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January 27, 2015

PETA's Haring Lear

The play is set in a post nuclear landscape that highlights the dramatic descent of a king into madness. As he is plunged into the world of anarchy, the themes of vision and blindness are explored masterfully by Shakespeare in this drama of purgation.

Lear becomes mad at the same moment when he gains a vision of the cruelty of the world and the evil nature of his daughters. He discovers the real meaning of loyalty, love, and fidelity in his servants and his youngest daughter, Cordelia, whom he banished

Jacko Wacko Music Festival

Last 2014, ENGLICOM DLSU-M kick-started its 50th year as it launched the first ever college music festival in the Metro, Jacko Wacko Music Festival. Almost a year has passed after that memorably epic night; and while others are celebrating 2015 with fireworks, ENGLICOM opens its doors once again as another SEQUEL of the previous music festival has risen the shores of Manila - Jacko Wacko Music Festival: Into The Waves.

January 25, 2015

Ballet Philippines' "MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical"

On February 2015, “MANHID: The Pinoy Superhero Musical” wraps up Ballet Philippines’ 45th anniversary season. Set in an alternate present day Philippines where the EDSA revolution failed, this musical features heroes and villains with superpowers, and a people sick with Kamanhiran (Apathy).

Leading the cast of superheroes as Bantugan “Tag-inip” Buenaventura is Sandino Martin, who recently won Best Actor at the Cinema One Originals Awards Night for his role in “Esprit de Corps”.

January 23, 2015

Defending The Caveman 2015

Defending The Caveman is a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. It mines the common themes in relationships that go straight through the funny bone. It will have both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition, affectionately nudging each other as they recognize themselves in the stories being told on the stage.

Defending The Caveman makes us laugh at ourselves about all the ways men and women fight, laugh, and love. Couples all around the world have already fallen in love with Defending The Caveman and you will too. This is a play which you can drag either your pals or your partner to and they will actually enjoy it.

January 22, 2015

Musicals and Plays to Watch - Arts & Culture Activities for the Coming Months

Theater Round-up: 10 shows to watch from January – March 2015


Good news theater aficionados! The first quarter of 2015 is packed with exciting productions; best of all, most of these productions are from our local theater groups. The Philippine theater scene is indeed continuously growing and now is the perfect time to broaden your artistic horizon and support homegrown thespians.

To help you plan your Arts & Culture activities for the coming months, here's a list of musicals and plays running from January – March 2015.

Classical Piano Concert By Christopher Janwong McKiggan

KMP, in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, will present a classical piano concert by acclaimed U.S.-based pianist Christopher Janwong McKiggan on February 10th at 7:30 PM at the CCP Little Theater. 

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January 14, 2015

From the Vatican to Tacloban - With Love, Pope Francis

When they heard last year that Pope Francis would visit the disaster victims in Leyte, producer Rose Cabrera and writer/director Nestor Torre realized that it would be an exceptionally significant occasion that should be depicted and highlighted by a new stage presentation at Cabrera's Mabuhay Restop theater cafe at Rizal Park.

The inspiration became even more appropriate when it was announced that one of the high points of the much-loved pontiff's four-day visit was a Mass for millions of people at Rizal Park - which was exactly where Mabuhay Restop was located!

Ronda Alla: Music from Around the World

The University of the Philippines College of Music opens its Faculty Concert Series for Second Semester 2014- 2015 with the performance of the University of the Philippines Rondalla(UPR) to be conducted by Ms. Elaine Espejo-Cajucom titledRonda Alla: Music from around the World on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM in UP Abelardo Hall Auditorium, Quezon City.

UPR aims the following: 1) to preserve and promote the rondalla music heritage; and, 2) to raise the standard of rondalla playing through: a carefully selected repertoire, developing an exquisite and challenging technique, and exploring the versatility of the rondalla.

January 9, 2015

The Most Anticipated Philippine Concerts this 2015

We hope you didn’t spend all your bonuses during the holidays because 2015 is an exciting, albeit wallet-draining, year for music lovers. Here are the most anticipated, confirmed concerts for the year. Which ones are you lining up for?

For more information about these concerts, check out our Events Page.

January 7, 2015

Michael Buble Live In Manila

All we want for Christmas is Michael Bublé, and he’s coming to Manila on January 31, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Canadian 4-time Grammy Award winner, Michael Bublé, delivers a full-length Christmas album with an old-fashioned taste, done in the best possible way. The album, entitled “Christmas”, is a beautiful coalescence of swing and contemporary pop that satisfies lovers of music. Regardless of one’s music genre choice, Michael Bublé’s Christmas will surely hype up the holiday cheer.

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