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 ‘Changing Partners,’ excellent filmmaking overshadows musical’s emotional strength (InterAksyon)

I was so intrigued coming to watch Changing Partners and wondering how it was going to be done through film. I saw the play version (read my review here) and loved it immensely and thought it was Vince De Jesus's strongest work yet. But it has such an unconventional structure and convention that I wanted to see…Read more In ‘Changing Partners,’ excellent filmmaking overshadows musical’s emotional strength (InterAksyon)

a little bit lighter

Yesterday was a good day. I went to Glorietta to watch Changing Partners after doing some work in the afternoon with YoungStar. Watching Changing Partners is still work because I have to review it but I loved the play and couldn't wait to see the film version. To my surprise, Sandino Martin was there and a friend…Read more a little bit lighter

Signal Boosting: Changing Partners re-run at PETA Theater

Due to insistent public demand, Changing Partners is staging a re-run next weekend at the PETA Theater. The beautiful torch musical of Vincent De Jesus will play for an additional 5 shows over the course of one weekend and if you didn't catch the show in its first run, it's best to reserve your tickets now.…Read more Signal Boosting: Changing Partners re-run at PETA Theater

Changing Partners: iterations of a breakup

I caught the musical Changing Partners last night and it was tremendous. Written by Vincent De Jesus, it is a powerful and deeply moving exploration of an argument that escalates to its most heart wrenching conclusion and the inevitability of a relationship to deteriorate for reasons outside that which is obvious. Of all of Vince's…Read more Changing Partners: iterations of a breakup