Weekender Guide: March 22, 23, and 24, 2019

Music/Concerts / Live Bands

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Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events to check out in the coming days.

Potted Potter
March 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 (Maybank Performing Arts Theater)

Following three sold-out seasons in the previous years, POTTED POTTER makes a triumphant return to Manila! POTTED POTTER opens in Manila at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center on March 20 for 9 shows only. 

After a successful stint in 2012, the show returned to Manila in 2013 and 2014 much to the delight of the POTTED POTTER Filipino fanbase. This March, POTTED POTTER is back again by magical demand.

Playing to full houses all over the world, POTTED POTTER takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.  This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!

Angels in America - Part One: Millennium Approaches
March 22, 23, and 24; 29, 30, and 31 (Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium)

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group announces the full cast for its highly anticipated staging of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, the first part of Tony Kushner’s magnum opus which will open at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati in March 2019.

In the first part of Tony Kushner's epic, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer's marriage to his pill-popping wife stalls. Other characters include the infamous McCarthy-ite lawyer Roy Cohn, Ethel Rosenberg, a former drag queen who works as a nurse, and an angel. Among the twentieth century's defining works of dramatic art, ANGELS IN AMERICA remains as transcendent and as potent and timely in its concerns as when it premiered on Broadway over 25 years ago. It is now the most Tony Award-nominated play in Broadway history and the winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.

ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES will kick off Atlantis’ 20th Anniversary.  Show buying and group sales are now available by contacting Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group at angelsinamerica@atlantistheatrical.com. 

Father's Day
March 22, 23, and 24; 29, 30, and 31 (Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1)

On an unassuming winter’s evening, Henry Willows receives an unexpected visit from his estranged son, Matthew, and his goth girlfriend, Christine. Still bitter from the painful divorce that tore his family apart, Henry treats them unkindly.

After Henry discovers that Matthew has run away however, he decides to call his ex-wife, Sue, resulting in an uneasy family reunion. When it is revealed that the sixteen-year-old Christine may be pregnant, it prompts Henry and Sue to recall their past, prodded on by the mischievous and conniving Matthew, who wishes to see his parents together again. Brimming with comedic banter and razor-sharp turns of phrase, Father’s Day unpacks its heavy themes with endless humor.

Dreamcatcher Concert: Invitation From Nightmare City in Manila
March 24 (SM North EDSA)

South Korea’s popular young metal group Dreamcatcher will make a stop in Manila this March as part of their long-awaited Southeast Asia tour. In response to requests on fan-initiated concert making platform MyMusicTaste, DREAMCATCHER will visit three cities across Southeast Asia, visiting Manila on March 24.

Debuted in January 2017 with the single Nightmare, DREAMCATCHER has quickly caught the eye of music critics with their unique concept of “Young Metal” and intoxicating choreography. 

Tickets will go on sale on January 29 at 12:00 local time. Fans who requested DREAMCATCHER in Manila on MyMusicTaste will have access to a 20% discount.

Further information on the tour and ticket purchase can be found through https://mmt.fans/3Tv4/ or other social media channels of MyMusicTaste.

The Phantom Of The Opera
until April 6 (The Theatre at Solaire)

For the first time ever, Andrew Lloyd Webber's original long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera embarks on a worldwide tour. Since opening in London in 1986 where it won the Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show features some of Lloyd Webber's most memorable music alongside the original stunning set design, costumes, and special effects.

The haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. As young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom's secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars. A truly romantic tragedy, this beautiful story is set against one of the West End's most memorable scores that includes hit songs such as “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and of course, “The Phantom of the Opera”.

DOM: Dirty Old Musical
March 23 (Music Museum)

Dirty Old Musical is about “The Bench Boys”, a male group band in the 80s who had a one-time big time hit and disbanded after sometime due to personality differences among other reasons. 

Now they have to do a one-time concert for an ailing member and here unfolds the reality that they are not young anymore and people probably don’t know about them any longer. Reality check…they are now in their 50’s and already showing the signs of a DOM - andropause, diminishing sex life, erectile dysfunction and different medical conditions that face men their age.

Can they still do this concert? Thus,the riot and other complicating subplots, from the other supporting characters like the son, mother and the girlfriend.

Ang Huling El Bimbo the Musical
starts March 1 (Newport Performing Arts Theater)

Ang Huling El Bimbo tells the story of friends who get back together after twenty years apart.

Personal challenges in each other’s lives force them to look back on how their friendship was formed and what brought them apart. Now they have to set these aside to give them one last chance to join hands and make things right.

Tickets are priced from P1000 to P35000, and can be purchased via TicketWorld. 



Ballet Philippines 49th Season: Towards The 50th - Tales Of The Manuvu
March 22, 23, and 24; 30 and 31 (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)

This iconic song about how far the gap between heaven and earth has widened, nature has become less benign, and goodwill among men has disappeared came from BP’s original modern ballet Tales of the Manuvu.

Choreographed and directed by Alice Reyes, Tales based on the retelling of the origin myths of the Manuvu. National Artist for Literature Bien Lumbera wrote the script and lyrics for the music of Nonong Pedero while Broadway theater designer Loy Arcenas creates all-new sets. Don’t miss this entertainingly clever take on the enmity between the gods of good and evil, the creation of man and his empowerment. 

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