Mark your calendars, save up and brace yourselves for spectacular shows and breath-taking moments this May!
Mitoy Yonting and the Draybers
June 9, 10pm / Bar 360, Resorts World Manila
Rock your socks off to the Draybers’ signature sound: classic rock music inspired by Survivor, Queen, Journey, Air Supply and other Pinoy rock legends. Prepare your song requests too because the band has become infamous for starting a gig without a prepared set list to give way to what their audience wants to hear!
Catch their frenetic performances on June 9, 13, 14 and 16 at Bar 360, Resorts World Manila.
Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra: Send-Off Concert
June 10, 8:30pm / CCP Main Theater
The country’s leading symphony orchestra will be featured in a send-off concert at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) before they leave for the United States to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall on June 18.
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) is the first Filipino orchestra to perform in the prestigious Carnegie Hall in the US. Grab the chance to watch them live as they play some of the pieces in their Carnegie concert such as Dmitri Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, op.96, Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor and other works by Filipino composers.
Hajji Alejandro in KILABOT FoREDver
June 10, 8:30pm / Music Museum
Perhaps alluding to his image of being a campus heartthrob during his prime, the Friday night show will feature iconic OPM crooner Hajji Alejandro at the Music Museum. His daughter, Rachel Alejandro, will his guest performer.
King of Pop featuring Kenny Wizz
June 11, 8pm / The Theater at Solaire Resort and Casino
Find out why Kenny Wizz has been acclaimed as the best Michael Jackson tribute artist as you watch him transform into the King of Pop while performing some of the iconic singer’s well-loved classics.
The Best of Broadway featuring The Citrus Singers from Hollywood
June 11, 8pm / CCP Main Theater
If you’re a fan of Broadway, then this one’s definitely for you! The Best of Broadway offers a song-and-dance revue of the greatest Broadway musicals, past and present from classics during Irving Berlin’s time to this year’s Tony winners. Catch it this Saturday at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo at the CCP Main Theater.
BlesstheFall Live in Manila
June 13 / SM Skydome
The American metalcore quintet returns for their first solo show since rocking everyone’s socks off at the PULP Summer Slam 12: The Apostles four years ago. Dare to lose yourself to the band’s heavy breakdowns and emotionally-charged lyrics in a night of organized chaos on June 13.
Rak of Aegis 5.0
June 17 to 28 / PETA Theater Center
It’s going it be an extraordinary spectacle of rain, flood and vocal prowess as PETA’s hit comedy musical Rak of Aegis makes it 5th comeback since its opening on 2014. The multi-awarded musical has produced a record-breaking 206 shows – a huge accomplishment in Philippine theater.
June 17 to 26 / Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati
Godspell, which takes its inspiration from the Gospel of Matthew, is a rock musical that debuted in 1971 that has since won hearts and awards with its captivating music. The show promises rousing production numbers that narrates the parables of Jesus through games, storytelling techniques and a dash of humor.
Culture Club featuring Boy George Live in Manila
June 18 / Smart Araneta Coliseum
Boy George reunites with his former band from the 80’s, the Culture Club, in a one-night only concert on June 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Boy George quips that performing together again is like rewriting the story of Culture Club and unfolding a new chapter in the band’s history with their fans and supporters.
Brian McKnight: “Better.” 2K16 Tour Live in Manila
June 20, 8pm / Kia Theater
Multi-awarded RnB artist Brian McKnight will be serenading fans with his greatest hits such as “Back at One,” “6, 8, 12,” and “One Last Cry” on June 10 at the Kia Theater.
Dance.MNL: The Philippine International Dance Festival
June 21 to 26 / CCP and Aliw Theater
Witness a convergence of the best in Filipino ballet, modern and contemporary dance in a two-week festival and workshop series at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) at the CCP.
Rebuild with Rex Navarrete and Comedy Manila
June 22, 7:30pm / Music Museum
You’re in for some full-bellied laughs as internationally acclaimed Fil-Am funny man Rex Navarrete and premier homegrown laugh-a-minute Crew Comedy Manila stages an unforgettable show on June 22.
The show is a joint project with the Rotary Club of Sta. Mesa, Quezon City for the benefit of the National Children’s Hospital.
Tribute to the Masters: Anne Marie Caldoza, piano
June 22, 7pm / Ayala Museum
Multi-awarded young pianist Anne Marie Caldoza stages her professional debut in “Tribute to Masters and Prodigies” on June 22 at the Ayala Museum. Caldoza, who is a graduate of the prestigious Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachussetts, will be performing the music of Beethoven, Shapir, Handel and Rachmaninoff.
Reverie: A Classical Guitar Concert feat. Sachicko Miyashita
June 23 / Ayala Museum
Understand what Ogaku Gendai meant with “intellect, emotion and will balanced on a very high level” as Japanese classical guitarist Sachiko Miyashita unleashes her inner virtuoso on June 23 with special guests, Filipino classical Contemporary guitar trio Triple Fret.
Green Day’s American Idiot
June 24 to July 10, 8pm / Globe Iconic Store
Let the high-octane stage adaptation of Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning album, ‘American Idiot,’ take you where bold social messages are punctuated in rock-out, anthemic songs.
MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 Featuring One Republic
June 24 / Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
OneRepublic, Pinoy popstar royalty Sarah Geronimo, James Reid and Nadine Lustre – there’s definitely a lot to be excited about MTV Music Evolution Manila! The one-night only live music event is expected to be a celebration of pop music like never before – a showcase of iconic and contemporary international artists as well as the hottest acts in the local music scene on a single stage.
Virgin Labfest 12 (Untried, Untested, and Unstaged Plays)
June 29 to July 17 / CCP Studio Theater
Dubbed the festival of “untried, untested and unstaged one-act plays,” the 2016 Virgin Labfest (VLF) will feature 12 new masterpieces from daring playwrights with stories to tell. The themes of the VLF plays are as varied as the playwrights themselves (30 to be exact), and range from the universal subjects of family, love and longing and even searing social commentaries.