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Spirit of the Glass

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 When I’m with Cat @catilacad I’m in a different world – the world of showbiz :-) Photos  from the movie premiere -Spirit of the Glass 2. So nice to see the young artistas now. Fun and scary night at the theater with @claudetintiangko @2mitzireyes7__@mara804 @catilacad #letsplayspirit2#h2hentertainment #h2hshowbizSpirit of the Glass (1) Spirit of the Glass (3)Spirit of the Glass (2)Spirit of the Glass (9) Spirit of the Glass (4)Spirit of the Glass (7)  What an honor to be at the premiere with movie producer Tito Orly Ilacad @catilacad who despite his accomplishments is such a kind, humble and soft spoken gentleman. I arrived at the theater and he was quietly at the back not ever demanding any special attention. Then i found myself in his seat which apparently was the best seat in the house ( haha ) and i had to force him to swap. All praises and respect to this legend! Congratulations on part 2 of a film from the year 2004 with Rica Peralejo and now Cristine Reyes #letsplayspirit2 #orlyilacad#h2hentertainment #h2hpeopleSpirit of the Glass (6) Spirit of the Glass (8)

The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau

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6 years ago we missed this show – The House of Dancing Waters ( THODW) at @cityofdreamsmacau because it was full & we could not get tickets. 6 years after it’s still hard to get tickets online so we had to pull some strings to see it.City of Dreams Macau (5)The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (2) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (3)

Thank you Charisse @cchuidian for arranging and for getting the best seats in the house !! The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams MacauThis girl was selling something I really like
The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (7) Haagen Dazs! It’s cool because its dark in the theater, she has a lighted monitor in her back so people know what she is sellingThe House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (6) Since we were in VIP seats, we got Evian and cookies :-)
The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (4) If you want to get wet, you can sit in front haha!! They will give you raincoats to wear!The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (5)A must see when in Macau….And if you had time for only 1, this is the show to see.   Franco Dragone in collaboration with @cityofdreamsmacau presents this one of a kind water show. It is the first water show in Asia.  It uses 3.7 million gallons of water which equals to 5 Olympic size pools and spent US$250m to produce this show. Truly amazing #thehouseofdancingwater#francodragone #cityofdreamsmacau#h2hmacau #h2hentertainmentThe House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (8)The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (9)The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (10)The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (13) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (14) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (18) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (1) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (16) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (15)  There are other special effects aside from the water stunts which is not happening all throughout the show. So you will see a variety of lights screens, props and more.The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (17) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (12) The House of Dancing Waters at City of Dreams Macau (11)Click below to go to their website for more info

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Theater for Young Audiences stages Beauty and the Beast

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Premier theater company REP is bringing audiences of all ages the chance to catch a retelling of timeless fairytale Beauty and the Beast from August 12 to December 14 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1. 

REP’s staging of Beauty and the Beast is this year’s production of the REP Theater for Young Audiences, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Cara BarredoAlana VincenteJill Ita-as, and Maya Encila are set to play Beauty, while Arnel CarrionJos JalbuenaHans Eckstein , and George Schultz will be portraying the Beast.Theater for Young Audiences stages Beauty and the Beast (2)Follow the enthralling tale of a loving father who wanders into an enchanted garden as he takes shelter from a storm. Having promised Beauty, the youngest of his three daughters, that he would bring her home a rose, he decides to pick one, unknowingly angering the Beast who owns the garden. As punishment, the Beast demands that Beauty live with him in his castle in exchange for her father’s freedom. Little does Beauty know that her captor is under a spell that can only be broken by true love.

Don’t miss this spellbinding show directed by REP’s Artistic Director and founder of REP Theater for Young Audiences Joy Virata, with book written by Peter de Valle and John Ahearn, music by Michael Valenti, and lyrics by Elsa Rael.

Premier theater company REP is bringing audiences of all ages the chance to catch a retelling of timeless fairytale Beauty and the Beast from August 12 to December 14at Onstage, Greenbelt 1.Theater for Young Audiences stages Beauty and the Beast (1)Seats are sure to go fast, so book yours right away! Purchase your tickets by calling REP at 843 3570 or Ticketworld at 891 9999, or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.

For updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter. 

