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)

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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)

Nyoy Volante takes ‘Kinky Boots’ to new heights, heels and all (Interaksyon)

I got really lucky and was able to catch the Philippine staging of Kinky Boots. I wanted to see it only because I knew the songs were written by Cyndi Lauper. I knew nothing else of the musical except it won a lot of Tony awards. But that was it. And the show is so wonderful…Read more Nyoy Volante takes ‘Kinky Boots’ to new heights, heels and all (Interaksyon)

Cancer and the poetry of John Donne (Manila Bulletin)

My review for Twin Bill Theater Company's staging of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-prize winning play, Wit, was published today in the Manila Bulletin. This is also Wit's Philippine premiere (if not Asian) so it's a big deal. And it stars Tami Monsod as the lead and Tami is a good friend but, more than that, she is…Read more Cancer and the poetry of John Donne (Manila Bulletin)

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

Signal Boosting: Musical Theatre Masterclass with Michael Lavine

Signal boosting for some friends: It's really a great time for Philippine theater. I saw on Facebook a friend posting that there are over twelve shows open next week and that is not counting the college productions. Twelve shows! It's amazing. Everyone in theater are just jumping from one project to the next without having…Read more Signal Boosting: Musical Theatre Masterclass with Michael Lavine