“Ang Larawan” and the Journey from Stage to Screen

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Les Miserables

Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Jackman, and Eddie Redmayne are among the many cast members who have been included in this powerful, 30-year montage of Les Miserables’ One Day More. What a perfect way to celebrate the musical’s 30th anniversary. The production, with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, was first …

Aaron Tveit, who played Fiyero in Broadway back in 2008, and Rachel Tucker, who currently plays Elphaba, sing a mesmerizing duet of Wicked’s most show-stopping number, Defying Gravity. The two stars sing this as the first part of the Out of Oz series, where past and present members of the Broadway cast sing different songs …

Audire

TFM Review: Audire by Frida Tan Photography by Frida Tan Artist Playground’s Audire (latin word for listen carefully) is a one-woman performance art show top-billed by renowned stage, film, and television actress Angelica Kanapi. It is an experimental piece where sound is used as the main proponent for the actor’s inspiration. With a background in …

In Noli at Fili Dekada Dos Mil (literally translated as Noli and Fili in the year 2000), playwright Nicanor Tiongson takes the essence of Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo and skillfully weaves them together in a 2.5 hour play set in the modern day. It is 2004, the year of the infamous Infanta …

On the evening of March 11, 2011, my life was changed forever. I remember talking to my friend Ann the week before about how bored we were, and how we wanted to catch whatever musical was showing at that time before I had to fly off for yet another business trip. It didn’t matter what …

TFM Review: Florante at Laura by Frida Tan Staging a literary classic such as this is no easy feat. But what makes it 10 times harder are the hundreds of restless high school students that the company has to keep in their seats for 2.5 hours. Fortunately, Gantimpala Theater Foundation has already mastered the answer …

The Riddle of the Sphinx

“The company is brave and dare I say philanthropic even, as they take on the difficult task of developing new talent through workshops and short plays.”

BM 2.0

“It was like being in a rock concert, but instead of guitars and drums, it was more than 30 dancers shaking the ground with nothing but perfect ballet.”