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“‘Fly Me To The Moon’ is about the vicious cycle of social oppression, where love – in this case – cannot conquer all.”

“Tanghalang Pilipino brings back this American classic to serve as a warning and with Dennis Marasigan’s clear-eyed direction and Jerry Respeto’s lucid and potent translation, the message is quite clear.”

Swan Lake

This production is an illustration of how the seemingly effortless grace of ballet dancers is anchored on exacting technical precision.

This production conflates nostalgia and the material’s core politics to create a fresh and arresting take on an old favorite.

Just like the crossing between realms, this sequel takes its audience to a stylistically-different dimension.

Tony Mabesa directs both “Fathers & Sons” and the Jose F. Lacaba and Virgilio Almario translation, “Mga Ama, Mga Anak”, with a directness that allows Joaquin’s resonant words to bear new relevance decades after its writing.

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.