Now open for showbuyers: Philippine Opera Company's "Harana" re-run in 2012

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Announcement from Philippine Opera Company

Watch out for the limited return engagement of "ANG BAGONG HARANA" this coming 2012!

Interested show buyers can contact 0917-527-2880 or 881-7168.

Directed by Floy Quintos, "Ang Bagong Harana" showcases the best of Filipino composers from different music genres: Nicanor Abelardo, Ryan Cayabyab, Willy Cruz, Francisco Santiago, Antonio Molina, Resti Umali, George Canseco, Ernani Cuenco, Levi Celerio, Jose Estrella, Constancio De Guzman and  Felipe de Leon, to name a few.

“Ang Bagong Harana” integrates past/present, north/south, colonial/post-colonial experiences and put them into a revue where our whole souls are the source of inspiration. The different suites mixes old songs and new while talking about “who we are Filipinos” and where we have been.

Past shows have featured Philippine opera and theater's celebrated singers: Karla Gutierrez, Aizel Prietos, Charley Magalit, Janine Santos, Marian Santiago, Lawrence Jatayna, Jack Salud, Nazer Salcedo, Marvin Gayramon, Al Gatmaitan, Floyd Tena and Jurgen Unterburg.

Harana, also known as Habanera Filipina, is a form of Philipipne lyrical song from the Spanish colonial period.  It was used as courtship serenades in the Mexican-Spanish tradition based on the Spanish Tango or Habanera rhythm.  While the Spanish version has a lively, seductive tempo; the Filipino version is romantic, lyrical and slow.

Filipino bachelors, accompanied by one or two companions, would bring along a guitar to serenade their ladies under starlit skies.  The lady and her kinsfolk would open the home's window as a polite gesture of appreciation until the set of harana songs were completed.

In the 1920s harana was (re)popularized by performers such as Atang de la Rama, Jovita Fuentes, Conching Rosal, Sylvia La Torre and Ruben Tagalog.

Why harana?
"Today, the young generation may not even know harana's real essence as far as Filipino folk traditions are concerned. And that is the one singular reason why POC is reviving this beautiful Filipino culture," says Karla Gutierrez, POC artistic director.

In 2008, POC staged "Harana" as a vehicle to showcase the evolution of Philippine music through song and movement. Harana went on a tour of Amsterdam in 2009.

It embarked on a Philippine tour in 2010, covering the cities of Cebu, Roxas, Antique, Bohol, Palawan. In 2011, it toured Bacolod, Ormoc, Tacloban, and Samar.  Later in 2011, the show went through some changes and was retitled to "Ang Bagong Harana."

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FREE ADMISSION Sipat Lawin Ensemble's "Strange Pilgrims: Psychopomp Edition" Dec. 13, 2011

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Psychopomp Edition

launch of sculptor Leeroy New's installation
Pyschopomp's Reef
performance of Sipat Lawin Ensemble's
"March of the creatures and attack of the fireflies and bulging, bouncing orange things"


December 13, 2011 Tuesday 5pm
28th Street cor. 7th Ave,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(In front of NBC tent and back of Arts in the City.)

About the performance:
A ball. Performance: Sound + Dance+ Opera+ Play. Join our procession; whistle, hum and slow-dance with us. Wear orange. We'll give you a pipe.

About the Sculpture-Installation:
In Greek mythology, psychopomp literally means a “guide of souls.”  In different religions, they are spirits, angels or deities that guide newly deceased souls to the afterlife.  Visual artist Leeroy New takes on this role  – as a guide of sorts – towards a vibrant landscape at the art strip in Bonifacio Global City.

Psychopomp’s Reef is the first inaugural exhibit of the BGC Offsite Gallery, a new program managed by the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI).  The program is intended to showcase works by young contemporary artists.  Ephemeral and temporary in nature, it will provide more flexibility and latitude to feature a variety of sculptural works – even the cutting edge and experimental.

From afar, Leeroy New’s organic bright orange “growth” stands out against the flat terrain like large coral clusters.  Up close it is actually made out of plastic conduit tubes and cable ties.  This direction, however, is not at all new to the young artist.  Since completing his Fine Arts degree at the University of the Philippines in 2007, he has been exploring the notion of the “hybrid” in materials chosen and the themes and forms created.

