Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tanghalang Pilipino Holds Auditions For Scholarship @ CCP on June 30, 2010

Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), the theatre company that recently staged Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" and Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," will hold auditions for scholarship on June 30, 2010 (Wednesday), 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the CCP Amado Hernandez, Upper Basement, Tanghalang Pambansa, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

TP, the resident theatre arm of the CCP, was established 23 years ago. The company primarily aims to promote Philippine theatre that has long been enmeshed in its people's history and culture.

The company has already produced more than 200 full productions, including original and adapted materials, for 23 seasons.

It also manages a pool of professional theatre actors named TP's Actors Company that include theatre veterans Fernando Josef, Nonie Buencamino, Connie Chua, Shamaine Centenera Buencamino, Irma Adlawan, John Arcilla, RJ Leyran, Olga Natividad, Allan Paule, Ony de Leon, Gary Lim, George de Jesus III, Roeder Camanag, Joey Paras, and Herbie Go.

Scholarship applicants must be at least 18 years old, and must have completed a two-year diploma or certificate program or earned a four-year college degree.

Each one must submit a resume with two photographs (2"x2" head shot and 3"x5" full body shot). Be prepared to perform a three-minute monologue in Filipino from any published local or foreign play translated into Filipino, a song in Filipino, and a short movement piece.

Be ready to do an improvised scene.

A compact disc player will be provided to those who may need it.

Successful applicants will attend regular classes in acting, stage movement, voice, and script analysis starting July 6, 2010.

TP's 24th season opener is the original rock musical "Banaag at Sikat" with book and lyrics by National Artist for Literature Bien Lumbera, music by Lucien Letaba, and stage direction by Jose Estrella. The musical opens August 6, 2010.

For more information, contact TP at (632) 832-3661 or 832-1125 locals 1620 or 1621, Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email


1st National Anti-Drug Musical Summit @ the San Juan Arena on June 26, 2010

6.4 million Filipinos are estimated drug users nationwide
Save our families from drug addiction now!

Join the 1st National Anti-Drug Musical Summit
San Juan Arena, Santolan Road, San Juan City
June 26, 2010 (Saturday)
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

This event is initiated by the Recovery Circle Foundation
in cooperation with DILG, PDEA, DDB, San Juan City Government and other concerned GOs and NGOs

TicketWorld Prices:
P1,030.00 (VIP seats)
P618.00 (Play court)
P515.00 (Ring side)
P412.00 (Lower boxes)
P309.00 (Upper boxes)

For more info and to buy tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Virgin Labfest 6 (2010) @ CCP Studio Theater, June 22 - July 4, 2010

The Virgin Labfest 6 (2010) is a festival of new plays (untried, untested, unpublished and unstaged) by emerging and well-known playwrights, directors and actors.
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (also known as CCP Studio Theater)
June 22 (Tuesday) - July 4 (Sunday), 2010
3:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Ticket Price: P257.50

You can buy your tickets now at all TicketWorld outlets. Cash basis.

From the CCP Website:

"This is the sixth year of the Virgin Labfest. The project showcases a harvest of new plays. The project will be a two weekend run of new plays.

On its 6th year, the project is an annual joint partnership of the Writer’s Bloc, Tanghalang Pilipino and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It aims to showcase a crop of new short/one act plays in full productions. In addition, there will be staged readings of full length works and Fragments site-specific excerpts of new works. While many of these playwrights are young and have provided new voices in Philippine theater, some of the participants are seasoned and veteran playwrights and dramatists who have written new works heretofore unpublished or unstaged. Furthermore, the 6th Virgin Labfest has opened its doors to other entries from key regions in the country, as well as several countries abroad. The project hopes to stage their works with the aim of establishing new paths in the field.
The Virgin Labfest seeks to explore new directions in contemporary Philippine Theater. The program’s avid encouragement to develop new and exciting, sometimes risky ideas and concepts into full productions is becoming its identifying mark in the Philippine Theater calendar.