REP 50 GALA

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The grand musical gala to celebrate its milestone golden year, REP: 50 Years of Telling Stories culls Repertory Philippines or REP’s current roster of talents and acclaimed alumni to narrate the theater company’s story – from its beginnings, to its continuing efforts of nurturing the next generation of performing greats.

REP: 50 Years of Telling Stories encompasses all aspects of theater from the narration, music, choreography, producers, performers, comedians, set designers and directors,” says President & CEO Mindy Perez-Rubio. “It took a team of almost one hundred people to mount this production featuring seven segments with different directors.”

The show is one grand story told through song, dance and visuals with musical numbers from past REP productions such as A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Carousel, Camp Rock, Pippin, Annie, Sound of Music, Jekyll and Hyde, Seussical and Les Miserables.REP 50 GALA (2) REP 50 GALA (3) REP 50 GALA (5)Opening with a tribute to Zeneida “Bibot” Amador, the performance honors all the REP founders who built the company. It then transitions to the tradition of telling stories that are universal and appealing for every Filipino through choreographers, dancers and actors.REP 50 GALA (4)It also flows through the works of writers, musical directors and designers who make “magic” on and off stage, to the directors or the interpreters of the tales who ensure the stories are told well. The audience is also taken behind the scenes to discover the hard work of unsung heroes like production managers, stage managers and the like whose efforts are hardly seen. Another highlight is the telling of stories that educate young theater-goers through Repertory Theater For Young Audiences.

A fitting showcase brings the gala to a close, with young and upcoming Reppers taking over center stage as the veterans hand the baton to the new guards of Philippine theater.

This one-night only musical fittingly celebrates REP’s five decades of developing Filipino talents and staging excellent productions from Broadway and the West End. Bart Guingona serves as over-all director and collaborates with segment directors Jaime del Mundo, Miguel Faustmann, Audie Gemora, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Raymond Lauchengco, Freddie Santos, and Michael Williams as well as musical director Ejay Yatco and writer Luna Inocian. 

Theater luminaries and stars including REP co-founder Baby Barredo, REP Artistic Director Joy Virata, Monique Wilson, Franco Laurel, Sheila Francisco, Markki Stroem,Morisette Amon, Pinky Amador, Mitch Valdes, Ayam Barredo-Eckstein, Cara Barredo,Leo Martinez, Cocoy Laurel, EJ Villacorta and many more gather to#ComeHomeToREP.

REP: 50 Years of Telling Stories proves that the theater company will continue to stage the best productions and develop more Filipino talents for years and years to come.REP 50 GALAFor updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter.

Chic +

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 Wonder Woman Jeanette Tuason @chicdriven talks about Women empowerment and calls to action all women to be WONDER WOMEN :-) Chic+ (14)Chic+ (1) Chic+ (10)Chic+ (3) Chic+ (4) Chic+ (9)Join #Chicplus and support the upcoming #chicdrivenexpo this coming July 1 – Chic+ (12)Chic + Chic+ (2)“It’s our sacred duty to save the world and that’s what I’m going to do” After watching Wonder Woman – I wish I were as sexy :-)  and as strong as her physically ….. but who says we are not as strong when it comes to fighting for who we are and what we believe in as women?  #respectourdifferences#wonderwoman #H2HQuotes
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Starbucks Philippines Supports PETA’s Annual Summer Workshop

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This summer many kids are taking time off from school, and it’s the perfect time to take up a new hobby and hone their talents further. Countless workshops are popping left and right, from cooking to dancing. Kids nowadays can spend some time to pursue their passion and develop their skills. One of the most popular workshops this time of the year are theater workshops which allow kids to discover their unique and creative talents. Not only that, children who enroll in a program like this also get to learn more about our rich culture and artistic heritage.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (4)This year, PETA brings its annual Summer Workshop to more Filipinos as part of its celebration of the company’s 50thanniversary. The workshops will be conducted in various satellite venues in the cities of: Makati, Quezon, Angeles and Tacloban. Recognizing the vital role of theater arts in communicating our identity and our highest ideals, Starbucks Philippines supports this program aimed to shape a new generation of artists.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (5)“Starbucks believes in supporting organizations that create opportunities and promote positive change. Since 2015, we have partnered with the Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA) as one of the beneficiaries of our planner promotion. We are inspired by their use of theater to raise awareness of important social issues while nurturing the creativity of Filipinos.” said Noey Lopez, president, Starbucks Philippines.

