1 Ballet Manila: Revenge of the Classics (August 2016 - February 2017)
Ballet Manila is celebrating its 21st year and they’re marking the occasion with a run of some of dance’s most beloved classics. Martin Lawrance’s Rebel and The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess have already ended, but fans can still catch the ballet performances of Cinderella and Don Quixote on stage.
Watch Ballet Manila in Aliw Theater, Pasay City. Tickets from P700 ($14) at Ticket World.
2 Annie (September 30 - December 4)
Little orphan Annie is set to capture more hearts in its current Manila run. For the past few decades, the story of the plucky girl has inspired and charmed families all over the world. Hear the iconic music live with talented young performers Krystal Brimner and Isabeli Araneta Elizalde sharing the title role.
Catch Annie at the Resorts World Manila Newport Performing Arts Theater. Tickets from P860 at Ticket World.
3 Fun Home (November 10 - 27)
Fun Home is the story of a graphic novelist Alison, who finds herself diving into the past after her father's death. It's an emotional journey that has the character gaining understanding of her sexuality and asking tough questions about her father's own desires. Tony award-winner Lea Salonga returns to the stage, reuniting with her Les Miserables co-star Eric Kunze to tell the story of the compelling family drama that won five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Musical.
Reserve a seat for Fun Home at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4th floor RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. corner Gil Puyat, Makati City. Tickets from P1,567 at Ticket World.
4 Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig (November 11 - 27)
Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig (three weeks of love) features six original one-act productions presented by Dalanghita Productions. Staged by the brightest actors, playwrights, musicians and directors in the local theater industry, the love-centric tales are divided into two separate sets: Set A includes Isanlibong Taon, Mula sa Kulimliman and Malapit Man, Malayo Rin, while Set B has Corazon Negro, Rom.Com and Ang Una at Comeback Album ni Pete. Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig runs for three weeks only.
Catch Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit, Makati City. Tickets from P1,045 at Ticket World.
5 The Tempest Reimagined (November 11 - December 4)
Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) partners with Shakespeare Lives in 2016, Japan Foundation and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to stage this adaptation of William Shakespeare's famous comedy The Tempest. This modern Filipino adaptation will be set on an island that suffers from Yolanda and take on the true-to-life stories of the storm survivors, weaving it into Shakespeare's famous plot.
Watch The Tempest at the PETA Theater Center, 5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City. Tickets start at P938 at Ticket World.
Cover photo is a screengrab from Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig Facebook event page.
By Celia Nachura
Published November 2016