August 08, 2018

Theater Shows and Performances to Keep You Entertained This August

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theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

From musical plays to classical orchestra concerts, there are many shows you can choose from.



This August, the Philippines celebrates “Buwan ng Wika” (Month of Language)—a month-long celebration of the Filipino language. Buwan ng Wika is not just something only elementary and high school students can celebrate, you can, too, by supporting and watching Filipino theater shows and performances!

Some of the shows in the impressive line-up include a musical inspired by the Apo Hiking Society (Eto Na! Musikal nAPO), a historical play that tackles a friendship between two gays during the Japanese colonial era in the Philippines (Gee-gee at Waterina), and theater couples showcasing their versatility in performance arts (Triple Threats). Young and talented musicians would also take the center stage at the Serenata sa Ayala, Music at the Museum: Rush Hour, and Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko. Take a look at the list of theater shows in Metro Manila this August 2018 to see the full roster!


1. Eto na! Musikal nAPO!

When: August 3 to 26, 2018; 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Where: Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC
Ticket Prices:
Zone D – PhP1,500
Zone C – PhP2,200
Zone B – PhP3,000
Zone A – PhP3,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The 70s setting of the Eto Na! Musikal nAPO will surely bring back memories to those who lived during the era.

Image: Ticketworld


It seems like in the past months, Filipino music has been taking over not just the concert stage but also the theater stage. With shows like Rak of Aegis, Sa Wakas (At Last), and Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Final El Bimbo), there’s no denying that the influence of original Filipino music still lives on and that nostalgia is a powerful thing.

Now, the nostalgia intensifies as Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! runs throughout the whole month of August. If the title did not give it away, this musical will feature the hit songs of Apo Hiking Society—a prominent Filipino band who gave us hits like “When I Met You,” “Panalangin” (Prayer), “Batang-Bata Ka Pa” (You’re Still Young), and “Ewan” (I Don’t Know). While the group has over 200 songs, the play will only feature 15 to 20 songs.

Aside from paying tribute to the formation of Apo Hiking Society, the play will also explore what Filipinos went through in the past 40 years, especially Martial Law. Some of the big names who are part of the cast include Jobim Javier (son of APO member Danny Javier) and GMA 7 artists Rita Daniela and Mark Bautista.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to Maybank Performing Arts Theater: Ride the MRT and get off at the Ayala Station. Exit the station on its northbound side, and walk to the BGC bus terminal. Ride one of the BGC buses and get off at the Fort Strip bus stop. Walk to Maybank Performing Arts Theater, which is in front of Two Maridien condominiums.


2. Music at the Museum Rush Hour Concerts

When: August 9, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Manila Symphony Orchestra is currently on its 91st year.

Image: Ticketworld


Did you know that one of the oldest orchestras in Asia was founded in the Philippines? It is none other than the Manila Symphony Orchestra which was founded in 1926 by Alexander Lippay. Since its inception, the group has honed classical musicians and has produced some of the most remarkable virtuosos. While the group has achieved international recognition throughout the years, they still hold shows at the country every now and then. This August 9, they start their series of “Rush Hour” concert series at the Ayala Museum.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to the Ayala Museum: Ride the MRT and get off at Ayala Station. Head inside SM Makati and walk towards Glorietta then to Landmark. From Landmark, cross the bridge. Ayala Museum can be found at the left side.




3. Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko: NAMCYA 45th Anniversary Concert

When: August 15, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 8 – PhP300
Price Zone 7 – PhP400
Price Zone 6 – PhP600
Price Zone 5 – PhP800



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions For Young Artists (NAMCYA) also conducts workshops all throughout the year.

Image: Ticketworld


The National Music Competitions for Young Artists or (NAMCYA) will have their 45th anniversary concert titled Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko (Only Once in a While Are We Musicians) on August 15. The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) was developed in 1973 in hopes to discover new young artists in choral singing, indigenous instruments, family ensemble, piano, and chamber music.

Performers from the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra, Kuwerdas Filipinas (Philippine Rondalla Ensemble), and NAMCYA winners will also grace the stage.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP): Take the MRT and alight at the Taft Avenue station. Ride a jeep heading to CCP or PICC.


4. Triple Threats: The Couples

When: August 16, 2018; 7:30PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP1,030
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,236



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Triple Threats series features three theater couples who individually are all “triple threats” on their own.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


To kick off the “Triple Threats” series would be husband-and-wife tandem, theater artists Juliene and Stella Mendoza. For their 90-minute show, the Mendozas will showcase a storytelling-and-variety show-styled narration of how they met and came together as artists, friends, and as husband and wife. The show will be full of music from different generations.

