Musicals And Plays To Catch This December 2019

Check out the theater shows running in Metro Manila as the year comes to a close.

The year may be winding down, but Manila’s bustling theater scene isn’t showing signs of stopping! If you’ve been waiting all year for big musicals and ballet shows, you’re in for a treat. Catch ballet hits Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as well as local fare like the epic Lam-Ang and the English adaptation of Ibong Adarna!

Sleeping Beauty

Ballet Manila

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Ballet Manila is staging Sleeping Beauty, which the familiar fairy tale story entirely though dance. You can enjoy the dreamy tale of Aurora and the fine work of ballerinas, and you can even bring younger kids to enjoy this, too! This show runs from December 7 to 8 at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Vicente Sotto St., Pasay City. Get tickets here.


Tanghalang Pilipino

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The Filipino epic is getting the musical treatment in this original adaptation of the classic story. You can relive Lam-Ang’s life and adventure on stage this November. It even boasts a clast of well-known stage and screen stars like JC Santos, Angeli Bayani, and Anna Luna. This show runs from November 29 to December 15 at the CCP Little Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.


Ballet Philippines

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You know this classic fairy tale by heart, so why not experience it as a ballet? Also part of their 50th anniversary, Ballet Philippines is staging this story of love and magic just in time for Christmas! This show runs from December 6 to 15 at the CCP Main Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Get tickets here.

The Quest for the Adarna

Repertory Philippines

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Another local classic is getting a musical adaptation, and this time for children. Want to take your children or young nieces and nephews? This might be the show for them. Repertory Philippines has retooled the story for younger audiences, set it to music, and to the English language! This show runs until January 12, 2020 at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt Mall 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City. Get tickets here.

Written by

Nikki Francisco

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