“It had its appeal to the Filipino masses, definitely, but as a play that strove for social significance, it was found wanting.”

“If there’s any play in existence that could represent our culture best, in its simplicity and beauty, Ampalaya: The Musical is it.”

“The ballet is an exciting display of poetry in motion – a staging one should never miss.”

“To say that it was intense is to diminish the power of the play. It was a force of nature.”

“Beyond the beauty of the story and the chemistry of the actors was a highly personal experience for me, as a viewer who, much like the main protagonist, would rather keep living in a safe, made-up world where everything can be controlled.”