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

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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

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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…”

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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)

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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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