Weekender Guide: February 9, 10, and 11, 2018

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Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events happening in the coming days! 

A Comedy of Tenors
February 8 (OnStage Theater)

Repertory Philippines, or REP, opens the curtains to the 2018 season with the craziest cast of characters in A Comedy of Tenors from January 26 to February 18 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1, Makati City. This hilarious operatic farce takes audiences to a hotel suite in Paris where comical individuals get into rollicking misadventures.

The sequel to comedic genius Ken Ludwig’s Tony Award-winning Lend me a Tenor, A Comedy of Tenors is set in the glamor of 1930’s Paris where an opera producer attempts to put on the concert of the century.

Catch the A Comedy of Tenors from January 26 to February 18, purchase your tickets now by calling REP at +632-843-3570, or through Ticketworld at +632-891-999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Don Quixote
February 9 to 18 (CCP Main Theater)

Taken from an episode of Miguel de Cervantes’ tale, the ballet follows the lofty adventures of Don Quixote into Barcelona.

Here, he meets Kitri, an innkeeper’s daughter whom he thinks is his ladylove Dulcinea. Kitri, in turn, is enamored by Basilio, the poor local barber of whom her father doesn’t approve. Mayhem ensues as the gentleman from La Mancha unwittingly helps the two lovers have their happy ending.

Catch this very special run of Don Quixote on February 9-18, 2018 at the CCP Main Theater. Special Gala Nights with Mr. Gatti and the MSO are on February 9, 8pm and February 10, 7pm. For tickets, call Ballet Philippines at +632-551-1003, the CCP Box Office at (+632) 832-3704, or Ticketworld at +632-891-9999 or go to Ticketworld.com.ph.

Shane Filan's "Love Always" Album Showcase
February 9, 10, and 11 (Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Robinsons Magnolia)

MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) and Robinsons Malls are proud to announce that Shane Filan, one of the UK's and Ireland's most popular male artists, is coming to the Philippines for a series of Pre-Valentine's showcases from February 9 to 11, 2018 to promote his brand new album ”Love Always.”

Purchase "Love Always" CD at the venue and have it signed after the show! Stay tuned for details and mechanics on Showcase Access and Meet & Greet Opportunity to be announced soon.

 

Manila Biennale Open City 2018
February 3 to March 5 (Intramuros)

Nearly 100 artists from the Philippines and overseas will enter the gates of Manila’s ancient walled city to exhibit works for the first Manila Biennale this February 3 to March 5, 2018. Heralded as the “first art experience festival in the history of the city”, Intramuros will reinvent itself as a vast art exposition for sculpture, painting, video, film, performance, architecture, and installation.

The public is enjoined to support this initiative through participation in Manila Biennale tours, lectures, events. For further information you may contact the Manila Biennale Office: Phone: +632-4844945; Cellphone: +63936-8886478.

'Night, Mother
February 2 to March 18 (PETA Theater)

To end its 50th season, the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is producing a Filipino adaptation of Marsha Norman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ‘‘Night, Mother.

The play has been adapted by Ian Lomogo, and directed by Melvin Lee, who is known for his outstanding portrayal of the role of Chelsea in PETA’s musical comedy Care Divas.

PETA’s ‘Night, Mother runs from February 2 to March 18, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center, No. 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. For showbuying and ticket inquiries, contact PETA Marketing and PR Office at +63927-603-5913 or TicketWorld at +632-891-9999 www.ticketworld.com.ph.

A Night of Love
February 10 (Ayala Museum)

After enthralling audiences in Europe and Israel last year,  Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu returns to  his homeland for a pre-Valentine concert, “A Night of Love,” featuring opera arias and duets about love, on  Feb. 10, Saturday, at 7 in the evening, at the Ayala Museum,  Makati Ave., Makati City.

Four of the country's top classical music artists (Espiritu, sopranos Stefanie Quintin and Mheco Manlangit and pianist Najib Ismail) will be together on one stage performing love arias and duets from Puccini’s La Boheme, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette,  Meyerbeer’s Les Huguenot,  Bizet’s Carmen, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, to name a few.

For tickets, call Ticketworld at +632-891-9999 or the Cultural Arts Events Organizer at tel. nos. +632-782-7164, +632-517-3763,  +63920-954-0053, +63918-347-3027 or +63920-465-5725. 

Himala, Isang Musikal
February 10 to March 4 (Power Mac Center Spotlight)

Himala: Isang musical is based on 1982 cinematic masterpiece by writer Ricky Lee and director Ishmael Bernal. Himala or "Miracle" follows the story of a young woman named Elsa ( played in the film by Nora Aunor) whoe becomes the savior in the eyes of this bucolic town longing to put an end to its misery and suffering. 

With music by composer and lyricist Vincent De Jesus, orchestration by Jed Balsamo, and a script by Ricky Lee, "Himala" broke barriers as one of the most celebrated film to stage adaptations in local theater history. 

For tickets and show buying inquiries, contact: +632-586-7105, +63917-554-5560. sab@thesandboxcollective.com.

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