“TFM sat down with the cast and artistic team of Ballet Manila’s upcoming show Pinocchio. Its original production was staged back in 2002, with seasoned dancer Alvin Santos playing the title character at the ripe age of 17. Thirteen years later, he reprises his role with musical theater actress Tippy Dos Santos playing the Pink Fairy. The Pink Fairy tells the story of Pinocchio in the eyes of her best friend — the Blue Fairy.”

Fatima Leana: “It was such an unexpected and amazing experience. Ms. Menchu truly inspired me beyond words.”

“During the first few minutes, we were all a bit tense because… who wouldn’t be? But she was the type of person who would make anyone feel instantly comfortable, with no ego, no air in sight.”

What we would have given to be a part of that massive celebration! This YouTube video, posted by Clarissa Defensor, features Rachelle Ann Go (current Fantine) singing with Patti LuPone (the original Fantine), Frances Ruffelle (the original Eponine) and Carrie Fletcher (the current Eponine) during the musical’s 30th anniversary celebration in the West End. The quartet sang a …

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 …

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 …