The Philippine Legitimate Stage Artists Group, Inc. (Philstage), in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, holds the 2009 “Gawad Buhay!: the PHILSTAGE Awards for the Performing Arts,” tonight, March 26, 2010, 7:30 p.m., at the Tanghalang Aurelio Toletino (CCP Little Theater).
The awards show is free admission and open to the public.
Ninety-five artists and productions vie for 30 individual and group award categories honoring outstanding achievements in play, musical and dance productions of Philstage member-companies for 2009.
The two-hour program will feature excerpts of performances from last year’s nominated productions. Invited to perform are Menchu Lauchengco Yulo and Marvin Ong from Repertory Philippines’ “Sweeney Todd;” Joann Co and Victor Robinson III from PETA’s “Si Juan Tamad, Ang Diyablo at ang Limang Milyong Boto;” and Candice Adea and Angel Gabriel from Ballet Philippines’ “Masterworks.”
A distinguished achievement award called “Natatanging Gawad Buhay!” will also be conferred on the late Zeneida Amador, Celeste Legaspi and Avon Philippines for their significant contributions to the professionalization of the Philippine performing arts.