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Fabe Fashion Show is all-set today at the 13th Noel Bazaar


The professional photographer Vic Fabe has long been passionate in providing avenues for aspiring and beginning male and female models and will be mounting its fifth year of doing fashion shows. This year, it will be at World Trade Center on Tuesday, November 26, 5pm.

Creations from Heights of Sophistication, Gwen Asuncion, and Rica Rico will be modeled by more than 40 models—a mixture of male and female—will be walking on the ramp in the 13th Noel Bazaar.
Fabe Fashion Show poster
The show is part of the special events of the said bazaar and is made possible by Imaje’s Top Model. Admission is DEFINITELY FREE!

Apart from the fashion show, special events in Noel Bazaar will include Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera’s ‘Celebrity Ukay-Ukay’, a fundraising project for the GMA Kapuso Foundation. It will sell items previously owned by Kapuso stars. Proceeds will benefit Kapuso School Development (KSD), Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan (UHSK) and Give a Gift: Alay sa Batang Pinoy Christmas Projects of GMA Kapuso Foundation.

Mayose Bautista, Noel Bazaar’s project director says, “It has always focused on items for holiday gift shopping.

“We understand that gift shopping is different from personal shopping. People who are looking for gifts to give to their loved ones and friends want unique but affordable items.”

The best gift and personal items from select pool of merchants are featured in to provide Filipinos and foreign shoppers alike the best shopping experience this holiday season.

Through the bazaar, it has allowed both the micro and the small businesses to feature their products every holiday season, and also helped organizations raise funds for certain causes.

Aside from the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Bantayog ng mga Bayani, Gifts and Graces Foundation, Saints Peter & John Parish, and Noel P. Gozon Memorial Clinic are also the bazaar’s beneficiaries.

On its 10-day operations (November 22 to December 1, 2013) it opens at 11am till 9pm.

Kapuso Stars lead set of nominees for 2013 BroadwayWorld.com Philippines Awards


Three of GMA-7 Kapuso artists are included in the list of nominees in 2013 BroadwayWorld.com Philippines Awards. Tom Rodriguez is nominated twice for his portrayal in Atlantis Productions’ Aladdin for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Crossover Artist (Mainstream to Theater). While Aicelle Santos also got two nominations—Best Actress in a Musical and Best Crossover Artist. Rachelle Ann Go earned her second BWW nomination for her appearance as Jane in Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ Tarzan as Best Actress in a Musical.

Rodriguez, the star of the hit series 'Ny Husband's Lover' is part of the nominees along with Santos and Go.

Rodriguez, the star of the hit series ‘Ny Husband’s Lover’ is part of the nominees along with Santos and Go.

Meanwhile, Aiza Seguerra, who was also part of Atlantis Production’s Aladdin is nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical and G. Töngi as Best Featured Actress in Atlantis Productions’ Piaf, respectively. Independent movie actor Marc Abaya is nominated for Best Crossover Artist, too.

American actor Dan Domenech, who assumed the role of Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ Tarzan also snitched a nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Carla Dunareanu, Christian Bautista’s ex-girlfriend and who was part of the TV series The Kitchen Musical is nominated as Best Actress in a Straight Play for her debut onstage in the Philippines via Repertory Philippines’ Boeing Boeing.

Maestro Ryan Cayabyab also has two nominations—Best Music for a Filipino Musical, one for Spotlight Artists Centre’s Katy and the other for Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo.

BroadwayWorld.com Awards also runs its nominations for a record-breaking number of 50 regions.

Here are the complete list of nominees under 25 categories:

Best Actor (Musical)

  • Tom Rodriguez (Atlantis Productions’ Aladdin)
  • Dan Domenech (Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ Tarzan)
  • Guido Gatmaytan (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Lorenz Martinez (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)
  • Anton Posadas (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)

Best Actor (Play)

  • Toper Fabregas (World Theatre and Music Proejct’s The Maids)
  • Anton Juan (World Theatre and Music Proejct’s The Maids)
  • Bart Guingona (Actor’s Actor Inc.’s Red)
  • Jonathan Tadioan (Tanghalang Pilipino’s Der Kaufmann)
  • Joaquin Valdes (Actor’s Actor Inc.’s Red)

Best Actress (Musical)

  • Rachelle Ann Go (Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ Tarzan)
  • Isay Alvarez (Spotlight Artists Centre’s Katy)
  • K-La Rivera (Atlantis Productions’ Carrie)
  • Mikkie Bradshaw (Atlantis Productions’ Carrie)
  • Aicelle Santos (Spotlight Artists Centre’s Katy)

Best Actress (Play)

  • Pinky Amador (Atlantis Productions’ Piaf)
  • Jenny Jamora (Team Asia’s Mind’s Eye)
  • Carla Dunareanu (Repertory Philippines’ Boeing Boeing)
  • Giannina Ocampo (Repertory Philippines’ Boeing Boeing)
  • Jennifer Blair-Bianco (Repertory Philippines’ Boeing Boeing)

