Repertory Philippines' "Hair" | November 17

Maronne, George, Cara, Caisa.jpgWhen Hair debuted on Broadway in 1968 in the midst of the Vietnam War, it was praised for depicting controversial themes at the time, such as the anti-war movement and the sexual revolution. It also broke new ground for establishing the genre of rock musical and having a racially diverse cast, not to mention a nude ensemble scene. Set in the tumultuous ’60s, Hair tells the story of the pacifist Oklahoma farm boy Claude, who meets a tribe of energetic and freespirited hippies, led by the charming Berger. They inspire Claude to rebel against the war enlistment, defy his parents and society, and to truly advocate love, peace, and freedom. The show boasts a Grammy and a Tony to its name.

With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt McDermot, and choreography by PJ Rebullida, relive the rocking spirit of the ’60s as a stellar cast of performers bring the show to the country. Markki Stroem alternately stars with Topper Fabregas as Claude, George Schulze as Berger, and Caisa Borromeo as Sheila, with Chris Millado as director and Ejay Yatco as musical director. Hair runs from 17 November to 17 December at the OnstageTheatre in Greenbelt 1, Makati City. For tickets, call Repertory Philippines at 843 3570 or visit ticketworld.com.ph

Matilda The Musical | November 10

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Three rising young stars are set to play the titular character in the Philippine debut of Matilda The Musical. Telesa Maries “Esang” De Torres, Uma Naomi Martin, and Felicity Kyle Napuli will alternate as Matilda. The musical is produced by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, based on the book by Roald Dahl, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, and direction by Bobby Garcia. Catch Matilda The Musical from 10 November to 10 December at the Meralco Theatre, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City. Get your tickets at ticketworld.com.ph

Snow White | November 25

SW (159).jpgAs part of its Flights of Fantasy season, Ballet Manila presents Snow White, the second full-length choreography work of prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. Snow White premieres at the Aliw Theatre in Pasay City on 25 November and runs until 3 December. For more information, log on to ticketworld.com.ph

Hallyu Art Fair | November 5

hallyu art fair.jpgK-Pop fans, rejoice! The first Hallyu-themed exhibition featuring fan art such as sketches, projected music videos, digital art, and photography debuts this month at Whitespace Manila, Makati City.

Bagong Cristo | November 8

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Dulaang UP pays tribute to Aurelio Tolentino’s 150th birth anniversary by staging a drama that tackles the struggles of the working class. Runs until 26 November at Wilfrido Ma Guerrero Theatre, Quezon City.

Ang Buhay ni Galileo | November 9

Ang-Buhay-ni-Galileo.jpgIn celebration of its 50th year, PETA restages one of its most iconic plays to date. Curtains will rise until 29 November at PETA Theatre Centre, Quezon City.

Prof. Ambeth Ocampo's "History Comes Alive! 2017" | November 11

historian-Ambeth-Ocampo.jpgDon’t miss Professor Ambeth Ocampo’s last talk for the educational series History Comes Alive! 2017. This time he delves on the damaging effects of fake news. At Ayala Museum, Makati City.

Night With The Knights | November 11

1507688659.jpgSing along with Carmen Soriano, Jun Polistico, John Lesaca, and Pilita Corrales. At Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Centre, San Juan City.

Prima Jona | November 11

posterWEB_PrimaJONA.jpgFollowing a successful concert last year, the power belter Jona is set to wow audiences once more with her big vocals at The Theatre, Solaire Resort & Casino, Pasay City.

Noel Bazaar | November 16

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Make sure your pockets are ready when the much-awaited Christmas bazaar starts business this year. Open until 17 December at the World Trade Centre, The Filinvest Tent, and SMX Convention Centre.

Awit Na Aicelle | November 24

posterWEB_AwitNaAicelle.jpgIt’s time for singer, host, and theatre actress Aicelle Santos to conquer the concert stage at Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Centre, San Juan City.

Nueva Mundo Music Festival | November 25

nuevo-mundo-music-festival (1).jpgSidope, Silent Sanctuary, SUD, Brisom, Tom Taus, Deuce, Ron Poe, and more gather enthusiasts on a night of music, art, and other fun activities. At Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City.

PETA at Rajah Sulayman Theatre | November 29

t0121irene-peta3.jpgWitness this retrospective production as PETA takes a look back at its most significant plays originally staged at the Rajah Sulayman Theatre. Noted alumni are on board to share live testimonies until 1 December.

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