Together, the two are phenomenal but they’re skilled and accomplished on their own. Stella was part of the 1990s Asian tour of the Miss Saigon, while Julienne is a recipient of the Gawad Buhay Award—which is viewed as the country’s version of Tony Awards.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow the directions given previously.


5. Asian Youth Orchestra

When: August 16 & 17, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Level 4 – PhP200
Price Level 3 – PhP400
Price Level 2 – PhP800
Price Level 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) is considered as one the finest youth orchestras around the world.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


The premiere Asian Youth Orchestra will perform in a two-day concert in Manila as part of its 2018 concert tour. The list of internationally-acclaimed artists who will be performing includes award-winning soloists such as Anna Tsybuleva on piano and Yu-Chien “Benny” Tseng on violin. They will be joined by conductors James Judd and Richard Pontzious, who founded the group in 1987. Some of the classical pieces to be performed include works written by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Gershwin, Prokofiev, and Enescu.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


6. Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal

When: August 18 to 19, August 25 to 26; 7:00 PM
Where: Arts Above, Artist Playground II, West Venue Building, 112 West Ave., Quezon City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP1,200
VIP – PhP1,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Gee-gee and Anthony was also based on a one-act play during the Virgin Labfest in 2005.

Image source: Ticketworld


After four theater seasons, the Artist Playground is set to produce Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal, its first original Pinoy musical. The all-new musical is based from the story, lyrics, and book by J. Dennis Teodosio, which was also the basis of a Cinemalaya film entry in 2006 starring Lou Veloso and Paolo Cabanero.

The story is set in the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during the 1940s. It revolves around the two titular titles: Gee-Gee, who is a town councilor and an aging drag queen, and Waterina, a “former comfort gay.” The two main characters embark on their stories as they reflect on some of the insecurities that the LGBTQ face such as the fear of being alone, lonely, and aging.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Arts Above: Ride the MRT and drop off at the Quezon Ave station. Ride a jeep heading to “Project 6 Trinoma.” Get off at the Arts Above building, which is near St. Vincent School.




7. Serenata sa Ayala

When: August 29, 2018; 6:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Limited Premiere – PhP1,000
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) not only conducts workshops but also a national annual contest for young musicians.

Image source: Ticketworld


In addition to their 45th anniversary concert, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) will also hold a separate show for the winners of the competition. The winners will perform classics, Filipino symphonic band music, and contemporary music. Accompanying the young musicians are Franz Ramirez as conductor, John Raymond Sarreal on flute, the Cardona Ocho band, and Gabriel Allan Paguirigan on piano.

Tickets are available on TicketWorld outlet and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Ayala Museum: Follow directions that were given previously.


8. Balag at Angud, A Musical

When: August 31, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP Little Theater
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP800
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Balag at Ngud are also the names of Yee’s art works and exhibit respectively.

Image source: Ticketworld


Tanghalang Pinoy will open its 32nd season with “Balag at Angud”, an original and dramatized stage adaptation of the struggles and hardships of Luis Yee Jr.—a Filipino artist deemed a “revolutionary” by many because of his contributions to the art scene. Known to have helped pave the way for installation art in Southeast Asia, he is a very versatile artist knowledgeable in different media such as sculpting, painting on acrylic or wood, architecture, and many others.

Palanca Award-winner Layeta Bucoy wrote the story while the play’s original musical arrangement was made by Dodjie Fernandez.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


Tips for ticket purchasing and watching:

  • Be sure to follow the social media pages of the theater company, artists, venue, or organizers to be updated on last-minute changes regarding the show.
  • Only buy from official ticket distributors for a secure transaction.
  • For students, PWDs, or senior citizens, check if the event offers special discounts.
  • As common courtesy, make sure to observe the rules and regulations of the venue. Take note of what’s allowed and prohibited.
  • Before bringing children with you, make sure that the venue or event allows children. And if you’re bringing a kid, make sure to keep an eye on them.
  • As traffic can get unpredictable at times, adjust your travel time and leave an extra hour.
  • Arriving early at the venue can land you better parking space.
  • If you’re carrying valuables such as gadgets and money, keep an eye on them always to avoid theft.


Which of these shows piqued your interest? Share it with us in the comment section below!

Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and does DIY projects.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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August 08, 2018

Theater Shows and Performances to Keep You Entertained This August

Don’t miss these upcoming shows!


theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

From musical plays to classical orchestra concerts, there are many shows you can choose from.



