Friday, November 29, 2019

Stage Manager Sheryl: A Manilena in New York

From the streets of Manila to Broadway in New York where a lot of Filipino talents have thrived and succeeded in theater, one have dreamt of being in the scene and making things happen at the backstage. Unsung heroes as some people may call it but stage managers like Sheryl Polancos have proven that there is no mean feat when it comes to making magic happen on stage and off stage. It’s not only making sure that the audience gets to see the show perfectly as there are no take twos in theater. But what creates an adrenaline rush is what happens backstage to make sure that what they have painstakingly prepared for will run impeccably smooth. The pre-production phases are a different ball game altogether from material to casting to set design, among others. The stage manager gets to be involved in a lot of those things. There was even a time when one of her cast members fell ill and had to rehearse the replacement as quickly as they should.  


Now the resident stage manager for New Stages in New York’s longest running Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Jersey Boys., she says theater production in the Philippines has helped hone her craft. Having worked with the Lea Salonga, she takes professionalism to heart and has continued to be more passionate about her job. As the old adage says, find a job that makes you happy and would not make you feel like you are working every single day of your life. She says she is lucky to have been working with the best and brightest for the last ten years. Each person she has met left an indelible mark and words of wisdom that she lives up to. 

Growing up, she has always been involved with drama, dance and art. Her university days at the University of Santo Tomas has proven her mettle as she fell in love with theater through Faculty of Arts and Letters’ Artistang Artlets. After graduation, she realized theater is her life and moved on from production to stage management where there is more paperwork aside from being too involved in mounting a production. Now she sees the world at the Big Apple where she is like a sponge and gets to meet other stage managers like Cristina Sison from Juilliard, Rachel Gross of Soho Rep, Melanie Lisby and Annie Gilbert aside from having worked under the tutelage of Tanghalang Pilipino’s former Artistic Director Herbert Go. 

“As a stage manager, it has always been my goal to strive for perfection and to run the show smoothly and keep its integrity. Once a show opens, there’s always a sense of pride and fulfillment in knowing that I played a big part in making the show come to life.” Each theater production has a story to tell and with it goes a long Sheryl’s story as she expands her horizon in the city that never sleeps. 

Catch Jersey Boys, the 12th longest running show in Broadway history that won over 50 major awards worldwide including London’s Olivier Award and Australia’s Helpmann. The show features legendary hits such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “ Walk Like A Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sta Barbara Gourmet

Sta. Barbara Gourmet was born out of desire to showcase to the world the Philippines’ rich aqua and agri produce and processed them into unique, healthy and premium food preserves that can be stored for longer period of time without using artificial preservatives and harmful ingredients.

Their bottled products are uniquely prepared using slow thermal cooking technique. This technique enable the products to be tightly sealed, leaving no possible entry points for bacteria. Thus, the products can be stored for two years without needing chemical preservatives. They take pride also for not using MSG in any of their bottled products. The bottled products are:

Chanos Filipinas Spineless Milkfish in Olive Oil PREMIUM. The one with no aftertaste  guarantee.

Chanos Filipinas Spineless Milkfish in Olive Oil CLASSIC. The one with no aftertaste  guarantee.

Gommoso Sun-ried Squid in Muscovado Caramel Sauce. The First & The Original appetizer of its kind.

ZILI Authentic Chilli Sauce. The perfect cooking partner to enhance flavor and add kick to your menus.

Established in October 2015 in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan. 
∙ First recipient of BMBE in Sta. Barbara. 
∙ Received assistance from DOST-1 for equipment upgrade. 
∙ Featured in the TV program “Bagong Umaga Sabado”of ABS-CBN Northern Luzon 
∙ Awarded with registered trademark for “Chanos Filipinas”, the flagship product. It received very positive reviews during the US Roadshow 2018 held at Carson, California. 
∙ The production facility is FDA-certified attesting to company’s strong commitment to quality and safe processing methods.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

mesoprotech sun protective range

Attended by media, bloggers and vloggers, eiskin proudly launched mesoprotech sun protective range at The Residences yesterday. 

mesoprotech sun protective repairing stick

Sensitive zones. Stick for eye contour and lip protection, as well as for application to scars and spots. Provides twice as much protection as the minimum protection required from an SPF50+ sunscreen. Contains rosehip seed oil to favour regeneration and healing. Excellent spreading characteristics for easy application. Ophthalmologically tested. Perfume-free.

mesoprotech antiaging body sun mist
Body mist that provides a high protection against solar radiation. Fresh, ultra-light, fast-absorbing textura. Ideal for oudoor use and sport. It can be applied even on wet or sweaty skin without leaving a greasy residue after application.

mesoprotech mineral matt antiaging fluid
Sensitive, combination and oily skins. Light antiaging emulsion offering very high factor sunscreen protection. Its formula based on physical filters ensures extreme tolerance for sensitive and damaged skin. Its texture provides a powdered finish on the skin and absorbs excess oiliness and shine - making it suitable for greasy and acne-prone skins. Non-comedogenic.

mesoprotech nourishing antiaging oil
Dry and mature skins. A dry oil antiaging formulation offering very high factor sun protection. Contains chia seed oil, with antioxidant and firming properties. Its geloil texture melts into the skin and provides an intense sensation of comfort and a satin finish with no oily residue.

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