10 Shows We're Excited to See at the BGC Arts Center Festival

Do something art-filled this weekend!

(SPOT.ph) Artists and art enthusiasts in the Metro will end the year with a bang through another edition of the BGC Arts Center Festival. From November 24 to 26, the newly built BGC Arts Center will feature plays, dance shows, musicals, workshops, and an art market. It will be a busy three-day event so we rounded up the shows that we're excited to see. One is even for free!




Ricky Lee's Para Kay B by Tabsing Kolektib

When: November 26, 8 p.m.

Where: Globe Auditorium

Ticket price: P550 to P690


What is love? This question is one of those things that bug us for the rest of our life—even in high school slam (a.k.a 'slum') books. Para Kay B, a stage adaptation by Eljay Castro Deldoc of scriptwriter Ricky Lee's novel of the same title, explores this beautiful yet painful concept of love through five different stories.




The Glitter Trap by Upstart Productions

When: November 25, 5 p.m.

Where: Globe Auditorium

Ticket price: P200 to P700


The Glitter Trap, a musical by Joel Trinidad and Jon Meer Vera Perez, is based on the young adult Disney novel of the same title by Barbara Brauner and James Iven Mattson. It follows the story of Lacey, a young girl who accidentally injures Fairy Godmother, and eventually takes on the magical job herself.



Lupa ng Araw by Silangan Chamber Guitar Ensemble

When: November 26, 3 p.m.

Where: Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall

Ticket price: P350


The Silangan Chamber Guitar Ensemble astounds the audience with their own rendition of works by great composers like Anthony Holborne, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Francisco António de Almeida.




Disgraced by Twin Bill Theater

When: November 25, 8 p.m.

Where: Globe Auditorium

Ticket price: P1,000


With Director Francis G. Matheu at the helm, Twin Bill Theater presents a stage reading of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced. It revolves around Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who has forgotten about his cultural roots. On the other hand, his wife—an all-American artist—often portrays Islamic imagery in her works. Their polarizing views start taking its toll on their relationship.


A portion of the proceeds will go to the rebuilding of Marawi City.



Making Spirits Bright by Ateneo Chamber Singers

When: November 24, 8 p.m.

Where: Sun Life Amphitheater

Ticket price: Free


The Ateneo Chamber of Singers presents a free-for-all concert in time for the Christmas Season. The choir group is composed of alumni and friends of Ateneo de Manila University.




Maria, Ang Binibini ng Bibingka by Make Believe Productions

When: November 25, 9 a.m.

Where: Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall

Ticket price: P500


The musical Maria, Ang Binibini ng Bibingka tells the story of a spirited girl named Maria as she tries to save her family's bibingka business. It is threatened by better and faster bibingka-making machines, and it's up to her to make this local snack popular again.



Gugmang Giatay by 2TinCans Philippines

When: November 26, 8 p.m., November 28 to 30, 8 p.m.

Where: Globe Auditorium

Ticket price: P200 to P1,000


Dubbed as a Bisaya jukebox musical, Gugmang Giatay tells a tale of love through top-rating Cebuano songs from The Ambassadors, Cattski Espina, and many more. It follows the story of Inday, a househelp who has so much love to give.




Waiting Area by Antrosininglaya Theater Company

When: November 25, 3 p.m.

Where: Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall

Ticket price: P350


People of different kinds meet in a waiting area, which turns out to be the limbo between life and death. Strangers to each other, they have the chance to change and take a second shot at life. Waiting Area is written and directed by Alvin Molina.



My Suite Princess by BGC Passion Collective

When: November 26, 6 p.m.

Where: Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall

Ticket price: P300


What happens when a chambermaid pretends to be a princess, a photographer becomes a hotel manager, and a jewel thief cons as a nobleman? My Suite Princess features cases of mistaken identity and silly situations through a musical comedy reminiscent of those shown in the '40s and '50s.




Tao Po by Juana Change

When: November 26, 10 a.m.

Where: Globe Auditorium

Ticket price: P300 to P1,000


Mae Paner (a.k.a. Juana Change) performs four monologues of various personas—a Zumba instructor, a photojournalist, a policeman, and a tokhang victim. It is written by Maynard Manansala and directed by Ed Lacson, Jr.


The BGC Arts Center Festival is from November 24 to 26 at the BGC Arts Center, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City. Tickets are available through Ticketworld.

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