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Theater is alive and well in Metro Manila! There are a bunch of shows you can catch in the last two months of this year. Here they are:
(Information is current as of publication time. Please contact the respective productions for confirmation.)
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Directed by Robbie Guevarra
The “original high school musical” about teenage love and relationships set in 1950s USA.
Gian Magdangal - Danny Zuko
Francheska Farr - Sandy Dumbrowski
Iya Villania and Jennifer Blair-Bianco - Betty Rizzo
Surprise guests - Teen Angel
Carlos Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza Bldg., Makati City
Contact 5867105, 09175545560 or email@example.com
[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/8-shows-to-watch-this-November-text-photo-7.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]7. Maxie The Musicale[/text_image]
Book and Lyrics by Nicolas Pichay
Music by William Elvin Manzano, Arkel Suaco Mendoza and Jj Valiente Pimpinio
Direction and Choreography by Dexter M. Santos
A stage musical adaptation of Michiko Yamamoto's "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros" (ufo Pictures 2005).
Jayvhot Galang - Maximo Oliveros
Jojo Riguerra - Victor Perez
Roeder Camañag and Nazer Salcedo - Paco Oliveros
Jay Gonzaga - Bogs Oliveros
Al Gatmaitan and OJ Mariano - Boy Oliveros
PETA Theater Center, Emyard Drive, (behind Quezon City Sports Club) Quezon City
Contact 0915-191-6384 and 0917-533-6267
Tickets also available through SM Tickets
[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/8-shows-to-watch-this-November-text-photo-6a.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]6. The Addams Family[/text_image]
Directed by Bobby Garcia
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, falls in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
Eula Valdez - Morticia Addams
Arnell Ignacio - Gomez Addams
K-La Rivera - Wednesday Addams
Ryan Gallagher - Lucas Beineke
Jimmy Marquez and Nyoy Volante - Grandma
Meralco Theater, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
Tickets also available through Ticketworld at 8919999.
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Directed by Jaime del Mundo
Based on the 1968 Mel Brooks movie of the same name. Two theatrical producers, Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, hatch a scam to stage the worst Broadway musical.
Robbie Zialcita and Carlo Orosa - Max Bialystock
Topper Fabregas - Leo Bloom
Audie Gemora and Noel Trinidad as Roger
G Tongi - Ulla
Onstage Theater, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Makati City
Contact 571-6926, 571-4941
Tickets also available through Ticketworld at 8919999 or www.ticketworld.com.ph.
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Directed by Alexander Cortez
Tim Dacanay's 2006 Palanca Award-winning play (second place, full length play category) about the life of Andres Bonifacio.
Romnick Sarmienta and Russell Legaspi - Andres Bonifacio
Karen Guerlan, Jean Judith Javier and Emerald Bañares - Gregoria de Jesus
Wilfrido Guerrero Theater, 2nd floor, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Quezon City
Tel: 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449, and 433-7840
[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/8-shows-to-watch-this-November-text-photo-3b.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]3. Katipunan: Anak ng Bayan[/text_image]
Nov. 20-22 (Armed Forces of the Philippines Theater, Quezon City)
Nov. 29 (Bonifacio High Street Open Field, Makati City)
Nov. 30 (Taguig University)
Directed by Joel Lamangan and Jun Pablo
Music by RJ Jimenez and lyrics by Bonifacio Ilagan and Jeffrey Camanñag
A musical version of Bonifacio Ilagan's 1978 Cultural Center of the Philippines Playwriting Contest winning (first place) "Katipunan: Mga Anak ng Bayan."
Sandino Martin - Andres Bonifacio
Anna Fegi and Rita de Guzman - Gregoria de Jesus
Contact 998-5622/8720261 for Manila shows and 09162759938 for Cavite shows.
[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/8-shows-to-watch-this-November-text-photo-2a.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]2. San Andres B[/text_image]
Music by Chino Toledo
Libretto by National Artist for Literature Virgilio Almario
Directed by Floy Quintos
A modern Filipino opera about the life of Andres Bonifacio.
Dondi Ong - Andres Bonifacio
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City
Contact 8321125 loc. 1620 to 1621, 2183791, 09177500107 and 09189593949
Tickets also available through Ticketworld at 8919999.
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[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/8-shows-to-watch-this-November-text-photo-1a.jpg" width="100%" type="subheading"]1. Cinderella[/text_image]
Directed by Michael Williams
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”
Karylle, Justine Pena and Julie Abueva - Cinderella
Christian Bautista and Fred Lo - Prince Christopher
Menchu Lauchengco Yulo and Pinky Marquez - Fairy Godmother
Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Newport Blvd., Pasay City
Contact 908-8000 loc. 7700
What shows are you looking forward to watching? For those of you living outside of Manila, which of these shows would you like to tour your province? Share your thoughts in the Comments Section below.