Tuesday, November 24, 2015


(Press Release) 

 Bit by Bit Company, in cooperation with Hero, Blueberry &; West, proudly brings to the stage CHILDREN’S PLAYS FOR ADULTS, a twin bill of original Filipino plays Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala and Games People Play, both directed by Ed Lacson, Jr.

Adapted from Dean Francis Alfar’s Kite of Stars by playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc, “Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala” has been described as “the crown jewel of the 2015 Virgin Labfest.” It tells the story of a young girl who wants to become a star in the sky and embarks on a 60-year quest to build a large kite to help fulfill her goal.

“Games People Play” is a celebrated production by repeat Palanca winner Glenn Sevilla Mas and is about three characters who try to understand why they are the way they are by revisiting their childhood, specifically the games that they played with each other.

an earlier run of "Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala"

The twin bill shall run only for eight shows from December 12 to 20, 2015 with shows on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm and 8pm. All performances will be at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Makati.

an earlier run of "Games People Play"

CHILDREN’S PLAYS FOR ADULTS is the latest production of Bit by Bit Company which produced the critically-acclaimed Maxie the Musical: Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros at the PETA Theater Center in November 2013.

For ticket reservations and inquiries, please call Tonibelle Chan at (0917) 712-2321, email tonibellechan@gmail.com, or visit www.facebook.com/BitByBitCompany.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

LEA SALONGA to play Helen Bechdel in FUN HOME

Bobby Garcia and Lea Salonga just shared in their respective Facebook pages the exciting news that the role of Helen Bechdel in an Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group production of "Fun Home" will be played by Lea herself.

Bobby's post

Lea's post

Fans all over, look forward to seeing Lea interpret the role originated on Broadway by Judy Kuhn. Helen Bechdel is an English teacher and former actress who is the mother of Allison, the show's protagonist.

We can't wait to hear Lea rip hearts with "Days and Days", the cri de coeur of Helen after enduring her husband, Bruce’s homosexuality only to face her daughter’s coming out as a lesbian.

The Manila run of the Tony award-winning musical in late 2016 will also be the show's International Premiere, after Lea bids goodbye to her "Allegiance" stint.

In the meantime, we leave you with a taste of that song written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, from the original Broadway cast recording:

Judy Kuhn

Thursday, November 12, 2015

C.S. Lewis' stepson talks about dad, Narniacs and Trumpets

Days before his 70th birthday, Douglas Gresham, stepson of renowned author C.S. Lewis met up with some Narniacs (The Chronicles of Narnia fans) in Manila, in line with Trumpets' production of "The Horse and his Boy".

Honorata Manila sat with Douglas as he talked about things including time with his dad, growing up in Narnia, Trumpets shows, and his wish for his father's chronicles.

Interview shot with the Lumia 930
Show clips courtesy of Trumpets
Stock Videos: Pexels
Narnia Images: Sheena Loves Sunset / SFF Chronicles
Background music: Father Christmas by Harry Gregson-Williams from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe soundtrack (copyright belongs to its owners)

Monday, August 24, 2015

You Could Drive A Person Crazy at 'One Night Stand'

Carla Guevarra with guests, Sheila Valderrama-Martinez and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson have fun with this Stephen Sondheim song from the musical, Company.

Monday, January 12, 2015

POPPERT BERNADAS sings "Luha" with funny Nail Spa attendant

Singer-Theater Actor and The Voice of the Philippines 2 finalist, Poppert Bernadaz gives in to a request and sings "Luha" with a lady giving him a foot spa

Thursday, September 11, 2014

DUP celebrates Mabini sesquicentennial through new Quintos play ‘Ang Huling Lagda Ni Apolinario Mabini’

(Press Release) 

What did it take for the committed and impassioned revolutionary Apolinario Mabini to sign the oath of allegiance to the United States of America in 1903? The promise of an end to his exile in Guam? The longing to return home to a land, changed and under a new colonial power? The simplest desire to die in his homeland? Mabini’s signing of the Act of Allegiance to the United States was, for the colonial powers, a sign that the Philippine Insurrection had at last come to an end. Could it have been that very simple and human desire, that longing for home, that could have made the Sublime Paralytic swear allegiance to the new colonizers?

Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini re-imagines the hero’s exile in Guam and the painful conditions that allowed for his return to the Philippines. The new musical, with book and libretto by Floy Quintos, original music by Krina Cayabyab, and direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos, hopes to explore the private pain of this great thinker in the face of betrayal and the failure of the Revolution he had dedicated his life to.

The cast is topbilled by veteran stage actors Roeder Camañag as Apolinario Mabini, together with Leo RialpAl GatmaitanPoppert BernadasNazer SalcedoBanaue Miclat, and Jean Judith Javier. An ensemble of promising actors comprise the formidable supporting cast- Ralph OlivaChase SalazarAdrian ReyesArion SanchezBym BuhainEdmundo Abad, Jr.Ralph PerezRoss PesiganRoco SanchezRence AvilesJon AbellaVincent Pajara, and Stephen Viñas.

The artistic staff is completed by Ohm David for set design, John Batalla for lights design, Darwin Desoacido for costumes, assistant choreography by Stephen Viñas, technical direction by Meliton Roxas Jr., dramaturgy by Marvin OlaesMiggy PanganibanFatimy Ivy Baggao and Kyrstynne Vargas, and poster design and photography by Dino Dimar.

Ang Huling Lagda ni Apolinario Mabini runs from October 1 to 19, 2014 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor Palma Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. For tickets, sponsorships and show buying inquiries, call Samanta Hannah Clarin or Camille Guevara 926-1349, 433-7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email dulaangupmarketing@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Sandbox Collective Mounts Asian Premiere of "Dani Girl"

At the official launch of The Sandbox Collective, Toff De Venecia talks about Manila's newest performing arts theater collective and its maiden show, "Dani Girl", an off-Broadway musical by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.

Catch it at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City from July 11-27, 2014. For ticket inquiries, please contact 585-6909 or 0917-8996680, or call Ticketworld at 891-9999.