This August, the Philippines celebrates “Buwan ng Wika” (Month of Language)—a month-long celebration of the Filipino language. Buwan ng Wika is not just something only elementary and high school students can celebrate, you can, too, by supporting and watching Filipino theater shows and performances!

Some of the shows in the impressive line-up include a musical inspired by the Apo Hiking Society (Eto Na! Musikal nAPO), a historical play that tackles a friendship between two gays during the Japanese colonial era in the Philippines (Gee-gee at Waterina), and theater couples showcasing their versatility in performance arts (Triple Threats). Young and talented musicians would also take the center stage at the Serenata sa Ayala, Music at the Museum: Rush Hour, and Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko. Take a look at the list of theater shows in Metro Manila this August 2018 to see the full roster!


1. Eto na! Musikal nAPO!

When: August 3 to 26, 2018; 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Where: Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC
Ticket Prices:
Zone D – PhP1,500
Zone C – PhP2,200
Zone B – PhP3,000
Zone A – PhP3,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The 70s setting of the Eto Na! Musikal nAPO will surely bring back memories to those who lived during the era.

Image: Ticketworld


It seems like in the past months, Filipino music has been taking over not just the concert stage but also the theater stage. With shows like Rak of Aegis, Sa Wakas (At Last), and Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Final El Bimbo), there’s no denying that the influence of original Filipino music still lives on and that nostalgia is a powerful thing.

Now, the nostalgia intensifies as Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! runs throughout the whole month of August. If the title did not give it away, this musical will feature the hit songs of Apo Hiking Society—a prominent Filipino band who gave us hits like “When I Met You,” “Panalangin” (Prayer), “Batang-Bata Ka Pa” (You’re Still Young), and “Ewan” (I Don’t Know). While the group has over 200 songs, the play will only feature 15 to 20 songs.

Aside from paying tribute to the formation of Apo Hiking Society, the play will also explore what Filipinos went through in the past 40 years, especially Martial Law. Some of the big names who are part of the cast include Jobim Javier (son of APO member Danny Javier) and GMA 7 artists Rita Daniela and Mark Bautista.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to Maybank Performing Arts Theater: Ride the MRT and get off at the Ayala Station. Exit the station on its northbound side, and walk to the BGC bus terminal. Ride one of the BGC buses and get off at the Fort Strip bus stop. Walk to Maybank Performing Arts Theater, which is in front of Two Maridien condominiums.


2. Music at the Museum Rush Hour Concerts

When: August 9, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Manila Symphony Orchestra is currently on its 91st year.

Image: Ticketworld


Did you know that one of the oldest orchestras in Asia was founded in the Philippines? It is none other than the Manila Symphony Orchestra which was founded in 1926 by Alexander Lippay. Since its inception, the group has honed classical musicians and has produced some of the most remarkable virtuosos. While the group has achieved international recognition throughout the years, they still hold shows at the country every now and then. This August 9, they start their series of “Rush Hour” concert series at the Ayala Museum.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to the Ayala Museum: Ride the MRT and get off at Ayala Station. Head inside SM Makati and walk towards Glorietta then to Landmark. From Landmark, cross the bridge. Ayala Museum can be found at the left side.




3. Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko: NAMCYA 45th Anniversary Concert

When: August 15, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 8 – PhP300
Price Zone 7 – PhP400
Price Zone 6 – PhP600
Price Zone 5 – PhP800



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions For Young Artists (NAMCYA) also conducts workshops all throughout the year.

Image: Ticketworld


The National Music Competitions for Young Artists or (NAMCYA) will have their 45th anniversary concert titled Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko (Only Once in a While Are We Musicians) on August 15. The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) was developed in 1973 in hopes to discover new young artists in choral singing, indigenous instruments, family ensemble, piano, and chamber music.

Performers from the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra, Kuwerdas Filipinas (Philippine Rondalla Ensemble), and NAMCYA winners will also grace the stage.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP): Take the MRT and alight at the Taft Avenue station. Ride a jeep heading to CCP or PICC.


4. Triple Threats: The Couples

When: August 16, 2018; 7:30PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP1,030
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,236



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Triple Threats series features three theater couples who individually are all “triple threats” on their own.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


To kick off the “Triple Threats” series would be husband-and-wife tandem, theater artists Juliene and Stella Mendoza. For their 90-minute show, the Mendozas will showcase a storytelling-and-variety show-styled narration of how they met and came together as artists, friends, and as husband and wife. The show will be full of music from different generations.

