Tag Archives: Repertory Philippines

November 20, 2017

Review: Repertory Philippines’ Hair

27 - Hair

Repertory Philippines revisits a groundbreaking musical from the 1960s in a dazzling display of young talent. By Isabella Olivares In the late 1960s, a new musical by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot shook up New York City. It spoke about the hippie countercultural movement, racism, illegal drugs, spirituality and war, and it bravely Continue Reading


August 15, 2017

Review: Repertory Philippines’ Beauty and the Beast

RTYA Beauty and the Beast - Friday Opening (32)

By ISABELLA OLIVARES  With Disney releasing live action adaptations of their own animated films and Broadway producing its own princess-centric musicals (zdrastvuite, Anastasia!), fairy tales are all the rage now. How does Repertory Philippines’ own fairy tale production, Rep Theater for Young Audiences’ Beauty and the Beast, stack up against the tales as old as time? Continue Reading


April 2, 2017

Review: Repertory Philippines’ In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)

REP In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play (18)

By ISABELLA OLIVARES  Following the tension-filled Agnes of God in Repertory Philippines’ 2017 season is a cheeky modern comedy. What happens behind closed doors? In Repertory Philippines’ new theatrical comedy, pretty much everything. (In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)) The show, aptly named In The Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by American playwright Sarah Ruhl, takes Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

Review: Repertory Philippines’ Agnes of God

Becca Coates as Agnes

By ISABELLA OLIVARES Religion and reason butt heads in Repertory Philippines’ newest production. The play opens with one of the three characters – the no-nonsense Dr. Martha Livingstone – laying out its premise: a young nun named Agnes is charged with strangling her newborn baby and disposing of the body in a wastepaper basket. Sister Continue Reading


November 25, 2016

Repertory Philippines: A Little Princess


By ISABELLA OLIVARES  Everyone is familiar with the story of Sara Crewe, the young girl who moves from a colorful British colony to a London boarding school at the behest of her father, the wealthy Captain Crewe. In the school, she is given all the luxuries that her father’s wealth can provide. But when news Continue Reading


October 30, 2016

Homebound Theater: Repertory Philippines’ Golden Anniversary


In 1967, five theater buffs decided to start their own theater company. The company’s debut production, Miss Julie, opened to an audience of seven people. Those five thespians were Leo Martinez, Tony and Monina Mercado, Baby Barredo, and Zenaida Amador, and that company was Repertory Philippines. (The cast of Repertory Philippines in their 1991 production Continue Reading