Friday, November 19, 2010

In case you forget--five new musicals over the next two weekends

On its last weekend
Tanghalang Pilipino's Dugtong-Dugtong na Sumbong (Ang Hukuman ni Sinukuan), a children's musical adapted for the stage by Liza Magtoto, based on National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario’s re-telling of the popular Asian folktale.

With music by Jed Balsamo, production design by Patty Eustaquio and direction by Tess Jamias. At the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater). For ticket reservations, call TP 8323661/832-1125 locals 1620-1621, CCP Box Office 8323704 or Ticketworld 8919999.

Opening this week/end
Spotlight Artists Centre's restaging of Magsimula Ka!, the longest-running original Filipino musical in the 1980s, at the Music Museum, directed by Robert Sena. Runs until Dec. 4.

Written by Nestor Torre and Gines Tan, with musical arrangements by Ryan Cayabyab. The cast includes Ciara Sotto, Myke Salomon, Poppert Bernadas, Fred Lo and Kyla Rivera, ably supported by Ana Feleo, Tricia Amper-Jimenez, Sherwin Sozon, Sheng Belmonte, Gerald Napoles, Sophiea Reyes, Cheeno Macaraig, Rafael Sudayan, Ava Santos, Kakki Teodoro, Heidi Arima, Carlos Canlas, Pamela Imperial and Migs Ramirez. For tickets, call Spotlight Artists Centre 8998089 or visit

Repertory Philippines' Little Women, the Broadway musical based on the Louisa May Alcott novel, at Onstage Greenbelt 1. With music by Jason Howard, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and book by Allan Knee, under Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo's direction. Runs Nov. 20-Dec. 12, 2010, with additional Sunday shows on Nov. 21-28 and Dec. 5 and 12, 2010.

Cast includes Caissa Borromeo, Cara Barredo, Kelly Lati, Lora Nicolas, Jaime Barcelon, Pinky Marquez, Miguel Faustmann. For ticket inquiries and other information, call Repertory Philippines 5716926, 5714941 or e-mail Tickets also available at Ticketworld 8919999 or

Opening next weekend
Dulaang UP's restaging of Isang Panaginip na Fili, written and directed by Floy Quintos with original music by Ceejay Manuel Javier. Runs Nov. 24-Dec. 12 at Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater in UP-Diliman.

Cast includes Franco Laurel, Red Conception Reuben Uy, OJ Mariano and Nazer Salcedo; Floyd Tena and Inno Martin; Greg De Leon and Dondi Ong; Mica Pineda and Janine Santos;Ces Quesada and Emlyn Santos; and the Dulaang UP Ensemble. For tickets, call Cherry 0917-7500107 or the Dulaang UP Office 9261349, 9818500 local 2449 or 4337840.

Asia On Stage's DragonTales, a new Asian musical collaboration between Filipino and Singaporean artists. Directed by Singaporean Jeremiah Choy, with music composed and arranged by Filipino composer-lyricist-performer Vincent de Jesus. Runs November 27-December 5 at the PETA Theater Center.

Cast includes Kalila Aguilos, Banaue Miclat, Miguel Vasquez, Nar Cabico, Meann Espinosa, Lex Marcos, Carlon Matobato, Joel Molina, Neomi Tabanao-Gonzales and Gani Karim. For tickets, call (63-2) 8810984, 0917-5562718 or 0915-2957550, or e-mail


ShatterShards said...

But if I only have one weekend free, which of the five do I see?

pipafish said...

Grabe ang sarap maging Pinoy na mahilig sa musical. Now if only I have the time. Kalorkei. Gusto ko na uling maging bum. hanap na lang ng maraming booking.

Anonymous said...

Miriam College Institute for the Arts is also staging Liza Magtoto's Tamala directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio.

Closing week next week with shows on:
Wednesday - 1pm
Thursday - 5pm
Friday - 7pm

Anonymous said...

parang nagkaproblem ang costumes ng little women. sayang.

gibbs cadiz said...

i disagree--i thought tuxqs rutaquio's costumes were useful, cohesive and more than quite lovely.

Anonymous said...

i disagree--i thought tuxqs rutaquio's costumes were useful, cohesive and more than quite lovely. ---> ask ka ng taga rep about this.

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