Phantom of the Opera-themed wedding video catches attention online

Immae Lachica 03/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Sing for me! This is one of the shortest lines but the most striking uttered by the Phantom in the classic musical Phantom of the Opera. And just like this line, a couple in…

Musical mood boosters: The Weekend, Finneas and Maroon 5

Rito P. Asilo 04/03/2020

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” single, about a man who’s going through a romantic withdrawal, is rumored to be about his ill-fated relationship with one of his famous exes, among them Selena Gomez, Bella Hadid and New York-based…

Young Thespians of Cebu’s Musical Theatre Recital

PR 11/26/2019

Independent theatre company, Young Thespians of Cebu, collaborates with Blessed Trinity Achievers’ Academy and Bel Cuore VoicePro for a performing arts youth program – Musical Theatre Arts Workshop. The workshop is designed to foster creativity in the…

All-Cebuano cast, crew for ‘Monsters The Musical’

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 10/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is much to be desired about Cebu despite the traffic gridlock that claws like monsters into each one’s lifestyle. The musical that is a collaborative endeavour of singer-songwriter Cattski Espina, writer-director Jude…

Karencitta to work with teen actor Donny Pangilinan in musical project

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana singer Karen Ann Cabrera or known on stage as Karencitta has an upcoming project with Kapamilya teen actor Donny Pangilinan. Karencitta confirmed to CDN Digital that they were working for a musical…

Organizers eye Buhing Kalbaryo, the musical in 2020; Buhing Pasko in December

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Buhing Kalbaryo: the musical. This is what Project Director, Niel Odchigue, of the Buhing Kalbaryo envisioned for the street play on 2020. Odchigue said he would propose a new format for the play…

The Song of Solomon: Broadway-bound musical to debut in Dumaguete

Contributor 11/01/2018

A GROUP of volunteer-artists is working feverishly to polish what could be the next musical to hit Broadway. The Song of Solomon, a musical inspired by the romantic Old Testament Book with the same name, will debut…

Bratislava casts historical, musical magic

Max Limpag 08/10/2018

LIKE weaving a spell, music virtuoso Katica Illényi waved her hands to play the theremin and held in thrall the Old Town of Bratislava on the evening of June 8. The theremin, she explained to the crowd,…

A musical dream fulfilled

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/25/2018

MARC Hamlet Mercado has an adorable anecdote on how his love for music, specifically the violin, started. When he was a kid, the formal suits worn by violinists during a TV show caught his attention. He was…

Moira Dela Torre reminisces about musical journey

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/26/2018

THE YEAR 2018 started strong for singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre as she recalled her musical journey from nine years ago. In an Instagram post last Sunday, the 24-year-old artist recalled that she shot her first music video…

Fiesta welcome for balikbayans

PR 01/16/2018

As host of the Sinulog festival, Cebu opens its arms wide to a special group – balikbayans. On its 15th year, Balik Cebu continues its tradition of preparing a hearty welcome for those coming home for the…

Coco: Joyous celebration of life and death

Jeff Ruffolo 11/23/2017

Death.  It’s a pretty tough subject for many film goers to deal with but one that is presented tenderly—and with a mix of mirth—in Disney/Pixar’s “Coco.” What is troubling is that many people are incredibly uncomfortable even…

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