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CARE DIVAS is back!

For inquiries and reservations, please contact:
0917-840-0943 • 0917-795-3398
0915-127-5931 • 0977-386-1781
caredivas@loveyourself.ph

AREA — TICKET PRICE
VIP (Elevated seats) — 1,800.00
Orchestra Center — 1,500.00
Orchestra Sides — 1,200.00
Balcony Center — 1,500.00
Balcony Sides — 800.00

“Care Divas” is a disarmingly funny and candid musical drama about five transgender women, all overseas Filipino workers in Israel, who work as care givers in the morning and transform into glamorous drag queen performers come night fall. While desperate to make ends meet in another country, they also struggle to search for freedom and acceptance in a foreign land.

The play’s theatrical and wickedly funny text, written by award-winning playwright, Liza Magtoto cradles lovely, gentle moments that mull over the lives of the main characters: the kind and loving Chelsea, the often-sarcastic group leader Shai, the ditsy Thalia, the bubbly Kayla and the ill-tempered Jonee.

Through the telling of the individual characters’ stories, as well as their narrative as a group, the audience learns about the humanity of transgender women, their hopes and dreams, their weaknesses and strengths, their struggles and victories. Through “Care Divas” it is hoped that we are able to advocate acceptance and support of LGBTs, by non-LGBTs, by those from within the community, and most especially that acceptance and self-respect that can only come from the self.

“Care Divas” gathered six major awards in the 2011 PHILSTAGE Gawad Buhay awards: Outstanding Musical Production

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
Outstanding Original Libretto
Outstanding Musical Direction
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Musical

LoveYourself will be staging the musical play both as an educational intervention and a fundraising charity show on February 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM, PETA Theater in Quezon City. 100% of the profits will support LoveYourself’s HIV education, testing and treatment services, all given for free.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact:
0917-840-0943 • 0917-795-3398
0915-127-5931 • 0977-386-1781
caredivas@loveyourself.ph

AREA — TICKET PRICE
VIP (Elevated seats) — 1,800.00
Orchestra Center — 1,500.00
Orchestra Sides — 1,200.00
Balcony Center — 1,500.00
Balcony Sides — 800.00

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Watched “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” and resolved to myself – I’m gonna watch it one more time! I’ll leave the serious theatre reviewing to the Gibbs Cadizes of this world, but let me itemize the reasons why #LeadingLadyTheMusical is going to be a PETA box-office hit:

1. ENTERTAINING TO THE MAX! Glad to have the same triumvirate of Zsa-zsa Zaturnnah whip this magic sarap up! Thank you, Chris Martinez, Vincent de Jesus, and Carlo Vergara. The ZZZ vibe is strong in this one!

2. POWERCAST! Bito Escalante, Frenchie Dy, Menchu Lauchenco-Yulo, and Markki Stroem. These are big names you will see in the poster. But after the show, you know you should remember more names. More than just big names, talent in the powerhouse cast is overflowing. Worthy to mention, so watch out for them: Nar Cabico, JC Santos, Vince Lim, and Kim Molina.

3. PROUDLY PINOY! The story and music will triumphantly bring the “yaya meal” to fiesta gastronomica levels! In other words, #KPANLL feels good.

4. And finally, Leading Man will give you *nice* dreams long after you watch. Hihi. Imagine towel-clad Markki Stroem singing you your heartsong.

Go watch, and see you in the theatre!

To aspiring theater artists, musically-inclined kapatids, this is your chance! Go!

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To cap off its 18th season, Ateneo Blue Repertory is proud to present Zanna, Don’t – A Musical Fairy Tale, a show that takes place in a topsy-turvy world where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuals must battle anti-straight prejudice. Set in a high school, the plot revolves around a teenage ‘matchmaker’ and the scandal that erupts when a boy and girl dare fall in love. The show delivers a humorous and hopeful message of tolerance through an infectious pop-inspired score, hearty dollops of humor, and, of course, a dab of magic!

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Recently, there have been only a handful of Pinoy-produced musicals that get raves like this one. And it’s having a special show on Nov. 21. I’ll still be in the US then so I wouldn’t be able to watch, but for those who are lucky enough to be in Manila, go catch it! Go!

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PETA’s Si Juan Tamad, Ang Diyablo at ang Limang Milyong Boto has special performances on November 21, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., at the PETA Theater Center. Call 7256244 for details.

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