Monday, November 30, 2015

#TheaterPH - 5 Things I love About Repertory Philippine's The Secret Garden‏ #‎RepPhilsSecretGarden2015‬



Last November 20, Repertory Philippines' The Secret Garden opens at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. "The Secret Garden" is a 1991 musical with Tony-award winning book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, based on the 1911 novel of the same title by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Anton Juan, as always, presented this material in a different way leaving the audience recreate his or her version of The Secret Garden.

Duane Bacon, Dems Angeles and yours truly.


I am very much excited after getting an invite from a very good friend, fellow blogger, Dems Angeles. I am sharing you points I love after watching The Secret Garden.


1. Powerful and equally highlighted ensemble

The ensemble was equally highlighted and have magnificent moments just like the main characters. I love the dance numbers, transitions and blockings, given a small space to work out with. The ensemble has a powerful vocal complimenting the main cast.




2. The voice of the kids

Ashlee Factor as Mary and Daniel Drilon as Colin did very well. I saw some magical moments with their angelic voices as they sang songs from the Musical. Filipino talent at its best.



3. Beautifully crafted stage design

The stage design was one of a kind. I saw a lot of paper and rustic elements that gave The Secret Garden more of "the feel". It's like I am transported to aristocratic England while watching the whole show. 




4. Music came to life

Since The Secret Garden is a musical, it is right to have an orchestra playing live accompaniment. The music was so relaxing and it seems like it was recorded because you'll not notice any major glitch at all. 



5. Visually appetizing through the lights

The magic continues as the stage has been lighted up and transformed from totally gray and colorless set and costumes to colorful magnificent aura. Others say that it was too dark but for me, it was totally perfect.





The Secret Garden will run from November 20 to December 15, 2015. Catch it while it still in the theater.  Ticket prices range from P1000 to P500. Check out Ticketworld or call Repertory Philippines at 843-3570.

A piece of The Secret Garden from Repertory Philippines



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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Takeaways from #AmaiaBloggersDay

November 22, 2015, a great Sunday morning! #AmaiaBloggersDay comes to life as Abba Realty Inc. opens it's doors to bloggers to have a one of a kind experience for Amaia Steps Project in Nuvali.





Getting to know Amaia Steps Nuvali:

Amaia Steps Nuvali is one of Amaia's prestige projects. It is the first affordable mid-rise residential development in NUVALI, Ayala Land's 2,290-hectare township project in Laguna, envisioned to be the Philippines' first eco-community development



A combination of 4- and 6-storey development, Amaia Steps NUVALI will have a total of 1,140 units composed of well designed and spacious Studio and Premier units. Some units are afforded balconies that give access to views of thoughtfully planned greens and open spaces.



At the core of the 2.8-hectare development is an invigorating lifestyle amenity hub, which includes swimming pools for adults and kids, basketball court, kids' play zone, grand lawn and a central clubhouse.

Let's Talk About Location and Accessibility:

Rising at the central district of NUVALI, Amaia Steps NUVALI enjoys the privileges of standing in a fully master planned development built to support and sustain itself today and in the future. Within a 500-meter-radius are mixed-use developments like neighboring villages, future retail areas and institutional establishments. Truly, everything is within reach from Amaia Steps NUVALI.



Amaia Steps NUVALI is five-minutes away from the main entrance of NUVALI, along Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. It is accessible by taking West Conservation Avenue from NUVALI Boulevard, the 60-meter main thoroughfare of NUVALI.

It is highly accessible to and from surrounding towns and cities like:
Sta. Rosa city proper (15 mins)
Calamba city proper (15 mins)
Tagaytay (20mins)
Alabang (30 mins)
Makati CBD (40 mins)

The Facilities and Amenities:

At Amaia Steps NUVALI, enjoy a leisurely life as you and your kids make splash at the swimming pool, play a game of basketball or simply relax at the grand lawn. A central clubhouse is also there for you to celebrate life's journeys for family and friends.


Nuvali Evolving

Republic Wake Park

Relish the life you deserve in NUVALI with Amaia Steps NUVALI! Built with Ayala Land's standards, you can be sure your family gets unparalleled security with a quality, comfortable home that's affordable. Upgrade to evoliving and step into Amaia Steps NUVALI!

Here's a sample design of a unit in Amaia Steps Nuvali:

The moment you enter your future unit.