New Works: Ondoy by Remi Velasco; Higit Pa Dito by Allan Lopez; Balunbalunan, Bingibingihan by Debbie Ann Tan; Sa Package Counter by Isa Borlaza; Bakit Wala Nang Nagtatagpo sa Philcoa Oberpas by Carlo Garcia; Matyag by U.Z. Eliserio, Maynard Manansala & Chuckberry Pasinal; Suor Clara by Floy Quintos; Collector’s Item by Juliene Mendoza; Carmi Martin by Dennis Teodosio; Huling Habilin ng Sirena by Layeta Bucoy; A Fistful of Sand by Arlo De Guzman; and Isagani by Alexis Dorola. Virgin Labfest 5 Revisited: Doc Resureccion: Gagamutin ang Bayan by Layeta Bucoy; Isang Araw sa Peryahan by Nicolas Pichay; and Boy – Girl ang Gelpren ni Mommy by Shelfa Alojamiento."

For more info like the schedule, please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Legally Blonde The Musical @ Meralco Theater on June 25 - July 18, 2010

Legally Blonde The Musical
Based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon
Nikki Gil as Elle Woods and Nyoy Volante as Emmet Forrest
Meralco Theater, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
June 25 (Friday) to July 18 (Sunday), 2010

Fridays 8:00PM
Saturdays 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sundays 3:30 PM

For the full schedule and contact numbers for the tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Ticket Prices (Ticketworld Prices):
P 927.00
P 824.00
P 618.00
P 515.00

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For more details, please CLICK HERE.

In addition, Atlantis Productions provides a unique fund raising opportunity for your organization or entrepreneurial venture. Selected show nights and matinees are available for interested block buyers with a maximum 45% return on investment.

For inquiries and reservations regarding this, please call Claire at Atlantis Productions 892-7078 or 840-1187 or

Legally Blonde is one of my all time favorite movies so definitely I'll watch this =)

Sayaw, Sabel @ PETA Theater on June 26, 2010

Sayaw, Sabel
PETA Theater Center (No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City)
June 26, 2010 (Saturday)
2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Tickets Prices: P300 (Regular)
P200 (Students)

Agnes Locsin, foremost Filipino neo-ethnic choreographer presents her newest dance creation: Sayaw, Sabel. Known for her unconventional work, Agnes Locsin presents a performance that is inspired by National Artist Ben Cabrera's painting, Sabel. This will be a collection of dances depicting how Filipinos go through life in the midst of all their troubles and tribulations with shining resilience. Performing the piece are some of the most established names in the dance industry: Christine Crame, Annette Cruz-Mariano, Judell De Guzman-Sicam, Gaye Galiluyo, Sony Locsin, Alden Lugnasin, Ernest Mandap, Ryan Ocampo, Camille Ordinario-Joson, Georgette Sanchez and Perry Sevidal. The title role will be portrayed by the biggest names in theater: Maribel Legarda, Cecile Synangco, Melvin Lee and Shamaine Centenera Buencamino.

Contact Details:
For inquiries, please call PETA's Marketing and Public Relations Office at
(63 2) 725-6244, (63 2) 410-0821 to 22, (63 917) 804-4428, (63 916) 580-5153
or email:

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Ukiss First Kiss Concert Tour in Manila @ Araneta Coliseum on June 14, 2010

For K-pop (Korean pop music) lovers out there...
Ukiss "First Kiss Concert Tour in Manila"
Araneta Coliseum
June 14, 2010 (Monday)

U-KISS will have their "1st Kiss Concert Tour" in the Philippines at the Araneta Coliseum. The concert was originally scheduled on May 29, 2010. However, it was postponed due to lack of preparations for the concert. The concert was moved to June 14, 2010. Kim Hyun Joong (of SS501 and Boys Over Flowers) will be a special guest on their concert.

Please call 911-5555 for ticket inquiries and details.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Independence Date with Side A @ Quezon City Memorial Circle on June 12, 2010

Independence Date with Side A
For the Benefit of NPOWRD (Novaliches Pastoral Outreach for the Welfare and Resources of Persons-with-Disabilities)
Quezon City Memorial Circle, Covered Court
Elliptical Road, Quezon City (East Avenue Entrance)
June 12, 2010 (Saturday)
7:30 PM

Ticket Prices of Ticketworld:

You can also purchase your tickets online using your VISA, MASTER and JCB Credit cards.

