The hit cabaret-style “Bedazzled” show at Club Mwah in Mandaluyong City has taken several incarnations. Of only two numbers that have remained on the playlist for 10 years (since the revue was launched), the one acclaimed more for a no-nonsense approach than for unbridled hilarity (like many of the others) is the drag-queen company’s take on “Cell Block Tango,” from the Tony award-winning “Chicago The Musical.”
By Rito P. Asilo
It is not unusual for popular theater productions to take the big leap from stage to screen (“The Sound of Music,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia”), but it’s trickier for film classics to jump to the stage, like the visually enchanting but ultimately unsatisfying “Lord of the Rings” musical (which returns to the stage in 2015)—because actualizing their rabid followers’ high expectations is close to impossible!
By Allan Policarpio
Mark Bautista, one of the lead actors of the coming West End staging of the musical “Here Lies Love,” knows only too well that portraying a controversial and polarizing figure like the late President Ferdinand Marcos is bound to generate mixed reactions, especially in social media.
By Emmie G. Velarde
In the event that you are told, once “Potted Potter” starts its third Philippine run (Sept 30-Oct. 5), that there is only one ticket left, just… walk away. You can’t have it; it’s reserved for author JK Rowling.
Mark Bautista had to keep his participation in the West End (London) production, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s “Here Lies Love,” a secret for a week. He couldn’t contain his excitement. The project’s enormity only hit him when he saw Lea Salonga’s congratulatory post on Facebook. “To be acknowledged by a Tony winner was a [...]