Together, the two are phenomenal but they’re skilled and accomplished on their own. Stella was part of the 1990s Asian tour of the Miss Saigon, while Julienne is a recipient of the Gawad Buhay Award—which is viewed as the country’s version of Tony Awards.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow the directions given previously.


5. Asian Youth Orchestra

When: August 16 & 17, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Level 4 – PhP200
Price Level 3 – PhP400
Price Level 2 – PhP800
Price Level 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) is considered as one the finest youth orchestras around the world.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


The premiere Asian Youth Orchestra will perform in a two-day concert in Manila as part of its 2018 concert tour. The list of internationally-acclaimed artists who will be performing includes award-winning soloists such as Anna Tsybuleva on piano and Yu-Chien “Benny” Tseng on violin. They will be joined by conductors James Judd and Richard Pontzious, who founded the group in 1987. Some of the classical pieces to be performed include works written by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Gershwin, Prokofiev, and Enescu.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


6. Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal

When: August 18 to 19, August 25 to 26; 7:00 PM
Where: Arts Above, Artist Playground II, West Venue Building, 112 West Ave., Quezon City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP1,200
VIP – PhP1,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Gee-gee and Anthony was also based on a one-act play during the Virgin Labfest in 2005.

Image source: Ticketworld


After four theater seasons, the Artist Playground is set to produce Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal, its first original Pinoy musical. The all-new musical is based from the story, lyrics, and book by J. Dennis Teodosio, which was also the basis of a Cinemalaya film entry in 2006 starring Lou Veloso and Paolo Cabanero.

The story is set in the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during the 1940s. It revolves around the two titular titles: Gee-Gee, who is a town councilor and an aging drag queen, and Waterina, a “former comfort gay.” The two main characters embark on their stories as they reflect on some of the insecurities that the LGBTQ face such as the fear of being alone, lonely, and aging.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Arts Above: Ride the MRT and drop off at the Quezon Ave station. Ride a jeep heading to “Project 6 Trinoma.” Get off at the Arts Above building, which is near St. Vincent School.




7. Serenata sa Ayala

When: August 29, 2018; 6:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Limited Premiere – PhP1,000
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) not only conducts workshops but also a national annual contest for young musicians.

Image source: Ticketworld


In addition to their 45th anniversary concert, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) will also hold a separate show for the winners of the competition. The winners will perform classics, Filipino symphonic band music, and contemporary music. Accompanying the young musicians are Franz Ramirez as conductor, John Raymond Sarreal on flute, the Cardona Ocho band, and Gabriel Allan Paguirigan on piano.

Tickets are available on TicketWorld outlet and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Ayala Museum: Follow directions that were given previously.


8. Balag at Angud, A Musical

When: August 31, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP Little Theater
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP800
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Balag at Ngud are also the names of Yee’s art works and exhibit respectively.

Image source: Ticketworld


Tanghalang Pinoy will open its 32nd season with “Balag at Angud”, an original and dramatized stage adaptation of the struggles and hardships of Luis Yee Jr.—a Filipino artist deemed a “revolutionary” by many because of his contributions to the art scene. Known to have helped pave the way for installation art in Southeast Asia, he is a very versatile artist knowledgeable in different media such as sculpting, painting on acrylic or wood, architecture, and many others.

Palanca Award-winner Layeta Bucoy wrote the story while the play’s original musical arrangement was made by Dodjie Fernandez.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


Tips for ticket purchasing and watching:

  • Be sure to follow the social media pages of the theater company, artists, venue, or organizers to be updated on last-minute changes regarding the show.
  • Only buy from official ticket distributors for a secure transaction.
  • For students, PWDs, or senior citizens, check if the event offers special discounts.
  • As common courtesy, make sure to observe the rules and regulations of the venue. Take note of what’s allowed and prohibited.
  • Before bringing children with you, make sure that the venue or event allows children. And if you’re bringing a kid, make sure to keep an eye on them.
  • As traffic can get unpredictable at times, adjust your travel time and leave an extra hour.
  • Arriving early at the venue can land you better parking space.
  • If you’re carrying valuables such as gadgets and money, keep an eye on them always to avoid theft.


Which of these shows piqued your interest? Share it with us in the comment section below!

SHARE this ARTICLE
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Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and does DIY projects.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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August 08, 2018

Theater Shows and Performances to Keep You Entertained This August

Don’t miss these upcoming shows!

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theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

From musical plays to classical orchestra concerts, there are many shows you can choose from.



This August, the Philippines celebrates “Buwan ng Wika” (Month of Language)—a month-long celebration of the Filipino language. Buwan ng Wika is not just something only elementary and high school students can celebrate, you can, too, by supporting and watching Filipino theater shows and performances!