About the Show:

4th of January Productions and Mossimo Music present


The concert scene will once again be graced by the country's premier band, SIDE A. Billed as INDEPENDENCE DATE WITH SIDE A, the event will take place on June 12, 2010, Saturday, 7:30pm at Quezon City Memorial Circle Disco Area, Elliptical Road, Quezon City.

Independence Date With Side A starts at 7:30 PM and promises a night of Tribute to Filipino talents as the band reminisces Basil Valdez's You, Ric Segreto's Don't Know What To Do, Labuyo's Tuloy Pa Rin, and Joey Albert's Tell Me, including timeless Forevermore and So Many Questions, etc.

One of the events highlight will be the rendition of the all time most requested QUEEN Classic Bohemian Rhapsody.

Side A will also sing cuts from their latest album, Only One, which is available in the USA via iTunes. When the album was released locally last year, it was a big hit among Side A loyal fans who have been supporting them for years, as well as the new generation of music lovers. A group of young fans praised Only One for having songs that would compare favorably to hits by current chart-topping artists like John Mayer and American Idol season seven champion David Cook. Among their favorites were the bluesy “Fallin'", the album's up tempo title track and “Something's Missing” and also gave a thumbs-up to the album's carrier single “Die Just A Little.”

Aside from playing for their fans, Side A will also play for charity. The beneficiary of Independence Date With Side A is the NPOWRD (Novaliches Pastoral Outreach for the Welfare and Resources of Persons-with-Disabilities).

For more information, to buy tickets and to check out the source of this article, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Concert of Dazzling Pianist Oliver Salonga @ Philamlife Theater on June 11, 2010

Concert of dazzling pianist Oliver Salonga
Philamlife Theater, United Nations Avenue corner Maria Orosa Street, Ermita, Manila
June 11, 2010 (Friday)
8:00 PM

Mozart's Twelve variations on Ah! vous diria je maman, K.265 and Piano sonata No. 10 in c Major, K.330
Ravel's Poeme Choreographique: La Valse
Dmitri Shostakovich's Prelude and Fugue No.23 in F Major, Op.87
Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 (1931)
Alexander Scriabin's Piano Sonata No.4 in F-sharp Major, Op.30
Sergei Prokofiev' Piano Sonata No.7 in B-flat Major, Op.83.

Ticket Prices:
Orchestra Center P1000
Orchestra Left P 800
Orchestra Right P 500
Lodge P 300 (Tickets are running out fast on this section)

You might be thinking, why is it more expensive on the left side?
It's because you could see the pianist's fingers on this angle =)

For more details and to buy tickets, you may contact:
748-4152, 357-3811 or 0906-5104270, 0917-5077345

To check out the source of this article, please CLICK HERE.

I might attend this, so see you there Eloise Gonzalo. Thanks for posting this in our "Playbill Philippines" Facebook group and informing us about this =)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Air Supply Live! @ at the SMX Convention Center on June 25, 2010

In 1986, Graham Russell married actress Jodi Varble from Illinois who was also his leading lady in this "Making Love Out of Nothing At All" video =)

Billboard Concerts Live & Circles Entertainment present
Air Supply - "35 Years of Love"
SMX Convention Center
June 25, 2010 (Friday)
8:30 PM

From The Philippine Star's Article: "Jesus Christ Got Air Supply Started"

"Scheduled to be performed in the show are the hits All Out Of Love, Even The Nights Are Better, Every Woman In The World, Here I Am, Goodbye, Keeping The Love Alive, I Can Wait Forever, Lost In Love, Lonely Is The Night, Lost In Love, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All, The One That You Love, Two Less Lonely People In The World, and more...

Special guest is Manila Sound Project featuring Hotdog, Hagibis lead singer Sonny Parsons and VST & Co.’s Male Rigor, Maso Diez and Ciara Sotto."

From the Ticketworld Website:

"Numerous recordings, lots of hits, thousands of concerts and a passion for what they do that to this day has never diminished. Their newest recording, “Mumbo Jumbo,” is by far their most ambitious project ever. The most diverse spectrum of songs and sounds coupled with a concept that tells a story from beginning to end. Graham has truly outdone himself with the most memorable melodies and lyrics. Air Supply is looking forward to 2010 with excitement and anticipation and will do their best to once again bring you the songs you`ve come to love and songs from "Mumbo Jumbo" that will hopefully become a part of your lives as well."

