Back-to-Back-to-Back Musicals

Oh, what a fun December we have, we watched 3 musicals in a span of 5 days. Imagine that?!
matilda1I watched Atlantis Theatrical Group‘s Matilda the Musical twice, during their preview night and their very last show. As a child, Matilda was my spirit animal, she was my favorite, that is why I couldn’t not watch Matilda the musical. The first time, I thought Coco isn’t allowed yet to watch. Unfortunately, he can! I regret not bringing him that night. Luckily, someone gave us tickets. YEY. Coco super duper enjoyed Matilda, he loved the kids the most.

Matilda, based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl, is little girl that is very very smart but she is unloved.

But it isn’t all that, it is standing up for what is wrong – from bullying, neglecting and child abuse. It is for the whole family, especially for the kids, and no matter who you are and what you are doing, one day, you will definitely find your place in this world.
tagu1PETA‘s 50th year offering, Tagutaguan, Nasaan Ang Buwan? is one story that really captured my heart. It is about mother-son (Jepoy) tandem who loves to make up stories and create new character friends, and one day, they’re all gone. Years will past by, the son has grown and he will have his own son, Popoy – he who will save the world of Dilim dilim Land.

It tells us to help ignite our child’s imagination, and let them wander to the moon and back. It also tells us that no matter how old you are, even if you are a child, you can always be a hero in your own special way. But most importantly, it tells us to always, give time to our child – play with them, read with them, because one day, they’ll also grow up. They’ll grow up but the time you spent and everything you do with and for them will always be a part of them.

The characters in the story were all part of past PETA plays, like Pepe and Pepito from Batang Rizal.
acc1Here comes Globe Live x 9 Works Theatrical‘s Christmas 2017 run of A Christmas Carol. We watched this during the preview night before the opening night. Funny, how A Christmas Carol’s story is quite vague in my memory. I’m quite sure I’ve either watched or read it years back. But I never refreshed my memory about it, until now.
acc5My sister, Rissey is in ACC, aside from being part of the ensemble, she is also the Ghost of Christmas Future.

As what the Ghost of Christmas Past said, “To understand the present, we should learn from the past” – we don’t know what will happen in the future, but for sure, what ever we do in the past and the present will matter with how our future will be. It’s not to late to change your ways you know, it will never be too late.

A Christmas Carol was staged last year, as to why it is staged again this year, is because Globe Live and 9WT wanted to give the Filipino families a new Christmas tradition. Sooo, you can still catch “A Christmas Carol” at the Globe Iconic Theater in Bonifacio Global City on December 25 (7PM), 26 (8PM) and 27 (8PM). Tickets are available through Ticketworld.

This year also, A Christmas Carol ties up with Hero Foundation. Upon buying a hand crafted parol, we can contribute to help the children of our fallen soldiers through scholarship grants. You can help send a child to school with only Php200 and hang them on the Christmas trees at the “Wall of Miracles” at the back of the theater.
Twas an amazing 2017 for Coco and I – we’ve watched a lot of musicals this year – Once in An island and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in Broadway, NYC for Coco and adding, Sa Wakas for me. Excited for Philippine Theater in 2018 and all the shows we will be watching – THANK YOU FOR OUR SPONSORS! HAHAHAHA!


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