May 10, 2012

[Theater] Metro Manila Plays of Note (May - Aug)

This is going to be a quick round-up post - plus it's to help me map out what shows we're actually going to see versus those that we may not have time for. So much good theater, so little time.

So here we go!


Resorts World Manila is wrapping up its run of The Sound of Music at the Newport Performing Arts Theater this month. Last show is on May 27 at 02:00pm.

Upstart Productions is staging Forbidden Broadway starting May 11 - 27 at the Carlos P. Romula Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City. I definitely want to see this one, as long as I can figure out when and how.


Atlantis Productions' first new (non-repeat performance) musical for 2012 is Rock of Ages with the added bonus of MiG Ayesa himself starring in the show. The play runs from June 15 - July 8 also at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City. Another show I want to see, although I worry about the ticket prices since they're higher than your typical Atlantis show.


Atlantis Productions is staging its first straight play (non-musical) this year with God of Carnage, starring THE Lea Salonga. It's a bit curious to want to see a play where Lea doesn't sing, but then she's a pretty phenomenal actress so I know it's going to be worth it.


Repertory Philippines's Children's Musical for the year is The Wizard of Oz at the On-Stage theater starting August 18. If you've seen the classic MGM movie, then don't expect this play to follow that format or song list. This is a different musical show altogether and you can catch it starting August 18.

I've only just found out about this particular PETA production based on the Lino Brocka movie. Given I've never seen the movie, I don't have that kind of context to feel motivated to watch, however it's top billed by Eugene Domingo, which is a VERY good reason to watch. We definitely need to figure out how to squeeze this into our schedule!

And the really big show for the year is the touring production of The Phantom of the Opera. Ticket prices for this show are definitely going to hurt our wallets in more ways than one, but it's totally going to be worth it. The show will run starting August 25 at the CCP Main Theater.

So what shows are you looking forward to seeing? I'm sure I've missed out on other theater groups, so help a geek out and leave a comment discussing other shows of interest in Metro Manila.


  1. Lanchie abanco11 May, 2012 19:22

    Mejo off topic but we're anticipating Katy! by Septembet(?) and Rama at Sita, December.

  2. Wow, that is off topic. LOL