MANILA, Philippines—The sensational Broadway and West End musical “Chicago” sets the stage on fire night after night during its highly-anticipated Manila season, playing only until December 21, 2014 at The Theatre at Solaire.
Broadway’s number one longest-running American Musical is presented in the Philippines by Visa and Smart Infinity, in cooperation with Solaire Resort and Casino. Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. (Call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.)
“Chicago’s” witty punchlines, sizzling choreography and jazz-infused melodies continue to razzle-dazzle audiences in Manila—its only Southeast Asian touring destination this year. With countless standing ovations so generously given by Manila theatregoers, it would be a crime not to see this serial showstopper.
The Premiere of the show marked the grand opening of the country’s newest theatrical luxury hotspot – The Theatre at Solaire. The gleaming 1760-seat theatre has been specially constructed to house the big Broadway and West End shows, in recognition of the Filipino appetite for musical theatre, and firmly placing Manila on the international touring circuit.
This fan-shaped lyric theater with a seating capacity of 1,760 is ideal for all forms of the performing arts — be it musical theater, opera, concerto, pop concert, ballet, awards night, competition, circus act, kiddie show, or corporate event.
Set amidst the opulence of the 1920’s prohibition era, “Chicago” tells the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer with aspirations of becoming a Vaudeville star, who murders her on-the-side-lover after he threatens to walk out on her.
Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring “Chicago’s” slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
The Manila season of “Chicago” runs until 21 December, with no extension possible.
Official airline Philippine Airlines. Official ocean carrier OOCL. Special thanks to Diamond Hotel, ABS-CBN, The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, 2nd Ave., Jack TV, Victory Liner, RX 93.1, Mellow 94.7, Retro 105.9 DCG FM, RJ 100.3, 99.5 Play FM, Ayala Malls Cinemas, Ayala Malls, Rustan’s, Beringer – Napa’s Finest, and ClickTheCity.com.
“Chicago” is produced in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises and Concertus Manila.
Manila Venue: The Theatre at Solaire, 1 Asean Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City 1701, Manila, Philippines