This BAFI project was managed in collaboration with Art Cabinet, Inc and with the assistance of Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation.

Psychopomp’s Reef will be on view at the BGC Offsite Gallery until February 2012.

Artist Profiles:
Leeroy New (b. 1986, General Santos City) is a prolific young artist and designer whose practice overlaps and intersects with film, theater, visual arts and fashion. He is a Visual Arts graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts and University of the Philippines Fine Arts and has received several citations for his work, including the grand prize for sculpture in the 2005 Metrobank Art Awards and the 2009 Ateneo Art Awards where he received residency grants in Singapore and Australia as prize. Most recently, he has been nominated for the Signature Art Prize 2011.

Primarily a practicing artist, he has done numerous exhibitions and has been invited to participate in the 2008 Singapore Biennale, where he positioned an army of his trademark alien figures on the roof of one of the courtyards of the City Hall, and the 2009 Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, where he installed an eye-shaped vessel on the facade of the FAAM museum. He is the man responsible for the Balete installation(2009) at the Rizal Library in the Ateneo University as well as the otherworldly facade of the Sputnik Comic Bar(2008) in Cubao X.

Leeroy New also works as a production designer and at present has worked on four feature films and a number of music videos and short films. He also applies his artistic practice in the context of fashion and has participated in Philippine Fashion Week. New has also designed sets, puppets and costumes for various theater/dance groups including Ballet Philippines, Dulaang UP and Sipat Lawin Ensemble.A recent ace on his sleeve, one of his rubber-cast bustier was worn by pop icon Lady Gaga as outfit for the video of her recent single release, 'Marry the Night'.

Sipat Lawin Ensemble is an edge work, site-specific theatre company composed of Theatre Arts Alumni from the Philippine High School for the Arts and their collaborators. Changing the landscape of theatre performances in the Philippines, the Ensemble is geared towards developing a contemporary community theater experience shared among artists and audiences inside and/or outside the four walls of the theater.

In 2010, Sipat Lawin Ensemble launched its official and inaugural season billed as SEASON 2000-X opening with Haring +ubu-l, a device- work adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s play UBU ROI. Imperio Animalia, the Ensemble’s devise-work adapation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm was also launched in 2010 as part of SLE’s Theater-in-a-backpack touring performances.

Sipat Lawin Ensemble was featured as performance company for Ani ng Sining & TANGHAL5 Festival in 2010, and Monodrama Manila 2011 by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Ateneo De Manila University’s Company Call 3 Performance lectures.

Crossing and blurring boundaries among different media, in this year's Season 2000-Xi, the Ensemble aims to create and develop new forms of inter-action and communication. 2000-Xi highlights collaborations with top artists from different fields; line-up of performances include ImperioAnimalia (August), Rmeo luvz Julz 2011 (Romeo and Juliet) - Baranggay Fiesta Edition (November), and Battalia Real (February 2012).

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FREE ADMISSION United Artists for Cultural Conservation and Development's "Ang Kasaysayan ni Teodora: Isang Ina" Dec. 12, 2011

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United Artists for Cultural Conservation and Development (UACCD)

in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
and SM City Sta. Rosa

in observance of Teodora Alonso's death centenary


"Ang Kasaysayan ni Teodora: Isang Ina"

A play about Teodora Alonso, the mother of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal

Dec. 12, 2011 (Monday) 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm
The Event Center, SM City Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Written by Katte Sabate and Raymond Vergara
Directed by BJ Borja
Dramaturgy by Dr. Bimbo Sta. Maria
Production design by Carlo Pagunaling
Lighting design by Loren Rivera
Sound design by Jules dela Paz

The cast features UACCD's Youth Performance Council

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CTE Productions' "Love, Loss and What I Wore" Jan. 20-22, 2012

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Announcement from CTE Productions

CTE Productions
will stage a re-run of
"Love, Loss, and What I Wore"

on Jan. 20-22, 2012
at Carlo Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Tower Building, Makati.
Shows are at 8pm with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:30pm.

