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Kids Act Philippines presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

As a season offering to all schools, parents and children, Kids Acts Philippines proudly presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with script and lyrics by LUIGI NACARIO and music by EUGENE BELBIS, as adapted from the original book by Jeanne-Marie LePrince De Beaumont. Beauty and the Beast is a tale of friendship and true love of a beautiful girl…

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“Spanish Guitar Night” with Maestro Francisco Bernier

In line with relations between the Philippines and Spain, the National Commission on Culture And Arts (NCCA) and Independent Philippine Art Ventures Inc. (IPAV) in cooperation with Alliance Francaise and Fairmont Hotel, proudly presents SPANISH GUITAR NIGHT featuring FRANCISCO BERNIER, one of the world’s top classical guitarists in a one-night only concert at the Ayala…

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Ballet Manila performs bestseller pieces this weekend!

Ballet Manila enjoins dance enthusiasts all over the country to cheer for their world class performers in “Flight 1″ on July 31, and “Flight 2″ on August 1 at 8 pm at the Star Theater. A preview of Ballet Manila’s entry to Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition (AGP) slated in August at the Y-Theater,…

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Neo Filipino Podcast Series Ep. 2


The NEO FILIPINO 2015 Podcast Series continues. This time, ballet dancer/blogger, Ms. Erica Feliz Marquez-Jacinto of ART A TURNING POINTE and Mr. Alphonzo Alegrado of THEATER FANS MANILA join me in my next set of interviews. In this podcast, Alphonzo, Erica and I had a chat with two great dancers from Ballet Philippines: Roneslson Yadao, former BP…

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Neo Filipino 2015

Win A Special Invite to the Opening Night of NEO FILIPINO 2015: REBOOT

Get a minimum of 4 entry points and stand a chance to win AN EXCLUSIVE INVITATION FOR 2 to the opening of NEO FILIPINO 2015 – REBOOT opening at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater on July 31, 2015 at 8:00pm. Contest runs until July 27, 2015. Two lucky winners will be selected once the contest ends. Winners will announced at the the Jellicle Blog Facebook Page and will be notified via email on the instructions how they will get their tickets. NEO FILIPINO 2015 runs from July 31 to August 2, 2015 at the CCP.

Denisa Reyes Interview


Last Wednesday, Erick and I had a chat with Ms. Denisa Reyes of Ballet Philippines, to talk about NEO FILIPINO 2015 – REBOOT, will open on July 31 at the CCP Little Theater. NEO FILIPINO is a Dance Concert which was conceptualized and launched in New York. Since its conception in 1984, NEO FILIPINO soon became a…

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Neo Filipino 2015

Free tickets, anyone?

Starting this weekend, The Jellicle Blog will be featuring a series of podcasts on NEO FILIPINO 2015 – REBOOT. This podcast series will start airing on Friday, July 24 and will run until July 31 to feature this year’s participating choreographers. To cap the series, we will also have a final “podcast discussion review” of the…

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Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s “Kanser@35″ opens in August

In line with its 38th Season, Gantimpala Theater Foundation Inc. presents “KANSER@35 THE MUSICAL” based from the novel Noli Me Tangere by Dr. Jose Rizal with libretto written by Jomar Fleras, music by Jed Balsamo, and choreography by Paul Alexander Morales under the direction of Franniel Zamora. Today, KANSER is the longest running play in Philippine…

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Magtanggol Liberacion

Oh, What a Circus! Oh, What a Show ( a MAGTANGGOL LIBERACION – Review)

“Dahil sawa na tayo sa buwaya, baboy naman.” – Rody Vera’s MAGTANGGOL LIBERACION One peaceful morning, in the small town of Talon Pikit, an eye-witness to a murder breaks the silent sunlight. Their newly elected Town Mayor, Magtanggol Liberacion, is found in the dumpster, cold and dead with a bamboo pole protruding through (his/her/its) neck….

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Artist Playground

Ambush Interview: Artists Playground

Mr. Ibarra C. Mateo and I continue with the Jellicle Podcast Series, and this week, we feature a new Arts Company based in Manila – ARTIST PLAYGROUND. Artist Playground is group composed of daring professional Filipino artists trained in different art disciplines. They are dedicated in creating new and exciting avenues where people can take part…

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Singin' In The Rain - MANILA

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’s “Glorious Feeling” comes to Manila!

The Philippine arts scene prepares for rain as Gene Kelly’s classic SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN comes to life at The Theatre Solaire in August! As the musical’s name would suggest, there is singing and rain the the two collide beautifully. From the producers of the box office triumphs CATS, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera…

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Riddle of the Sphinx

Artist Playground presents THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX

The Riddle of the Sphinx is a play about two strangers exploring the diverse viewpoints regarding the intricacies of a human being, the relationship dynamics of a man and a woman and the fundamentals of cultural imprinting through a game that they played while waiting for the buses that will take them to their destinations….

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Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s “Si Maria Isabella At Ang Guryon Ng Mga Tala” Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

The Virgin Labfest is a yearly celebration of original one-act plays by new and aspiring playwrights. Each day comes with a Set and each Set comes with three newly staged plays. This is probably the most delightful podcast in our VLF discussion series. Ibarra and I are both happy to share our joy after seeing…

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An Expected

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s “An Expected” Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

In this podcast, Ibarra and I share our thoughts on relationships, our wishes and the consequences of chances as argued in Alvin Molina’s AN EXPECTED.

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