martes, 19 de febrero de 2013

Why to watch RED theater with Bart Guingona?

Coz thanks to this brave efforts of producers like Bart Guingona we can enjoy Broadway titles with Broadway quality productions.

Coz Bart Guingona is a theater legend of the Philippines and leads, directs and produces the play.

Coz it's the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Play written by American writer John Logan about the famous abstract expressionist painter artist Mark Rothko.

Coz TV host Joaquin Valdes plays the role of the assistant and is great as an actor. I didn't know him before and know I have to say I respect him and look forward to new works.

Coz u have to rush. Only 4 shows in Manila. ‘RED’ is set to open on February 22, 2103 - 7:30 P.M. at CSB - SDA Theater, 5/F College Of St. Benilde School of Design And Arts located at Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. The other playdates are on Feb. 23; March 1 and 2, 2013.

Coz I really enjoyed it. Intense. No fall down in rhythm. Always interesting, and very educating about painting :-D

Coz if you are into the arts, this is your theme. The mental fight of an artist between being true to himself or sell art for commercial purposes.

I wonder how they get the money back with such nice productions and such short runs with theater in the Philippines. Bravo for the guts!

sábado, 16 de febrero de 2013

Why watch They're Playing Our Song the musical, in Manila?

Coz Nikki Gil is a fabulous actress and singer and she's really proving it here! She was super full of energy and super confident with her character. You can really see she worked on it deeply and makes it seem effortless.

Coz Robbie Guevara, the director does a very good job. Not for no reason he comes from Repertory Philippines where he learned everything as he said several times.

Coz it's very brave for 9Works theater company with Santi Santamaria as the executive producer to produce Broadway musicals one after the other, so we Filipinos can enjoy them. Thank you.

Coz the chorus has well seasoned thespians and friends who have been proving themselves for so many years.

Coz the many sets are fantastic as you can see in these pics. I'm amazed of how productions that run for such a short time (the normal thing in the Philippines) can make back the money having such good sets, and props, and costumes and artists.

Coz the musical director Jo Tolentino is super energetic and coordinated perfectly even when he had the orchestra divided in each side of the stage!

And check the ushers, they're sexy thespians too!

Congrats 9Works for a good good production! Looking forward for Grease.

viernes, 15 de febrero de 2013

January 2013 mash up

Continuing an attempt to track my progress and remember what I do so I don't think I'm a lazy person myself, here is what I did in January 2013.

Joined the Philippine Opera Company in a small nice concert, check the pics.

Rehearsed in for Marco Polo the musical with Broadway director Kenny Howard a short workshop to see what the play looks like, it will still show in 2014. I play the role of Mongol Baron Tegan.

Joined the production team of Marco Polo as a line producer.

Was in the preview of Repertory Philippines' straight play Boeing Boeing. Awesome, so funny! My blog about it here.

Working hard in the renovation of iChill Theater Cafe, and had our first casting event. More pics.

Published my short version of opera piece O Sole Mio from an event.

Had a nice vacation and photoshoot in Boracay.

Article from the gay pride with our picture in it :-). And also my personal blog post about it.

Got this awesome jacket with my name for belated Xmas!

Thank you for being there :-)

martes, 5 de febrero de 2013

Nov-Dec 2012 diary

Continuing with the purpose of knowing where I put my time and energy. Here the end of last year.

Shooting of film Slumber Party with Ms. Venus Raj. Lots of pics here.

Recorded Besame Mucho Spanish love song in my particular way.

Recorded Christmas of Love by Njel de Mesa. A mash of many different artist. Here my part only.

Awesome Urban Pirate photoshoot by Marian Yu.

Halloween turned into scary superhero Thor-ror, also by Marian Yu.

Shot Japanese film Death Match in Manila.

My directed feature film "Changing Direction" opened in Ecuador, South America.

Supremo film with Alfred Vargas opened in Manila.

Casual look photoshoot, by Marian Yu.

We won the best float prize in Manila's Gay Pride.

Opened film "Si Agimat, si Enteng at si Ako".

Think all this is quite a lot of activity for those two month of ending of the year, yep. :-)

I'm in the social groups if you want to keep close track of me: Twitter - Facebook.

Thank you, and keep up the good work!