Himala: Isang Musikal gave me an intimate, one-of-a-kind, magnificent experience

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There's not much that I know about the Himala film of 1982, except for one, the main lead was Nora Aunor; two, it was written by Ricky Lee; and three, the film is constantly played in local TV stations during the Holy Week. When I saw the poster of the musical I got thrilled, and … Continue reading Himala: Isang Musikal gave me an intimate, one-of-a-kind, magnificent experience

In Good COMPANY for 2019

After the runaway success of last year’s “cheerfully deranged” (The Manila Bulletin) MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, Upstart returns with a brand new production of COMPANY, the well-loved Broadway classic that is currently making a splash in London’s West End. A “landmark musical” (Time Magazine) about love, marriage, friendship, and loneliness, COMPANY is one of theater legend … Continue reading In Good COMPANY for 2019

Experiencing Noli Me Tangere thru the opera version

Noli Me Tangere has become my all-time favorite literary masterpiece after we dissected El Filibusterismo (its sequel) in senior year. I guess that's how superb my Filipino teacher was in my junior year. I even went wholeheartedly, when she required the class to see the musical which, she would say after, had a lot of … Continue reading Experiencing Noli Me Tangere thru the opera version