PETA’s Summer Workshop started last April 17 and will run untilMay 28. Courses include Children’s Theater, Integrated Theater Arts for Teens, Theater Arts and Creative Musical Theater. In its classes, PETA uses the Integrated Theater Arts approach, a method that PETA has developed since the 70’s. This method uses group dynamics, drama, creative dance and movement, creative sound and music, visual arts, and creative writing and is the company’s main foundation for all the trainings it provides.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (2)Children from ages 6 to 8 and older kids from ages 9 to 12 can enroll in the Children’s Theater courses that aim to enrich the child’s creativity and imagination. Teenagers aged 13 to 16 will benefit from the Integrated Theater Arts for Teens. As they learn to work in a team, they discover their talents and their self-confidence and communication skills are enhanced.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (3)For aspiring actors aged 18 and up, the Theater Arts course gives fundamental knowledge of theater history and appreciation and skills in improvisational theater production. Meanwhile, theCreative Musical Theater course gives students the opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals of musical theater. The program provides comprehensive training that is aimed at enhancing the enrollee’s musical theater skills.Starbucks Philippines supports PETA's annual Summer Workshop (1)The highlight of the course is a final recital: an original work created by each class whose participants get to perform on the PETA – Phinma stage.

“For the past 50 years, PETA has provided Filipinos with meaningful entertainment through theater productions, but aside from that we have also provided much needed theater arts education for the youth. This summer workshop is aimed at unleashing and nurturing the creativity of young people and adults through a unique and holistic process which allows them to shine whether on or off stage,” says PETA curriculum director Dr Brenda V. Fajardo.

Starbucks Philippines and PETA have been working together since 2015 to advance the theater community in the country. Starbucks has primarily done this by sharing a part of the proceeds from its planner promotion.

To join the PETA Summer Workshop, visit their website atwww.petatheater.com.

REP Presents Exciting Victorian Sex Comedy The Vibrator Play

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Repertory Philippines, more popularly known as REP, brings another daring show to celebrate its 50th anniversary and this one is sure to give you, as double entendres go, apleasurable experience.

In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play is exactly about what its name suggests – the vibrator. The provocative and brilliant comedy written by multi-awarded playwright Sarah Ruhl gets you laughing and leaves you moved with genuine emotion, too.REP Vibrator Play (4)At the dawn of electricity in 1880’s New York, gynecological and hysterical disorder expert Dr. Givings, played by New York-based actor and director, and returning Repper Joshua Spafford, uses the newly invented electronic vibrator to induce orgasms – then called “paroxysms” – and relieve men and women of their so-called hysterical tendencies. All the action happens in his ‘operating theater,’ in other words his home clinic which is right next to their living room.

Giannina Ocampo plays Catherine Givings, the lonely and unhappy wife of the good doctor. Catherine listens curiously to the sounds and cries coming from the patients because she has absolutely no idea what goes on in the next room. She has not experienced the ‘treatment’ herself because of her husband’s refusal, the reason he gives is that she isn’t neurotic like his other patients. Her frustration and sadness is aggravated by the fact that she could not produce enough milk for her newborn baby, and so she and her husband resorted to hiring a wet nurse to help.REP Vibrator Play (3)Coldly neglected by her husband, Catherine has never experienced his touch in their marital bed. When she sees how the anxious and depressed Sabrina Daldry, played by Caisa Borromeo, looking so calm, happy and relieved after being administered ‘treatment,’ Catherine is forced to take matters into her own hands.REP Vibrator Play (2)In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play is a Victorian sex comedy that shifts gears, on the one hand showing the medical procedure-only purpose of the vibrator, but then exposes the reality of how women endured physical and emotional neglect in a male-dominated society.REP Vibrator Play (1)This Tony-nominated production explores the realities of marriage, the nature of intimacy, passion, true love and yes, orgasms.REP Vibrator Play (2)REP’s anticipated production is directed by theater veteran Chris Millado (Vice President and Artistic Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines). Rounding up the powerhouse cast are Cara Barredo, Hans Eckstein, Jef Flores and Tami Monsod.

Catch REP’s In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play from March 24 to April 23 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

For inquiries, you may call REP at 843.3570, and Ticketworld at 891.9999 or log on towww.ticketworld.com.ph.

For updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter. 

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