Theatre

Tara’s 2019 Mid-Year Theatre Round-Up

Photo by Karen Zhao on Unsplash
July 13, 2019

Most of the people who know me know I’m a sucker for a good theatre production. Thing is, I kind of suck at writing reviews lately, that most of my thoughts about the shows I’ve seen this year were only confined to Instagram posts. And since we’ve reached the halfway mark of 2019 (ALREADY?!?), I’ve decided to do a mid-year…

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Review, Theatre

Fly me to the moon, because Mula sa Buwan is back!

November 11, 2018

Curtains have opened once again for one of my favorite Filipino musicals, Mula sa Buwan, and I AM ECSTATIC! I always thought it was a shame the runs for this show were extremely short, so I’m really happy they’re producing a total of sixteen shows now (well, down to twelve now, because they’ve already opened last Friday). I caught yesterday’s 3PM…

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Films, Music, Personal, Theatre

#BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy: What to read, see, and listen to

August 3, 2018

#BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy is the official hashtag for an online campaign spearheaded by author Edgar Calabia Samar (Janus Silang), who objective was to promote Filipino-authored pieces of literature. This happens in the month of August, which is also Buwan ng Wika or National Language Month. I was made aware of this campaign last year, and since then, I’ve been making a conscious…

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Review, Theatre

Review | Full House Theater Company’s Ang Huling El Bimbo

July 29, 2018

As Rak of Aegis enjoyed a couple of successful runs, Sa Wakas returned with a vengeance and Ako si Josephine had its initial run. It kept me wondering how much longer I had to wait till someone picked up The Eraserheads’ rich discography and turned it into a blockbuster of a musical. Not for long, said the universe. Because in January 2018, posters…

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Press Releases, Theatre

Changing Partners has returned to the PETA Theater Center!

May 13, 2018

Following its successful transition into film, the critically acclaimed and award-winning musical CHANGING PARTNERS is returning to the stage this May at the PETA Theater Center. The Journey According to multi-awarded composer and writer Vincent A. DeJesus, the book, libretto, and music of Changing Partners were inspired by his own personal stories and of his friends. When asked how long…

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Review, Theatre

Review | Mula sa Buwan (Or Why It Deserves Another Rerun)

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February 28, 2017

Soon after Blackbox Productions’ Mula sa Buwan returned for a two-weekend run last February 18, I saw social media posts comparing the musical to the recently-released Jollibee “Vow” ad. But while the trope was definitely similar, the Cyrano de Bergerac retelling was SO much more than that. (In millenial-speak, it was simply SO EXTRA.) This December 2016 review of Mula sa Buwan will tell…

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Review, Theatre

Review | Sa Wakas, The Musical

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February 14, 2017

I’d been wanting to post a Sa Wakas review since its opening night, but time is rarely on my side lately, so that little thing got shoved into the backburner every single time. Now that the run is officially over (they closed last Sunday, February 12), I feel like I should at least try to articulate All The Feelings I felt…

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Theatre

[ Press Release ] Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones

January 15, 2017

The PETA Theater Center presents: STICKS, STONES, BROKEN BONES A shadow puppet comedy show, made from bits of rubbish. Sneaky chickens, flying Ninjas, brain surgery and an unforgettable horse race! Welcome to the surreal shadow puppet world of Sticks, Stones, Broken Bones. Using household objects and bits of rubbish, Bunk Puppets transforms simple objects into hilarious silhouette stories. In each…

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Theatre

5 Must-See Filipino Musicals (January-April 2017)

January 12, 2017

Last year, I was able to see ten stage productions–3 Stars and a Sun, Les Miserables, Godspell, Rak of Aegis, Ako si Josephine, Dirty Old Musical, Changing Partners, The Tempest Reimagined, Mula sa Buwan, and Mabining Mandirigma–and I could tell you that even as my wallet protested, my heart and soul were happy and content. This year, I have my eyes set on even more productions, most of them original…

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