Ballet Philippines opens 47th season with Firebird and Other Ballets

WingsWings, the 47th performance season of Ballet Philippines, kicks off with Firebird and Other Ballets from August 19 to 21 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo or CCP Main Theater. SEYMOUR…

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Miclat-Janssen directs Faigao-Hall’s The Female Heart

THE FEMALE HEART - POSTERAs a prelude to the forthcoming silver anniversary in the arts next year of the multi-talented and award-winning artist Banaue Miclat-Janssen, she helms the UP Playwrights’ Theater production of Linda Faigao-Hall‘s The Female Heart. The play opened last July 1 and will run until July 10 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater in UP Diliman. SEYMOUR…

 

CCP to confer highest award on Nora Aunor, Ricky Lee, 11 others

CCP logoThe Cultural Center of the Philippines will award the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining 2015 to 11 individuals, including acclaimed actress Nora Aunor and notable scriptwriter and fictionist Ricky Lee, and two organizations for their outstanding contributions to Philippine arts and culture on September 17 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). SEYMOUR…

SPIT launches 3rd Manila Int’l Improv Festival

SPITFor the third time, the Silly People’s Improv Theatre or SPIT, the country’s leading improvisational theatre group, is organizing the Manila International Improv Festival from July 2 to 12. SEYMOUR…

The Necessary Theatre to stage award-winning play on AIDS crisis

The Normal Heart1Actor’s Actors, Inc.’s The Necessary Theatre is staging the Asian premiere of the Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart, an intense drama about the struggle of an openly gay writer and activist to awaken the world to the emerging AIDS problem during the early 1980s in New York City. The production’s Manila run opens on July 3, Friday, 8 p.m. with succeeding limited performances on July 4 (Saturday), 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and July 5 (Sunday), 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. SEYMOUR…

Rak of Aegis leads Gawad Buhay! nominees for local theater’s best

Gawad BuhayRak of Aegis, a Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) production set in a flooded community and with the songs of pop-rock group Aegis as highlights, leads the nominees in the 7th Gawad Buhay! awards for the performing arts to be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino or CCP Little Theater on June 11. SEYMOUR…

Virgin Labfest 11 reveals final list of plays, runs from June 24-July 12

VIRGIN LABFESTThe Cultural Center of the Philippines recently announced the final list of 12 new plays for Virgin Labfest 11 and three other plays to be revisited from last year. The laboratory festival will be held from June 24 to July 12 at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) and Bulwagang Amado Hernandez. SEYMOUR…