I have always been fascinated with theater. I get the Ohhhs and Ahhhhs whenever I watch a live musical. In fact, when I was a child, I once dreamed of acting in theater, never mind if I don’t know how to dance and can’t even carry a tune.
Last summer, my sister’s friend treated us to a live broadway musical at posh Esplanade in Singapore. We watched Chicago The Musical which was having its limited season run that time. I was in awe and just let the great great show weave its magic on me. It left a great impression that I was singing All The Jazz in my head for like days and kept on replaying scenes from the play.:)

Esplanade Singapore

after the show

And now, here comes a treat too good to pass up. Cats will definitely be here in Manila! Nope, not another one of those furry felines, but CATS Now and Forever, the hit stage musical. It is based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It stars none other than our very own, Ms. Lea Salonga, as Grizabella! I am getting excited just by the mere thought of it. The last time I watched Lea Salonga was when she did the stage musical, Cinderella, a couple of years back. I am pretty sure she will give another superb performance (which is her trademark) once again here in Cats. A good enough reason to watch it.

It will have its run starting July 24 for a strictly limited season at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP. Tickets are priced as follows: Matinee- Sat 3pm and Sun. 2:30 pm. (Php 7,000, 5,000, 3,500, 2000 and 1000), Evenings– TWTh 8 pm (6,000, 4,500, 3,000, 1,500, 750) and Friday and Sat. 8 pm (7,000, 5,000, 3,500, 2,000, 1000).
So let’s go buy our tickets now, this great treat only happens once in a blue moon, let’s allow ourselves to be dazzled. For more of Cats in Manila, log on to their facebook page Cats In Manila.

About Me

I am better known as Nan’s widow, Bianca Angela’s mom, and Woodrose’s Mrs. Dela Cruz.  I am a full time teacher and mentor, a freelance writer for various print and online publications, a marathoner, and a curator of inspiring faith stories.
I am also the author of the best selling book, Grace Upon Grace: A widow’s journey.:)


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