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79-year-old Fil-Am fulfills dream of traveling the world

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A 79-year-old Filipino-American woman has achieved her lifelong dream of traveling the world. Luisa Yu celebrated her recent visit to Serbia, which marked the completion of her 56-year quest to travel all 193 member-countries of the United Nations. ...


Top musicals you should not miss in 2024

chrome_reader_modeDecember 01, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

Thespians are in for a treat next year as both local and international musicals are set to grace the Philippine stage. Metro News Central has listed the shows that you absolutely cannot miss (and might want to start saving up for) next year. Miss Saigon Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s ne...

Review: 'Sandosenang Sapatos' a heartwarming musical about father’s love

chrome_reader_modeNovember 19, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

"Sandosenang Sapatos" is a must-watch for those seeking a heartwarming musical that tugs at heartstrings and stimulates introspection this Yuletide season. Tanghalang Pilipino is restaging this well-loved play which speaks volumes about a father’s love for his daughter. Adapted by ...

Dolly de Leon to conduct workshop on auditioning

chrome_reader_modeNovember 14, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

Golden Globe and BAFTA nominee Dolly de Leon will conduct a workshop for Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas on film and theater auditions. The workshop, titled "DUP Studio with Dolly de Leon: Auditioning for a Role and Landing It," is scheduled for November 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., at IBGKAL T...

'Miss Saigon' extends Manila run until May 2024

chrome_reader_modeNovember 14, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

Award-winning musical Miss Saigon is extending its run in Manila for two more weeks, now scheduled until May 2024. GMG Productions has announced that the closing date has been rescheduled to May 5, instead of April 21. “Due to overwhelming demand during the pre-sale, Cameron Mackintosh's...

'Twenty Questions' is back for a two-week run

chrome_reader_modeNovember 09, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

Theater fans, rejoice! Juan Ekis' Palanca award-winning play, "Twenty Questions," returns to the stage this month. It will run from November 10 to 19 at the Mirror Studio Theatre in Barangay Poblacion, Makati City. The play follows college friends Jigs and Yumi, who find themselves ...

'Sandosenang Sapatos' musical returns to stage this November 

chrome_reader_modeNovember 07, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

"Sandosenang Sapatos," Tanghalang Pilipino's well-loved production, is coming back this month. It will run at the Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez, CCP Black Box Theatre from November 17 to December 3. The musical is based on the book of the same title by Luis Gatmaitan. It revolves aroun...

'One More Chance' musical to be staged in 2024

chrome_reader_modeOctober 23, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

The blockbuster film "One More Chance," starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, is set to hit the theater stage next year with its musical reboot featuring Ben&Ben's music. "An ICON for an ICON! Star Cinema's cult classic meets the music of the massively popular and awar...

Pinoy adaptation of 'The Little Prince' to be staged this November

chrome_reader_modeOctober 22, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

Heads up, "The Little Prince" fans! A local adaptation of the best-selling novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be staged in Quezon City next month. The adaptation, titled "Prinsipe Bahaghari," will run at the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Teatro Papet Museo in Quez...

Rachelle Ann Go now part of 'Hamilton' cast in Manila

chrome_reader_modeJuly 20, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

Rachelle Ann Go is set to make her musical homecoming in the Philippines as she joins the stellar cast of the hit musical "Hamilton," scheduled to open in Manila in September. Go will be reprising the role of Eliza Hamilton, a character she previously portrayed in the London West End prem...

Lea Salonga asserts boundaries with fans in dressing room incident

chrome_reader_modeJuly 18, 2023 loyalty account_circleMJ Blancaflor

Lea Salonga has reminded the public to respect her boundaries after a video of her asking fans to leave her dressing room went viral. "I have boundaries. Do not cross them. Thank you," she wrote in a tweet on Monday. The issue stemmed from a now-deleted Facebook video post...

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