Review: Side Show Manila

I had the opportunity to watch Atlantis Theatrical’s Side Show earlier than I planned (I couldn’t believe it!). I was just there to drop off Pablo, my eldest, who was watching with his friend Gabo. It was just as well because I got to see it first before I bring my two younger kids to see it at closing. That way, I’m prepared to explain to them scenes that they need help sorting out. Side Show is a musical based on the true story of conjoined English twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton. While Side Show script stayed within the boundaries […]

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Philippine Ballet Theatre’s The Merry Widow

I think the last time I’ve gone to the Cultural Center of the Philippines was when I watched The Phantom of the Opera. But I’ve always been at awe of this theater and cherish every opportunity to watch performances there since my first time. I’m not sure how old I was, but the show was Giselle, featuring Lisa Macuja and Nonoy Froilan. Last Saturday, July 28, was my kids’ first time to visit CCP. We came to watch Philippine Ballet Theatre’s The Merry Widow, featuring guest artist, Berlin State Opera’s Martin Buczko as Count Danilovitsch or Count Danilo, and 11th USA […]

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Kinky Boots Manila is proof you shouldn’t judge a musical by its title

At a glance, it’s easy to assume that the musical, Kinky Boots Manila, is all about LGBT and it can easily be taken as that especially if you have not seen the show and have only seen the pictures on social media and read some reviews. I’ve watched the show four times before I caught on with some of the dialogues because, well, it’s easy to get diverted to the fabulous entertainment right before you. But in my humble opinion, to say that it’s only about LGBT undermines the genius of playwright Harvey Fierstein. How do I put it? For […]

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Movie Review: Saving Sally

We went to watch Saving Sally to support this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. I’m very much aware at how low the sales has been this year compared to the previous years when they were showing mainstream Filipino movies. This year’s a whole lot different because this year, someone made a decision to give quality films the exposure they so deserve despite the risk of bombing at the box office. It’s quite dismal how moviegoers have responded to this holiday’s movie lineup, but I believe that if MMFF keeps at it, Filipinos will eventually find their way to those theater […]

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Digging deeper the movie, Inside Out

We took the kids to watch Inside Out last night at the request of our eldest son, Pablo, who recently turned 10. It’s been a much talked-about movie and we thought it’s worth spending for. We’ve been thinking of celebrating our kid’s birthday as a family in a different way, like doing a stay-cation somewhere in the South and have a dip in the pool. But since it’s rainy season and well, Pablo did ask for this movie, we decided to go for it and have dinner out instead. A little background on Inside Out Inside Out is a story about […]

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