The Off-Broadway show written by sisters Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) and Delia Ephron (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up), vividly recounts a selection of comic and heartwarming stories from different women who remember key moments in their lives through the clothes they wore.

The cast includes:
- veteran theater actress, writer, and emerging director Cathy Azanza-Dy
- current Associate Artistic Director of Repertory Philippines, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo
- TV host, model and performer Teresa Herrera
- thespian and music sensation Bituin Escalante
- acclaimed classical vocalist, theater performer, and executive director for Music Artes Philippines, Jay Valencia-Glorioso

Azanza-Dy, Lauchengco-Yulo, Herrera, Escalante, and Glorioso.
Each milestone in a woman’s life is captured with laughter, tears, and the special piece of clothing she wears during those moments. A woman’s clothes and accessories are not only expressions of her unique tastes and amazing personality but are reflections of the memories that define who she is today. Behind each halter top, faded pair of jeans, cocktail dress, painful set of stilettos, and designer handbag, she has a story to tell.

The show is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. Since its debut in 2009 at New York’s Westside Theater, "Love, Loss and What I Wore" has never failed to garner praise from critics and delight audience members who saw themselves or someone they knew in each funny and poignant tale.

The show won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play. It has since then been staged in Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Scandinavia, Los Angeles, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Australia, and Paris.

The show is directed by Theater Down South’s Artistic Director Michael Williams and Cathy Azanza-Dy. Set design is by Gawad Buhay! (Philstage awards for the performing arts) awardee Denis Lagdameo and lighting design is by acclaimed and sought after lighting designer John Batalla.

Tickets are at Php1,500 for orchestra center, Php1,200 for orchestra side, Php1,000 for loge, and Php500 for balcony. Tickets are available at Ticketworld at 8919999 or log on at

Contact 2150788 or 09175378313 or email or "CTE Productions" on Facebook.

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CTE Productions' "Defending the Caveman" Jan 6-15, 2012

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Announcement from CTE Productions

CTE Productions' "Defending the Caveman" will have a rerun on
Jan 6-7, 13-14 8pm
Jan 7-8, 14-15 3:30pm
at the Carlos Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza Building, Makati.

Featuring: Joel Trinidad
Directed by Michael Williams and Cathy Azanza-Dy

Defending the Caveman, the longest running solo one-man show in Broadway history, is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.  Couples will roar with laughter and nudge each other as they recognize themselves being described in the play.

Joel  Trinidad stars as the Caveman who will entertain viewers in this one-man show. Trinidad is known for his stints in Avenue Q and Spelling Bee, as a playwright (Breakups and Breakdowns) and founding member of the comedy group "Silly People's Improv Theater" or SPIT.

Stand-up comic Rob Becker wrote Defending the Caveman over a three-year period during which he made an informal study of anthropology, prehistory, psychology, sociology and mythology.  With hilarious  insights on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zones, Defending the Caveman  has found a way to mine the common themes of relationships that goes straight through the funny bone and into the heart.

Recommended for adult audiences only.

Contact 2150788, 09175378313 or
Tickets also available at Ticketworld (891-9999).

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Artistang Artlets' "110" Dec. 7-9, 2011

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Announcement from Artisang Artlets

Artistang Artlets
official theater guild of
the Faculty of Arts and Letters
of University of Santo Tomas

Composer, lyricist and musical director: Arkel Mendoza
Librettist: Katte Sabate

Director: Maria Genieve Edar
Production designer: Tiara Corullo
Technical director: April Joy Amida

The musical revolves around a group of university students' studying in the theater program of the University of the Philippines, from their entry to the program to their practicum, also known as "Theatre 110."

December 7, 8, and 9, 2011

10am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm.
Albertus Magnus Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas

Tickets at P60.

This show is part of its 31st season (2011-2012).
Contact 0926-979-4565 or

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Eating food, speaking words, making theater

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Yay! My article on "the return/rise of dinner theater" in Manila was published by Philippine Daily Inquirer in its Dec. 5, 2011 issue.
Eating food, speaking words, making theater
By Walter Ang

Word of Mouth Theater's
staged reading of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"
While musicals seem to be the default choice these days of many English-language theater groups in Manila, there are a few groups serving up straight plays—with food and beer.