Ticket Prices:

P4,120.00 (Reserved Seating)
P3,090.00 (Reserved Seating)
P2,060.00 (Reserved Seating)
P1,030.00 (Reserved Seating)

For more details and to buy your tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Who do you like more... Graham Russell or Russell Hitchcock?
For me, Russell Hitchcock... I love his voice =)

Engelbert Humperdinck live at the Araneta Coliseum! June 22, 2010

Engelbert Humperdinck Live in Manila on June 22, 2010 video

Engelbert Humperdinck Live in Manila!
Araneta Coliseum
June 22, 2010 (Tuesday)
8:00 PM

Seat and Price:

Patron VIP (PT 101/103 A-J) (Reserved Seating) P4752
Patron (Reserved Seating) P4224
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) P3696
Upper Box A (Reserved Seating) P2640
Upper Box B P1056
Gen. Admission P 528

For more details and to get your tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Amazing that one man could produce so many popular and classic songs! I like playing on the piano/organ "Spanish Eyes" =)

Kim Hyun Joong & BEAST Live in Manila! Araneta Coliseum on June 19, 2010

Viva Concerts & Underwood Plan
Present K-Pop meets P-Pop
For the Benefit of Young Mothers in the Abiertas House of Friendship
KIM HYUN JOONG (Boys Over Flowers star) & BEAST (new K-pop band) Live in Manila
Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City
June 19, 2010 (Saturday)
8:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

Patron VIP (101 & 103) (Reserved Seating) P7840
Patron (Reserved Seating) P6720
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) P4480
Upper Box A (Reserved Seating) P3360
Upper Box B P1680
Gen. Admission P 784

For more info and to buy tickets, you can go to this SITE.

It is heartwarming that these Korean artists are donating the proceeds of this concert to needy Filipina women, most of them unwed mothers =)

Rachel Alejandro Live! @ the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill on June 19, 2010

Rachel Alejandro Live!
The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill
June 19, 2010 (Saturday)
8:00 PM

Buy a copy of "Believe," the latest album of Rachel Alejandro at the Venice Piazza concert venue to get VIP seats.

For inquiries, please contact:
709-0888, 709-9888, 0917-8380111, 0917-8-EWCITY

I got to watch Rachel Alejandro perform live on Avenue Q and I was impressed how she sang "There's a Fine, Fine Line." You could really feel the pain and emotion of the character she portrayed (even if it was just a puppet =). When I checked Rachel's Bio on the net, it said she won an international award before... Best Interpretation of a Romanian Song." Oh, so that's why... Bravo!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pambansang Parokya (ni Edgar) the Concert @ Metro Concert Bar on June 17, 2010

Pambansang Parokya (ni Edgar) the Concert!
Metro Concert Bar (#47 West Avenue, Quezon City)
June 17, 2010 (Thursday)
8:00 PM

Featuring Parokya ni Edgar with Ynnos Divas

Ticket Prices: P566.50 (Free seating; first come, first served)

For more info and to buy tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Rachel Alejandro Live! @ Eastwood June 16, 2010

Rachel Alejandro Live!
Eastwood Mall Open Park
June 16, 2010 (Wednesday)
7:00 PM

Buy a copy of "Believe," the latest album of Rachel Alejandro at the Eastwood Mall Concierge, Eastwood City Information Counter or Eastwood Mall to get VIP seats.

For inquiries, call:
709-0888, 709-9888, 0917-8380111, 0917-8-EWCITY

I got to watch Rachel Alejandro perform live on Avenue Q and I was impressed how she sang "There's a Fine, Fine Line." You could really feel the pain and emotion of the character she portrayed (even if it was just a puppet =). When I checked Rachel's Bio on the net, it said she won an international award before... Best Interpretation of a Romanian Song." Oh, so that's why... Bravo!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pinoy-French Contemporary Dance Week in PETA, June 15 & June 17, 2010

French fever nowadays with the tennis French Open and the French Film Festival... and now this...
Part of the East West Danse Series of PETA Theater Center:
Pinoy-French Contemporary Dance Week
PETA Theater, Quezon City
June 15 (Tuesday) & June 17 (Thursday), 2010
7:00 PM

Ticket Prices: P300 (Regular); P250 (Students)

From the Philippine Star...

