CCP ONLINE: Arts and Culture Online
CCP responds to the COVID-19 crisis by streaming HD recordings of performances online ...
CCP ONLINE continues its mission in making arts matter to the lives of Filipinos.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines is realigning its artistic programs with the goal of protecting lives and livelihoods while continuing to deliver educational and inspiring content to Filipinos on alternative platforms in response to the Extended Community Quarantine and the Post-COVID-19 recovery situations.
CCP Arts and Culture Online is the video streaming of HD and archival recordings in theater, dance, visual arts, film, literary and workshop events from its Cultural Content Digital Archives.
PREMIERES ON JULY 4, 3:00 PM
Streaming for 48 hours on the CCP YouTube channel
TRIPLE THREATS: The Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater
TRIPLE THREATS: The Leading Men and Women of Philippine Musical Theater is a series of solo concerts featuring the stalwarts of Philippine Musical Theater. Each concert is an intimate affair of beautiful music, personally selected by the artists themselves, from their vast repertoire of favorite songs from Broadway, West End, original Filipino musicals and the movies. Dubbed as a series of “concept concerts”, the narrative of the performance is dictated by the song choices. It is a rare opportunity for the audience to see a different facet of the acclaimed theater, television and film artist being featured. In theater, a “triple threat” is an artist who can sing, act and dance.
This edition of CCP Online is also a ‘triple treat’ featuring the formidable performances Sheila Francisco, Bituin Escalante and Michael Williams, from the Second Season of TRIPLE THREATS in 2014 at the CCP.
Recorded live on August 21, 2014
Acclaimed stage actress Sheila Francisco in was handpicked by no less than Sir Trevor Nunn to play Bloody Mary in the Royal National Theatre’s production of “South Pacific” in 2002. She is the first Filipino to perform in the prestigious Olivier Theatre to rave reviews. After five years, Sheila reprised her role as Bloody Mary in UK Productions’ “South Pacific” (UK tour). In the last four years, she starred in Singapore’s most successful musicals: “Forbidden City – Portrait of an Empress”, “Twist of Fate” and “Snow Queen”. Sheila has performed in Japan, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Malaysia and Brunei. Back in Manila she did Mother Abbess in “Sound of Music”, Dolores in “Rivalry” and the wacky Flora in “No Way to Treat a Lady”. In 2013, she played the role of The Queen in Resorts World’s production of “Cinderella”. She also starred in Repertory Philippines’s production of “August: Osage County” under the direction of Chris Millado.
Recorded live on September 18, 2014
Michael Williams is a veteran actor of Repertory Philippines and has performed in its productions for the past ten years. He started in the chorus of “Woman of the Year”, 1984, then played a supporting role in “The French Have A Word For It”. Since then, he has played lead roles in such productions as “La Cage Aux Folles”, “Pirates of Penzance”, “Broadway Bound”, and “Yankee Pankee ‘98”. In 1989, he landed a part in “Miss Saigon” and played the role of Lun Tha in the London revival of “The King and I”. He performed in the Repertory Production of “Les Miserables”, where he alternated between the roles of Javert and Marius, as well as in other theater productions including “Zorba”, “Moose Murders”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Man of La Mancha”, “Gigi”, “I Hate Hamlet”, “The Lion Winter”, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”, “Fool’s Mandrogola”, “A Doll’s House”, “Florante at Laura”, and “Once on This Island”. Recently, he was cast in one of the lead roles in Resorts World’s production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”.
Recorded live on October 9, 2014
Singer-actress Bituin Escalante first gained popularity during the 2000 Metropop Song Festival with her interpretation of the song “Paano Na” written by Arnold Reyes making the song the festival’s second prize winner. With a wowed audience on her first singing appearance, Bituin rose to diva stardom and secured her spot as one of Philippines’ best female vocals during the 2002 Himig Handog Music Love Song Festival with her interpretation of “Kung Ako na Lang Sana”, the grand prize winner. As a theatre artist, she has performed in “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Columbia), “Seussical” (Sour Kangaroo), “Death and The Maiden” (Paulina Salas Escobar), “ThreePennyOpera” (Jenny Diver ), “Once On This Island” (Asaka), “RENT” (Seasons of Love Soloist, Joanne Jefferson, Mimi Marquez), Resorts World’s production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” and “Dreamgirls” (Effie White) to name a few. She has also shared the stage with world renowned artists Spiral Staircase, Jim Brickman, David Benoit and the legendary Michel Legrand.
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