Showing posts from December, 2016

The Menchu Quick Change Chronicles

The Menchu Quick Change Chronicles
Dec. 13, 2016

The cast of Resorts World Manila's Full House Theater staging of "Annie" created a series of backstage videos featuring Menchu Yulo-Lauchengco's stage exit for her quick change called "The Menchu Quick Change Chronicles."

Here is a compilation of all the videos from Caisa Borromeo's Facebook account. Enjoy!

Episode 1: The Virus

Episode 2: The Finish Line

Episode 3: The Walking Dead

Episode 4: What is everyone running away from?

Episode 5: The Matador

Episode 6: This is SPARTAAAA

Episode 7: At the stroke of midnight

Episode 8: The Hostage

Special episode: The Annie-quin Challenge

Episode 10 (Mid-Season Finale): The Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo Winter Collection

Mid-Season Break

Episode 12: Ang ProbinsyAnnie

Episode 13: Menchu's Revenge

Finale: HanniGans and Ships

"Annie" runs until Dec. 25 at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Paranaque City. Tickets: Details:…

How TJ Ramos crafted the soundscape for 'Mabining Mandirigma'

How TJ Ramos crafted the soundscape for 'Mabining Mandirigma'
and won a Philstage Gawad Buhay for it
Dec. 10, 2016
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Tanghalang Pilipino's "Mabining Mandirigma," a musical about Apolinario Mabini, a leader during the Philippine revolution against Spain, is currently on its third rerun.

First staged last year, the production won 12 awards from Philstage Gawad Buhay, including Outstanding Musical (directed by Cris Millado), Script (Nicanor Tiongson), Musical Direction (Joed Balsamo) and Choreography (Denisa Reyes).

Mabini is played by Liesl Batucan (the role was originated by Delphine Buencamino). TP's Actors Company, its resident pool of actors, fills out the rest of the cast (Outstanding Ensemble).

Its set (Toym Imao) and costume design (James Reyes), using steampunk as the visual reference, also won top honors. Steampunk blends 1800s aesthetics (e.g. British Victorian era or American Wild West era) and steam-powered machine…

Ela Lisondra: Swinging from London's 'Miss Saigon' to Manila's 'Christmas Carol'

In BGC, an open-air 'A Christmas Carol' starting tonight
Ela Lisondra: Swinging from London's 'Miss Saigon' to Manila's 'Christmas Carol'
Dec. 3, 2016
Philippine Daily Inquirer

9 Works Theatrical's "A Christmas Carol"--the classic story of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge and how he changes for the better after being visited by three Christmas ghosts--opens tonight and runs until Dec. 25 at Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Bonifacio Global PCity (BGC), Taguig.

That's the same open-air space where 9 Works presented the punk-rock musical "American Idiot" as a live concert experience several months ago, in collaboration with Globe.

This version of "A Christmas Carol" features the music of Alan Menken ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Pocahontas," "Hercules," "Tangled") and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens …