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It's showtime! Rep PH's 'The Producers' opens

Nov 14, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Theater is a way for me to do what I love best in a setting that’s personal and communal

SHOWSTOPPER. G Töngi ends her year with Repertory Philippines' 'The Producers.' All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

'Grease' is the word

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:44 AM

9 Works Theatrical brings back to Manila one of the greatest musicals of all time

SANDY AND DANNY. Frencheska Farr and Gian Magdangal. All photos courtesy of 9 Works Theatrical

'Closer:' Truth or dare

Oct 09, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Red Turnip stages Patrick Marber s straight adult play for their initial offering

GREAT MIX. Marc Abaya, Angel Aquino, Cris Villonco and Bart Guingona star in 'Closer.' Photos by Jojit Lorenzo courtesy of Red Turnip

'The Producers:' Nazi, gay and loving it

Oct 09, 2013 - 5:14 PM

Repertory Philippines stages the comedy musical penned by Mel Brooks

STELLAR. Robbie Zialcita, G Töngi and Topper Fabregas star in 'The Producers.' All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

A work of art: Repertory PH's 'Alice in Wonderland'

Sep 03, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Days later I caught myself with The Queen of Hearts song stuck in my head

ALICE CAN PLAY THIS GAME. A game of croquet with the deck of cards. All photos courtesy of Repertory Philippines

Alice awake: Repertory Philippines' ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Aug 27, 2013 - 9:00 PM

This staging hinges in large part on the audience participation of Filipino children

COME INTO HER DREAMS. Alice and her crew are back in Repertory Philippines' 'Alice in Wonderland.' All images from the Repertory Philippines Facebook page

Red Turnip: New species of theater

Jul 23, 2013 - 7:22 PM

This is the kind of theater that is best suited for such a compact upstart

FIRST PLAY COMING UP! Cris Villonco (middle), pictured with Ana Abad Santos and Rem Zamora, will star in Red Turnip's 'Closer'

Alice in Wonderland: Into the rabbit hole

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Real life is Wonderland too with real rabbits cats and caterpillars

THIS GENERATION'S ALICE. Dani Gana and a cast of revered thespians bring the Lewis Carroll classic back to life on stage. All images courtesy of Repertory Philippines