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“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.”

The Horse and His Boy

Full of gorgeous visuals, exciting thrills, and heart-rending moments, The Horse and His Boy is not just a good children’s show. It is a remarkable show for all, regardless of age.

This is Our Youth

TFM Review: This is Our Youth by Nikki Francisco

“Red Turnip Theater affectionately refers to this staging as a ‘.5’ production. Sure, it’s not as big as their major shows, but there’s nothing ‘half’ about this one. It may be set in a smaller venue with a smaller cast, but the impact of the material and caliber of performances are full and bursting.”

Audire

TFM Review: Audire by Frida Tan Photography by Frida Tan Artist Playground’s Audire (latin word for listen carefully) is a one-woman performance art show top-billed by renowned stage, film, and television actress Angelica Kanapi. It is an experimental piece where sound is used as the main proponent for the actor’s inspiration. With a background in …