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‘Miss Saigon’ family reunion

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CHRISES and Kims, then and now: (From left) Simon Bowman, the author, Alistair Brammer and Eva Noblezada

It was the family reunion to end all family reunions. Members of generations past, both distant and recent, plus those of the present, came together, sharing different stories that were somehow the same.

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Going blind anew for ‘The Voice 2’

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And here we go again! My fellow coaches—Apl.de.ap, Bamboo, and Sarah Geronimo—and I just concluded another round of Blind Auditions for “The Voice of the Philippines.”

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‘Musikal!’ marks CCP’s 45th anniversary

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THE AUTHOR (left) snaps a selfie with other theater artists, led by Isay Alvarez-Seña (center) and Robert Seña (right), on the main theater stage.

What a treat! What a feast for the eyes and ears! And what a privilege it was to share a space with so many of our most talented musical-theater performers, gathered in one venue for one very special presentation.

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Hard to watch is good

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MICHAEL Williams and Agot Isidro in “Rabbit Hole”      photo by RAUL MONTESSA

I must have been in a melancholy mood as the Chinese Ghost Month came to an end. Friday and Sunday, I took in theater offerings that made me want to reach for my proverbial stash of tissue paper: Red Turnip Theater’s “Rabbit Hole” and 9Works Theatrical’s “The Last Five Years.”

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One for the Aegis

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AICELLE Santos is the star of “Rak of Aegis.” ROMY HOMILLADA

For the last many weeks, I had been told about “Rak of Aegis,” a musical currently running at Peta Theater in Quezon City. Thanks to an early invitation by fellow singer and theater actor Gian Magdangal, I finally got to clear my calendar last Sunday. Gian himself greeted me at the door with my tickets. (My date for the evening was my assistant, Sheilla Habab.)

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