9 Works Theatrical staged “Sweet Charity” a few months ago and has already announced its “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” for next year.

Repertory Philippines and Stages’ co-production of “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure” just wrapped up.

Rep’s children’s musical “Suessical” and Resorts World Manila’s staging of “Sound of Music” both run until December.

Atlantis Productions wrapped up its rerun of “Next to Normal” and opened “Disney’s Little Mermaid” last week.

Groups have already announced its musicals for next year: Rep has “Jekyll and Hyde,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical.” Atlantis has “In the Heights,” “Rock of Ages,” “Nine” and “Shrek the Musical.”

On the opposite side of these big musicals, staged in big theaters usually preceded by months of publicity, there have also been several small-scale, stripped-down straight plays usually announced only days or weeks earlier.

And by some strange twist, all these “small” plays have been served together with food.

Actress/director Ana Abad Santos curated “Unlimited Text,” where 19 actors performed excerpts from five plays at Taumbayan Resto-Bar in Quezon City.

Natividad “Naty” Crame-Rogers’ Philippine Drama Company Sala Theater just wrapped up National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin’s “Portrait of an Artist as Filipino” in a dinner-theater presentation at Ilustrado restaurant in Intramuros.

Word of Mouth (WOM) Theater Philippines presented, under its Play with Your Food (PWYF) series, a staged reading of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” at Quantum Café in Makati. (The restaurant has been home to weekly performances by Silly People’s Improv Theater, more commonly known as SPIT.)
“Unlimited Text” had a one-night-only rerun at Quantum Café a few days after “Picasso’s” premiere.

The three groups didn’t make any plans to perform at dining establishments instead of theaters. Perhaps, though, some unspoken energy within the theater community spoke to the hunger of both artists and audiences for more straight plays—even if they got their fill only through excerpts and readings instead of a full production.

“Theater is not synonymous with musicals! Don’t get me wrong, I love musicals, but it’d be nice if we had a good number of straight plays to balance things out,” says Abad Santos.

“There is nothing like the text and the actor. It’s an opportunity to face your demons whether as artist or audience. A straight play just goes way deeper, this never-ending struggle to unearth all the possibilities in the written word. There is so much power there.”

Reading and risking
“I get a lot of requests from actors to just hang out and read into the wee hours of the morning. We’d read plays we’ll probably never get to do. Just something for the soul,” adds Abad Santos.

“In the end, you need to be heard. ‘Unlimited Text’ materialized along with fellow actors Jenny Jamora and Topper Fabregas. We wanted to celebrate the text. We wanted to share our celebration of the diverse talent of Philippine theater actors.”

“Taumbayan is owned by fellow theater actors. We felt it was best to jump-start the series there. It also gives it that underground indie feel that we want. We’re open to performing in other places though.”

Jeremy Domingo, Word of Mouth Theater artistic director, says WOM’s PWYF is an experimental series that brings together “actors in a scenario fueled by the instinctive rawness and thrill of a first table read. It’s theater that’s more dangerous, more risky and less polished, which becomes a compelling experience for both performer and audience.”

“One of my most memorable experiences was joining Barangay Theater Guild’s (BTG) dramatic reading of Ladislav Fodor’s ‘The Vigil’ in 2006, directed by Daisy Avellana, assisted by her son, the late, great José Mari Avellana. It was evidence that a staged reading, with great material and seasoned performers, can keep an audience riveted for two hours.”

Crame-Rogers originated the role of Paula in BTG’s world premiere of “Portrait,” and acted with Daisy (as Candida) under the direction of Daisy’s husband, Lambert. And she carries on the tradition of sala theater through her group, even staging productions in her own living room.

She uses the opportunity to teach new theater practitioners.  “In our recent staging of ‘Portrait,’ there were five players who’d never performed before! They were shy and nervous, but now they’ve come to be more expressive and daring. They see better what being an actor is like because they’ve met the challenges and now have the ultra-vision of the actor,” says Crame-Rogers.

