Own the next few days and keep it relaxed. Here’s our select list of metro’s topnotch theater presentations, including the much awaited Manila run of ‘Sound of Music,’ for checking out now.
Friday, September 29
The Sound of Music
Through October 22
The Theatre at Solaire
This critically-acclaimed production follows the story of Maria and the Von Trapp family set in Austria just before World War II. The musical features most-loved songs such as “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Something Good,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” Ticket price starts at Php 1, 500. For more information, call TicketWorld at (+632) 891-9999.
Ibong Adarna by Gantimpala Theater Foundation
Through October 13
The play follows the story of three brothers, Don Pedro, Don Diego and Don Juan who were sent by their mother Reyna Valeriana to capture Ibong Adarna, whose magical songs can cure Haring Fernando’s illness. For more information, call Gantimpala Marketing Office at (+632) 998-5622 or (+632) 872-0261.
32nd Negros Trade Fair
Glorietta Activity Center
With the theme “Food for Thought,” the fair features natural and organic food, garments, fashion accessories, furniture, décor, house ware, agriculture, and tourism-related products and services. For more information, visit The Negros Trade Fair’s Facebook page.
A Game of Trolls: A Martial Law Musical
Through September 30
PETA Theater Center
This protest play follows the story of Heck, an internet troll working for an online pro-martial law campaign. As ghosts of Martial Law haunt him, he was forced to reflect on his actions. For more information, visit PETA’s Facebook page.
Repertory Philippines’ Beauty and the Beast
Through December 14
Onstage, Greenbelt 1
A production of REP Theater for Young Audiences as it celebrates its 25th anniversary, Beauty and the Beast is a magical tale about true love. For more information, calling REP Theater at (+63 2) 843-3570 or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999.
Saturday, September 30
Cosplay Mania 2017
Through October 1
SMX Convention Center
Featured at the event are celebrity cosplayers including Angie from Malaysia; Kong and Eki from South Korea; Siutao from Hong Kong; Knitemaya from Australia; Hikarin from Canada. Also featured are directors, voice actors, and producers of most-loved animes such as Yuri!!! On Ice, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, and Fairy Tale. Ticket price starts at Php 399. For more information, visit cosplaymania.com.
Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag The Musical
Through October 6
From film adaptation by National Artist for Film Lino Brocka, Maynila Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag based on the Edgardo Reyes timeless novel, goes on the stage as a musical starring Arman Ferrer as Julio Madiaga, and Shiela Valderrama-Martinez and Lara Maigue as Ligaya Paraiso. For more information, call (+632) 897-7142 or (+632) 890-0853.
Pop Up Night: Bangon MarawE, a Benefit Concert
Manhattan Row, Araneta Center
The concert is featuring music from Truefaith, Oh, Flamingo, Moonstar88, Imago, Gracenote, Color It Red, Halina, Top Suzara, Tevanny, AvayaDown, and Brownskil. For more information, visit Araneta Center’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AranetaCenter/)
Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Manila
Through October 1
Power Mac Spotlight Auditorium, Circuit Makati
This weekend’s shows are about the spice and slice of life–ranging from comedy, tragedy, romance, and even hardcore drama.For more information, visit Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Manila’s Facebook page.
Sunday, October 1
Eastwood City’s Pet Blessing 2017
Eastwood Mall Open Park
Apart from the pet blessing, pet owners can have their furry friends avail of free vet consultations, and be treated at grooming stations. Moreover, the event is featuring a pet fair, a pet buffet, a costume contest, games, and more. For more information, call Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at (+632) 709-9888, (+632) 709-0888, or visit the Megaworld Lifestyle Mall website.