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In celebration of its 22 years of producing well-loved musicals for children of all ages, Repertory Philippines Theater for Young Audiences proudly announces a richly imaginative offering with the staging of

PINOCCHIO” – the story of a familiar wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy whose nose grew when he told a lie.

Originally written as a serial in 1881, Le avventure di Pinocchio (The Adventures of Pinocchio), its popularity was given a boost when Walt Disney made it into a popular 1940 animated film. The story has been filmed many other times, including a 2002 live-action version starring 50-year-old Oscar-winner Roberto Benigni as Pinocchio.

The contemporary celebration of PINOCCHIO has been newly adapted for today’s young audiences in this award-winning musical based on the Book by Carlo Collodi, Adaptation and Lyrics by Jim Eiler; and Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy.

Set in Italy, this version tells the beloved tale of Pinocchio, a boy-sized puppet built by the caring puppet maker, Geppetto. Knowing of his longing for a son, the Blue Fairy brings Pinocchio to life as a reward for Geppetto’s remarkably generous spirit. Pinocchio is told by the Blue Fairy that if he always obeys his father, she will turn him into a real boy. But the best laid plans can sometimes go awry and Pinocchio’s boyish longings leads him away from his father and on an adventure unlike any other. From the Land of The Toys to the belly of a whale, Pinocchio learns that no love is greater than that of a parent for a child.

Ms. Joy Virata, artistic director of Repertory Philippines Therater for Young Audiences will direct PINOCCHIO. This marks her third time to direct this musical since it was produced in 1996 and 2004 respectively.

This new and fresh production of Pinocchio is going to be a real treat for the entire family with a flurry of masks, music and merriment. It will be alive, charming and bursting with energy. The children in the audience will be spellbound with its visually stunning and colorful set design and costumes with loads of fun.

For this production, the role of PINOCCHIO will be alternately performed by Albert Silos, Noel Comia, Daniel Drilon, Guido Gatmaytan, Sofie Wong and Andee Achacoso. Pinocchio’s character is the epitome of naïve innocence and is led into trouble time and time again because of it. He is a curious, impressionable, and a sincere young lad.

Oliver Usison and Nic Campos shall alternately play the role of GEPETTO, a toy maker who is noticeably warm-hearted and caring, spirited and fun loving. He is constantly yearning for a son and wants nothing but the best for Pinocchio.

Arnel Carrion and James Stacey will alternately play the role of ANTONIO, the story’s narrator, as well as other characters in the village. He will interact with the audience throughout the show with his inviting, engaging, energetic charm.

Antonio Lane and Jay Pangilinan shall alternately tackle the role of CANDLEWICK, the young and rambunctious rule-breaker. With his bratty and mischievous attitude, he leads Pinocchio into trouble with several other boys.

Natalie Everett, Ring Antonio and Bituin Escalante will alternately essay the role of Angelina, Geppetto’s housekeeper. She cares deeply for Geppetto’s well being and possesses a loving rapport with him. A thoughtful and clever woman.

Liesl Batucan, Christine Flores and Cara Barredo will alternately play the role of the Blue Fairy, an omniscient presence and motherly figure. She looks out for and guides Pinocchio. She is kind, gentle, and generous to those pure of heart.

Steven Conde and Steven Hotchkiss will alternately play the role of Signore Volpone, the ringleader of a sinister plot to exploit naive children. He operates as the “brains” of the operation and keeps Signore Gatto in his place. Portrayed as a fox, he is dishonest thief with great cunning and craftiness.

Chino Veguillas and Dingdong Rosales will alternately bring to life the role of Signore Gatto, the less intelligent sidekick of Signore Volpone. Portrayed as a cat, he is a dishonest thief and blindly follows his boss.

Onyl Torres, Raul Montesa and Bituin Escalante will alternately play the role of Coachman.

Vien King and Steven Conde will alternately play the role of Gino.

The ensemble is composed of the following: Khevin Almario, Mano Domingo, Gold Soon, Thea Gloria, Gabri Panlilio, Ina Salonga, David Shawn Delgado, Justine Pena, Daniel Delgado, James Perez, Kendrick Ibasco, Cristy Paredo, Mica Fajardo, Astarte Abraham and Nicolle Cojuangco.

PINOCCHIO is set to open on August 16, 2014 at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas cor. Legazpi St., Makati City. The show runs until December 12, 2014.

A really brilliant musical for kids, PINOCCHIO promises to be a completely unique theatre experience — a modern remix of the original story told with vim, verve, vibrancy with the overall message of the importance of good behavior !!!

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For details of show, please call tel. nos. 571-6926 and 571-4941; or email : shows@repertoryphilippines.com

or log on to: www.repertoryphilippines.com.

