A “cheerfully deranged” (The Manila Bulletin), “non-stop laugh fest” (The Philippine Star), the King Arthur spoof musical MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT returns to Manila in April 2018, this time for a limited, two-week run at BGC.

April 13 to 22, 2018
The Globe Auditorium
Maybank Performing Arts Theater
BGC Arts Center
26th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig


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The Glitter Trap

When twelve-year-old Lacey inadvertently injures the Fairy Godmother of another girl, she has to learn magic herself... with disastrous results. A new musical based on the best-selling Disney novel.

25 November 2017
Globe Auditorium,
Maybank Performing Arts Theater
BGC Arts Center,
26th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC
Tickets available from Ticketworld 8919999


Monty Python's Spamalot

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical. An insanely hilarious (and hilariously insane) musical version of the King Arthur legend. Starring (in alphabetical order) Roxy Aldiosa, Rachel Alejandro, Reb Atadero, Rachel Coates, Domileo Espejo, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Lorenz Martinez, Noel Rayos, Bibo Reyes, Dean Rosen, George Schulze, Edrei Tan, and Chino Veguillas. Directed by Joel Trinidad and Nicky Triviño.



Multiple directors, multiple scripts, multiple performers. A series of plays and musicals performed as dramatic readings at Upstart's new home: the newly launched Maybank Synergy Center. Featuring directors Reb Atadero, Steven Conde, Jeremy Domingo, Miguel Faustmann, Arya Herrera, and Missy Maramara and a host of theater performers. Call 09178116156 for information.



A one-night only stand-up comedy show starring the Fil-Am sensation Rex Navarrete. Brought to you by Maybank, Don Papa Rum, and Crystal Jade Restaurant.


A bittersweet comedy, LOVE/SICK (by John Cariani) explores every stage of a modern relationship— from initial meeting to divorce and disillusionment— in a collection of nine slightly twisted and completely hilarious short plays. Starring (in alphabetical order) Rachel Alejandro, Teenee Chan, Mica Pineda, Noel Rayos, Bibo Reyes, Onyl Torres, Joel Trinidad, and Nicky Triviño. Directed by Joel Trinidad. August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20, 8:00 pm at the..

Into The Woods

A childless baker and his wife venture into the forest to fulfill a witch's demands. One of Stephen Sondheim's most well-loved and enduring musicals. Starring Rachel Alejandro, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Lorenz Martinez, Reb Atadero, Jillian Ita-as, Noel Trinidad (as the Narrator), and many others. Musical Direction by Dingdong Fiel. Directed by Joel Trinidad...


Ever wonder why men don't seem to listen? Or why women can't parallel park? Wonder no more! Rob Becker' Defending the Caveman, the longest-running one-man comedy show in Broadway history, is back to demystify the opposite sex. Dubbed "hysterically funny" by The New York Times, the show has sold over 8 million tickets in 45 countries and has been


Media celebrity G Töngi, newly appointed Artistic Director of Upstart Productions, spearheads Metrobank Card Corporation’s newest theatrical project: Upstart Soundstage, a series of bi-weekly dramatic readings at Century City Mall at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Upstart Soundstage will present a different full-length drama, comedy, or musical,

Close Engkantos of the Christmas Kind

A tigbalang, a tiyanak, and a manananggal discover the true meaning of Christmas. CLOSE ENGKANTOS OF THE CHRISTMAS KIND, an original one-act musical by Joel Trinidad and Regie Tan. Starring (in alphabetical order) Cathy Azanza-Dy, Rycharde Everley, Meynard Penalosa, Eggo Velasco, Alessandra Zialcita, and Robert Emile L. Zialcita ...

SOS 2: Showcase of Original Shorts

Launched in October 2013, SOS: Showcase of Original Shorts is Up-start's celebration of that little-known, underappreciated art form, the short play. Recently, Upstart founder Joel Trinidad partnered with cur-rent Upstart Artistic Director Giselle Töngi Töngi to produce the first version of SOS at Caixa Bar and Restaurant in Makati. The same five ...

SOS: Showcase of Original Shorts

Top media celebrity G Töngi joins the cast of Upstart's latest theater offering for Halloween, SOS: Showcase of Original Shorts at Caixa Bar and Restaurant, Makati. A collection of short, spooky comedy plays, SOS is the first in a proposed series of theatrical bar tours whose aim is to expand the theater-going market by using unconventional, unexpected ...

Upstart Short Play Lab

The UPSTART SHORT PLAY LAB. A chance for aspiring playwrights to present their original short plays at a FREE venue! Thursday, August 15 and 21, 8:00 pm at Rastro, Burgos Circle, BGC. Tickets at P950, which includes all the chosen plays and a free dinner! Deadline for submission of plays is July 25 ...

UNSPEAKABLY YOURS: The Underarm Monologues

Dove Deodorant recently collaborated with theater company Upstart Productions to present Unspeakably Yours: The Underarm Monologues. Inspired by stories from real women, this original outspoken comedy explores views on an intimate part of the body that females love to hate and hate to love: their underarms. Using stories plucked out from


Top media celebrity G Töngi joins the cast of Upstart's latest theater offering for Halloween, SOS: Showcase of Original Shorts at Caixa Bar and Restaurant, Makati. A collection of short, spooky comedy plays, SOS is the first in a proposed series of theatrical bar tours whose aim is to expand the theater-going market by using unconventional, unexpected

Forbidden Broadway

“The funniest show in New York” (The New Yorker) has been leaving critics and audiences in stitches since its debut in 1982...and now, for its 30th anniversary, it“s finally coming to Manila! Upstart Productions presents the “gut-bustingly funny” (The New York Post) Off-Broadway smash Forbidden Broadway in 2012! Catch this &dlquo;forbidden pleasure”


The setting is 1968, when Ateneo and La Salle were still part of the NCAA with other schools such as Letran, San Beda, Mapua and Jose Rizal. The story revolves around two families. The Basilio family, headed by Green-blooded Demetrio and his wife, Dolores. They have a son, Tommy, who is the star basketball player of the La Salle Senior Basketball Team.

much ado about nothing

Fresh from its critically acclaimed run of the original musical comedy Breakups & Breakdowns earlier this year, Upstart Productions kicks off its very first school tour with an exciting new take on William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, sponsored by Fila. “Our version is a lot of fun,” says show director and Upstart co-founder Joel Trinidad.

breakups and breakdowns

A romantic musical comedy for the month of hearts -- Breakups & Breakdowns (book and lyrics by Joel Trinidad, music by Rony Fortich)-- is a humorous, warm-hearted look at modern-day dating and relationships. The story follows four people: Mark, a successful playwright whose newest play concerns the girl who broke his heart; Nina, the no-nonsense

crush hour

Middle schoolers Bea and Lynn check out Joey, the campus heartthrob: Bea thinks he's studly. Lynn thinks he's stupid. They may both be right. A short play starring Kristen Howard and Emerita Alcid-Trinidad. An official entry to John Chatterton's Off-Broadway Short Play Lab 2010 at the Times Square Arts Center in New York, and Upstart's first official production. Written and directed by Joel Trinidad.