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Aicelle ascending

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SANTOS. From “Katy!” to “Rak of Aegis.”

Aicelle Santos is the first to admit that musical theater has opened doors for her and given her an exciting new platform to showcase her prodigious voice—from the iconic songs of “Katy!” (“Minsan Ang Minahal Ay Ako,” “Balut” and “Awit Para Sa ‘Yo”) to Aegis’ lung-busting videoke staples (“Basang-Basa Sa Ulan,” “Luha”) via Peta’s much-buzzed-about jukebox musical, “Rak of Aegis,” which wraps up its 41-show run on March 9.

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Polynesian Wizard looks forward to ‘Wicked’s’ Manila run

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IN COSTUME as the Wizard of Oz, which Laga’aia plays “simply.” “He can’t be a caricature. He can’t fight with the show’s grandness.”

“I always feel that I have a responsibility to open doors for others. My 30-year career has always been about opening doors whether for Filipinos, Indians or Chinese. I see that as part of my job.”

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Producers cancel ‘Dirty Dancing’ tour in Manila

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BYRONY Whitfield (left) is “Baby” and Gareth Baily is “Johnny” in the South African production of “Dirty Dancing.” INQUIRER file photo

Due to a variety of unforeseen circumstances, the staging of the musical “Dirty Dancing” scheduled in July this year at the Cultural Center of the Philippines will no longer push through, the producers announced Thursday.

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Commitment: All it takes for great theater to happen

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Oh, the things you find in Facebook!   Not long ago, I found myself in the midst of some interesting online conversation with very passionate local theater folks about the state of lighting design in our country (I didn’t join in until late, so there might have been a few things deleted before I got [...]

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Behind that Mona Lisa smile

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MONA Lisa watches the shows and concerts of granddaughter Celine Fabie.

One look at Epy Quizon and screen legend Mona Lisa couldn’t help exclaiming: “You look exactly like Dolphy.”

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Nikki Gil is Sonia Walsk in ‘They’re Playing Our Song’

Nikki Gil returns on stage as Sonia Walsk. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The story goes. Well-known composer Vernon Gersch meets aspiring offbeat female lyricist, Sonia Walsk. It’s the story of boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, girl falls head over heels for boy— only, the kookiness of Sonya interspersed with the wisecracks of Vernon leads to one hilarious scene after the other.

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‘Dirty Dancing’ the musical coming to Manila

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BYRONY Whitfield (left) is “Baby” and Gareth Baily is “Johnny” in the South African production of “Dirty Dancing.” INQUIRER file photo

Emile Ardolino’s “Dirty Dancing”—the 1987 hit movie that starred Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey—started off as a low-budget flick rejected by major studios. However, the persistence of its writer, Eleanor Bergstein, paid off big time.

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