Weekender Guide: October 19, 20, and 21, 2018

Music/Concerts / Live Bands

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Still know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events and places to check out in the coming days. 

Mamma Mia! The Smash Hit Musical
until October 21 (The Theatre at Solaire)

Join the ultimate feel-good show MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!

Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!

This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the International Tour returns to Manila– there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!

To purchase Wheelchair seat(s) and other inquiries, please call TicketWorld at +632-891-9999 or email tickets@ticketworld.com.ph

All Out Of Love The Musical
from October 18 (Newport Performing Arts Theater)

The world premiere of the highly anticipated new musical! 

All Out Of Love the Musical features the classic songs of Air Supply, one of the world’s most successful and enduring bands, with over 100 million album sales worldwide, and an original script skilfully woven into a new love story by award winning Canadian playwright Jim Millan, All Out Of Love the Musical is poised to be one of musical theatres next hit shows.

The story of the musical happens over the course of one evening, as music mogul Tommy King tries to convince his struggling rock star Jamie Crimson to embark on a world tour to promote his new album and save Tommy King’s record company.

Jamie is struggling having left behind his song writing partner and love of his life Rayne while Tommy is dealing with his own loss, that of his wife and his distant relationship with his daughter.

Lea Salonga: The 40th Anniversary Concert
October 19 and 20 (The Theatre at Solaire)

A milestone concert and grand musical celebration of Tony Award winner and the country's pride, Ms. Lea Salonga.

'Lea Salonga: The 40th Anniversary Concert' happens for two nights this coming October 19 and 20 at the PICC Plenary Hall. The show is directed by Bobby Garcia, with musical direction by Gerard Salonga, snd featuring the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. #LS40


Ang Pag-uusig (Re-run)
October 5 to 28 (CCP Little Theater)

Ang Pag-uusig is a play that dramatizes how “the establishment” is used as a tool of the powerful few in exerting its force to condemn the innocent. It is a metaphor for the “witch hunt” and stands as an allegory of our country’s current political and social state.

Tickets are price from P824 to P1030. 




Baka Naman Hindi
October 18 to 21 (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP)

Baka Naman Hindi, Virgilio “Beer” Flores’ translation of French playwright Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear, is known for being an archetype of the well-made play.

First staged at the CCP in the 1970s under the direction of CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso, this new production brings back the rollicking sexual comedy popular during the period. In this turn-of-the-century farcical play set during the “belle époque,” a woman, suspecting her lawyer husband of having an affair, plots to catch him in the act. Well-known actors including Ricky Davao, Nelsito Gomez, Lou Veloso, Tex Ordoñez-De Leon, Rina Reyes, Nazer Salcedo, Gilleth Sandico, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Mosang and other notable names in Philippine theater, TV, and film will be brought together in this high-energy comedy, with the new direction of Dennis Marasigan. 

Pinoy Playlist: Ito ay Atin, Sariling Atin
October 18, 19, 20 (BGC Arts Center)

Pinoy Playlist is a 6-day celebration of Filipino musical talent across all genres and decades. Co-curated by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz and Noel Ferrer.

Pinoy Playlist brings together over a hundred artists for an extraordinary Pinoy Music festival.

This was born out of the idea that we have to revive the foundations of our collective memory through music as Filipinos. This is living proof that Filipino musicians are committed to create living memories out of the music we create.

For more details about Pinoy Playlist, visit www.bgcartscenter.org/pinoyplaylist

Akapela Open International
October 20 (CCP Main Theatre)

Deemed to be the first of its kind in the country, Akapela Open is a competition among local and international groups for contemporary acappella ensemble singing.

Conceived in 2013 by Ryan Cayabyab as a national competition for contemporary acappella singing and the appreciation for vocal harmony performance; to provide a venue for new arrangements of Philippine and international contemporary vocal music; to provide growth experiences for singers and arrangers; and to cultivate a community of contemporary acappella singers. Akapela Open has produced winners who have since joined international competitions and have won top prizes from these.

A1: 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour
October 21 and 22 (New Frontier Theater)

The highly anticipated reunion concert of  one of the biggest 90s boy bands is finally happening! Pinoy fans of the hitmaking British-Norwegian band a1 are in for a treat this 2018 -  after 15 long years, the four original members of the band will reunite for their 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour in Manila.

With massive number 1 hits and five studio albums under their belt, along with over 10 million records sold worldwide, A1 will surely give their Pinoy fans of all ages the once in a lifetime chance of seeing their idols back together on stage. 

Relive the 90s  with A1’s massive hits  "Like A Rose", "Take On Me", "Same Old Brand New You" and many more! 

Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale
September 15, 2018 to January 27, 2019 (OnStage Theater, Greenbelt 1)

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair! 

Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel – with the long, long, long hair – trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest.

It’ll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom – with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman – isn’t there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates – who has lost his poof!

A Game of Trolls 2018
October 20 and 21 (PETA Theater Center)

Another reign is coming at the PETA Theater Center! Written by Liza Magtoto and Directed by Maribel Legarda (the same writer-director tandem that produced the megahit Rak of Aegis), A GAME OF TROLLS, a martial law musical for millenials, will have a limited run this October 13-14, 20-21, 2018.

‘A GAME OF TROLLS’ #aGoT the Musical, is the story of Heck, a troll whose indifference makes him the perfect keyboard warrior for Bimbam, the manager of a ‘troll center’ that runs an online pro-martial law campaign. His lack of attachment to any belief can be used to make him unleash callous words to anyone who comments against the martial law days. Ghosts of Martial Law victims haunt him from the Internet cloud, where they fear being erased as people slowly forget their stories. The encounters forced him to reflect on his own beliefs and his relationship with his mother, a former Martial Law activist.

A Game of Trolls is showing at the PETA Theater Center located at No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. For tickets, contact Ticket World +632-891-9999, ticketworld.com.ph, or visit www.petatheater.com for show buyer information.

QCinema International Film Festival
October 21 to 30 

QCinema is the official film festival of Quezon City, touted as the “City of the Stars.” It was established in 2013 by the Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC) helmed by Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.

QCinema will run from October 21 to 30, 2018, at Gateway Mall (Cineplex 10); Robinsons Galleria (Robinsons Movieworld); and Ayala Malls Cinema in TriNoma and UP Town Center. They will also have screenings of local films from October 24 to 30 at SM Fairview, SM Megamall, SM Manila, and SM Southmall. 



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