2BAYANI, Isang Bagong Rock Opera
An alternative pop opera about the last days of Bonifacio.
Co-written with Zosimo Quibilan, Jr.
Based on Jose Y. Dalisay Jr’s “Ambon Sa Madaling-Araw”
Last performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines by the Tanghalang Ateneo in 1996.
THE KAHAPON, NGAYON AT BUKAS SEDITIOUS LOVE MUSICAL
A world techno version of Aurelio Tolentino’s 1903 classic “Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas”.
Last performed at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater by the Tanghalang Ateneo in 1998.
MEEZAH! Simbang Hatinggabi
A midnight mass rock opera.
Last performed at Oracafe in 1999.
It is 2084. Ordinary Newtopian VYRNZ struggles to fight for freedom, privacy, love and even unhappiness against this pseudo-perfect society controlled by BIG BOY in Khavn’ de la Cruz’s anti-rock opera.
A homage to George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
“Noted indie filmmaker Khavn De La Cruz isn’t only into movies these days, he’s also into… musical theater. He’s debuting Newtopia, a rock opera that he wrote the music and libretto to. The cast is made up of Tanghalang Pilipino actors, with live music by Khavn’s band, choreography by Donna Miranda and set design by Lena Cobangbang. It’s the only musical-theater piece in the Labfest, and an original work at that (plus it’s rock!).” (GIBBS CADIZ, Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Last performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as part of the Virgin Labfest in 2008.
ADARNA AT ANG ALAALA NG KRISTAL
English Title: Adarna & The Memory Of Crystal
This is not a rock opera for kids.
Based on the last act of the corrido “Ibong Adarna”.
Last performed at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater by the Ateneo Children’s Theatre for the Sesquicentennial Celebration of Ateneo De Manila University in 2009.
ANG MAHIWAGANG PAKIKIPAGSAPALARAN NI MARIYA KATIPUNERA
Isang pambatang rock opera.
English Title: The Mystical Misadventures of Mariya Katipunera
Inspired by the tales of Lola Basyang by Severino Reyes.
Mariya is the story of an ‘ordinary’ Princess who embarked on an extraordinary journey to find a cure for her ailing mother. To make her mother well means to save the kingdom of Saya-saya from the reigns of her selfish Aunty Ant.
Last performed at the Marian Auditorium by Miriam College Grade School and PETA in 2010.
Co-written with Topher Tiamzon.
A magic-realist piece about a young man who lived in a box.