Domingo says: “We hope to promote staged readings as a viable, legitimate theater genre, as it is in many countries worldwide. This may be a way to bring David Mamet, Neil Simon, Tom Stoppard and other great playwrights, in addition to our local acclaimed and awarded playwrights, to the attention of a new generation of theatergoers.”

Do Filipino audiences (existing and potential) want to watch straight plays in English?

“Yep, they just don’t know it yet, ha-ha!” says Abad Santos. “On a more serious note, it’s not just ‘wanting.’ It’s like water, we need it. Even if sodas taste better.”

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"Disney on Ice" skates back to Manila this Christmas 2011

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Yay! My article on the upcoming "Disney On Ice" show in Manila was published by Philippine Daily Inquirer in its Dec. 4, 2011 issue.
"Disney on Ice" skates back to Manila this Christmas
By Walter Ang

"Disney On Ice: Let's Celebrate!"

“Disney On Ice” returns to Manila with “Disney On Ice: Let’s Celebrate!” from Dec. 25 until Jan. 3, 2012, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The ice-skating show features more than 50 Disney characters dancing and singing to songs from different Disney films. Mickey Mouse will use his “Global Destinator” to bring everyone to different locations around the world to show how holidays are celebrated, like China for the Chinese New Year and Brazil for Carnival.

Filipino-American figure skater Justine Lopez will play Princess Tiana (“Princess and the Frog”). Princess Tiana will be featured in a royal ball with Disney Princesses like Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Mulan, Snow White, among others.

The boys are part of the show, too. Audiences will see Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Stitch, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, among others.  Even Jack Skellington and several of the Disney villains will have their own number, a Halloween Haunt.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse will both present a winter wonderland to the audience.

Justine Lopez
Lopez began skating at the age of seven and grew up in Sacramento, California.  Her parents are from Batangas City.  She was accepted to Disney On Ice in 2008 after sending in an audition tape and being granted a personal audition on Valentine’s Day.

She’d already started attending college when she joined Disney On Ice. Her education is on hold at the moment as she tours the world to perform with the show.  Lopez has performed in Canada, Japan and China. “This will be my first time performing and visiting the Philippines,” she says.

“Down the line, I would like to take classes while on tour to start attaining my credits,” she says. Lopez aims to attain a double major in English and Mathematics with a minor in Dance.

Her first role was playing Pocahontas. “Since then, I have been on three different shows and this will be my fourth year with the company. I’ve been honored to play several roles and skate with amazing people.

Princess Tiana and Raveen
Visa cardholders can avail of any of the three Visa Exclusive Bundle Packs, especially priced packages exclusive to Visa cardholders, from now until Dec. 18.

The Lower Box Bundle includes four Lower Box tickets, one souvenir program and one Celebration Party Hat (P4,635). The Upper Box A Premium Bundle includes four Upper Box A VIP tickets and one jumbo popcorn (P3,520). The Upper Box A Regular Bundle includes four Upper Box A regular tickets and one jumbo popcorn (P2,530).

“Visa has been a global partner of The Walt Disney Co. for 14 years,” says Iain Jamieson, Visa country manager for Philippines and Guam. “This promotion for the Manila tour of ‘Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate!’ is our year-end gift to cardholders to thank them.”

“Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate!” runs Dec. 25-Jan. 3, 2012, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Visa Exclusive Bundle Packs can be booked at, SM Department Stores and ticket counters of TicketNet (9115555 or Visit

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Jay Españo in third "The King and I" production for 2011

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Filipino actor Jay Españo in third "The King and I" for 2011

Filipino actor Jay Españo is in his third production of "The King and I" for 2011.  He reprises his role as King of Siam and marks his Canadian debut in Sault Symphony Orchestra's production at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Stage Dec 7 to 11, 2011.

In April he was in Chicago for The Drama Group's production (read about it here) and in October he was in Pheonix, Arizona for The Peoria Center for  Performing Arts's production (read about it here.)  Españo had already actually started rehearsing for the Canadian production when he left for three weeks to perform in the Arizona production.

While this may be his third time to portray the same role, Españo says, "Different directors have different visions and interpretations of the text. I actually enjoy that because that's where my work as an actor comes in."

