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Sa Wakas, Napanood Ko Na Rin Siya!

Hindi ko napanood ang Sa Wakas nung first run niya noong 2013. Wala akong pagkukumparahan. Matagal-tagal na rin akong hindi nagiging “cultured” dahil sa hindi ko pagpunta sa mga musicales at stage plays. Wala din akong napupuntahan na exhibits lately.

Pero, there is something about Sa Wakas na kinailangan kong mag-abang at kulitin ang kanilang Facebook page kung may tickets pa para sa Feb 2 run. Buti naman at meron.

Sa Wakas, is a musical inpired by the songs of Sugarfree. Naka benteng kanta ata ng Sugarfree ang napakaloob dun sa play.

sa wakas

sa wakas

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

True to its title, Sa Wakas starts with the end of a boyfriend-girlfriend cycle, working its way back to the happiest moment of their relationship. In Tagalog… PAATRAS ang story.

Hindi ko alam kung bakit ganoon ang pag-iisip ng producers ng Sa Wakas. Siguro, paatras din sila maglakad, o di kaya, inuuna nilang ubusin ang Jolly Twirl bago nila kainin ang Yumburger.

I do not need to know all of Sugarfee’s songs and albums. Enough na na alam ko na sila ang kumanta ng “Hwag ka nang umiyak” na ni-revive ni Gary V. Dapat alam ko rin na sila ang kumanta ng Hari ng Sablay. Dapat din, kilala ko si Ebe Dancel, dahil siya naman talaga ang frontman ng Sugarfree. That would be enough.

Hindi ko na alam yung ibang kanta nila. Nandyan naman si Google.

WHAT I FELT AFTER WATCHING

Honestly, hindi ko ni-research ng mabuti ang Sa Wakas. Ang alam ko lang, it is a Sugarfree Musicale. Hindi ko alam ang background ng characters. Hindi ko binasa ang plot ng story. Hindi ko inintindi ang memes. Promise, clueless ako.

Kaya naman, sobrang nalilito ako kung bakit parang magulo ang story. Akala ko, flashbacks lang at tumatalon ang mga eksena. Inaantay kong bumalik sa present ang takbo ng istorya. Up until the break, hindi ko gets na paatras talaga yung scenes.

It worked to my advantage. I got an emotional whirlwind na produkto ng pagiging involved ko sa bawat eksena.

Hindi ko tuloy maintindihan kung ano ba dapat ang mararamdaman ko after watching.

  • Dapat ba malungkot ako dahil alam ko na ang story ay hindi talaga happy ending.
  • Dapat ba matuwa ako dahil sa bawat wakas, may bagong istorya na magsisimula.
  • Dapat ba masaya ako dahil nakaka-relate ako sa mga eksena.
  • Dapat ba ma-fulfill ako dahil alam ko ang mga kanta ng Sugarfree.

There is one thing I am sure about after experiencing Sa Wakas.

“Nakakatakot na magmahal ulit,

matatapos din pala…”

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2 weeks na lang tatakbo sa Power Mac Center sa Circuit Makati ang Sa Wakas 2017. After this, baka abutin ng tatlo pang taon bago maipalabas ulit ito.

Para sa nanghihinayang dahil sold out na ang tickets sa www.sawakasmusical.com , pwede kayo mag message sa Facebook page nila at magtanong. May mga nakabili ng tickets na hindi makakarating.

Destiny na ang magtutulak sa inyo para mapanood at ma-experience ito.

knp sa wakas

knp sa wakas

PINOCCHIO CHILDREN’S MUSICAL OPENS ON AUGUST 16

PRESS RELEASE:
Reference:
Mr. Toots Tolentino
(m) 0947-2985003

PINOCCHIO ” CHILDREN’S MUSICAL OPENS ON AUGUST 16

(photo credits: Oliver Usison, and cast)

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 !!!

Z Y W X U V T R S Q O P M N K J I H F G E C D B 6 A 5 3 4 2 1 Pinocchio poster - 2

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:

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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 !!!!

Na-In Love Ka Na Ba Sa Isang Halimaw – Ibalong The Musical

Ang gulo siguro nun noh?

Ako, wala pa akong na-encounter na halimaw. Sa totoo lang, choosy ako pagdating sa itsura. Pero mas hindi ko matatanggap ang relasyon na nagsimula sa kasinungalingan.

Kung nagbalatkayo ka lang, nagpanggap na maganda, o kaya naman e retokada pero ang press release mo e natural ang yong ganda, hindi kita matatanggap.

Mas gugustuhin ko pa ang panget na nagpapakatotoo kesa sa magandang mapagbalatkayo.

O baka naman mag-gamitan lang kami. Hindi ko rin alam. Anlabo di ba?

So, paano kaya umikot ang story ng Ibalong? Dapat siguro basahin ko muna ang buong epiko bago ako manood sa Gala Night in 3 weeks time.

Ibalong The Musical

Ibalong The Musical

Simula February 8. 2013 hanggang March 3, 2013, itatanghal sa CCP ang musical na hango sa isang epiko sa Legazpi, Albay; ang Ibalong.

Ibalong (malumay, ibâlong). Week-long celebration din ito ng bayang ng Legazpi tuwing August. Try ko to bisitahin within this year, pero for now, manonood muna ako ng musical.

Jenine Desiderio at ang cast ng Ibalong

Jenine Desiderio at ang cast ng Ibalong

Pagkamatay ng Ama ni Oryol

Pagkamatay ng Ama ni Oryol

 

Tungkol ang story kay Handyong (played by Myke Salomom) isang tao na nagpunta sa Bicol para sakupin ang lugar at kalabanin ang mga halimaw.

Ang isa sa mga halimaw na si Oryol (played by Jenine Desiderio) ay nagkatawang tao para akitin ang ating bida, pero sa bandang huli, nagkamabutihan sila.

Sabi ni Tata Nanding Josef, paraan daw ito para para ma-protektahan ang natural resources at cultural heritage hindi lang ng Legazpi at Bicol kundi ng buong Pilipinas na rin.

Tata Nanding on Ibalong Presscon

Tata Nanding on Ibalong Presscon

Director Tuxqs

Director Tuxqs

Sabi naman ng Direktor na si Tuxqs Retuquio, gusto raw niya ipakita na ang mga story tungkol sa mga halimaw at mga epikong paglalaban ay hindi lang makikita sa Twilight at Lord of the Rings. May mga ganitong kwento rin tayo sa Pilipinas at isa na rito ang Ibalong.

Ang Ibalong The Musical ay sinulat ni Rody Vera.

Jenine Desiderio with a bunch of bloggers

Jenine Desiderio with a bunch of bloggers

 

Ticket Prizes
Regular – P800
Students – P400
Senior Citizens – P640
 
www.tanghalangpilipino.org.ph
TicketWorld 891-9999
CCP Box Office 832-3704

Musical on TV

GLEE, the hottest craze in TV when it comes to musical, can be viewed only at JackTV and ETC. It is all about McKinley High School’s Glee Club wanting to take honor and pride back to their little set of singing and dancing people.

Now on its second season, the series gets to be more and more exciting. I have just seen our very own Charice perform at the highest ranking TV series about a month ago and man, she was great. A true champion that takes the world by storm of songs.

I am now hooked up with the series. I see to it that I can get home during Gleedays and tune in to my TV set just for the show.

The recent episode about duets paired up the characters in a strange way now. I think this is a turning point that everyone should have watched because surprises might come in on the next set of episodes. I hope I am right about this.

So watch out for the series only at JackTV and ETC.

Premieres every Wednesday at 4pm Manila.

With primetime Telecast at 9pm.