Phantom of the Opera Manila Cast

Phantom of the Opera Manila Cast
Meet the cast members of the Phantom of the Opera
Playing the Phantom is Jonathan Roxmouth. Said to be the youngest English man to do the role of Phantom.
 
Claire Lyon plays Christine. She first did Love Never Dies (sequel to the Phantom of the Opera) in Australia as an alternate and one of the most beautiful theater actress for the role.
  
 Playing Raoul is Anthony Downing he is said to be the world’s most handsome for the role.
 
 They sing so well. I can still hear all the songs in my mind!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s -The Phantom Of The Opera

It was my first time to watch an opera at CCP Main Theater with my brother last August 28, 2012.  Parking was a pain in the ass, it took us nearly an hour before we were able to park at a nearby parking area.  So, I suggest you come early.

We hurriedly ate dinner inside the car while waiting for an empty parking slot at Harbour Square.

It is a good thing that The Phantom of the Opera did not disappoint us. I highly recommend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s -The Phantom Of The Opera. Everyone, I tell you, don’t you dare miss this play!
I wanted to capture some scenes for you my readers, unfortunately, the security at the entrance asked me to leave my DSLR at the counter. They give me a number tag and asked me to claim my camera after the show. Too bad 🙁  The pictures below is courtesy of Jory Rivera.Thank you Jory!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed masterpiece celebrated its 25th anniversary on the West End stage last year, and continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in more than 27 countries, has won over 50 major theater awards, and has grossed more than US$5.6 billion. 


The setting of the tragic romance is in the Paris Opera House,  said to be haunted by a Phantom. Young talent Christine Daaé catches the Phantom’s fancy and he eventually falls in love with the young beautiful performer. Unfortunately, Christine even has already pledged her love to her childhood friend, Raoul.
The love triangle ignited a feud that affects the activities of the opera house and leads to an emotional roller-coaster ride filled with jealousy, passion, deceit, devotion and thrill. At the end Christine is forced to make a decision, which can only end in  two ways
  1. Her marriage to the Phantom
  2. or Raoul’s untimely demise.

The cast and crew are world-class. They have nearly a hundred tons sets, more than 700 stage lighting equipment and accessories. Oh, and yeah over 230 intricately designed and restored costumes by the late design titan Maria Björnson. I so love the dresses! They were so lovely. I wish I could wear one. The plot’s unexpected twist will leave you breathless. “The Phantom of the Opera” is truly one of the most exquisite multi-sensory experiences in musical theater.
“Inside a musical like this, which is ‘God’s gift to musical theater’ as it has been quoted, it’s true on every level,” Roxmouth said.

You are getting the best of the best be it in design, stage, orchestra, musical score. It’s been around for 26 years and there’s a reason for that. It is simply the best among the best.

 
I wonder how much money did the producers spent for the Philippine run of this play? They have a magnificent stage. I super love the stage, casts, dresses, music and the whole play in general.
 
Special commendation to Andrea Creighton’s performance. She played the character of Carlotta Guidicelle also known as the Opera Diva. As the Prima Donna Carlotta, Andrea Creighton relishes every opportunity not only to showcase her legitimate operatic prowess, technique and stylish Italian accent. Andrea played Carlotta with great comic touch and compelling vocal control. Tunay na kahanga hanga ang galing ng boses niya. Grabe!

Ticket prices ranges from:

Note: I was not paid to write about this show. This is my own experience. This is the best show ever for me. It is worth every penny! I want to see this play again, if I’ll be given a chance. Super Like ko talaga!

Attire? I saw a lot of ladies fully made up and some in gowns and stiletto heels but that was not necessary. Smart Casual will do, just don’t go there in shorts and slippers.

Don’t miss your chance dear readers. Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s -The Phantom Of The Opera. Buy your tickets now and be enthralled! Super like ko yun song na All I ask of you! Kakilig! Happy Watching!

