Atlantis Theatrical Production’s Staging of ‘Waitress’ Will Leave You Full and Wanting More (ClickTheCity)

I love everything about Waitress. I love Sara Bareilles. I love the movie it was based on. I love the themes of women empowerment and navigating the tricky realm of infidelity, abuse, disillusionment, and all the other gray areas in the messy moments of life in a small town. And the Philippine production with Joanna Ampil.…Read more Atlantis Theatrical Production’s Staging of ‘Waitress’ Will Leave You Full and Wanting More (ClickTheCity)

Bare but Extremely Verbose, ‘Lungs’ Demands Your Attention (ClickTheCity)

My second theater review for ClickTheCity is out now and it's for the staging of Duncan MacMillan's play Lungs, produced by The Sandbox Collective. And it's a hell of a production. I got to see the special press screening before opening night and it was already together. There was just some fine tuning that needed to…Read more Bare but Extremely Verbose, ‘Lungs’ Demands Your Attention (ClickTheCity)

‘M Butterfly,’ 30 years later, is an elusive theatrical experience

I finally ended my stint at Inquirer as a theater reviewer as they haven't assigned me and play since February. I've seen quite a few shows since then but couldn't write about it because Inquirer had sent someone else. So, without any attachments anywhere, I asked ClickTheCity if I could expand my writing to include…Read more ‘M Butterfly,’ 30 years later, is an elusive theatrical experience

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

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)

Nyoy Volante does a drag legend justice in ‘Kinky Boots’ (Team mag)

I wrote a second article on Nyoy Volante's performance of Lola in Kinky Boots. I echoed a lot of the sentiments in my previous article but this time, I focused on the LGBTQ concepts and issues in this review. I felt that Interaksyon would talk more about the whole theatrical experience of the show. For the…Read more Nyoy Volante does a drag legend justice in ‘Kinky Boots’ (Team mag)