Monday, July 6, 2015

AMPALAYA THE MUSICAL sets to open on July 15, 2015! #TheaterPH

Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental has long been known as the Cultural Center of Southern Philippines, and for the first time ever, the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, the city’s unofficial cultural arm, brings to Manila audiences AMPALAYA THE MUSICAL - an original new musical that will delight and educate, with a performance on 15 July 2015 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, which is part of Silliman University’s commitment as the official regional cultural hub of the CCP.

AMPALAYA THE MUSICAL celebrates Philippine culture through music, dances, games and values. The musical play is based on the award winning children’s story Alamat ng Ampalaya (The Legend of Ampalaya) written by Augie Rivera, Jr. Another highlight of this production is the original music by renowned New York-based guitar virtuoso Maestro Michael Dadap who has set the play’s music using a live 22 piece Orchestra Sin Arco (Orchestra of Plucked Instruments). The play is directed by Dessa Quesada Palm, of the Philippine Educational Theater Association, with musical direction by Dr. Elizabeth Susan Vista-Suarez and choreography by Angelo Sayson. Ampalaya.

AMPALAYA THE MUSICAL has just finished its run from July 3-6, 2015 and its first full length run last September 2014 which were both held at the Luce Auditorium. The musical began as a short play, which debuted in 2000 in Boston.

Synopsis:

Long time ago in the town of Sariwa, there flourished a beautiful garden filled with the most colorful, fragrant, and nutritious vegetables. Everyday as the sun comes up, they laugh and play together in the garden.

One faithful day, a hairy, bland, and colorless Ampalaya wandered in Sariwa and found the gleeful veggies going about their usual games. Envy starts to creep into Ampalaya's core when she noticed the positively striking individual characteristics of the other veggies--- everything she was not. She knew she had to possess all these characteristics to be part of the family, so she devised a plan for her to get those special stuff. She waited until all the veggies were asleep and stole a little bit of everything from everyone.



When the veggies awoke from their slumber, they were in shock when they saw that all their best had gone missing. During their panic, a beautiful new vegetable arrived to see what the fuss was about but because of their distraught disposition, they could not entertain her as they sought to find out who the culprit was . The veggies decided to seek help from a wise old NunosaPunso who told them what they needed to do in order to get back what was stolen from them. They followed and investigated the new vegetable only to find out it was indeed Ampalaya donning their best individual qualities. They call the UbodmansaSaging and her jury to plead their case against Ampalaya.



Ampalaya was unfazed with all the questions and ill feelings that were being thrown at her. She firmly believed that she did nothing wrong---the jury thought otherwise. After deliberation, a sentence and punishment was given, and everybody learned a bitter lesson that day.

AMPALAYA THE MUSICAL is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Dumaguete City Tourism Office, CocoGrande Hotel, Philippine Airlines, Lorenzo Shipping Corporation, Bayview Park Hotel Manila, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

Tickets now available at TicketWorld. FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact (035) 422-4365 or 0917 323 5953. Or email: cac@su.edu.ph or silliman.cac@gmail.com.

Press Release care of Mr. Toots Tolentino.

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#FoodPH - Everyday is your LUCKY day at Lucky's Burger and Bar!

It's not usual for me to go to McKinley Hill in Taguig City just to have a food adventure but there's something about Lucky's Burger and Bar that made me said yes. Let's find out what this restaurant has to offer.

To start out, they served cocktails: Pina Colada and Lychee Smash. I like the latter better. :)

Pina Colada

Lychee Smash

They served 5 pasta dishes: Aglio e Olio, Bacon Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti and Meatball Melt, Creamy Mushroom Truffle and Chicken Rigatoni. My personal favorite is their Creamy Mushroom Truffle. You can smell the truffle from a far and will make you attack the plate once it reaches your table. I can finish two servings! That's how good it is. 


Aglio e Olio

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Spaghetti and Mushroom Melt

Creamy Mushroom Truffle

Chicken Rigatoni

After the pasta, they served their signature burger, the Lucky's Burger. Lucky's Burger is a perfect layer of Bacon, Cheese, Lucky's special sauce, beef patty, lettuce, tomato and onion. I like how the patty remains its beefy flavor unlike others that you can taste the extender. Lucky Chops is a 2pcs. grilled porkchops served with buttered french beans, garlic and chive, fried rice and gravy. Buttermilk Fried Chicken on the other hand is a boneless chicken served with coleslaw, herbed rice and gravy.

Lucky's Burger

Lucky Chops

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Breaded chicken fingers has been served with skin on potato fries and honey mustard sauce. They also served chicken wings which is available with either buffalo or BBQ sauce. I love their Beef Salpicao as it is very tender it melts in your mouth. I can't imagine how long they prepared it to achieve that particular level of tenderness. 

Chicken Fingers

Chicken Wings

Beef Salpicao
You can never be wrong with BACON! Amen? Here's Lucky's Bacon Chips. Perfect to pair up with beer or anything with alcohol. :) This is just heaven!

Lucky's Bacon Chips

To cleanse the palate, I decided to order their Classic Mojito. They boast their usage of original and fresh ingredients just to prepare this cocktail. I finished 3 glasses during my visit. Haha.

Classic Mojito

Just like my other foodie adventure, it will never be complete without ordering their bestseller desserts. Lucky's Apple Pie is composed of tender apple slices and sweet cinnamon baked into a savoury crust topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Brownie Mug is freshly baked chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce. I prefer Lucky's Apple Pie. :)

Lucky's Apple Pie

Brownie Mug

Going to Lucky's Burger and Bar is definitely worth the travel from Pasay area and braving the bustling traffic will surely not matter after having a sumptuous foodie experience. It has been a roller coaster ride for my taste buds and if you'll ask me if I'm gonna come back, I definitely will with some of my friends for them to experience this too. 

Lucky's Bar and Burger is located at Tuscany, upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill, Taguig City and operates from 11 AM to 12 Midnight. Lucky's Burger and Bar is not all about its burger. The place has a lot to offer.  Get lucky at Lucky's Burger and bar and get ready to unleash the foodie in you!


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