M Butterfly

“Director Kanakan Balintagos felt it crucial to cast white actors in white roles for the Philippine production. Visually, it makes sense, as a homogeneous cast might have diluted the potency of the West vs East dichotomy.”

Balag at Angud

“As Junyee was ever inspired and influenced by the Filipino culture, that same purity well manifests within the show.”

“It’s the Hiltons who are rightly the center, and Pangilinan and Rivera exuded charm and likability that made everyone want to root for them”

Gee-gee at Waterina

“The true brilliance of this iteration of ‘Gee-gee at Waterina’ is how De Real and Artist Playground were able to contain so much pomp and spectacle in a tiny stage.”

“The decade is just as much a character in this show, with dialogue (director Robbie Guevara is also the writer, with Jonjon Martin as dramaturg) peppered with lingo and referential asides to the cultural landscape back then.”

Ang Huling El Bimbo

“For those looking to experience their favorite tunes in a new way, Ang Huling El Bimbo is worth a trip to the theater.”

All 12 of this year’s Virgin Labfest “Silip” new roster of plays, ranked and reviewed.

Binondo: A Tsinoy Musical

“The swell of music that begins Binondo, an original musical currently running at The Theater at Solaire, almost sounds like a promise— a rousing start to an epic story that’s about to unfold.”