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Ballet Philippines’ ‘Swan Lake’ – The Weight of Expectations


I went to see Ballet Philippines’ production of Swan Lake, and it was an eye-opening experience. It was my first time to see this venerable ballet, but I didn’t do any research beforehand,… Continue reading

The Hamilton Mixtape: A Track-by-Track Discussion


1.  No John Trumbull (Intro) by The Roots This intro by The Roots captures the essence of the musical and these “inspired-bys and  covers” that make up the mixtape, all in less than a… Continue reading

Jersey Boys – “Four guys under a street lamp…”


I never realized until now that Jersey Boys may be my favorite musical. You know why? First of all, the music. Man, oh man! I know it’s a jukebox musical, but what a catalog to… Continue reading

Top 5 Broadway Cast Albums (Of the Moment)


Every year I get on a Tony high and binge listen to Broadway cast albums. This year’s show was pretty good, and it reminded me of some musicals from a couple of years ago… Continue reading

“Broadway for Orlando” – Official Music Video


Just leaving this here, because I don’t want to be the only one reduced to a puddle of tears.

New Cast Photos for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!


Here’s something I wrote for Theater Fans Manila about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Full article is on New Cast Photos for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Rise Up! – Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording


Alexander Hamilton. Hip-hop. Broadway. Three words that you would never expect to see together in a sentence, much less brought together on the stage. But guess what? That’s just what Lin-Manuel Miranda did!… Continue reading

Holiday Wishes – Idina Menzel


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…when we get to listen to holiday music! Idina Menzel is not only my woman-crush. She is my spirit animal. I squeeed for joy when I… Continue reading

“Brave” – Idina Menzel


Because I’m still hung over from her concert, and because I have a full-blown woman crush on her: here’s the video for my favorite solo Idina song, Brave: Beautiful lyrics (co-written by her, no… Continue reading

“If we had a spirit animal, it would be Idina.” – Idina Menzel in Manila, 7 June 2015


No backup singers, no light show, no gimmicks. And after a couple of songs, no shoes even. Just Idina and her voice, which was flawless and spectacular. And it was more than enough.… Continue reading

Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)


Holy Week is upon us, which in the Philippines means a week off work to observe religious rituals such as the Visita Iglesia, where you’re supposed to visit fourteen churches in one night;… Continue reading

Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Gala Video


I was so moved by this video I had to share it. This is from Miss Saigon’s 25th Anniversary Gala performance. I’m so incredibly proud of the Pinoy stars – Rachelle Ann Go,… Continue reading

Jersey Boys (2014)


I saw the Jersey Boys movie last week with my niece and I loved it. (I have to mention that I went with my niece because she gets huffy if creds are not… Continue reading

Thoughts on The 68th Annual Tony Awards


Let me lead this off by saying two words: Hugh. Jackman.Hugh Jackman can do no wrong in my book. Some people were complaining that his opening number was not flashy enough. But I… Continue reading

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