"The following week will be a fusion of Filipino and French contemporary dance. Contemporary movement pieces from two young Filipino artists, Rhosam Prudenciado Jr. and Donna Miranda will be featured alongside performances by the Eolipile Company, a French company known for merging contemporary dance, martial arts techniques, acrobatics and multi-media exploration. The Pinoy-French Contemporary Dance Week is a collaboration of the French Embassy with PETA.

Performances are slated on June 15 and 17, 7 p.m. Tickets are at P300 each and P250 for students.

All performances for “East West Danse” will be at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City (behind QC Sports Club).

For inquiries and ticket reservations, call PETA’s Marketing and Public Relations Office at 725-6244, 410-0821 to 22, SMS 0917-8044428, 0916-5805153 or e-mail"

First Pinoy Musical Film "EMIR" in Theaters Nationwide on June 9, 2010

"EMIR," the Movie, full length trailer

Article from YouTube:

Catch "EMIR," the biggest original Filipino musical written for the screen... showing in theaters nationwide starting on June 9, 2010 (Wednesday).

"EMIR" tells the story of Amelia, a Filipina from Ilocos who decides to work abroad to help her family. She takes care of a future crown prince - Ahmed, the Sheik's son - rearing him, and in the process, introducing the young boy to the culture, values, and language of the Philippines.

More than a nanny, Amelia acts as Ahmed's surrogate mother and is even willing to offer her life to ensure his safety.

Her journey reveals, through words and music, the life that overseas Filipino workers live -- their struggles to have a better life... their dreams, and the hope that someday their hard work will finally be rewarded.

"EMIR" is thus far, the only movie to take on the heart and soul of the Filipino through our innate love for music.

It is a tribute to our OFWs... The hands that work, and toil in foreign lands, and yet have one home, one heart and one spirit."

Article from the "EMIR" Project Brief:

"Francheska Farr won the role of Amelia after Director Chito Rono conducted multiple auditions for the ideal actress/singer. "EMIR" will also feature an ensemble of theater, film and television luminaries. Among them are Dulce, Julia Clarete, Bayang Barrios, Gigi Escalante, Liezl Batucan, Kalila Aguilos, Beverly Salviejo, Melanie Dujungco, Bodjie Pascua and Jhong Hilario."

For more juicy articles on "EMIR":
"EMIR" Flies High in Morocco
"EMIR" to Revive the Glorious Years of Pinoy Movie Musicals
Chito Rono Directs First Pinoy Musical Film "EMIR"

I am definitely going to watch this... I salute you Director Chito Rono and the rest of the production team of "EMIR." You came up with a Filipino musical movie? WOW!

4th Philippine Belly Dance Festival at PETA Theater on June 5, 2010

Belly dancing anyone???
BellyFest 2010
4th Philippine Belly Dance Festival
Featuring international belly dancer Belynda Azhaar
PETA Theater, No. 5 Eymard Drive New Manila, Quezon City (behind QC Sports Club)
June 5, 2010 (Saturday)

Arabian Market 1-7 PM
Belly Workshops 3 PM
Grand Evening Show 6 PM

Tickets at P500 each and P400 for students

Article from

"Catch the 4th Annual Philippine Bellydance Festival, BellyFest 2010 on June 5 and 6 featuring the country's premier bellydance personalities, teachers and dancers. Our special guest this year is Seoul-based Middle Eastern and World Dance Artist, Belynda Azhaar ( who will perform at the Grand Evening Show on June 5 and conduct two belly dance workshops on June 6 (guests will be treated to a mini-workshop on June 5 as well). Other performers include Ms. Jill Ngo and the Goddesses of Bellydance.

Bellyfest would not be complete without the Arabian Market with shops selling middle eastern goods, bellydance costumes, clothing, bellydance music and videos, jewelry and accessories. Enjoy the sights and sounds of bellydance as only The BellyFest can bring. Immerse yourself in the hypnotizing music, dazzling sets and join hundreds of other enthusiasts as we celebrate the grace and strength of being a woman."

For more details, please call 0917-624-7534 or 502-2912 or log on to or

Other Source: Philippine Star