Connect to Repertory Philippines online through the following social media networks:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/repertoryphilippines
Twitter: www.twitter.com/repphils
Instagram: www.instagram.com/repphils
YouTube: www.youtube.com/repphils

Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph

PINOCCHIO is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

See you at the theater !!!!

BEGIN AGAIN: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Featuring original music performed by ADAM LEVINE, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY & CEE-LO GREEN

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack OUT NOW on SPINNR, DEEZER, iTunes & Spotify!

Opens in Cinemas Nationwide July 9

Academy Award winner (2006 Best Original Song for “ONCE”) Irish writer-director John Carney brings his musical genius back to the big screen through his latest film, “BEGIN AGAIN”, a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features the singles “Lost Stars,” “Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home” and “Like A Fool.” The songs were co-written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Glen Hansard and others, performed by Adam, Cee Lo Green and the film’s co-star, Keira Knightley.

In a press interview Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine, expressed that “It might sound heavy to say but the film asks the question: can a song save your life? I do believe that the energy you feel when you hear a song that you respond to emotionally – it can change your life, and maybe save it in a way. Music saved my life, because I love it so much that I don’t know what I would do without it.”

In “BEGIN AGAIN”, past-his-prime record executive Dan Mulligan (played by Mark Ruffalo) is facing a failing marriage, a career he can’t keep up with, and a daughter he can’t connect to. But at his most desperate moment, he hears a powerful song by Gretta (Keira Knightley), an unknown musician on the brink of giving up her musical dreams after an unexpected heartbreak and frustration with her former lover Dave (Adam Levine). From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

Begin-Again-Music-From-and-Inspired-By-the-Original-Motion-Picture-Deluxe-Version lost stars artwork_lowres


  1. Adam Levine – Lost Stars
    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyT-oGDnMqE

  1. Keira Knightley – Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home
    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyiQtznyCGU

  1. Adam Levine – No One Else Like You

  2. Cee-Lo – Horny

  3. Keira Knightley – Lost Stars
    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLTRSakuugs

  1. Adam Levine – A Higher Place

  2. Keira Knightley – Like A Fool
    Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5GvfIZG-g

  1. Cessyl Orchestra – Did It Ever Cross Your Mind (Demo Version)

  2. Cee-Lo – Women of the World (Go On Strike!)

  3. Keira Knightley – Coming Up Roses

  4. Cessyl Orchestra – Into the Trance

  5. Keira Knightley – A Step You Can’t Take Back

  6. Adam Levine – Lost Stars (Into the Night Mix)

  7. Cessyl Orchestra – The Roof Is Broke (Demo Mix)

  8. Keira Knightley – Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home (Rooftop Mix feat. Hailee Steinfeld)

  9. Cessyl Orchestra – Intimidated By You

Download “BEGIN AGAIN: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” online via http://www.spinnr.ph/ or iTunes – http://smarturl.it/M5-BeginAgain.Or stream the music through Deezer and Spotify! Available in CDs by July 21. The soundtrack is exclusively distributed by MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines).

Solar Pictures’ BEGIN AGAIN opens in cinemas nationwide on July 9, 2014.



The Secret Behind Better Ingredients, Better Pizza


Papa John’s offers sumptuous pizzas that will definitely score a high five. Do you ever wonder why  Papa John’s is one of the best Pizza Restaurants?

Here are at least five reasons why:

1) The Dough – When was the last time you ordered pizza, which came with real dough (and not biscuit)? Or when was the last time you ordered pizza that wasn’t oily? Minus good dough pizza isn’t a pizza.

Papa John’s dough is baked fresh. It’s hot, it’s soft, and it’s chewy – nice!

2) Ingredients – Pizzas are topped with generous servings, while pastas and sides ooze with flavor – the merry mix of ingredients feel like they dance on your palate.

They say they are “Better Pizza. Better Ingredients”. Must be. It really does make a difference when ingredients are fresh. You’d see and taste it.

3) Pizza Variety – “Super Papa” is Papa John’s top of the line with the combination of pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, sliced mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and black olives. This one’s “all-in” so it’s
the first one you must try.

However, you wouldn’t afford to miss Papa John’s other pizza flavors since it’s different from what other brands offer. There’s Spicy Italian Meatballs, Texas Heat, Chicken BBQ, and Chicken Bacon
Ranch. It would be wise to try each one of them and decide what your favorite is later.

4) Pastas & Sides – No pizza is an island. It would be “corny” to just order pizza and not have pasta or sides with it.

Go for a little adventure and order the not-so-typical flavors like Shrimp Oriental Pasta and Mediterranean Seafood Linguine. If you want to stay safe though, there’s Carbonara or Meatball Bolognese. (Tip: Try the Carbonara, it’s my favorite!)

