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3 Stars and a Sun

“Playwrights Mixkaela Villalon and Rody Vera built a layered, complicated world inside the Stormdome. Made into reality by production designer Gino Gonzales, we peek into an absorbing society with bylaws, technology, and mythology worth exploring.”

Bituing Walang Ningning

“The immediate and resounding standing ovation at the end of the performance was a testament to the hard work that the creative team has put in to polish this production.”

TFM Review: Maniacal by Nikki Francisco

“Egg Theater Company’s Maniacal is, more than anything else, a revelation. Literally. It allows theater fans a peek behind the curtain– an insightful, albeit exaggerated, peek into its players and how, after everything, the show manages to go on.”

“It is the type of production that makes a lasting impact on the audience’s psyche, a hidden gem of a theatrical masterpiece.”

Peter Pan ticket

“Edna Vida Froilan’s choreography absolutely shines in this production, evidenced by the contrast in Pan’s and Hook’s movements. Ballet Philippines’ principal dancer, Jean Marc Cordero, plays Peter Pan, and he moves with such unbridled enthusiasm and joy, expressed through his muscular and strong dancing.”

The Secret Garden

TFM Review: The Secret Garden by Nikki Francisco

“It’s a dark story, but it’s a simple one: Mary Lennox finds a secret garden (and a secret cousin!) and brings it back to life– her family and Misselthwaite Manor along with it. Still, if the original material was a little dour, the musical is, surprisingly, even gloomier.”

Peratedes

TFM Review: Peratedes by Nikki Francisco

“Loosely based on Federico Garcia Lorca’s play, The House of Bernarda Alba, Victorio Concepcion’s Peradetes follows its source material more in theme than plot. Lorca’s play is about women, after all. This adaptation, in contrast, pulls men at the forefront.”

The Nutcracker

TFM Review: The Nutcracker by Pia de Ungria

“Philippine Ballet Theatre’s staging of The Nutcracker was an A-grade production, and it was nothing short of delightful. The stage was adorned with vibrant colors and elaborate stage props that assuredly proclaimed Christmas.”