Dining Area

Living and Recreation Area

Living Area


Bedroom

Wash and Bathroom

If I'll be given a chance to buy a property in Laguna, considering the affordability, community and location, facilities and amenities, Amaia Steps Nuvali will be on my top priority.

Amaia is the economic residential brand of Ayala Land, Inc. that caters to the broad affordable market segment. Its developments are anchored on 5 pillars- Location, Features and Amenities, Quality, Buying Experience, and Living Experience.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

#TheaterPH - Osias Barroso's Pinocchio!

The captivating story of a puppet, wishing upon a star to become a real boy, marks Ballet Manila's holiday treat. 

Osias Barroso's "Pinocchio" is the third offering in "From Page to Stage,” Ballet Manila's 20th performance season. Based on the Italian children’s novel by Carlo Collodi, it was the second animated film produced by Disney in 1940, following the success of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".

Ballet Manila's "Pinocchio" is choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Osias Barroso.  Initially a one-act piece, it was always included in the company's line-up of shows. With its timeless appeal, this year the audience will enjoy "Pinocchio' as a full length production, signifying Ballet Manila's Christmas treat to its loyal patrons. 

“Dance companies stage ‘Pinocchio’ not only because it’s a children's ballet show, it also reminds us of the value of family and friendship,” explained choreographer Osias Barroso.  “This is very evident with the relationship of Gepetto and Pinocchio and the friendship between Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio. What I like most about the material is the lesson on truthfulness. Pinocchio's nose grows longer whenever he tells a lie; I think everyone grew up with that fantasy.”  

"Pinocchio" was one of Ballet Manila's most successful productions. 

“It stood the test of time. It had an impressive track record in terms of sales and audience feedback. Our biggest challenge was finding suitable music for the ballet but I am glad that were able to come up with a beautiful score. The music of 'Pinocchio' has a lot of heart," he said. 

Pinocchio will be played by danseur Alvin Santos, one of Ballet Manila’s most senior company members.  Alvin started out as a company scholar and is a product of the School of Ballet Manila. Alvin has played the lead since the very first staging of “‘Pinocchio” in 2002. He returns this season, to once again dance the part of ‘Pinocchio”, a role he will never get tired of doing.

“Alvin was the first male Filipino danseur to receive a FINALIST Certificate in the Asia Pacific international Ballet competition held in Tokyo, Japan in 2003,” Osias proudly said.

“The role is quite unusual because most of the time, the male dancer needs height and strong partnering skills. ‘Pinocchio’ is a wonderful opportunity for a not-so-tall but technically strong male ballet dancer to shine, “ remarked Ballet Manila artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde.  


To further enhance the magical journey, Fil-Am singer Tippi dos Santos will be the show's storyteller. This season’s performance will be a delightful mix of heart warming music in playful narrative movements. 

With the air filled with holiday cheer, the whole family can head straight to the carnival fun rides after enjoying the show. All 'Pinocchio' ticket holders are entitled to free tickets to Star City. 

Osias Barroso’s “Pinocchio” has special rates for group bookings. Schools, companies and organizations can get specially priced tickets for fund-raising events and other holiday activities. For inquiries, call (02 552 7502 or email info@balletmanila.com.ph.  

Osias Barroso’s “Pinocchio” is co-presented by Manila Broadcasting Company, Aliw Theater and Star City.  Other sponsors are ACS Manufacturing, First United Travel, Papa John’s Pizza, Manang’s Chicken, Empire Salon, Slimmer’s World, Island Rose, Oasis Paco Park Hotel, Ramada Manila Hotel, Armada Hotel, Microtel Wyndham Hotels, Hot Star Chicken, and whatshappening.com.ph.

Celebrate the holidays with Pinocchio, Geppeto and Jimminy Cricket in Osias Barroso's "Pinocchio,.  Shows are on November 27, 28 and December 5 at 8:00 p.m.; November 29 and December 6 at 3:00 p.m, at Aliw Theater in Pasay City.  Tickets are available at all Ticketworld outlets, online at www.ticketworld.com.ph, or call 891 9999.   



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STARBUCKS: Red Cups Are Here! #SparkTheSpirit #StarbucksPH

It's the season to be jolly! Stasrbucks Red Cups are here!



