Friday, January 25, 2013

AUDITIONS for MAXIE, The Musical

The Stage Adaptaion of "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" is set for November 2013. This much awaited production is looking for the original cast who will play the following characters:

Must look 13 -15 years of age.
Must be androgenous; able to pass off as both male and female.
Has a strong soprano voice. Must be able to dance.
If auditioning for this role please prepare a pop song that will showcase your vocal range.

Police officer, object of Maxie’s puppy love, affection.
Must look like in his mid to late 20s.
Should be willing to appear on stage in underwear.
Strong baritone or tenor voice. Must be able to sing both ballad and rock songs.

Early 20s
Maxie’s brother.
Preferably able to play the guitar. If auditioning for this role, please prepare a slow OPM song and showcase guitar ability.

Late 20s
Maxie’s brother. Eldest of the siblings.
Strong baritone voice.

Mid to late 20s.
Victor’s police partner.
Willing to play multiple roles.

15-17years of age
A closet bully.
Must have comic timing. Background in dance is preferable.

Petty crime lord. Maxie’s father.
Must have a strong Tenor voice.

Ensemble players
15 years old and above with strong singing voices (all vocal ranges) and acting capacities.

Take note of the following Audition details: “Maxie The Musical: Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros”:
  • Audition dates: March 9 (Saturday) and 10 (Sunday)
  • Venue: Studio A of the Peta Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City
  • Registration starts at 12 noon
  • Auditions begin at 1 p.m. and will end 8 p.m. 
  • Be ready to sing 1 song from a PINOY ALTERNATIVE BAND and 1 song from a BROADWAY MUSICAL
  • Be ready with a dance piece, Either HIPHOP, CONTEMPORARY or JAZZ.
    Be ready to learn a dance combination

For more information, please contact Nick Guila at 0915-1916384, or visit the official Facebook page at

The Magic of John Williams: 2013 at the Meralco Theater, 7:30 pm

Due to popular demand, the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will do a repeat of their concert that showcased the well-loved movie scores of legendary composer John Williams on February 23, 7:30 pm at the Meralco Theater.

“The Magic of John Williams: The 2013 Repeat” will feature memorable themes that were heard in movies such as “E.T.,” “Star Wars,” “Jaws,” and “Superman.” Williams has lifted hearts and moved audiences to tears with these masterpieces.

Other movie scores that will be included in the repertoire are themes from “Jurassic Park,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Harry Potter,” “Yes Giorgio,” plus the 1984 Olympics Anthem.

Karylle and Jose Mari Chan will also perform. The Philippine Outpost of the 501st Legion,an international organization of Star Wars fans who wear costumes from the movie, will also serve as an added attraction.


For other inquiries, email For more updates, “like” and “follow” @ABSPhilharmonic on Twitter.

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They're Playing Our Song

Are you ready to fall in love? Whether or not there's somebody there this Valentine season to catch you in your descent, 9 Works Theatrical's production of the well-loved and Tony Award-Winning musical, "They're Playing Our Song" (TPOS) is sure to mesmerize and make your heart skip a beat that even Cupid will be a little envious.

This Neil Simon classic with music by Carole Bayer Sager and multi-awarded composer, the late Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line,  The Way We Were) also top-billed by Lea Salonga more than ten years ago, is set to delight the hopeless romantics on February 8 to March 3, 2013  at the RCBC Theater in Makati City.

The Cast of TPOS

The cast, led by Lorenz Martinez (King & I) as Vernon Gersch and TV personality/recording artist Nikki Gil (Legally Blonde, Sweet Charity) as Sonya Walsk, has been doing the rounds and creating the necessary buzz for the show, making the Manila theater bugs really busy early in the year.

Nikki Gil singing "Fallin'" at the recent TPOS press launch (video by daphneblair)

A  jamming session was even scheduled recently for audiences to sing their favorite TPOS or other love songs with the cast at Salon de Ning which made everyone even more excited to catch the musical, made possible by The Rockwell Club and The Peninsula Manila.

Come see Lorenz and Nikki together with a host of talented actors, Noel Rayos, James Stacey, Reb Atadero, Anna Santamaria, Jill Pena and Peachy Atilano in a show about life, and love directed by Robbie Guevarra. This could very well be the music of our lives, so dress up, look extra nice because They're ready to play our song.

For tickets, contact 9 Works Theatrical at 586-7105, 0917-5545560, or Ticketworld at 891-9999. Visit, like their Facebook fan page (9workstheatrical) or Twitter (@9WT).