Some of the shows in the impressive line-up include a musical inspired by the Apo Hiking Society (Eto Na! Musikal nAPO), a historical play that tackles a friendship between two gays during the Japanese colonial era in the Philippines (Gee-gee at Waterina), and theater couples showcasing their versatility in performance arts (Triple Threats). Young and talented musicians would also take the center stage at the Serenata sa Ayala, Music at the Museum: Rush Hour, and Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko. Take a look at the list of theater shows in Metro Manila this August 2018 to see the full roster!


1. Eto na! Musikal nAPO!

When: August 3 to 26, 2018; 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Where: Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC
Ticket Prices:
Zone D – PhP1,500
Zone C – PhP2,200
Zone B – PhP3,000
Zone A – PhP3,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The 70s setting of the Eto Na! Musikal nAPO will surely bring back memories to those who lived during the era.

Image: Ticketworld


It seems like in the past months, Filipino music has been taking over not just the concert stage but also the theater stage. With shows like Rak of Aegis, Sa Wakas (At Last), and Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Final El Bimbo), there’s no denying that the influence of original Filipino music still lives on and that nostalgia is a powerful thing.

Now, the nostalgia intensifies as Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! runs throughout the whole month of August. If the title did not give it away, this musical will feature the hit songs of Apo Hiking Society—a prominent Filipino band who gave us hits like “When I Met You,” “Panalangin” (Prayer), “Batang-Bata Ka Pa” (You’re Still Young), and “Ewan” (I Don’t Know). While the group has over 200 songs, the play will only feature 15 to 20 songs.

Aside from paying tribute to the formation of Apo Hiking Society, the play will also explore what Filipinos went through in the past 40 years, especially Martial Law. Some of the big names who are part of the cast include Jobim Javier (son of APO member Danny Javier) and GMA 7 artists Rita Daniela and Mark Bautista.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to Maybank Performing Arts Theater: Ride the MRT and get off at the Ayala Station. Exit the station on its northbound side, and walk to the BGC bus terminal. Ride one of the BGC buses and get off at the Fort Strip bus stop. Walk to Maybank Performing Arts Theater, which is in front of Two Maridien condominiums.


2. Music at the Museum Rush Hour Concerts

When: August 9, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Manila Symphony Orchestra is currently on its 91st year.

Image: Ticketworld


Did you know that one of the oldest orchestras in Asia was founded in the Philippines? It is none other than the Manila Symphony Orchestra which was founded in 1926 by Alexander Lippay. Since its inception, the group has honed classical musicians and has produced some of the most remarkable virtuosos. While the group has achieved international recognition throughout the years, they still hold shows at the country every now and then. This August 9, they start their series of “Rush Hour” concert series at the Ayala Museum.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to the Ayala Museum: Ride the MRT and get off at Ayala Station. Head inside SM Makati and walk towards Glorietta then to Landmark. From Landmark, cross the bridge. Ayala Museum can be found at the left side.




3. Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko: NAMCYA 45th Anniversary Concert

When: August 15, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 8 – PhP300
Price Zone 7 – PhP400
Price Zone 6 – PhP600
Price Zone 5 – PhP800



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions For Young Artists (NAMCYA) also conducts workshops all throughout the year.

Image: Ticketworld


The National Music Competitions for Young Artists or (NAMCYA) will have their 45th anniversary concert titled Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko (Only Once in a While Are We Musicians) on August 15. The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) was developed in 1973 in hopes to discover new young artists in choral singing, indigenous instruments, family ensemble, piano, and chamber music.

Performers from the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra, Kuwerdas Filipinas (Philippine Rondalla Ensemble), and NAMCYA winners will also grace the stage.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP): Take the MRT and alight at the Taft Avenue station. Ride a jeep heading to CCP or PICC.


4. Triple Threats: The Couples

When: August 16, 2018; 7:30PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP1,030
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,236



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Triple Threats series features three theater couples who individually are all “triple threats” on their own.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


To kick off the “Triple Threats” series would be husband-and-wife tandem, theater artists Juliene and Stella Mendoza. For their 90-minute show, the Mendozas will showcase a storytelling-and-variety show-styled narration of how they met and came together as artists, friends, and as husband and wife. The show will be full of music from different generations.

Together, the two are phenomenal but they’re skilled and accomplished on their own. Stella was part of the 1990s Asian tour of the Miss Saigon, while Julienne is a recipient of the Gawad Buhay Award—which is viewed as the country’s version of Tony Awards.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow the directions given previously.


