippines, or REP, takes a figure out of the shadows of history and brings her story to the spotlight in the science bio-drama Silent Sky. Directed by REP Artistic Director Joy Virata, Silent Sky runs from March 2 to 25 at the OnStage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City.
Tanghalan Pilipino Celebrates Filipino Folklore with a Familiar Tale of Love in “Nang Dalwin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad”
Is Juan, The One for Mariyang Makiling?
World-class Filipino artistry will once again be celebrated as Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, concludes its 31st Theater Season (billed as “Freedom Writers: Freedom Fighters”) with Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad, a new and original production based on National Artist Nick Joaquin’s story “How Love Came to Juan Tamad.” Literary critics describe it as the correct explanation why Mariyang Makiling forever nurses a broken heart and why Juan Tamad remains a pop idol; a model for the young.
Ken Ludwig’s hilarious play comes to life on the Philippine stage
Repertory Philippines or REP opens the curtain of its 2018 season with the rollicking, operatic farce A Comedy of Tenors, a production that packs laughs thanks to its whip-smart writing and larger-than-life ensemble of characters.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will once again open its doors and offer unique artistic experiences with a see-all-you-can-and-pay-what-you-can scheme at the Pasinaya Open House Festival, happening on February 3 and 4, 2018 in all the center's performance and rehearsal venues, as well as partner museums in Manila and Pasay City.
Now on its 14th year, the Pasinaya Open House Festival is the country's biggest multi-arts festival, gathering the best of the best in the art community and featuring performances of the CCP resident companies and other guest artists, film screenings, mini-workshops, visual arts exhibitions, artists' market, museum hopping, among others.
Ending the season with a flourish, Ballet Philippines stages the lively classic Don Quixote on February 9-18, 2018 at the CCP Main Theater. Taken from an episode of Miguel de Cervantes’ tale, the ballet follows the lofty adventures of Don Quixote into Barcelona. Here, he meets Kitri, an innkeeper’s daughter whom he thinks is his ladylove Dulcinea. Kitri, in turn, is enamored by Basilio, the poor local barber of whom her father doesn’t approve. Mayhem ensues as the gentleman from La Mancha unwittingly helps the two lovers have their happy ending.
Text and Photos by Marz Aglipay
After a two year hiatus The Sandbox Collective returns with their first iconic Filipino Musical which they will be producing in collaboration with 9Works Theatrical.
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - To end its 50th season, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is producing a Filipino adaptation of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘‘Night, Mother. The play has been adapted by Ian Lomogo, and directed by Melvin Lee, who is known for his outstanding portrayal of the role of Chelsea in PETA’s musical comedy Care Divas