With singer and songwriter Noel Cabangon, you can always expect something new and refreshing. Cabangon has a new album under Universal Records called “Sa ‘Yo Lamang”, a collection of classic inspirational songs and original compositions that delve on renewal and the environment. “Sa ‘Yo Lamang” is his latest addition to his growing list of chart-topping albums such as “Byahe,” “Tuloy Ang Byahe,” “Acoustic Noel,” “Throwback: Ang Songbuk ng APO,” and “Panaginip.”
Cabangon is also preparing for the Traffic Jam concerts – September 16 at The Music Museum and October 21 at the PETA Theater Center.
PETA pays tribute to the timeless songs of the Master Rapper through 3 Stars and a Sun. It is a dystopian rap musical that offers a look in the future Philippines. Starring Paolo Valenciano, Nicco Manalo and other talented theater actors.
“Though the narrative will not tackle the elections per se, we still hope that the ideas embodied in the play can be both a source of inspiration and reflection on the historical and current ethos of the Filipino as we prepare for another national election,” shares PETA Artistic Director, Maribel Legarda.
Part of a post from Maxene Magalona herself: I never thought that my dad’s songs could be used in a play to tell a story but amazingly, PETA was able to do it so creatively. So thank you, PETA. Thank you for using Francis M’s songs to help tell a story of national importance. I urge everyone to see this play to hear more of Francis M’s songs, understand why he loved the Philippines so much and love it the way he did so that we can all hope for a better tomorrow.
Watched ‘Batibot’ when I was a kid and ‘Kuya Bodgie’ up to know, remains a memorable character. But in 3 Stars And A Sun, he went out of his comfort zone as an actor, as an artist and he nailed it! Watch 3 Stars And A Sun to find out!
“Tropang praning-ning, laging gising-sing!”
3 Stars And A Sun is like a cornucopia of emotions. music, patriotism, fear of the future, etc. using Francis Magalona’s music. At first I was hesitant, but seeing it – nothing short of genius! PETA has made another mark in Filipino theater.
“So, we hope that PETA’s new musical turns out to be a huge success because the themes in Francis M’s songs are even more significant and relevant than the Aegis band’s heart-tuggers.
One big hit deserves another so that the popularity of Filipino musicals will be further enhanced! So, let’s all make it a point to patronize the production when it opens next month.” – Nestor Torre
Chino – Paolo Valenciano / Gio Gahol
Sol – Nicco Manalo / Gold Villar
Congresswoman Inky – Che Ramos-Cosio / Carla Guevara-Laforteza
Mang Okik – Bodjie Pascua / Raffy Tejada
Dianne – Giannina Ocampo / Justine Peña
Nazty – Anna Luna / Jet Barrun
Poy – John Moran / Nar Cabico
Kat – Lee Villoria and / Pepito
Chelsea – Anj Heruela / Gab Pangilinan
Winston – Jef Flores / Norbs Portales
Ensemble: Jason Barcial, Raflesia Bravo, Yesh Burce, Lance Busa, Roi Calilong, Gimbey dela Cruz, Nica Santiago, and Ian Segarra.
Directed by: Nor Domingo
Written by: Mixcaela Villalon and Rody Vera
Musical Director: Myke Salomon
Production Design: Gino Gonzales
Lighting Design: Shoko Matsumoto and Ian Torqueza
Sound Design: Teresa Barrozo
Choreography: Delphine Buencamino
For more information and ticket reservations:
3 Stars and a Sun runs from February 4 to March 6, 2016
Tuesdays to Sundays (Tue-Fri 8PM, Sat-Sun 3PM and 8PM) at the PETA-PHINMA Theater at the PETA Theater Center.
PETA Theater Center at 725 – 6244 (loc.23) or (0927) – 391 7379
PETA Theater Center presents the Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project’s: Mahabharata B-War on December 2 and 3, 2015, 8pm.
This Pan-Asia Mahabharata Project is an international touring production which started in 2013 and will run until the year 2020. The project focuses on stories adapted from one of the longest epics in the world, the Mahabharata, an ancient Indian Sanskrit epic which has made its mark in Asian history through its great influence in religious thought, philosophy, politics and culture.
Each chapter is performed per year in different Asian countries. In 2013, Chapter 1 was staged in Cambodia and Vietnam, while in 2014, Chapter 2 was staged in Indonesia and Thailand. The continuation of the first two chapters (Mahabharata B-War) will be staged in the Philippines, China, Japan and Thailand. In the following years, the tour will be continued in Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore and South Korea. The full length performance with all four chapters will be staged in Malaysia.
Hiroshi Koike, renowned film director, writer and photographer, established The Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project in 2012 to build stronger connections among Asian countries through the performing arts, an objective which is shared by the PETA Theater Center.
For tickets, please log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph or call the PETA Theater Center office at 0927 391 7379 or 725 6244 loc. 23.