The Big Bad Interview – Full Transcript

 I sat down to interview the folks behind the Big Bad Wolf sale for this article:  http://news.abs-cbn.com/life/02/22/18/5-things-big-bad-wolf-founders-learned-from-ph-book-sale i ended up with about 9 Word Pages of material from  Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng (founders of BookXcess, the company behind the Big Bad Wolf booksale, and Miguel Mercado, Big Bad Wolf Philippine’s Marketing Head. The article […]

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Restaurant With a View

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Godspell 2017

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MANILA — MusicArtes’s production of “Godspell” returns for a limited run. First staged by MusicArtes last year, “Godspell” is a retelling of the Gospel with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwarz, the man behind “Wicked.” The first act is a collection of entertaining, sometimes irreverent, interpretations of the parables, while the second gives way to […]

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Woodkid Iron

Yoann Lemoine is one of the more curious musical success stories of the year. A 30-year-old French-born, New York-resident video director, he has filmed acclaimed promos for artists including Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift before leaping the other side of the camera to record an album under the name Woodkid.   The […]

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Geeking Out On Saving Sally

  I first ran across “Saving Sally” on Facebook with an appeal from its creator, Avid Liongoren, appealing for funds to finish the film’s post-production. A short trailer with unfinished special effects and at times, black and white animatics, gave funders a preview of the movie. Even then, it was obvious that it was going […]

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9Works Theatrical’s A Christmas Carol 2016

MANILA — The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has been staged countless times by local theater companies. And why not? It’s a timeless story that’s perfect for the Christmas season. Yet jaded theater fans would probably say “Bah Humbug” to yet another version of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” with anticipation of “same-old corniness” of this […]

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Blue Man Group at Solaire

MANILA — When you get into your seat, look up! The laughs start even before the show starts with irreverent announcements discouraging texting, drone-flying, plerking, and cob-wobbling (whatever that means) that escalates quickly at the expense of several hapless audience members. Then the show begins in earnest with the acclaimed Blue Man Group. Founded in […]

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La Soiree at Solaire

MANILA — “La Soiree” is French for “the party” — and what a party it is! It started as a midnight cabaret 11 years ago and has since been performed in Paris, London, New York, Stockholm and other global centers of culture. “La Soiree” in Manila, which opened Wednesday, marks the first time the show […]

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