Super Messy: A Review of Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical

So I caught Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical last Friday during their press preview and gala night. I'm sad to say I didn't like it very much. Here's my review: Super Messy: a review of Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical I'm just so disappointed because I'm a fan of Ballet Philippines and this was one…Read more Super Messy: A Review of Manhid: The Pinoy Superhero Musical

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Articles: Fringe Report: the First Week, Oscar Predictions, 50 Shades of Grey review, and Groundbreakers

Been quite a busy man as of late and I've had this wonderful opportunity to just put it out there when they come. Been catching a lot of great shows at Fringe Manila (#FringeMNL) and I have been writing mini-reviews on my Instagram (@wanggo) to help speed up the process because I'm usually shuttling from…Read more Articles: Fringe Report: the First Week, Oscar Predictions, 50 Shades of Grey review, and Groundbreakers

Age of the Blockbusters: Where are the Smart Films?

So, while I'm in Lisbon (yes, I've arrived!), I won't be able to catch the films that are showing in Manila for me to review. So, while I'm here (and I will be here for awhile), I've told Juice¬†that I will be writing articles about films and theatre, instead of my usual reviews. How could…Read more Age of the Blockbusters: Where are the Smart Films?

And then there was the theatre

In the last two year, for some reason or another, I started watching more theatrical productions and stagings. I got to see Battalia Royale¬†staged by Sipat Lawin and saw three different stagings of Red by the Actors Actors' Necessary Theater. I got to see Piaf and Nine and They Are Playing Our Song and Noises…Read more And then there was the theatre

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Last night, I saw the Red Turnip Theater production of Cock. The Mark Bartlett written play is a really well-written four-man piece, a ninety-minute tour de force of rather crisp and witty dialogue and puts the full weight of the play on the shoulders of the actors. There's practically no set design, just a ring…Read more theatrical

If I’m in a Dream, Don’t Wake Me Up

I watched Ballet Philippines' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I won't lie, I was so freaking excited to go to the CCP to watch a ballet. It had been years since I last saw a ballet that wasn't on a DVD or a Laser Disc player (back in the day!) and I don't know…Read more If I’m in a Dream, Don’t Wake Me Up

I wish I could dance

The amazing thing about my job is that since I write about a wide range of topics, I get to meet the most interesting people, doing the most interesting things. If the interview and the article goes well, I've managed to establish a contact in some field far outside my own. My network is rather…Read more I wish I could dance