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Must-See Theater Shows In Manila This Holiday Season

2016 has gone by so fast. We are now down to the last month of the year, and there is still so much to check out. From movies, concerts, art exhibits, and theater shows in Manila, there is often something to look forward to every month.

This December, get ready to be thrilled by local productions and their holiday offerings! Be ready to sing and dance your heart out, as well as shout memorable lines that will speak to you and your soul! Go ahead, and book tickets for these theater shows in Manila that you shouldn’t miss this season.


Our favorite little orphan is back on the Philippine stage! If you grew up singing along to “Tomorrow” and “It’s A Hard Knock Life,” the latest staging of Annie will give you so much nostalgia. Based on Harold Gray’s comic strip Little Orphan Annie, Annie is about an orphaned little girl who is determined to find her parents. Annie crosses paths with billionaire industrialist Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, and she finds the family that she has been longing for through him. Child actresses Krystal Brimner and Isabeli Araneta Elizalde alternately play the role of Annie, while Michael de Mesa plays Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks.

You can watch Annie at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 4, 2016. Tickets are available via TicketWorld.

2A Little Princess

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A musical adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic, A Little Princess is the story of Sara Crewe, a young girl who was sent by her father to go to a boarding school. While there, she experiences different forms of hardship, but her determination, optimism, and imagination will help her pull through. This is one of the theater shows in Manila to bring the young ones to!

Catch A Little Princess at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1 from November 18 to December 18, 2016. For more information, check out Repertory Philippines.

3A Christmas Carol

Another holiday classic will be staged this season, and it is one that should not be missed! Bring the whole family to this show, as kids will love the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and how he found Christmas in his heart. Even adults will be transported back to their childhood and feel the holiday spirit.

A Christmas Carol will be staged by Globe LIVE and 9 Works Theatrical starting on December 1, 2016, at the Globe Iconic Zone at the BGC Amphitheater in Taguig City. Tickets are available via TicketWorld.

450 Shades! The Musical Parody

The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon took the world by storm. With a best-selling book phenomenon and a hit movie franchise, it’s hard to resist Christian Grey’s charm and the overall #SHOOKT factor. 50 Shades! The Musical Parody opens with a group of women in a book club reading Fifty Shades of Grey. As they share their individual interpretations of the book, the comedy and the music commence, with hilarious songs to boot!

After the successful first run of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody last February, catch it again on December 15, 16, and 17 at the Music Museum. For more details, check out their official website.

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