Life is Stellar in ‘Constellations’

How can we discover and deliberately develop good chemistry between two actors? Christopher Aruffo once said as he defined what a chemistry is, “It’s an invisible force evident to create a dynamic flow to connect and affect each other.”

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Lead actors JC Santos (Roland) and Cris Villonco (Marianne), stars of ‘Constellations’ are a testament to this chemistry through the witty two-hander play by Nick Payne. In 2015, ‘Constellations’ won outstanding reviews in Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson.  It is an explosive play about the boundless potentials of a first encounter, free will and friendship.

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VerJube Photographics Launches the VJP Music Roll to Provide More Music News

VerJube Photographics introduces #VJPMusicRoll – a monthly round-up of selected major news surrounding the OPM music circle and other relevant updates and developments in worldwide music.


For our first release, we are tackling about a Filipino stage and singing icon set to make her Broadway comeback, a highly promising stage actress and singer making waves in London’s West End, a Korean-American songwriter/singer lending her voice for Studio Ghibli, anniversary concert celebration from Asia’s Premiere Vocal Ensemble, a bossa nova happy ending, and the newest songs to get addicted to from PhilPop 2015′s top 12.

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In Photos: Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady

If you plan to see “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” because you’re a fan of original Filipino musicals, then you won’t be disappointed. It features more than 20 unforgettable tunes of Vincent de Jesus and that you may find yourself wanting more, in a story of Carlo Vergara brought to life by director Chris Martinez.Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady (5)

It’s not only music, but more drama and ample humor. “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” revolves around the story of two sisters named Mely (Bituin Escalante) and Viva (Kim Molina), who both yearn to fulfill their dreams. Their sibling relationship and rivalry become more complicated due to an unsettled past and a budding romance, all in the context of an ongoing war between the superhero and super villain.

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The show opened on May 7 at the PETA Theater Center; it was great while it lasted. “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” has all the crowd-pleasing chemistry celebrated into an extraordinary music like a good jukebox musical; the hits just keep on coming.

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The Wizard of Oz Press Preview

“The Wizard of Oz” is Kids Acts Philippines‘ season offering, with script and lyrics by Luigi Nacario and music by Eugene Belbis. Staged last 26 and 27 Sept 2014 at the Star Theater, Star City Compound, CCP Complex, and inspired by the children’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” written by L. Frank Baum. The Wizard of Oz is a musical for the kids by kids as it features mostly professional theater actors aged 7 to 14.


Kids Acts Philippines unfolds the story on stage showcasing the genuine portrayals of the TheCampArt Kid Actors, augmenting children’s interests in performing arts. “Kids to become professional stage actors must undergo intensive workshop for acting and singing,” tells Luigi Nacario.

Written especially for parents to enjoy with their children but even the smallest members of the family enjoyed the play, a charming children’s tale bursting with musical medleys and magical moments, “The Wizard of Oz” is a beautiful production your kids will love and learn from. The great performances from these kids suit the very little ones, the nearly big ones, and the grown-ups.

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