Repertory Philippines' "Hair" | November 17
When 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
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
As 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
Bagong Cristo | November 8
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
Prof. Ambeth Ocampo's "History Comes Alive! 2017" | November 11
Night With The Knights | November 11
Prima Jona | November 11
Noel Bazaar | November 16
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.