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David Ezra’s performance keeps the show from going completely off course. He is well-cast as our serious, straight-shooting hero. His magnetism, impressive singing, and sheer stamina was the sobering presence that anchors the audience back to why this musical exists in the first place: Aurelio.

Joey Mendoza’s office break room set was appropriately grubby. It’s not sterile or glossy, but lived-in almost, complete with flickering lights (lighting designer John Batalla)—the sort of place you would find a man like Ray.

“The power of this ballet lies in its choreography. Francisco successfully weaved  patterns, created levels, and crafted sequences that were visually exciting.”

“Ballet Philippines’ season opener, ‘A Gala Celebration’, was a tribute to dance itself, in its purest form, and as an expression and extension of the dancer.”

“Playwright J-mee Katanyag makes a witty spin-off of children’s stories into a new narrative.”

“This Joy Virata-helmed production is thoroughly delightful with its lovely (and sometimes hilarious) music by Michael Valenti and lyrics by Elsa Rael.”

The show makes use of Jerome Robbins’s original choreography, and primarily excelled at what it was being billed as: a dance musical.

Twin Bill

“With stunning theatricals, especially for a student production, ‘Twin Bill’ perfectly addressed two of today’s youth’s most pressing issues. It showed not only what student plays could be, but also what they should be.”