REVIEW: ‘Doc Resureccion’ is an obliquely political family soap
It’s a fascinating premise: how politics need to be so calculated that winning or losing might hinge on how one shows up on the ballot–but this is only the pretense that brings Doc back to his dirt-poor beginnings.
REVIEW: ‘²Bayani’ is a Bonifacio text book set to music
“This musical, when in its form, gives you a glimpse of how today’s politicking has been going on for over a century, that the things today’s Filipinos are fighting for, and are dying for, are the same things our lauded national heroes have been fighting and dying for.”
REVIEW: ‘Babae Ang Bukas’ shows you can’t keep good women down
“To an almost literal degree, they’re all stories of women taking their present circumstances head on and preparing themselves for the future. And what better theme to explore these days when we’re all–Filipino women and all genders alike–are on the precipice of great change?”
REVIEW: 10 Virgin Labfest “Kapit” Plays, Ranked
We may have just witnessed the birth of a new theater form.
REVIEW: “Carmina Burana” & “La Traviata” are triumphs in tragedy
Ballet Manila successfully closes its 24th season with a beautiful double bill.
REVIEW: “Matilda: The Musical” is a must-see modern classic
This RSC production is packed with stage magic, affecting performances, and a classic story fit for all ages.
REVIEW: “Tabing-Ilog” is a shallow dive into rocky waters
This Jade Castro-penned musical remake of the hit 90s show is a cacophony of themes and terrible teens.
REVIEW: “Batang Mujahideen” is an even-handed take on Basilan conflict
Guelan Varela-Luarca’s stylized production of Malou Jacob’s play invites audiences to check their preconceived notions at the door.