Ladies Night at Buddha-Bar Manila

An Invitation to all the jovial, lovely ladies of the cosmopolitan Metro, brace yourself to celebrate this August 31, 2012, as Buddha-Bar Manila stirs up an enthralling revelry that will surely enliven Manila’s party scene. Buddha-Bar Manila is opening its doors for Ladies First!—a night for all women who know how to party in style. Manila’s hottest DJ trio of Ornusa Cadness, Mia Ayesa, and Sanya Smith—collectively known as The Zombettes, will provide the unique world-famous Buddha-Bar music, soothing yet sensual that will transport you to a place away from the clatter and clutter of everyday life. The affair will be hosted by iconic radio DJ Sam YG, plus prizes like an e-gadget and a French designer bag will be raffled to all the lady attendees. Ladies First! is truly set to fuel the fabulous crowd all night.

But what makes it even more exciting is that the place is not just a typical setting with an open dance floor and couches on the sides. As a franchise of the world renowned bar-lounge-restaurant chain conceived by the late Raymond Visan in Paris, France in 1996, Buddha-Bar Manila carries the Buddha-Bar signature sophistication that has awed even the crowds of Monte Carlo, Kiev, Prague, Budapest, Mexico, Dubai, Beirut, Cairo and Tblisi. Buddha-Bar Manila has the same grandeur and opulence, with mystical interiors coupled with a glorious expanse filled with ornate fixtures, subdued amber lightning, and eclectic Asian décor.

And of course, what’s a party without delicacies and thirst-quenchers? Palates are guaranteed to feast with Buddha-Bar’s wide array of drinks and dishes that are all conjured with first-class ingredients and gustative concepts. With cuisine that perfectly fuse the strong Asian flavors with delicate French influences, dishes like Seared Sesame Tuna with Shiitake Vinaigrette, Fillet Mignon cooked “Teppan Yaki” Style, and a full selection of sushi palates will truly lift any party up a few notches.

A Classy Destination in the Metro

With or without themed events, Buddha-Bar Manila is always poised to satisfy its guests. In addition to its luscious treats and drinks, the mix of original Buddha-Bar music— ambient tracks and chill-out grooves— complement its overall ambiance. And since Buddha-Bar is known for its world-class DJs, it also offers compilations of musical collections that are exclusively selected by these DJs and stamped uniquely Buddha-Bar.

The newest lifestyle destination that is nestled in Makati at Picar Place has now become the haven for people who want to escape the frenzy of urban life and bask in Buddha-Bar Manila’s fantastic backdrop. Formally launched in January, Buddha-Bar Manila’s opening was graced by the presence of top fashion models Tweety de Leon-Gonzales, Mariana Benipayo, Bianca Valerio, fashion designers JC Buendia and Randy Ortiz, TV personality Rovilson Fernandez, and other prominent and discerning individuals who all have a penchant for classy party spots.

So ladies, mark your calendars and experience the exceptional delight first-hand this August 31. Feel free to bring your gentlemen friends along and be dazzled as you revel in the spotlight on a stylish night of music and culinary delight—only at Buddha-Bar Manila.

Ladies First! is Buddha-Bar Manila’s special ladies night out on August 31. For only P1,000( One thousand pesos), every guest is entitled to two (2) complimentary drinks. Plus all the ladies will get the chance to go home with an

  •  e-gadget 
  •  or an iconic French designer bag. 

For ticket reservations, call (02) 856-6719/6859/5738.

Buddha-Bar Manila is located at Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue 
Open six days a week from 12nn until 2am (3am on weekends). 

For more information, visit <www.buddhabarmanila.com>

Anarchy on the rise: Axe set to host metro’s sexiest cops and robbers game

Every man’s dream will be fulfilled because the Axe Anarchy Raid is here! Axe is set to hold country’s sexiest cops and robbers game with Anarchy Raid.

Axe pumps up the pleasure of the predator-and-prey pursuit with the Axe Anarchy Raid, the metro’s hottest game of cops-and-robbers that features 100 of the Philippines’ sexiest ladies chasing a hundred ordinary guys for a two million peso cash prize, to be held on June 9, 2012 at Eastwood Plaza, Libis, Quezon City Philippines. For the man’s man, only a few things on earth can prove as exciting as the thrill of the hunt.

