From new to long-awaited returns, these 8 plays and musicals this year is out to inspire you and make you sing along. Better ready your wallets now, you wouldn’t want to miss these!
Silent Sky by playwright Lauren Gunderson is based on the true story of the early 20th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Leavitt and her team of female scientists analyzed and catalogued every observable star in the heavens leading to the discovery of other galaxies and the vastness of the universe. Leavitt’s story touches on women empowerment and the issue of gender-inequality.
Silent Sky runs from February 1 to 10, 2019 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in the RCBC Plaza. Tickets are priced from PHP 1,000 to PHP 2,000. Get your tickets here.
Every Brilliant Thing
For the first time ever, critically acclaimed Duncan MacMillan play Every Brilliant Thing is coming to the Philippines. Produced by The Sandbox Collective, Every Brilliant Thing explores the heavy themes of mental health, depression, and suicide but also shows the amazing capacity the human spirit has for finding happiness in the smallest of things. This one-woman show is directed by Jenny Jamora and stars actress Teresa Herrera.
Every Brilliant Thing runs from February 2 until February 24, 2019 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center. Tickets are priced from PHP 1,000 to PHP 1,200. Get your tickets here.
The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece, the original long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, embarks on a worldwide tour since opening in 1986 and makes a long-awaited return to Manila on February. The musical is based on the classic novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux, and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. Young, beautiful, and talented Christine Daae (Meghan Picerno) becomes the subject of the Phantom’s (Jonathan Roxmouth) affections and dangerous obsession at a cost. The romantic tragedy features famous songs such as “All I Ask of You,” and “The Music of the Night.”
The Phantom of the Opera runs from February 20 to March 17, 2019 at The Theatre at Solaire. Tickets are priced from PHP 1,900 to PHP 7,250. Get your tickets here.
Noli Me Tangere, the Opera
A grand tribute to National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, and National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, Noli Me Tangere, the Opera returns to the stage after a limited run back in 2017. The Opera is based on Rizal’s political novel that widely remains relevant today, decades after it was written. The performance is also in time for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Noli Me Tangere, the Opera runs from March 8 to 10, 2019 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Tickets are priced from PHP 896 to PHP 2800. For tickets, inquire at Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’s official Facebook page.
POTTED POTTER returns to Manila by magical demand after three sold-out seasons in the previous years. A show for Potterheads of all ages, POTTED POTTER takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (plus a fun game of Quidditch!) into a 70-minute performance. It features everything we love about Harry Potter and his world – his friends, creative costumes, ridiculous props, and Hogwarts magic!
POTTED POTTER runs from March 20 to 24, 2019 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center. Tickets are priced from PHP 1,000 to PHP 2,500. Get your tickets here.
Father’s Day directed by Baby Barredo is brimming with comedic banter, a heavy themed play layered with endless humor. The story follows the life of Henry Willows and his estranged son, Matthew who is set on getting his parents back together again.
Father’s Day runs from March 22 to April 14, 2019 at OnStage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati. Tickets are priced from PHP 1,200 to PHP 1,500. Get your tickets here.
MIONG (A musical based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo)
MIONG, a musical based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo, was written in 1998 to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. It tells about his youth, his declaration of independence in Kawit, his declaration of the first Philippine Republic in Asia and his fight to defend Philippine independence in the Philippine-American War. MIONG celebrates courage and love of country and illustrates how the most ordinary young person can accomplish great things.
MIONG runs from February 15 to March 10, 2019 at Onstage Theatre in Greenbelt, Makati. Tickets are priced from PHP 1,000 to PHP 1,500. Get your tickets here.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tony and Olivier Award winner musical Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim announced last month that it was casting fellow Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress Lea Salonga as Mrs. Lovett. This is the musical’s 40th anniversary since it opened on Broadway in 1979. It tells the tale of Sweeney Todd (Jett Pangan), a disturbed barber who murders people and lets Mrs. Lovett bake the bodies into meat-pies sold in her shop.
Sweeney Todd will run on October 2019 at the Theatre at Solaire. Get updates on seats and tickets from the official Facebook page of Atlantis Theatrical.
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