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VIDEO: Cast of NEXT TO NORMAL Perform Excerpts; Show Opens This Fri, 6 Mar Photo VIDEO: Cast of NEXT TO NORMAL Perform Excerpts; Show Opens This Fri, 6 Mar
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 2, 2020

IT'S GONNA BE GOOD! Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal, which features the book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, closes Ateneo Blue Repertory's (BlueREP) 28th theatrical season.

VIDEO: First Look at BlueREP's NEXT TO NORMAL Photo VIDEO: First Look at BlueREP's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2020

To cap off its 28th season, Ateneo Blue Repertory (BlueREP) presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal. The show plays at the Gonzaga Fine Arts Theatre, Ateneo De Manila University, from 6-22 March 2020, at 8 p.m. on all dates except Sundays, with additional 3 p.m. shows on weekends.

PHOTOS: First Look at Promo Shots for BlueREP's NEXT TO NORMAL Photo PHOTOS: First Look at Promo Shots for BlueREP's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 13, 2020

To cap off its 28th season, Ateneo Blue Repertory (BlueREP) proudly presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal. The show plays at the Gonzaga Fine Arts Theatre, Ateneo De Manila University, from 6-22 March 2020, at 8 p.m. on all dates except Sundays, with additional 3 p.m. shows on weekends.

Photo Coverage: HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL Returns to Power Mac Center Spotlight; Show Run Photo Photo Coverage: HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL Returns to Power Mac Center Spotlight; Show Runs Now Thru 20 Oct.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 28, 2019

The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical are bringing back their highly acclaimed revival of Himala: Isang Musikal.

Video: 'Epilogue' to HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL; Show Runs Now Thru 20 Oct. Photo Video: 'Epilogue' to HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL; Show Runs Now Thru 20 Oct.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 21, 2019

The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical are bringing back their highly acclaimed revival of Himala: Isang Musikal.

Photos: HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL In Rehearsal; Show Opens 20 Sept. Photo Photos: HIMALA: ISANG MUSIKAL In Rehearsal; Show Opens 20 Sept.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 11, 2019

The Sandbox Collective and 9 Works Theatrical are bringing back their highly acclaimed revival of Himala: Isang Musikal.

Photo Coverage: Monique Wilson, Arman Ferrer Lead MABINING MANDIRIGMA; Show Closes Se Photo Photo Coverage: Monique Wilson, Arman Ferrer Lead MABINING MANDIRIGMA; Show Closes Sept. 1
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 26, 2019

Probing the fusion of eclectic steampunk music elements, flip-top rap, and musical theater (Joed Balsamo, composer; Ejay Yatco, music director), side by side a rather traditional libretto in heavy Tagalog (Nicanor Tiongson, librettist) can be refreshing yet jarring. But Tanghalang Pilipino's original musical 'Mabining Mandirigma' is our story--a period of frustration and struggle that can't be ignored. It tells the Philippines' history (1898-1903), which, sadly, keeps repeating itself until today--unless we embrace change and move forward.

Photo Coverage: DANI GIRL Returns to the Stage; Show Runs Now Thru Sept. 1 Photo Photo Coverage: DANI GIRL Returns to the Stage; Show Runs Now Thru Sept. 1
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 12, 2019

Appropriate for all audiences, starting at age six, DANI GIRL, the musical by Michael Kooman (composer) and Christopher Dimond (book writer and lyricist), has returned to the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, in Makati City.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2019

Ateneo Blue Repertory (blueREP), the premier musical theater organization at Ateneo de Manila University, closes its 27th season with the Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening,' based on the play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. The show runs until Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Hyundai Hall Stage, Arete, Ateneo de Manila University (Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City).

Photo Coverage: First Look at blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING; Show Runs Now Thru Apr. 14 Photo Photo Coverage: First Look at blueREP's SPRING AWAKENING; Show Runs Now Thru Apr. 14
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 30, 2019

Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening,' based on the 1891 play by Frank Wedekind, which features the music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, returns to the Ateneo Blue Repertory (blueREP) stage now through Sunday, April 14, 2019. Directed by Missy Maramara and Darrell Uy, the production plays at the Hyundai Hall, Arete, Ateneo de Manila University.

Photos: Promo Shots of SPRING AWAKENING; Show Runs 03/29-04/14 Photo Photos: Promo Shots of SPRING AWAKENING; Show Runs 03/29-04/14
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 24, 2019

Ateneo Blue Repertory (blueREP), the premier musical theater organization at Ateneo de Manila University, closes its 27th season with the Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening,' based on the play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Repertory Philippines' New Production of MIONG Photo VIDEO: Get a First Look at Repertory Philippines' New Production of MIONG
by Alan Henry - Mar 4, 2019

Was Emilio 'Miong' Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines, a hero or a traitor?

BWW Review: REP's MIONG Tells Its Side of the Story Photo BWW Review: REP's MIONG Tells Its Side of the Story
by Vince Vicentuan - Feb 21, 2019

They say that history is written by the victors, its integrity dependent on who actually wrote it.

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Repertory Philippines' New Production of MIONG Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Repertory Philippines' New Production of MIONG
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 17, 2019

Was Emilio 'Miong' Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines, a hero or a traitor?

Photos: MIONG Promo Shots Released! Show Opens Feb. 15 Photo Photos: MIONG Promo Shots Released! Show Opens Feb. 15
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 21, 2019

Repertory Philippines (REP) is bringing back one of its acclaimed original musicals 'Miong,' which tells the story of Emilio 'Miong' Aguinaldo, the first president of the Philippines (1899-1901), who embarks on a mission to unite the Filipino people during a time of social division.

BWW Review: GUADALUPE The Musical Is A Hearty Musical Treat Photo BWW Review: GUADALUPE The Musical Is A Hearty Musical Treat
by Jared Echevarria - Oct 8, 2018

It has been a very busy theater season in Manila. The past months saw the premiere of productions offering different and often intriguing facets of life, which naturally would solicit interest into the prying eyes of the theater-going public. With so much theater goings-on, 'Guadalupe The Musical' stands tall as a beloved reminder of the nation's historical devotion and adherence to 'popular religiosity.'

BWW Review: To Love HAIR Is An 'Acquired Taste' Photo BWW Review: To Love HAIR Is An 'Acquired Taste'
by Jude Buot - Nov 20, 2017

It makes perfect sense that Repertory Philippines (REP) chose to end its 50th-anniversary celebrations with the staging of a big musical like Hair. First, the said musical is also commemorating the 50th anniversary of its first staging Off-Broadway. Second, as the musical talks about the dawning of a new era or the age of Aquarius, REP as a theater company is ushering in new milestones in its next 50 years. Hair also promotes a sense of community and togetherness, in line with REP's 50th-anniversary slogan Come Home to REP.

Repertory Philippines Caps Season with HAIR, 11/17-12/17 Photo Repertory Philippines Caps Season with HAIR, 11/17-12/17
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 25, 2017

Repertory Philippines (REP) presents HAIR, Broadway's tribal love-rock musical, from November 17 to December 17 at Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Ayala Malls, Makati City.

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night Photo Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27.

Ateneo Blue Rep's REAL-LIFE FAIRYTALES to Travel to South Korea
by Julie Musbach - Jul 1, 2017

After a successful run as Ateneo Blue Repertory's 25th Season Premiere, blueREP will bring their original play, 'Real-Life Fairytales,' to South Korea to compete in the 11th Daegu International Musical Festival.

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