Wicked: Character Descriptions

    Wicked: Character Descriptions

    Before Idina Menzel became synonymous to Elsa of “Frozen”, one of the characters she brought to life to the point of immortality was Elphaba of Wicked. I just need to say that in case most of you are wondering why even this musical had several revivals, fans still refer to Menzel as the standard to look up to. Besides, Elphaba

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    Rent: Character Description

    Rent: Character Descriptions

    Before I learned of the musical “Rent”, I already heard of the song “Seasons of Love” (a.k.a. 525600 minutes). It’s almost a staple in events that celebrated love and friendship. In the course of discovering more in this musical (you can click here to read for yourselves), I almost overlooked one fact – that this is inspired by Giacomo Puccini’s

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    Les Miserables: Character Descriptions

    Les Miserables: Character Descriptions

    By this time, everyone may have seen the film version of one of the most popular Broadway musicals today. Otherwise, you will not understand much why there is so much negative feedback surrounding Russell Crowe’s performance. Based on the best-selling novel by Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables” tells the story of Jean Valjean, from his parole to his redemption when a

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    Miss Saigon: Character Descriptions

    Miss Saigon: Character Descriptions

    I first learned about Miss Saigon as a kid after it was reported that Lea Salonga was chosen to play the title role. I did not realize the impact of the story until some years later when Miss Saigon was finally staged in Manila. There was a media backlash regarding “the glorification of prostitution” in musicals. But that was minor

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    Chicago: Characters Description

    Chicago: Characters Description

    Watching Chicago for the first time and you realize the immense influence the major characters have on you. Not that you’d pick up the next loose firearm and shoot your lover after discovering his or her infidelity to you (ladies, don’t, no matter how angry you are; some people are not worth the jail term to serve) but people who,

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    Modern Opera: How Modern is Tolerable in Opera?

    Could purist opera fans really be mean? Or they just don’t mind being direct and honest in providing feedback regarding productions that they see. The word “Eurotrash” still comes up occasionally despite the initial derogatory nature. You must have remembered the word Eurotrash when I wrote a review about stage director Willy Decker’s vision of Verdi’s “La Traviata”. It’s one of

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