Lea Salonga’s astounding transformation as Mrs. Lovett make this Bobby Garcia-directed retelling not one to miss.

Katsuri, Of Mice and Men

Bibeth Orteza’s adaptation of Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ sets a standard for adaptations, local plays, and theater-as-advocacy.

Magnificat

There’s nothing new in this Laurice Guillen-directed, Nestor Torre-penned, and Ryan Cayabyab-composed musical about the Jesus story. 

Company

Topper Fabregas’s stylized direction gets in the way of this Sondheim classic.

Dancing Lessons

With Francis Matheu’s perfunctory direction, this one-act about atypical love is middling at best.

Felicity Kyle Napuli and Rebecca Coates give very different, but equally affecting performances alternating as a sick but lionhearted 9-year-old.