musicals in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on musicals in the Philippines


Joji is coming to Manila for Wanderland 2020

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Are you ready for Joji?

JOJI IN MANILA. The singer and producer is part of the Wanderland 2020 lineup. Photo from Joji's Instagram

'Dekada '70' returns to stage in February 2020

Nov 01, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Pat Valera's musical adaptation of Lualhati Bautista’s 1983 novel 'Dekada ’70' hits the theater stage again for a limited 3-weekend run

It may be funny, but PETA's 'Charot!' does not take charter change lightly

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The theater company's upcoming play is a clever, thoughtful discussion on federalism and voting

SERIOUS COMEDY. The team behind PETA's upcoming play says 'Charot!'. The comedy-musical is a discourse on federalism, written for a younger audience. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

'Mula sa Buwan' explores friend zones and war zones

Nov 14, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The acclaimed musical returns for a sixteen-show run

IT'S BACK. Mula sa Buwan is really about consequence, of pieces falling apart, and how people put their lives back together. Image courtesy of Mula Sa Buwan

Rachel Alejandro: Why 'All Out of Love' is all worth it

Oct 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Rachel Alejandro takes us behind-the-scenes of the long-awaited Air Supply musical

'ALL OUT OF LOVE.' The musical runs until Oct 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. Photo courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

We crash Upstart Productions' rehearsals for Monty Python's Spamalot

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:31 PM

'From that opening scene where King Arthur enters the stage bound in a straitjacket, the audience erupts in laughter and never lets up'

'Mamma Mia' returns to Manila

Apr 10, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Here we go again!

Ang Wakas ng 'Sa Wakas': The Pinoy rock musical kicks off its final run

Apr 09, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The well-loved play is seeing the stage for the last time

SA WAKAS. The feels-fest returns to the stage. Photo from

Resorts World Manila to produce Eraserheads-inspired musical

Jan 19, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'Ang Huling El Bimbo The Musical' is happening!

Want to crack up? Watch 'Spamalot' soon in Manila

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Singer actress Rachel Alejandro writes about her upcoming musical

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Kjwan

Nov 10, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Kjwan is set to rock the Rappler newsroom for Live Jam Here s how you can watch their performance live

WATCH: 5 PH indie musicians to check out

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Tired of the usual top 40 radio fare? Music enthusiast and Jam 88 3 DJ Russ Davis gives us the lowdown on 5 local indie music acts worth checking out

Urbandub's Gabby Alipe: No such thing as endings, only new beginnings

Apr 20, 2015 - 1:27 PM

On May 9 all 4 members will perform onstage for the last time

Urbandub vocalist talks about band hiatus

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Vocalist Gabby Alipe says all band members want to prioritize their families

The making of Kai Honasan

Feb 28, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Singer songwriter Kai Honasan talks about growing up in a musical family and her dreams of doing stand up comedy

Rappler photo

Return, beloved: 'Katy! The Musical'

Jul 30, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Katy The Musical evokes her era not only through costumes music and narrative but also in its highly mannered delivery

QUEEN OF BODABIL. Isay Alvarez as Katy de la Cruz. Photo courtesy of Rome Jorge

Mark Bautista goes ‘Full Monty’

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:45 PM

Mark Bautista makes his theater debut in the sizzling hot and hilarious musical The Full Monty

PROVOCATIVE. Mark Bautista topbills the cast of steamy Broadway musical 'The Fully Monty.' All images from 'The Full Monty April 27, 8 PM tickets' Facebook page

Bloc Party rocked loudly, rolled gladly

Mar 25, 2013 - 11:35 AM

The London based indie rock band came out of their first Philippine concert as happy as their fans

LEADING THE WAY. Bloc Party lead vocalist-lyricist Kele Okereke sang his heart out -- so did the audience. All photos by Ike Sulat

Lifehouse reconnects with Manila

Jun 16, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Filipino fans rejoiced for the return of a favorite 90s rock band

HAPPY TO BE BACK. They said their 2008 Manila concert left them awed, only to find out it would happen again this year. Photo by Jyle Sulit

CCP to hold International Choral Competition in August 2013

May 12, 2012 - 10:18 PM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines CCP will be holding the Andrea O Veneracion International Choral Festival in 2013