Weekender Guide: September 7, 8, and 9, 2018

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

Side Show
August 31 (Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza)

Infused with a celebrated pop score, Side Show is a heart warming musical about  love, loss,, sisterhood, and what it truly means to be unique. It features a Book by Bill Russell and Music by Henry Krieger, who also composed the iconic hit musical DREAMGIRLS. Side Show was nominated for four Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL.

SIDE SHOW is directed by Steven Conde, with choreography by Cecile Martinez, set design by Lawyn Cruz, lighting design by Jonjon Villareal, sound design by Jason Crystal, costume design by Odelon Simpao, hair and make up design by Johann dela Fuente, musical direction by Farley Asuncion and vocal direction by Manman Angsico.

Catch these critically acclaimed talents as SIDE SHOW makes its Manila debut in August 31st at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For tickets, contact Ticketworld at (632) 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Tower of Power Live in Manila
September 7 (Smart Araneta Coliseum)

The much-awaited Manila performance of Tower Of Power is finally happening September 7, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum to be mounted by Ovation Productions. The triple bill event also features Dennis Lambert and Kalapana.

Tower of Power was signed to Bill Graham’s San Francisco records and their first album was East Bay Grease. All of the compositions were original tunes written by Castillo and Kupka. Their next album, Bump City, led to a string of hits and memorable albums that include many of the songs that TOP fans come out in force to hear, even to this day. Over the years, the Tower of Power Horns have recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with Tower’s musical DNA.

Tower of Power 50th Anniversary Tour featuring Dennis Lambert and Kalapana is produced by Ovation Productions. Ticket Prices are P5250/ P4750/ P3750/ P2750/ P1750/ P750. Tickets available via www.ticketnet.com.ph and regular TicketNet outlets or call TicketNet +632 911-5555 or Ovation Productions +632 532-8883.

Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio
September 7, 8, 9; 14, 15, 16 (The Ruins, Alfonso, Makati)

Theatre Titas and Duende Theatre, in partnership with Z Hostel and PLUD, join forces this 2018 in celebration of the golden anniversary of Dr. Paul Dumol’s Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio. Penned in 1968, Paul Dumol’s masterpiece is considered to be the Philippine’s first post-modernist play.

Ang Paglilitis Kay Mang Serapio sets the audience in a courtroom of beggars to watch a trial unfold. Today’s defendant is an elderly beggar named Mang Serapio, who is accused of harboring a child, which affects the communal income of the association of beggars, the federaçion. As the trial pushes through, we see the flaws in the federaçion’s judicial system, which may feel all too familiar.

ANG PAGLILITIS KAY MANG SERAPIO runs at The Ruins at Poblacion on September 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, 2018, with performances at 8pm on all dates and 3pm matinées on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale NOW at PhP 800.00 when reserved in advance, and PhP 900.00 at the door.

Ballet Manila: Tour De Force
September 1 and 2 (Aliw Theater)

Ballet Manila opens their 23rd performance season, Tour de Force, with a presentation of the company’s most iconic performances. Ballet Manila opens their 23rd performance season, Tour de Force, with a presentation of the company’s most iconic performances.

Iconic 2.0 digs deep into the wealth of Ballet Manila’s homegrown talent, with gems such as Gerardo Francisco’s fantasy-filled Ibong Adarna, Osias Barroso’s lifelike Ecole, the late Ballet Manila co-founder Eric V. Cruz’s sensuous Carmen, and Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s timeless Fur Elise.

“Tour De Force” kicks off this September with “Iconic 1.0,” which will be on September 1 and 2, 2018, and “Iconic 2.0,” which will be on September 8 and 9, 2018. One ticket will be valid on both weekends.

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