5. Asian Youth Orchestra

When: August 16 & 17, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Level 4 – PhP200
Price Level 3 – PhP400
Price Level 2 – PhP800
Price Level 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) is considered as one the finest youth orchestras around the world.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


The premiere Asian Youth Orchestra will perform in a two-day concert in Manila as part of its 2018 concert tour. The list of internationally-acclaimed artists who will be performing includes award-winning soloists such as Anna Tsybuleva on piano and Yu-Chien “Benny” Tseng on violin. They will be joined by conductors James Judd and Richard Pontzious, who founded the group in 1987. Some of the classical pieces to be performed include works written by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Gershwin, Prokofiev, and Enescu.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


6. Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal

When: August 18 to 19, August 25 to 26; 7:00 PM
Where: Arts Above, Artist Playground II, West Venue Building, 112 West Ave., Quezon City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP1,200
VIP – PhP1,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Gee-gee and Anthony was also based on a one-act play during the Virgin Labfest in 2005.

Image source: Ticketworld


After four theater seasons, the Artist Playground is set to produce Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal, its first original Pinoy musical. The all-new musical is based from the story, lyrics, and book by J. Dennis Teodosio, which was also the basis of a Cinemalaya film entry in 2006 starring Lou Veloso and Paolo Cabanero.

The story is set in the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during the 1940s. It revolves around the two titular titles: Gee-Gee, who is a town councilor and an aging drag queen, and Waterina, a “former comfort gay.” The two main characters embark on their stories as they reflect on some of the insecurities that the LGBTQ face such as the fear of being alone, lonely, and aging.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Arts Above: Ride the MRT and drop off at the Quezon Ave station. Ride a jeep heading to “Project 6 Trinoma.” Get off at the Arts Above building, which is near St. Vincent School.




7. Serenata sa Ayala

When: August 29, 2018; 6:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Limited Premiere – PhP1,000
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) not only conducts workshops but also a national annual contest for young musicians.

Image source: Ticketworld


In addition to their 45th anniversary concert, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) will also hold a separate show for the winners of the competition. The winners will perform classics, Filipino symphonic band music, and contemporary music. Accompanying the young musicians are Franz Ramirez as conductor, John Raymond Sarreal on flute, the Cardona Ocho band, and Gabriel Allan Paguirigan on piano.

Tickets are available on TicketWorld outlet and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Ayala Museum: Follow directions that were given previously.


8. Balag at Angud, A Musical

When: August 31, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP Little Theater
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP800
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Balag at Ngud are also the names of Yee’s art works and exhibit respectively.

Image source: Ticketworld


Tanghalang Pinoy will open its 32nd season with “Balag at Angud”, an original and dramatized stage adaptation of the struggles and hardships of Luis Yee Jr.—a Filipino artist deemed a “revolutionary” by many because of his contributions to the art scene. Known to have helped pave the way for installation art in Southeast Asia, he is a very versatile artist knowledgeable in different media such as sculpting, painting on acrylic or wood, architecture, and many others.

Palanca Award-winner Layeta Bucoy wrote the story while the play’s original musical arrangement was made by Dodjie Fernandez.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


Tips for ticket purchasing and watching:

  • Be sure to follow the social media pages of the theater company, artists, venue, or organizers to be updated on last-minute changes regarding the show.
  • Only buy from official ticket distributors for a secure transaction.
  • For students, PWDs, or senior citizens, check if the event offers special discounts.
  • As common courtesy, make sure to observe the rules and regulations of the venue. Take note of what’s allowed and prohibited.
  • Before bringing children with you, make sure that the venue or event allows children. And if you’re bringing a kid, make sure to keep an eye on them.
  • As traffic can get unpredictable at times, adjust your travel time and leave an extra hour.
  • Arriving early at the venue can land you better parking space.
  • If you’re carrying valuables such as gadgets and money, keep an eye on them always to avoid theft.


Which of these shows piqued your interest? Share it with us in the comment section below!

Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and does DIY projects.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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August 08, 2018

Theater Shows and Performances to Keep You Entertained This August

Don’t miss these upcoming shows!


theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

From musical plays to classical orchestra concerts, there are many shows you can choose from.



This August, the Philippines celebrates “Buwan ng Wika” (Month of Language)—a month-long celebration of the Filipino language. Buwan ng Wika is not just something only elementary and high school students can celebrate, you can, too, by supporting and watching Filipino theater shows and performances!