Best Book, Lyrics for a Filipino Musical (New/Revival)

  • Jose Javier Reyes (Spotlight Artists Centre’s Katy)
  • Jaime del Mundo (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Rody Vera (PETA’s D’ Wonder Twins of Boac)
  • Luigi Nacario (Kids Acts Philippines’ Hansel and Gretel)

Best Choreography (Musical)

  • Delphine Buencamino (Blue Repertory’s Spring Awakening)
  • Paolo Infante (Repertory Philippines’ Camp Rock)
  • Nancy Crowe (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Carlon Matobato (PETA’s D’ Wonder Twins of Boac)
  • Gemini Quintos (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)

Best Costume Design (Musical/Play)

  • Eric Pineda (Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ Tarzan)
  • Leeroy New (Tanghalang Pilipino’s Ibalong)
  • Gino Gonzales (Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo)
  • Mio Infante (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)

Best Crossover Artist (Mainstream to Theater)

  • Tom Rodriguez (Atlantis Productions’ Aladdin)
  • Aicelle Santos (Spotlight Artists Centre’s Katy)
  • Marc Abaya (Red Turnip’s Closer)

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Andrei Pamintuan (Culture Shock’s Sa Wakas)
  • Jaime del Mundo (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Nonon Padilla (Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo)
  • Robbie Guevara (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)
  • Tuxqs Rutaquio (Tanghalang Pilipino’s Sandosenang Sapatos)

Best Direction of a Play

  • Dexter Santos (Dulaang UP’s Collection)
  • Jose Estrella (Dulaang UP’s Adarna)
  • Bart Guingona (Actor’s Actor Inc.’s Red)
  • Miguel Faustmann (Repertory Philippines’ Boeing Boeing)
  • Tuxqs Rutaquio and Rody Vera (Tanghalang Pilipino’s Der Kaufmann)

Best Featured Actor (Musical)

  • Joel Trinidad (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Terence Guillermo (Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo)
  • Tirso Cruz III (Spotlight Artists Centre’s Katy)
  • Jamie Wilson (Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ Full Monty)
  • Robie Zialcita (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)

Best Featured Actor (Play)

  • Leo Rialp (Dulaang UP’s Collection)
  • Alexander Cortez (Dulaang UP’s Collection)
  • Ruffy Du Buco (Harlequin Theatre Guild’s The Sky Over Dimas)

Best Featured Actress (Musical)

  • Aiza Seguerra (Atlantis Production’s Aladdin)
  • Ima Castro (Viva Atlantis Theatricals’ Tarzan)
  • Lynn Sherman (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Bituin Escalante (Repertory Philippines’ Alice in Wonderland)
  • Camille Lopez-Molina (Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo)

Best Featured Actress (Play)

  • Teetin Villanueva (Dulaang UP’s Collection)
  • G Tongi (Atlantis Productions’ Piaf)
  • Jenny Jamora (World Theatre and Music Project’s The Maids)
  • Baby Barredo (Repertory Philippines’ Boeing Boeing)

Best Filipino Musical (New/Revival)

  • Sa Wakas (Culture Shock)
  • The Bluebird of Happiness (Trumpets)
  • Katy (Spotlight Artists Theatre)
  • Ibalong (Tanghalang Pilipino)
  • Sandosenang Sapatos (Tanghalang Pilipino)

Best Filipino Play (New/Revival)

  • Adarna (Dulaang UP)
  • Collection (Dulaang UP)
  • Der Kaufmann (Tanghalang Pilipino)
  • The Sky Over Dimas (Harlequin Theatre Guild)
  • Banwa! (Department of Humanities-UPLB)

Best International Touring Production (Musical/Play)

  • Potted Potter (Lunchbox Theatrical Productions)
  • The Grufallo (ABA Productions)

Best Lighting Design (Musical/Play)

  • John Batalla (Dulaang UP’s Collection)
  • Lex Marcos (Dulaang UP’s Adarna)
  • Martin Esteva (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)
  • Jonjon Villareal (PETA’s D’ Wonder Twins of Boac)

Best Locally Produced Broadway Show (Musical/Play)

  • Disney’s Tarzan (Viva Atlantis Theatricals)
  • Carrie (Atlantis Productions)
  • Rock of Ages (Atlantis Productions)
  • They’re Playing Our Song (9 Works Theatrical)
  • Red (Actor’s Actor Inc.)

