In a few weeks from now, the kids will bid goodbye to their school and welcome summer. Most moms would surely look for ways to make their kids busy and active. And if your youngster is into acting, singing, and dancing, perhaps you would want to consider joining Repertory Philippines’ 2018 Workshop for the Performing Arts.
Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.
Though some would find live theater performances to be obsolete, I still love to watch actors play on stage. Perhaps because I grew up watching them.
When I was in high school, we would often go to The Tanghalang Francisco Balagtas. Formerly known as the Folk Arts Theater, this theater is within the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Manila. I have seen various Shakespeare’s plays and fell in love with the story of the Merchant of Venice. Of all the Filipino plays, my favorite will always be Noli Me Tangere. And the most hilarious would always be The Vagina Monologues.
My love for the theater remains. Though seldom do I watch plays, I always make it a point to find time if given the chance. Even if millennials and others would say live theater performances are far behind the technological capabilities of a film, I would still prefer the former.
I am just so impressed on how actors would sing like no one is listening and dance like nobody’s watching. Truly, I could feel heaven on my seat.
Repertory Philippines (REP) is turning 50 years old! And they are inviting everyone to come and commemorate the event on one special night.
REP Celebrates Golden Year with 50 Years of Telling Stories
A grand celebration fit for their golden year is set to mark the country’s pioneering theater company’s milestone. On June 11, 2017, REP holds “50 Years of Telling Stories.” Acclaimed director Bart Guingona, musical director Ejar Yatco, and writer Luna Inocian partner to bring the grandest musical gala ever. Taking the stage to perform are some of the country’s big stars like Monique Wilson, Leo Martinez, Joy Virata, Miguel Faustmann, Michael Williams, Menchu Lauchengco, and Audie Gemora. With these amazing talents all coming together for one night, the show is set to be a can’t-miss event for anyone and everyone with a love for music or theater.
REP through the years
Since the company’s start in 1967, it has been bringing the best of Broadway and the West End for local talents to produce and for Filipinos to enjoy. All these are part of REP’s mission in promoting and developing the performing arts for Philippine cultural growth. In half a century, REP has run 80 seasons staging over 443 productions, including some of the most well-known plays: Les Miserables, Evita, Sweeney Todd, and Romeo and Juliet.
The company also created Children’s Theatre which aims to expose younger audiences to live performances. Since then, REP has staged plays such as Hansel and Gretel, Camp Rock, Snow White, and The Sound of Music.
The theater company also prides itself with its homegrown television and movie actors such as Heart Evangelista, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Sam Concepcion. Lea Salonga and Monique Wilson are also part of the REP family who made it big time in the West End and Broadway.
For the June 11 show, tickets are available via Ticketworld. For inquiries and purchases, call REP at 843 3570 or Ticketworld at 891 9999.
Momi Berlin Directory
Let your heart be your compass.
I love this line very much. Perhaps it truly hits home. And it is the reminder that kept a little princess named Sara and his wealthy, and renowned adventurer-father Captain Crewe survive those months of being away from each other. After some heartbreaks, the two reunite. Their deep love for one another is what keeps them hopeful. The same love I have for stage plays that pushes me to watch despite the distance and time.
REP stages grand musical A Little Princess
Repertory Philippines (REP) winds down its 49th year with the charming, touching, and entertaining A Little Princess. The costumes, props, setting and backdrops, choreography, and acting are exceptional. My Big Bunso joins me that night, and he is in awe most of the time. He particularly admires the powerful voice and perfect acting of the charming Felicity Kyle Napuli. Napuli plays the petite scullery maid Becky.