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
Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes
This year marks the 100th birth anniversary of Philippine culinary icon Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes, who was born on May 11, 1917. Known as the Ina, Kababayan, Kusinera, Mama Sita poured her life into creating delicious Filipino dishes not only for her family but for countless Filipinos abroad who find themselves craving for the homecooked meals their mothers or grandmothers made for them.
Philippines premiere production of George Frideric Handel’s Serse
Prof. Alegria O. Ferrer in cooperation with U.P. Asian Center, U.P. College of Music, and Sinag Arts Center, proudly presents “Xerxes E Romilda”, the Philippine production of George Frideric Handel’s opera “Serse”. It will be shown twice on 6 October 2017 (3:00 PM for Matinee, and 6:00PM for Gala) at GT Toyota Theater, Asian Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman campus.
Xerxes e Romilda is set in Persia (modern-day Iran) in 480 BC and is very loosely based upon Xerxes I of Persia, though there is little in either the libretto that is relevant to that setting. This production will incorporate traditional Persian music, in order for the audience to feel the setting. The opera is also known for its opening aria "Ombra Mai Fu", sung by Xerxes to a plane tree. The entire opera will be entirely sung in Italian; however, Italian lyrics and its English translation shall be flashed above the stage to be easily understood by the general audience.
text and photos by Marz Aglipay
PETA is set to release its latest children's musical offering on August 18. Tagu-taguan, Nasaan Ang Buwan, the new original play written by J-mee Katanyag, is set to spark the imagination of both young and old through an enchanting journey into a world of stories.