Some of the shows in the impressive line-up include a musical inspired by the Apo Hiking Society (Eto Na! Musikal nAPO), a historical play that tackles a friendship between two gays during the Japanese colonial era in the Philippines (Gee-gee at Waterina), and theater couples showcasing their versatility in performance arts (Triple Threats). Young and talented musicians would also take the center stage at the Serenata sa Ayala, Music at the Museum: Rush Hour, and Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko. Take a look at the list of theater shows in Metro Manila this August 2018 to see the full roster!


1. Eto na! Musikal nAPO!

When: August 3 to 26, 2018; 3:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Where: Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC
Ticket Prices:
Zone D – PhP1,500
Zone C – PhP2,200
Zone B – PhP3,000
Zone A – PhP3,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The 70s setting of the Eto Na! Musikal nAPO will surely bring back memories to those who lived during the era.

Image: Ticketworld


It seems like in the past months, Filipino music has been taking over not just the concert stage but also the theater stage. With shows like Rak of Aegis, Sa Wakas (At Last), and Ang Huling El Bimbo (The Final El Bimbo), there’s no denying that the influence of original Filipino music still lives on and that nostalgia is a powerful thing.

Now, the nostalgia intensifies as Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! runs throughout the whole month of August. If the title did not give it away, this musical will feature the hit songs of Apo Hiking Society—a prominent Filipino band who gave us hits like “When I Met You,” “Panalangin” (Prayer), “Batang-Bata Ka Pa” (You’re Still Young), and “Ewan” (I Don’t Know). While the group has over 200 songs, the play will only feature 15 to 20 songs.

Aside from paying tribute to the formation of Apo Hiking Society, the play will also explore what Filipinos went through in the past 40 years, especially Martial Law. Some of the big names who are part of the cast include Jobim Javier (son of APO member Danny Javier) and GMA 7 artists Rita Daniela and Mark Bautista.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to Maybank Performing Arts Theater: Ride the MRT and get off at the Ayala Station. Exit the station on its northbound side, and walk to the BGC bus terminal. Ride one of the BGC buses and get off at the Fort Strip bus stop. Walk to Maybank Performing Arts Theater, which is in front of Two Maridien condominiums.


2. Music at the Museum Rush Hour Concerts

When: August 9, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Manila Symphony Orchestra is currently on its 91st year.

Image: Ticketworld


Did you know that one of the oldest orchestras in Asia was founded in the Philippines? It is none other than the Manila Symphony Orchestra which was founded in 1926 by Alexander Lippay. Since its inception, the group has honed classical musicians and has produced some of the most remarkable virtuosos. While the group has achieved international recognition throughout the years, they still hold shows at the country every now and then. This August 9, they start their series of “Rush Hour” concert series at the Ayala Museum.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to the Ayala Museum: Ride the MRT and get off at Ayala Station. Head inside SM Makati and walk towards Glorietta then to Landmark. From Landmark, cross the bridge. Ayala Museum can be found at the left side.




3. Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko: NAMCYA 45th Anniversary Concert

When: August 15, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 8 – PhP300
Price Zone 7 – PhP400
Price Zone 6 – PhP600
Price Zone 5 – PhP800



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions For Young Artists (NAMCYA) also conducts workshops all throughout the year.

Image: Ticketworld


The National Music Competitions for Young Artists or (NAMCYA) will have their 45th anniversary concert titled Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko (Only Once in a While Are We Musicians) on August 15. The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) was developed in 1973 in hopes to discover new young artists in choral singing, indigenous instruments, family ensemble, piano, and chamber music.

Performers from the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra, Kuwerdas Filipinas (Philippine Rondalla Ensemble), and NAMCYA winners will also grace the stage.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP): Take the MRT and alight at the Taft Avenue station. Ride a jeep heading to CCP or PICC.


4. Triple Threats: The Couples

When: August 16, 2018; 7:30PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP1,030
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,236



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Triple Threats series features three theater couples who individually are all “triple threats” on their own.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


To kick off the “Triple Threats” series would be husband-and-wife tandem, theater artists Juliene and Stella Mendoza. For their 90-minute show, the Mendozas will showcase a storytelling-and-variety show-styled narration of how they met and came together as artists, friends, and as husband and wife. The show will be full of music from different generations.

Together, the two are phenomenal but they’re skilled and accomplished on their own. Stella was part of the 1990s Asian tour of the Miss Saigon, while Julienne is a recipient of the Gawad Buhay Award—which is viewed as the country’s version of Tony Awards.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow the directions given previously.


5. Asian Youth Orchestra

When: August 16 & 17, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP
Ticket Prices:
Price Level 4 – PhP200
Price Level 3 – PhP400
Price Level 2 – PhP800
Price Level 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) is considered as one the finest youth orchestras around the world.

