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Siddharta the Musical

Siddhartha: The Musical opens at the CCP this month

Fo Guang Shan Philippines in cooperation with the Buddha’s Light International Association will restage Siddhartha: The Musical at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 17, at 2 pm and 8 pm. Directed by Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson and with musical direction by Jude Gitamondoc, Siddhartha: The Musical tells the story…

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Hans Eckstein as Leading Man

The Ambush Interviews: Jellicle Meets Mr. Hans Eckstein

Last Thursday, after our interview with Ms. Frenchie Dy, we saw Mr. Hans Eckstein who plays Leading Man in KPANLL the Musical. Hans originated this same role two years ago in Virgin Labfest, where he gathered much praise and raves from audiences and critics.

Hintayan ng Langit

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s Hintayan ng Langit Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

Ibarra and I take a peek on an unlikely place where ex-lovers are doomed to meet again. This is our discussion on Juan Miguel Severo’s HINTAYAN NG LANGIT.


SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s Birtwal Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

Ibarra and I discuss our perceived truths and make believes, our desired identities versus a reality we cannot accept as explicitly argued by Jose T. Garcia in his VLF play BIRTUAL.


SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s Kublihan Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

Tonight, Ibarra and I discuss the story of two friends who met for the last time on an afternoon of a partial solar eclipse in Jerome Ignacio’s KUBLIHAN.

Kung Paano ako Naging Leading Lady, Ms. Frenchie Dy, The Jelllicle Ambush Interviews

The Ambush Interviews: Jellicle Meets Ms. Frenchie Dy

Dalanghita Production’s KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY The Musical opens tonight at OnStage Greenbelt and will run until July 27. After the hit run at the PETA stage last summer, KPANLL will grace the South of the Metro to give the Makati-going public the chance to watch this much lauded musical. Yesterday, while we were waiting…

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Ang Nanay Kong Ex-NPA

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s ANG NANAY KONG EX-NPA Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

This time, Ibarra C. Mateo and I will take a peek behind closed doors to witness an unlikely reunion of a daughter and her mother.

Huling Húli

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s HULING HÚLI Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

Join us, as Sir Ibarra and I return to the the remote sleepy fishing village where women buy fish at a price in Herlyn Gail Alegre’s HULING HÚLI.

Macho Dancer A Musical

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s MACHO DANCER A MUSICAL Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

We continue the Virgin Labfest Podcast Series. 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.

In this podcast, Sir Ibarra and I discuss Nicolas Pichay’s MACHO DANCER A MUSICAL.

La Cage aux Folles photo 10

9Works Theatrical Celebrates #LoveWins

Earlier this year, Manila audiences were treated to a standing ovation-filled musical extravaganza in 9 Works Theatrical’s La Cage aux Folles – a critically-acclaimed musical comedy that had audiences laughing and crying faster than you could say ‘fabulous.’ A fun, frivolous romp through the streets of Saint Tropez and the French Riviera, the Tony Award-winning…

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Dalawang Gabi

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s DALAWANG GABI Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

Read a summary of this podcast series here and catch Episode 1a and 1b DALAWANG GABI tells the story of two characters who only wanted to have a happy ending but ended up having their own choices decide for themselves. Listen as Ibarra and I discuss this bittersweet story and see what we mean.

When Sam Met Jo

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s WHEN SAM MET JO Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

Read a summary of this series and download or listen to Episode 1a (UOD, BUTETE, AT SI MYNA) here Playwright Job Pagsibigan’s WHEN SAM MET JO is a sci-fi/romantic story about two people who’d cross the boundaries of science and reality just prove their love and hope for each other. Mr. Ibarra Mateo and I have…

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Sumasariwa Episode 1

SUMASARIWA: Virgin Labfest’s UOD, BUTETE AT SI MYRNA Discussion (a Jellicle Podcast)

Hello, jellicle readers! Now that I had my first Virgin Labfest experience, I’m happy to say that I’ve finally been “de-virginized“. This year, The Virgin Labfest is at its 11th year, and has been making waves across the theater circles in Metro Manila. Ako naman, ngayon ko lang siya na-experience. Pero OK lang. Happy pa…

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Hintayan sa Langit

Heavenly Chances (HINTAYAN NG LANGIT — a Review)

It is easy to like Virgin Labfest 2015’s HINTAYAN SA LANGIT. It is a romantic-comedy about two people who had wounded each other in the past, had nursed their wounds for years, only to find each other in an unlikely, yet inevitable, rendezvous. It is witty, straightforward, hilarious and (at times) bittersweet. And did I mention…

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