Read: HAMILTON in MANILA! (A Review) + Guide Awesome to watch the Hamilton Musical on Disney Plus performed by the original cast led by Lin-Manuel Miranda as the author and lead actor to celebrate the American Independence Day weekend. Hamilton is a theatre hip hop musical about the story of the United States Founding Fathers … Continue reading Hamilton Musical Review (Disney+ Movie vs. Theatre Version)
One of my regrets in 2018 was missing the maiden run of “Himala: Isang Musikal” which eventually won 8 awards in the 11th Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards (the equivalent of the Tony’s in Manila). I finally watched it last weekend. It is the kind of show that will resonate with you in understanding the Filipino … Continue reading HIMALA Isang Musikal: Must-Watch Iconic Filipino Musical!
Dani Girl is an enlightening tale of 9-year old Dani Lyons’ battle against cancer. At some point in our lives, we get a first-hand experience of cancer and how it affects our families. The musical is about the child-like hope needed to battle against the dreaded Big C. I’ve always admired the work of non-profit organizations … Continue reading Dani Girl Manila answers “Why Cancer?” and “What is Hope?”
Ang Huling El Bimbo is a masterful piece of expert storytelling through the music of the Eraserheads, the most iconic rock band of the 90s. Their songs are expertly put together to build the story of friends who have lost their relationships, and their unexpected reunion years later. Ang Huling El Bimbo is the latest … Continue reading ANG HULING EL BIMBO: Of Sad Homecomings #AngHulingElBimbo2018
Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady (KPANLL) is a proudly Original Filipino Musical about the aspirations and tribulations of the common Filipino, set amidst a battle between superheroes and supervillains. The show is very endearing throughout, flawlessly integrating Pinoy humor, poking fun at our quirky habits and (mis)pronunciation of words, and a hopeless love story. I … Continue reading Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady – The Musical (A Review)
RAK OF AEGIS is a Pinoy Original Musical based on the music of Pinoy Rock Band, Aegis. The music is weaved into a story of resilience amidst calamities and the dream of making it big someday. It’s a musical a la Mamma Mia, with a cheesy love story and the songs of Aegis as the soundtrack. I … Continue reading RAK of AEGIS: A Pinoy Rock Romantic Comedy Musical featuring the Songs of Aegis! (A Review) @PetaTheater
Read: Our Awesome Adventures 2013: ♪ Because I Knew You ♩ I Have Been Changed For Good! WICKED The Musical finally opened last night at the CCP Main Theatre to kickoff Wicked Mania in Manila! It’s the world-class Broadway musical that Filipinos have been raving about and campaigning to bring to the Philippines. “Wicked” is the untold story … Continue reading WICKED MANIA in MANILA! (@WICKED_Musical Review)
First, a disclosure: this is the first ballet show I’ve watched. We were in grade school when the first Rama Sita was staged by Ballet Philippines in 1980 with Basil Valdez as Rama, Kuh Ledesma as Sita, and Leo Valdez as the evil demon Ravana. I’ve watched the adaptations of the Hindu epic Ramayana twice in … Continue reading RAMA HARI Ballet Musical: Must-Watch Pop Ballet Show!
(Official Photo by Phantom of the Opera) I still can’t believe that PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, touted to be “the most successful musical of all time“, is being staged in Manila. I was addicted to its complete soundtrack during my college days, and I never imagined I would get to hear and watch it live … Continue reading THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Manila) is There, Inside Your Mind…
(Official Press Release of Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show) Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show, Feld Entertainment’s all-new live stage production starring Mickey Mouse in a fun-filled road trip and talent search adventure, performs at Smart Araneta Coliseum from September 5 to 15, 2012! Spotlighting favorite Disney characters such as the ever-lovable Tigger; Cinderella … Continue reading DISNEY LIVE! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show