CHRISTMAS PANETTONE LATTE

Its bread and butter flavors are perfectly paired with steamed milk and roasted espresso. We then top it off with whipped cream and a medley of dried fruits for a textural and delicious twist on a classic holiday tradition.

TOFFEE NUT LATTE

Ring in the Christmas season with steamed milk, espresso and toffee nut syrup, topped off with whipped cream and beloved toffee nut sprinkles.

PEPPERMINT MOCHA

A chocolaty coffee beverage highlighted with peppermint notes which brings up memories of candy canes and Christmas festivities. Topped off with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and red and white candy bits.




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#TheaterPH - Red Turnip Theater Shakes Up Its Third Season By Going Miniscule! #TIOY


Red Turnip Theater has produced five plays since 2013: Closer (by Patrick Marber), Cock (by Mike Bartlett), Pulitzer Prize winner Rabbit Hole (by David Linsay-Abaire), Pulitzer Prize nominee Time Stands Still (by Donald Margulies), and 33 Variations (by Mois├ęs Kaufman).

Now in the middle of its third season, Red Turnip’s drive remains just as strong. They are intent on delivering plays that are focused on wonderfully written text and great ensemble acting. For its mid-season offering they are launching a bite-sized Turnip experience, featuring an electric cast and an exciting new space (A SPACE_GALLERY) --- a mid-season curveball that is sure to become this year's pint-sized, comic surprise. Presenting, Red Turnip Theater’s, RT 0.5 Series. 

Jenny Jamora, “We took a risk when we decided to do 33 Variations. It was our biggest production so far and we certainly have no regrets. With the 0.5 series, we wanted to take on, not just a different space, but an even more intimate one. It may be smaller in scale, but it’s just as challenging as any of our previous projects.” 

A Space_Gallery is the space of choice for the launch of the 0.5 series. A Space, conveniently located right across Greenbelt 5 in Makati, serves as a hub for creators. The Gallery has supported local independent artists by hosting exhibits, gigs and talks, and now Red Turnip Theater. A Space takes pride in being a place “where people can make things happen” so the match was only fitting. 

Kicking off the series is THIS IS OUR YOUTH, a play by American dramatist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan, a comic gem about the "Me Generation" and a witty, acerbic snapshot of that confusing place between adolescence and adulthood. 

THIS IS OUR YOUTH opened Off-Broadway in 1996 and featured Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton, and Missy Yager. Premiering in the West End in 2002, the cast starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Hayden Christensen, and Anna Paquin. Broadway saw its Tony-nominated revival in 2014 starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson. The play has seen a number of restagings, featuring notable film actors, many of whom were in their first stage role, including Matt Damon, Colin Hanks, Chris Klein, Casey Affleck, Freddie Prinze Jr., Summer Phoenix, Alison Lohman and Heather Burns. 



The Philippine premiere features the dynamic trio of Jef Flores, Cindy Lopez and Nicco Manalo. Flores was last seen in the acclaimed Manila production of The Normal Heart. He was the lead in Repertory Philippines’ production of 4000 Miles, and was part of the vibrant ensemble of Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady. Manalo was already a critical darling on stage when he won the Cinemalaya and Star Awards’ Best Supporting Actor for the film The Janitor. He was also nominated for Gawad Buhay acting awards for American Hwangap and Kleptomaniacs. Despite having a full-time editorial job at Cosmopolitan, Lopez manages to juggle a career in theater. Most of her previous work has been with Tanghalang Ateneo: Sintang Dalisay, Fireflies, Twelfth Night, and most recently Waiting for Godot. 

Following his successful debut as director of Rabbit Hole for Red Turnip (garnering an Aliw Award nomination), Fabregas returns to the directing chair. “It’s a dream come true to direct a piece by Lonergan, “ he says. “His work resonates with me even as the years go by. They’re time-specific but never dated, stylistically distinct but widely universal.”

THIS IS OUR YOUTH shows at A Space_Gallery for a limited run this November 6, 7, 8, 20, 21 and 22. Tickets are available at https://www.ticketworld.com.ph/Online/thisisouryouth, or call 891-9999. Email redturniptheater@gmail.com or visit Red Turnip Theater on Facebook for more information.

Lighting Design: Joseph Matheu
Production Design: Kayla Teodoro 
Photography: John Daryl Ocampo



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