"There is the symbiosis of ideas of how the show should be be. I like giving my thoughts and I very much enjoy working with directors who are open to the actors' input, especially for material like 'The King and I' since I'm Asian and I've lived in Bangkok and worked there, so I'm familiar with the culture."

"And having different actors to perform with, epecailly the Mrs. Annas, gives a different dynamism to my character for every production."

This nine-time Tony Award winning musical has been performed many times since its Broadway debut in 1951. The film version won five Academy Awards.

Meryle Secrest (Rodgers' biographer) summed up the musical as “a celebration of love in all its guises, from the love of Anna for her dead husband; the love of the King's official wife, Lady Thiang, for a man she knows is flawed and also unfaithful; the desperation of forbidden love; and a love that is barely recognized and can never be acted upon.”

Españo has returned to Sault Ste. Marie City in Ontario to rehearse for the show and has also been leading classes in Musical Theatre with hundreds of students aged 5-55. He has visited numerous elementary and high schools, as well as hosting public workshops at Studio Dance Arts in conjunction with Li’l Buds Theatre Company from Chicago.

More than 35 dancers from Studio Dance Arts will be performing in the musical's ballet “The Small House of Uncle Thomas.”

Tickets are available at the Station Mall Box Office. Contact (705) 945-7299 or visit

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Atlantis Productions 2012 line-up of shows

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Announcement from Atlantis Productions

Atlantis Productions announces its line-up of shows for 2012

March 2012
Re-run of
Directed by Bobby Garcia

June to July 2012
To be directed by Chari Arespacochaga
Confirmed cast: Filipino-Australian actor Mig Ayesa reprising his Broadway role as decadent rock star "Stacee Jaxx"

July 2012
To be directed by Bobby Garcia
Confirmed cast: Lea Salonga and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo

September 2012
To be directed by Bobby Garcia

November-December 2012
SHREK The Musical
To be directed by Chari Arespacochaga

Tickets are available from showbuyers, the Atlantis Productions Office, and Ticketworld outlets.

Atlantis Productions offers up to 45% return on investment for showbuyers.
To buy shows or to buy tickets, contact 892-7078 or 840-1187 or

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Repertory Philippines 2012 line-up of shows

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Announcement from Repertory Philippines

Repertory Philippines has announced its line-up for its 2012 season

Season Shows
"Next Fall" (Jan. 13-Feb. 5, 2012)
By Geoffrey Nauffts
A play about a gay couple that reconciles differences in their religious faiths.  Luke believes in God. Adam believes in everything else.
Directed by Audie Gemora
Starring Bart Guingona and David Bianco

"Leading Ladies" (Feb. 10-Mar. 4, 2012)
By Ken Ludwig
Two actors intend to pose as the nephews of a rich heiress to scam her inheritance.  Comedy ensues when they find out she's actually looking for nieces.
Directed by Michael Williams

"Jekyll and Hyde" (Mar. 16-Apr 15, 2012)
Book and Lyrics are by Leslie Bricuse
Music by Frank Wildhorn
The musical that features the hit song "This Is The Moment."
The musical is about Dr. Henry Jekyll and how his experiments with human personality unleash his own dark side.  He wreaks havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.
Directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo
Starring Jett Pangan, Michael Williams, Cris Villonco and Junix Inocian

Children's Musical
"The Wizard of Oz" (Aug. 18-Dec. 16, 2012)
Music by Jeanne Bargy and Jim Eiler
Lyrics by Jim Eiler
Dorothy ends up in the magical land of Oz, teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to help her find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home, all while avoiding the Wicked Witch Of The West.
Directed by Joy Virata

Year-end Big Musical 
"Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical" (Nov. 16-Dec. 16, 2012)
The musical is a stage adaptation of Disney Channel's "Camp Rock" films which feature the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato, where attendees of a summer music camp learn the value of honesty, friendship and teamwork.
Directed by Audie Gemora

All shows will be staged at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1 Mall, Makati City.

For details on showbuying or seat-blockbuying, contact Repertory Philippines at 571-6926 or 571-4941 or email

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