PETA's 'D Wonder Twins of Boac

On its 45th Season, PETA adapts William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night into a flavorful swinging sixties musical! Celebrate the fun and freedom of this decade and enjoy this tale of love, confusion and mistaken identity.

“D Wonder Twins of Boac” mixes 60s fashion and music under the setting of the late 60s Philippine film industry–during a transition after the golden years of local cinema.
The story begins in the hometown of the Wonder Twins, Bastian and Viola, in Boac, Marinduque where the twins are known for singing and dancing in talent contests, carnivals and town fiestas. The twins dream of making it in showbiz, so they pack up and head for Manila where the big film studios are in search for the next stars. But the hapless siblings are shipwrecked and Viola loses contact with her brother and believes him to be dead.

Cris Villonco

Viola resorts to begging in the streets of Malate and decides to audition under a male disguise to Campanilla Pictures, a big time studio owned by Doc Orsino (essayed by Bodjie Pascua and Juliene Mendoza). She later on becomes an intermediary to his love-proposals to Olivia Nepomuceno (Shamaine Buencamino), the last living owner of BLV Studios in the hope of striking a wedding and a merger of the two biggest film studios of the era. At the climax of this romping comedy of errors, Viola gets tangled in a web of love interests brought about by her disguise.

Chrome Cosio
This modern adaptation which runs at the PETA Theater Center in New Manila, Quezon City from February 1 to  March 3, 2013, is written by notable playwright and theater actor Rody Vera and directed by PETA Artistic Director Maribel Legarda who won in the recent PHILSTAGE Gawad Buhay! Awards for directing “William,” PETA’s rap-musical that reintroduces Shakespeare to the youth through rap and hip-hop, and who also directed the hit comedy musical “Care Divas.”

“D Wonder Twins of Boac” stars Cris Villonco who is working with PETA for the first time, and Chrome Cosio as Viola and Bastian. They are joined by theater veterans Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino and Bodjie Pascua.

Cris Villonco with Patricia Liwanag, Kat Castillo, Kiki Baento,
Tricia Huseña, and Divine Aucina on ANC (Video by
The cast also includes Juliene Mendoza, Gino Ramirez, Paolo Rodriguez, Carlon Matobato, Riki Benedicto, Gie Onida, Eric dela Cruz, Roi Calilong, Kiki Baento, Kat Castillo, Tricia Huseña and Divine Aucina. The play’s music is composed by Jeff Hernandez, choreography by Carlon Matobato, costumes by John Abul, set design by Lex Marcos and lighting design by Jon Jon Villareal.

For more information, contact:
The PETA Theater Center
No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila
Quezon City, Metro Manila
1112 Philippines

Trunkline: 632.725.6244 Fax: 632.722.6911 or 632.410.0821  
Email: or

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REP opens season with 'Boeing Boeing'

Repertory opens its season with Boeing Boeing, a riotous farce about an architect living in Paris who has been successfully juggling three flight attendant fiancées. His housekeeper reluctantly plays romantic air-traffic controller as they fly in and out of his swank bachelor pad but when an old school pal visits, things get rather turbulent. Schedules change, flights are delayed and chaos ensues in this whirl of mayhem and matchmaking.

David Bianco will essay the role of Mr. Bernard Whitford, an American architect businessman living in Paris --- a swinging bachelor. He is a combination of Don Draper and Jack Tripper. A playboy who juggles love affairs with three air hostesses who touch down briefly but lovingly in his apartment between flights.
Topper Fabregas will play the role of the unworldly Robert, Bernard’s boyhood friend, newly arrived from Wisconsin.

The cast of Boeing Boeing (LTR): Jennifer Blair-Bianco, Topper Fabregas, Carla Dunareanu, David Bianco, Giannina Ocampo and Joy Virata.

Bringing to mind fantasy drawings from a vintage Esquire or Playboy for a portfolio of international dream girls are the three fiancées: Giannina Ocampo as Gabriella, the sentimental, lusty Italian stewardess. Carla Dunareanu as Gretchen, the hilarious, aggressive, dominating but thin-skinned German stewardess. Jen Bianco as Gloria, the Southern belle with upbeat disposition take-charge health-obsessed American stewardess.

BOEING-BOEING runs from Friday, January 25 to Sunday, February 17 at Onstage Greenbelt, Paseo de Roxas corner Legazpi St., Makati City.

For further inquiries regarding the details of show, please call 5716926 or 5714941 or email or log on to Tickets are also available through Ticketworld at 8919999 or visit