Saturday, April 28, 2012

Musical Night: Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center

We were at the Manila Film Center in CCP to watch Amazing Show, a musical show featuring popular tunes from musicals and traditional dances of different countries.

Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP

The building's front exterior wall featured colorful city designs like this one:

Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
ticket office, Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
ticket office

Amazing Show was open to local and foreign tourists, but the discounted rates were only for Filipinos. Even their Ensogo promo was open only to Filipinos. The ticket's regular price was P500 and it was great that the Ensogo price was only P250 -- it made the show affordable for a lot more Pinoys. In my review of Shakespeare in Hollywood, I lamented that few Pinoys watch plays, so making Amazing Show affordable would hopefully encourage more people too see theater as a good medium for entertainment, instead of viewing theater as only for the rich and the sophisticated.


We came in about half an hour before the show's start. Like us, the other folks who arrived early took the opportunity to take pictures in the lobby.

Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP

To have uninterrupted enjoyment, I visited the comfort room before the show started and was glad to see that it was pretty and clean.

comfort room, Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP

Back to the theater. We spent a few minutes waiting for the other folks to get settled in.

stage, Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
the stage, right before the show started

It was announced that pictures and videos were not allowed during the show, so we had to turn off our cameras.

The performers wore eye-catching, colorful, and glittery costumes. The sets were beautiful and the performers were gorgeous. The songs were lip-synced but that did not detract from the enjoyment. There were lots of sexy outfits but the numbers were wholesome so the show was family-friendly.

To have an idea on what to expect, check our their promo vid:



The show featured numbers from Dreamgirls, Phantom of the Opera, Cabaret, and Fame. Traditional Chinese dances, Korea's Arirang fan dance and our very own Igorot and Muslim dances were also included. Thanks to Amazing Show's quirky version, I had a newfound respect for Bjork's It's Oh So Quiet, which I previously didn't like much; I was singing that song for days after the show.

Their performance of the popular Korean song Nobody was also fun. The group of foreigners sitting in front of us were clapping along, clearly enjoying themselves. There was also a doble cara number and performers would sometimes approach the audience members seated in the front rows and interact with them. My favorite number would have to be that traditional Korean dance with what sounded to me was a K-Rock song.

Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP
Amazing Show at the Manila Film Center in CCP


After the show, the audience could meet and have their pictures taken with some of the performers in the lobby. We were pressured to give tips to some of them though. Quite understandable, but it would have been better if they just had a tip box nearby as that would have seemed more professional.

Many (if not all) of the star performers were gay and a lot of them were very pretty. So if you're an extreme homophobe or the type of woman who gets bitter and depressed when seeing gays much prettier than you are, this show is not for you. Otherwise, bring your friends, bring your family, and enjoy the show!



Amazing Show
Manila Film Center
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Show Schedule: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8:00pm-9:10pm
Phone: (02)834-8870/(02)833-5713
Web site
Facebook page


19 comments:

  1. that's amazing show is really amazing. I hope I can watch this with my family.
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  2. by the look of their costume, it really looks like it's a big production, i love the brilliant colors over their dresses :)

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  3. It looks really a big production with all those colorful costumes. I know someone who will love this.

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  4. Would love to catch this show! I just recently watched a variety show called Cirque Mother Africa, and have found a sense of attachment to watching shows in that range. So I would probably enjoy this one as well. =)

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    1. I'm also interested in such shows but unfortunately most of the foreign acts exceed my budget. But Amazing Show is a lot more affordable and supports our local talents.

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  5. I am sure that this is awesome show

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  6. Is this the CCP that is said to be haunted?

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    1. yup the notorious Film Center. they're rehabilitating both the building and the image. in fairness tho, I didn't get any weird feeling, even during the time I was alone in the CR. :)

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  7. This is something very interesting. I will catch this when I get home soon.

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  8. this is really fun, like getting the best of all show and putting it in one amazing show... galing ng concept. hope i can also watch this. thanks for sharing. Yahweh bless.

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  9. This is the kind of show I really would like to watch.. I don't know, but I really find it interesting and fun too.

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  10. I was part of a theater arts group before! I love watching shows like that too, but it was too long ago since the last time! Good thing they brought the price down!

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  11. I'm kinda curious about this for the longest time. I may try to watch their shows but please don't let my friends know okay? =P

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    1. Who knows, you might bump into one of your guy friends there :) As for the ladies, seeing a guy enjoying a fun and wholesome show is added pogi points :D

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  12. I wanna see those beautiful girls in their colorful dress. My Aunt need to know about this show, too.

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  13. I wish i can watch this show as well soon:)

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  14. What a colorful life! Thanks for sharing those amazing pics!

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