The Axe Anarchy Raid is open to all men of legal age who are bold enough to be part of the 100 contenders. Playing the role of robbers, the shortlisted men will be handcuffed and assigned a number. The ladies will play the role of cops and will also be assigned certain numbers each. Braving a host of wild obstacles and challenges, the “cops” must hunt down the “robber” with the same number as hers. The first pair to make a successful arrest will clinch the coveted prize in this no-losers game of fun and adrenaline-filled pursuit.

The explosive event is presented by Axe Anarchy, the first fragrance from Axe for both men and women. With its stimulating scent that fires up the senses, Axe Anarchy releases uncontrollable appeal in every hunk and babe and takes attraction to a new level.

Give in to the new order of insatiable attraction. Try out the new Axe Anarchy and join the year’s most exciting high-stakes chase. Check out www.facebook.com/axephilippines for more details and watch out for updates on the list of female celebrities who will enlist in the hunt.

Meanwhile enjoy this:

                             

PHILIPPINE INTERNET CONGRESS AND EXPO ON MARCH 9-11, 2012


Be up to date! Don’t be left behind on the latest craze. Bring your officemates, your friends and relatives and visit one of the landmark events in the Philippines- The Philippine Internet Congress and Expo happening on March 9-11, 2012 at the Megatrade Hall 3 of SM Megamall Bldg. B, SM Megamall EDSA corner Julia Vargas Ave. Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines.
This great convergence will showcase new products in the market and also feature some of the celebrated personalities and industry leaders as they share their breakthrough ideas and street smart insights on internet marketing, news and information, security and business solution.
I’m really excited to meet, greet and ask questions from the following illustrious speakers and today’s luminaries in internet:
  • Jack Madrid, Country Manager for the Philippines of Multiply.com
  • Manny Fernando, President of IMMAP and MegaMobile
  • Neph Denosta, Assistant Vice President for Sun Cellular
  • Jim Ayson, Senior Manager for Partner Management of SMART
  • Janet Toral, Founder of Philippine Internet Commerce Society and digitalFilipino
  • Hans Montenegro, Country Manager for NorthgateArinso
  • JV Rufino, Editor in Chief of Inquirer.net
  • Mon Lizardo, Digital Marketing Consultant
  • Homer Nievera, Director for Sponsorships and Partnerships of Multiply.com
  • Zes Martinez, AVP-New Product Development of MEC Networks
  • Shaun Olarte, President of Web Solutions, Inc.
  • Lloyd Luna, President of Lloyd Luna Communication
  • Chino Rodriguez, Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Jaime Garchitorena, President of EduProJoel Carbonilla, Assistant Vice President for Marketing of MEC Networks

The fields they were representing are all equally important. I believe that they will shed light and  make me discover a plethora of ways so I can dramatically improve my business productivity in 30 days or less.

Highlights of the topics are:

  • Business Solution on Mobile
  • The Future of e-Commerce: Bringing Your Dream Business to Life
  • The Facebook Generation: The Impact of Social Media in Global Transformation
  • Protecting Your Business: What You Should Know About Hacking
  • Online Reputation Management; Internet Recruitment
  • IP Solutions for your Business (Cloud Storage, Data Management & Protection, Video Intelligence, IP Telephony and Firewall)
  • Survival of the Fittest in the Internet Age
  • Building Community Through Blogging
  • The Mobile Apps Experience: A Philippine Perspective
  • Online News and Information
  • Maximizing Exposure Through Discount  Vouchers
  • Services Through e-Government
  • Integrating Digital into Your Business

I am excited to hear how the speaker like Chino Rodriguez of Certified Ethical Hacker would expound on the topic regarding Protecting Your Business: What You Should Know About Hacking. Whether we admit it or not there’s a lot of spammers and bad internet guys who could just hack anytime and stole all our important tools, business information and contacts on the net. So we must always be prepared and know how to depend ourselves.

Join the thousands and thousands of exhibit visitors – businessmen and entrepreneurs, corporate people, IT professionals, internet marketing freelancers, bloggers, Facebook users, and all internet enthusiasts including students in this grand occasion.

For more information or to reserve a seat in the conference, please call Kaye or Randolf at 470-1055, 470-1057 or 0905-3364486 or you may visit  Philippine Internet Congress