Must try are Drummettes and Wingettes. The flavor isn’t too tangy and it’s not salty. It’s okay to get all your fingers rolled and wrapped on its taste – just lick it after!

Go mix and match your choice with the various pizza flavors on the menu!

5) Promos! – Visiting Papa John’s on Tuesdays mean you can actually you order a 12″ Family Classic Pizzas for Php199 only! The promo is good for dine-in, delivery and take out.

cheese sticks

cheese sticks

cream of mushroom soup

cream of mushroom soup

diablo burst

diablo burst

hawaiian pizza

hawaiian pizza

Papa Johns Logo

Papa Johns Logo

papa john's branches around the world

papa john’s branches around the world

papa john's favorite pizza

papa john’s favorite pizza

papa john's sauce

papa john’s sauce

three cheese pasta

three cheese pasta

On weekends they also have “Weekends One, Two, FREE” where you get 2 Sides Free (from Friday to Sunday) when you buy One Family Pizza.

Papa John’s also gives discounts on their meal packages – choose from many of their offers and get huge savings.

Find more reasons to enjoy Papa John’s. Visit them or call 887-7272 for delivery. Log on to www.papajohns.com.ph


Press Release

Think your denim utters nary a word about you? We beg to differ.

Take bell bottom jeans, for example. These pants, with their iconic bell-shaped hems, were introduced innocently enough—sailors in the U.S. Navy first wore them in the 19th century. By the late 1960s, however, these exaggerated flares had been adapted by fashion-forward teenagers, not only as adolescent garb, but also to show a generation’s counterculture sensibilities. Even today bell bottoms speak so symbolically that they’ve become a key emblem of the 1970s, as much as a tie-dye headband.

Sporting bell bottoms in modern times isn’t out of date, but simply retro-chic, depending on your overall sense of style. Luckily, you’ve got plenty of other denim options—from skinny jeans to colored jeans—that speak volumes, too.

So what are the new fashion rules for wearing denim? Just one: DENIM RULES!

Jeans, in all their body-contouring comfort, can be worn everywhere—from the office to after-work parties. Whether you want to live in denim at work or play, the key is adapting jean-altering trends to suit your own style.

What do your jeans say about you? From revealing classical leanings to trend-spotting clues, we’ll tell you how your jeans are spilling the beans. But first, we’ll look at the different types of jeans out there.


Strutting your stuff in skinny jeans means one thing: You enjoy showing off your body. Skinny jeans say, “I want to attract attention,” and they do. Caution: Skinny jeans are for slender and fit bodies only. Wear a long top either tucked in or worn on the outside to avoid a “whale’s tail” fashion disaster (a.k.a your underwear showing)


Boot-cut jeans are just a step above “mom jeans”. In other words, they make for a flattering look, but they’re not exactly trendsetting. Boot-cuts say you’re not willing to push the envelope, but you’re also not willing to be completely left behind. How to make them cool? Wear them with a more modern shoe and funky accessories to liven up the look.


As in, jean-leggings. These super-slim pants are often manifestations of personality traits like being ultra-trendy and having a youthful flair. But, keep in mind that they are best worn by slim guys and gals. Jeggings are very useful since they have a “tights” effect. They are great with voluminous, long and multi-layered tops.


The bell-bottom wearing woman is one who appreciates the “vintage” look. But they work mostly for people who have some height to their frames. Word to the wise: Bell-bottoms paired with a fitted top will draw attention to the waistline.


Why live on just blue alone? A colored jean suggests whimsy and fun with a bit of “I’m not afraid to experiment” mixed in. Just avoid going monochrome—yellow over yellow, for instance, is a fashion disaster waiting to happen. How to wear it: Since the colored denim will take center stage, pair it on top with neutrals and clean lines.

Finding that elusive, yet perfect jean for your body type and personality can take a lot of time. Luckily, SM Supermalls will be holding a month-long jeans festival this July. Celebrating fashion that never goes out of style, SM will showcase a wide variety of events for denim lovers everywhere.

Check out THE DENIM BAR and get stylish ideas to rock your denims. The goal is to create the perfect outfit for you from their wide selection of jeans as well as tops, shoes and accessories.

See the latest styles and the hottest models at THE DENIM RUNWAY, a fashion show dedicated to all this denim.

Find denim on sale in every style at THE DENIM HUB, a bustling bazaar featuring all your favorite jean brands.

And finally, with THE DENIM LOOK BOOK, follow the country’s most popular fashion bloggers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see how they style their denims.

Get the style inspirations and trend updates. Join the hippest fashion events. Be part of THE DENIM MOVEMENT this July at SM Supermalls.





Bootcut 1

Bootcut 1



colored denim

colored denim

Colored Denim 2

Colored Denim 2




















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