Friday, May 17, 2013

Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera with The King and I!

Etcetera. And that stuck into my head as it has been repeatedly said for the most part in the show.

I grew up with the music of The King and I, thanks to my Daddy. And there were productions on stage and film, the last one I watched featured my favorite actors, Chow Yun Fat and Jodie Foster. In the Philippines, the stage was also set for The King and I. However, I never got to watch it last year. But thanks to an extended run, I finally got to watch this huge production people were raving about.

It was my first time at the New Performing Arts Theater of the Resorts World Manila and I must say that I was impressed. It reminded of the time we were at The Venetian in Macau for Circque du Soleil.

On to the show, the stage was beautiful with all the props and its background set. The costumes were colorful. And of course, nothing beats the Filipino talent --- the music, the voice, the dance. Congratulations to Nonie Buencamino, Shiela Valderrama, Marian Santiago, Apple Chiu, the cute and endearing kids, the Philippine Ballet Theater, the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra and director Freddie Santos.

There was a part (presentation of Tup Tim during the dinner) wherein I felt I was about to doze off in my seat. Plus the video screens that flanked the stage were a bit distracting. But over-all, it was a beautiful show.

Photo credits:
Photos in the collage from the
Nenita B. Manaois

Special thanks to Sherren B. Manaois.

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