Friday, May 1, 2015

Music at Play

I had so much fun this week as I was able to watch two musicales. Musicales just make me giddy with glee.

First was the culmination of the great BenCab's birthday month at Solaire. Last night (April 30) was the world premier of Sabel: Love & Passion.

I just adore the angel dance. The singers were all splendid, exploring different musical genres in one night.  Ms Yza Calzado was almost mystical in her modern terno while Antoinette Taus was such a revelation. & yeah..ballet dancers never fail to make me jealous with their gracefulness. 

They'll have another run in Greenhills this June.

This morning (May1), the excitement continued as I watched Peppa Pig live from West End at the Meralco Theater. Like Avenue Q, the musical actors sang alongside the charming foam puppets.

Familiarizing kids about animals & modes of transport the fun way, I think even grownups enjoyed singing along. Fans cheered on when they finally found the treasure:)

I satisfied the kid within as I had a fan moment with my cousins. Becky Adams who has been playing Peppa for almost two years now is delightfully charming. 

You have until May 3 to catch them in Manila:) They're heading to Singapore next. Oink!


Some claim OPM is dead, yet some artists like Glaiza de Castro struggle to prove them wrong. She makes an unexpected return to her music roots with the release of her latest album "Synthesis"

Glaiza says her closest friends including Angelica Panganiban, China Ortaleza, and Alessandra de Rossi helped her with this album. As production of film "Madaling Araw, Mahabang Gabi" wrapped up, she found herself creating songs from snippets of their conversation.

She has been singing eversince she could remember, but it was in showbiz that she became exposed to other genres like r&b, rock, alternative, new wave, no wave and pop rock.

It took her 2yrs to finalize the material. Her friend, R&B Prince Jay-R with his independent recording label, Homeworkz, helped her with distribution.

With that, we'll be seeing more of Glaiza in the Philippine concert scene.