Best Music for a Filipino Musical (New/Revival)

  • Ebe Dancel (Culture Shock’s Sa Wakas)
  • Ryan Cayabyab (Spotlight Artists Centre’s Katy)
  • Rony Fortich (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Ryan Cayabyab (Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo)
  • Jeff Hernandez (PETA’s D’ Wonder Twins of Boac)

Best Musical Direction (Musical)

  • Ejay Yatco (Culture Shock’s Sa Wakas)
  • Mon Faustino, Rony Fortich and Sweet Plantado (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Pipo Cifra (Philippine Stagers Foundation’s Bonifacio: Isang Sarsuwela)
  • Jeff Hernandez (PETA’s D’ Wonder Twins of Boac)
  • Joseph Tolentino (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)

Best Scenic Design (Musical/Play)

  • Mio Infante (Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness)
  • Gino Gonzales (Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo)
  • Faust Peneyra (Atlantis Productions’ Piaf)
  • Lex Marcos (PETA’s D’ Wonder Twins of Boac)
  • Mio Infante (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)

Best Sound Design (Musical/Play)

  • Bobbit Jacinto (Atlantis Production’s Carrie)
  • Chuck Ledesma (9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song)
  • Rards Corpus (Green Wings Entertainment’s Lorenzo)
  • TJ Ramos (Tanghalang Pilipino’s Der Kaufmann)

Best Theater Company

  • Trumpets
  • Sipat Lawin Ensemble
  • Kids Acts Philippines
  • Red Turnip
  • Green Wings Entertainment

Best Theatrical Venue

  • CCP Main Theater
  • Meralco Theater
  • Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium
  • SDA Theater, CSB
  • St. Cecilia Hall, St. Scholastica

Voting will run through Dec. 31, 2013 and winners will be announced in early January 2014.

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater site on the Internet covering Broadway, London’s West End, and beyond to 100 U.S. cities and 30 countries worldwide, including the Philippines, and whose contents are catalogued in the Library of Congress was launched 10 years ago. It is one of its very first features was its theater fans’ choice awards named BroadwayWorld.com Awards.Every year, the awards set new records for the total number of nominations and votes received; this year’s total number of nominations has even doubled compared to last year.

To vote, click here!

Fabe’s Modeling Workshop equips model aspirants


Though it was a Sunday (November 17) and Fabe Photography Studio is not that huge to hold a bigger audience—it was still jam-packed with young model aspirants for its Modeling Workshop that featured three inspiring speaker-facilitators—CJ Reyes, Reynalyn de Mesa, and Lancer Serrano.

The 30+ attendees had a fill of insightful and practical tips from the three speakers.

Reyes talks about his journey as a freelance ramp and commercial model. Photograph by Vic Fabe.

Reyes talks about his journey as a freelance ramp and commercial model. Photograph by Vic Fabe.

Reyes, a 21-year-old, a freelance ramp and commercial model and an advertising graduate from Adamson University, shared usual requirements on what to do before, during and after a go-see. He stressed to the participants that models must have the right attitude of networking with the probable contacts by having such PR skills. Also, in VTR sessions—acting skills would come in handy, too since it requires some ‘internalizations’ and ‘projections’ of certain characters specified by clients.

Despite the many TVCs he has done, he maintains a low profile and is always ready to flash his smile and have that aura of being approachable and friendly. He started as a model for ramp and eventually ventured into doing commercials. For him, doing the latter is more profitable and he considers it an effective tool of giving top-of-mind awareness for the intended market he is trying to reach out.

De Mesa immersed her audience by letting them experience the improvised catwalk. Photograph by Vic Fabe.

De Mesa immersed her audience by letting them experience to the improvised catwalk. Photograph by Vic Fabe.

Meanwhile, the second speaker, also a freelance ramp model, and have been a finalists in several beauty and talent contests—like in Mutya ng Pilipinas, Supermodel Philippines and Project Runway, and a 25-year-old and a graduate of computer science from St. Clare College of Caloocan, made the participants, particularly the female model aspirants experience walking on the catwalk. The studio improvised a ramp for the audience to walk on.

Being both a beauty pageant candidate herself and a professional ramp model, de Mesa was effective in transferring her know-how to her eager audience. She painstakingly guided the female participants on the dos and don’ts in the catwalk.

Serrano shares some helpful tips for the aspiring and beginning models in the workshop. Photograph by Kenneth Ada.

Serrano shares some helpful tips for the aspiring and beginning models in the workshop. Photograph by Kenneth Ada.

The last speaker, Lance Serrano is a former freelance model, who now enjoys TV fame as he appears on ABS-CBN 2’s ‘Galema’ and was part of the support cast in ‘Mundo Ma’y Magunaw’ and ‘Angelito’ then in the film ‘Sisterakas’. He has also done about 15 TVCs, which include Jollibee, Master for Men, Wilkins, Chevrolet, Smart, AyalaLand, and Tanduay.

During his talk, he encouraged his audience to finish their studies while pursuing what they love—modelling; so they will have a ‘fall back’. Like him, he is a registered nurse and a graduate from Central Colleges of the Philippines, thus he’s not afraid if he won’t last in the entertainment industry.

The modelling workshop is in preparation for the participants for their upcoming fashion show that will follow on the 26th at Noel Activity Center of World Trade Center, Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City.