‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ like its main character, has returned when we needed her the most (ClickTheCity)

I loved it. I loved Mary Poppins Returns. I was expecting to hate it because I really don't like Rob Marshall because of what he did to Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, and Into the Woods. But everything is forgiven because Mary Poppins Returns was so wonderful and enjoyable and I laughed out loud and…Read more ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ like its main character, has returned when we needed her the most (ClickTheCity)

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Has Very Little Space Between Songs To Tell A Proper Story (ClickTheCity)

I only went to the press preview of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again because it's for work. I didn't really want to see it that I was shocked to see Lily James in the movie. I love her. And I was so happy to see her because that made this mess of a musical easier…Read more ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Has Very Little Space Between Songs To Tell A Proper Story (ClickTheCity)

There are miracles: a review of Himala

Last night, I saw Himala, isang musikal, the musical of Ricky Lee and Vince De Jesus produced by 9 Works Theatricals and The Sandbox Collective. It's the last weekend and I wish they would extend because it's a magnificent show. I'm so glad that The Sandbox Collective artistic director (and good friend) Toff de Venecia kept asking…Read more There are miracles: a review of Himala

In ‘The Greatest Showman,’ everything is as easy as a song (ClickTheCity)

My first review for ClickTheCity is finally up. I reviewed The Greatest Showman and despite its thin story and very one-dimensional characterizations, I really enjoyed myself. The whole film is very manipulative but it works because it's so sincere. Read my review here: In 'The Greatest Showman,' everything is as easy as a song (ClickTheCity). I'm so happy…Read more In ‘The Greatest Showman,’ everything is as easy as a song (ClickTheCity)

‘Manila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag The Musical’ bristles with vigor and intensity (InterAksyon)

I was invited to catch the Press Preview of the musical Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag at the Kia Theater last Friday. Technical glitches aside, the musical has so much legs to stand out, with a powerhouse cast that includes Arman Ferrer, Aicelle Santos, and the always-amazing Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, choreography by Douglas Nierras, and gorgeous…Read more ‘Manila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag The Musical’ bristles with vigor and intensity (InterAksyon)

The timeless overpowers the timely in ‘West Side Story’ revival (Interaksyon)

I wanted to say more, actually. I had so much more to say but it would have gone against my new writing style for reviews. I could've gone really technical and gone down every aspect of the show -- the good and the bad -- but I've done that a lot in my reviews for…Read more The timeless overpowers the timely in ‘West Side Story’ revival (Interaksyon)

Everyone is a star in PETA’s 2017 production of ‘Caredivas’ (Interaksyon)

I'm so glad to be back in Manila because I get to catch up on Philippine theater. It's really booming and so many of our actors are getting a chance to really show us what they can do. I just saw Kinky Boots recently and Newsies and now I got to catch an original Filipino musical, Caredivas. Read…Read more Everyone is a star in PETA’s 2017 production of ‘Caredivas’ (Interaksyon)