CHECK THIS OUT: Theater Shows in Metro Manila this 2017 You Don't Want To Miss

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From PETA's hit comedy musical to Broadway's biggest musical, there are quite a handful theater shows playing in Metro Manila for 2017. Buy tickets as early as now and tick off "watch a musical" off your new things to try this year. We give you a list of the most anticipated theater shows in the metro (January to April) complete with ticket prices so you'd know which musical stages you'll catch first. We'll be adding more shows to the list as they are announced so be sure to check back here.

Sa Wakas
Power Mac Center Spotlight
January 12 to February 5

Created and produced by Charissa Pammit, it is a Pinoy rock musical featuring the songs of Sugarfree. It is set in contemporary Manila which raises a classic question on why relationships fall apart. What's interesting is the story starts at the end of the breakup and works its way to the beginning of the relationship.

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La Voix Humaine
Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Theater
January 14

Starring soprano Kay Balajadia-Liggayu and pianist Rudolf Golez, it is a one-act opera first formed in Paris in 1959. The play shows the last phone conversation between a woman and her ex-lover who has moved on with a new girlfriend. 

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Suicide, Incorporated
Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater
January 15

Presented by Twin Bill Theater and directed by Steven Conde, it is a darkly comic play which follows the story of Jason who is a new hire at Legacy Letters, a company that's created to help those with suicidal thoughts. 

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DOM (Dirty Old Musical)
Music Museum
January 19 to 28

Back for a limited run, it is about The Bench Boys which is a male group band in the 80s who had a one-time big hit and disbanded because of personality differences. Now, they're in their 50's and find themselves in a one-time concert for an ailing member and realizes they're not young anymore and people probably don't know them anymore.

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Noli Me Tangere, The Opera
CCP Main Theater
January 28 to February 3

A theatrical adaptation of Dr. Jose Rizal's novel which translates to Touch Me Not, it features an opera in three acts and shows the Philippines' history under the Spanish colony.

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The Theatre at Solaire
Opens February 2

The Broadway and West End musical phenomenon returns to Manila for an alternative telling of The Wizard of Oz. The gravity-defying hit has already enchanted 50 million theatergoers across the globe. It tells the story of a friendship between Glinda and Elphaba set in a fantasy world of witches and wizards.

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Care Divas
PETA Theater Center
February 3 to March 19

Written by award-winning playwright, Liza Magtoto, it is the musical who dominated the 2011 Philstage Gawad Buhay! Awards winning seven awards. The story is about five gay friends who are caregivers abroad and despite how hard their jobs are, they manage to perform in small gigs to do what they really want.

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Agnes Of God
Onstage, Greenbelt 1
February 17 to March 12

Directed by Bart Guingona and presented by Repertory Philippines, it shows a court-appointed psychiatrist who is sent to evaluate Sister Agnes, a nun whose infant has been found strangled but has no memory of giving birth. The psychiatrist must distinguish between the truth and lies which Agnes is saying.

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Mula Sa Buwan 
Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University
February 18 to 26

Based on the well-loved play, Cyrano de Bergerac, it shows his unrequited love for Roxane. The musical is now set in 1940s Manila where Cyrano is a cadet and Roxane is a college student. The story of love is put alongside the struggle during World War II.

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Swan Lake 
CCP Main Theater
February 24 to March 5

The Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines presents Ballet Philippines 47th Season: Wings of Hope. It is a story of love and forgiveness which exceeds time and adversities.

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Fun Home
Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium (RCBC Plaza)
March 10 to 19

Graphic novelist Alison goes into her past when her father dies unexpectedly. The story moves between past and present as Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the Bechdel Funeral Home.

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A Game of Trolls
PETA Theater Center
April 1 to 2

It tells the story of Hector who works at a call center as a troll who harasses anyone who comments anything negative about the martial law days. He then gets visits from ghosts of martial law who are being pushed out of the internet cloud by untruths and historical alterations.

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