Image: Cultural Center of the Philippines Facebook Page


The premiere Asian Youth Orchestra will perform in a two-day concert in Manila as part of its 2018 concert tour. The list of internationally-acclaimed artists who will be performing includes award-winning soloists such as Anna Tsybuleva on piano and Yu-Chien “Benny” Tseng on violin. They will be joined by conductors James Judd and Richard Pontzious, who founded the group in 1987. Some of the classical pieces to be performed include works written by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Barber, Gershwin, Prokofiev, and Enescu.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


6. Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal

When: August 18 to 19, August 25 to 26; 7:00 PM
Where: Arts Above, Artist Playground II, West Venue Building, 112 West Ave., Quezon City
Ticket Prices:
Regular – PhP1,200
VIP – PhP1,500



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Gee-gee and Anthony was also based on a one-act play during the Virgin Labfest in 2005.

Image source: Ticketworld


After four theater seasons, the Artist Playground is set to produce Gee-gee at Waterina: Ang Musikal, its first original Pinoy musical. The all-new musical is based from the story, lyrics, and book by J. Dennis Teodosio, which was also the basis of a Cinemalaya film entry in 2006 starring Lou Veloso and Paolo Cabanero.

The story is set in the Japanese occupation in the Philippines during the 1940s. It revolves around the two titular titles: Gee-Gee, who is a town councilor and an aging drag queen, and Waterina, a “former comfort gay.” The two main characters embark on their stories as they reflect on some of the insecurities that the LGBTQ face such as the fear of being alone, lonely, and aging.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Arts Above: Ride the MRT and drop off at the Quezon Ave station. Ride a jeep heading to “Project 6 Trinoma.” Get off at the Arts Above building, which is near St. Vincent School.




7. Serenata sa Ayala

When: August 29, 2018; 6:30 PM
Where: Ayala Museum, Makati City
Ticket Prices:
Limited Premiere – PhP1,000
Regular – PhP700
Discounted (Ayala Museum Members and AGC employees and ARC members) – PhP560
Senior Citizens – PhP500
Students – PhP300



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

The National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) not only conducts workshops but also a national annual contest for young musicians.

Image source: Ticketworld


In addition to their 45th anniversary concert, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) will also hold a separate show for the winners of the competition. The winners will perform classics, Filipino symphonic band music, and contemporary music. Accompanying the young musicians are Franz Ramirez as conductor, John Raymond Sarreal on flute, the Cardona Ocho band, and Gabriel Allan Paguirigan on piano.

Tickets are available on TicketWorld outlet and TicketWorld online.

How to get to Ayala Museum: Follow directions that were given previously.


8. Balag at Angud, A Musical

When: August 31, 2018; 8:00 PM
Where: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP Little Theater
Ticket Prices:
Price Zone 2 – PhP800
Price Zone 1 – PhP1,000



theater shows Metro Manila August 2018

Balag at Ngud are also the names of Yee’s art works and exhibit respectively.

Image source: Ticketworld


Tanghalang Pinoy will open its 32nd season with “Balag at Angud”, an original and dramatized stage adaptation of the struggles and hardships of Luis Yee Jr.—a Filipino artist deemed a “revolutionary” by many because of his contributions to the art scene. Known to have helped pave the way for installation art in Southeast Asia, he is a very versatile artist knowledgeable in different media such as sculpting, painting on acrylic or wood, architecture, and many others.

Palanca Award-winner Layeta Bucoy wrote the story while the play’s original musical arrangement was made by Dodjie Fernandez.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld outlets and Ticketworld online.

How to get to CCP: Follow directions that were previously given.


Tips for ticket purchasing and watching:

  • Be sure to follow the social media pages of the theater company, artists, venue, or organizers to be updated on last-minute changes regarding the show.
  • Only buy from official ticket distributors for a secure transaction.
  • For students, PWDs, or senior citizens, check if the event offers special discounts.
  • As common courtesy, make sure to observe the rules and regulations of the venue. Take note of what’s allowed and prohibited.
  • Before bringing children with you, make sure that the venue or event allows children. And if you’re bringing a kid, make sure to keep an eye on them.
  • As traffic can get unpredictable at times, adjust your travel time and leave an extra hour.
  • Arriving early at the venue can land you better parking space.
  • If you’re carrying valuables such as gadgets and money, keep an eye on them always to avoid theft.


Which of these shows piqued your interest? Share it with us in the comment section below!

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Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and does DIY projects.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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