Still don't know where to go for the weekend? Here are the events to check out in the coming days.
Wanderland Music and Arts Festival
March 9 and 10 (Filinvest City Open Grounds)
Wanderland Arts and Music Fest is an annual outdoor music festival featuring local and international artists.
Now on its seventh year, Wanderland is brewing up its first ever 2-DAY FESTIVAL on March 9 & 10, 2019 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang! With three ingredients in a pot: a heap of freshly picked artists, a drop of blood, sweat, tears, and a dash of wishful thinking—Wanderland’s spell on its community continues to linger through this year’s festival theme: Wanderland Magic!
For more details and Tickets please visit globe.com.ph/go/events/globewanderland, www.smtickets.com or following Globe on Facebook and Twitter.
Rita Ora Live in Manila
March 10 (New Frontier Theater)
For the first time, British singer-songwriter Rita Ora will be coming to Manila on March 10, 2019, at the New Frontier Theater (formerly KIA Theatre), as part of her upcoming World Tour 2019 that will include stops in Europe, Asia and Australia.
The global pop star is also due to release her second studio album, ‘Phoenix’ out on November 23 via Atlantic Records, which includes the chart-topping single ‘Let You Love Me’. It has been a momentous year and a half for Rita – following a sold-out European tour and an incredible summer playing to millions of fans with over 33 live dates, her latest five hit singles have amassed over 1.3 billion Spotify steams worldwide. Global hit, ‘Your Song’, written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac has reached more than 352-million streams alone - it is also her biggest hit in Europe and was a Top 10 smash in the UK singles chart.
Tickets are priced from P2625 to P4725 and can be purchased via Ticketnet.
Noli Me Tangere, The Opera
March 8, 9, and 10 (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines)
The Philippines' first full-length opera, National Artists Guillermo Tolentino and Felipe Padilla De Leon's most beloved 1957 opera, “Noli Me Tangere” (Huwag Mo Salangin/Touch Me Not) returns to the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) main theatre, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, from March 8-10, 2019.
The opera in Three Acts follows Juan Crisostomo Ibarra who returns to the Philippines after pursuing scholarly studies in Europe. He plans to open up a school and marry Maria Clara, his betrothed. However, parish priest Padre Damaso, the archenemy of the Ibarras, is out to hinder Crisostomo's plans. “Noli Me Tangere” depicts the abuses suffered by the native Indios at the hands of Spanish tyrants. The opera paints a clear picture of the so-called “social cancer” that illustrates the rotten system of governance, the illicit way of the church, and the unfavorable trade of the privileged class.
Ticket Prices: Gala: Orchestra Center – P3,500, Orchestra Side/Parterre – P2,800, Balcony 1 Center-P1,500, Balcony 1 Center - P1,500, Balcony I Side – P1,200, and Balcony II Center & Side – P1,000
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.
March 8, 9, and 10 (OnStage Theater, Greenbelt)
MIONG, a musical based on the life of Emilio Aguinaldo, was written in 1998 to celebrate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence. It spans his life from birth on March 22, 1869, to the declaration of independence on June 12, 1898.
MIONG is a story of how a young person, born into a middle-class provincial family and despite external and internal conflicts, declared independence for his country and gave it its national flag and national anthem.
MIONG celebrates courage and love of country and illustrates how the most ordinary young person can accomplish great things.
DOM: Dirty Old Musical
March 8, 9, 16, and 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.
Tickets are priced from P1000 to P3000 and can be purchased via TicketWorld.
Eto na! Musikal nAPO! Magbabalik nAPO!
March 8, 10, 15, 16, and 17 (Maybank Performing Arts Theater)
Eto na! Musikal nAPO! centers on seven friends who join a song-writing and singing contest for college students. Composing the perfect song and assigning who best to write and arrange it proves a challenge to the barkada, aside from the individual problems some members have with their girlfriends, love interests, parents and studies, and the current political turmoil of Martial Law.
Eto na! Musikal nAPO! is a musical comedy. It promises its audiences wholesome entertainment with twitches of rom-com and nostalgia, using the music of one of the country’s premiere singing groups, the APO HIKING SOCIETY.
Tickets are priced from P1537.50 to P3690 and can be purchased via TicketWorld.
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”.