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I’m not a fan of the musical Nine, but holy bejesus! Just look at these gorgeous, talented, perfect ladies in the cast. Plus Jett Pangan as Guido Contini to add to that. I’m excited to know who the rest of the cast are. I was honestly not enthusiastic about going to see this when I first heard they’re doing it, but to be able to witness these amazing people do beautiful art together onstage is a reason to watch all on itself!

Happiness is… watching a fun Broadway show! 9 Works Theatrical brings You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown to Manila! The show opens February 10, 2012 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorim, RCBC Plaza. Get your tickets now!

//Could you guys like/reblog this post? I need at least 50 notes to win free tickets to Charlie Brown. Please. I am begging your kind hearts and generous souls. Help a penniless little girl and make her happy. I promise I will love you forever and thank you in my Tony speech one day (a.k.a. include you in my February promo) ♥

2012 shows in Manila:

Announced:
- Mamma Mia
- You’re a good man Charlie Brown
- In The Heights
- Rock of Ages
- Nine
- Shrek The Musical
- Jekyll and Hyde
- The Wizard of Oz
- Next Fall
- Leading Ladies
- Jekyll and Hyde
- Camp Rock
- Forbidden Broadway
- God of Carnage  
- Defending the Caveman
- Love, Loss, and What I Wore 
- Rivalry (Ateneo- La Salle The Musical) 
- The Sound of Music 

Rumored:
- The Phantom of the Opera
- The King and I  

 Too many shows next year! I’m gonna be so broke. I hope it rains money. 

Me and the Queen of Philippine musical theater, Ms. Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, who plays Diana Goodman in Next to Normal Manila.

I watched Atlantis’ production of Next To Normal again last night with my awesome friends. To say that it’s an incredible show is an understatement. It’s something that you’d want to see over and over and over again eventhough it drains all the happiness in your body and shatters your heart into pieces. The cast (Led by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jett Pangan, Bea Garcia, Felix Rivera, Jake Macapagal, and Markki Stroem) were pure geniuses, and the band was great. 

I’m so happy that they brought N2N to Manila, and I’m so proud to have seen this piece of musical theater with an all-Filipino cast doing an amazing job portraying the characters :’)

Top: With Maestro Gerard Salonga! | Bottom: Gleeky photo with the funny Bituin Escalante!

Watched FILMharmoniKA with Chiara and Ching. It’s a concert by one of our best orchestras, FILharmoniKA conducted by the awesome Gerard Salonga. The orchestra was amazing, as well as their special guest, Bituin Escalante. We were seated front row and we were literally and figuratively blown away!

anonymous asked:

List of all Broadway shows you watched.. :)

Since I’ve never been to Broadway *sniff*, here’s a list of Manila productions I’ve seen (plays and musicals, since 2008):

1. A Little Night Music
2. Aida
3. Avenue Q
4. Cats
5. Hairspray
6. Legally Blonde
7. Little Women
8. Masterclass
9. Next To Normal (x5)
10. Rent
11. Spring Awakening (x2)
12. Sweeney Todd
13. West Side Story
14. Xanadu
15. I love You Beacause
16. Love, Loss, and What I Wore
17. The Fantasticks
18. Tuesdays With Morrie

Edit:

19. Seussical
20. In The Heights (x3)
21. The Sound of Music 
22. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (x2)
23. Jekyll & Hyde 

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L-R: Ching, Ms. Cathy Azanza-Dy, Ms. Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and me.
Watched CTE’s production of Love, Loss, and what I Wore starring five amazing women: Bituin Escalante, Cathy Azanza-Dy, Jay Valencia Glorioso, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, and Teresa Herrera. It was such a simple yet extremely enjoyable show filled with fun monologues every girl can relate with in a way or another. Mad props to the five women who lovingly shared with us stories of love, loss, and well, what they wore :) The show closes tomorrow. Be sure to catch it if you haven’t yet!