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Metro Weekend Guide: September 27–29

Spoiler alert: it’s a lot of theatre

The Metro Weekend Guide is back! Here’s how to spend the last weekend of September with a bang, whether that’s heading out to the theatre or chilling on the couch with a good ol’ book or movie.

For The Girls, Kristin Chenoweth

September 27, Friday

Streaming on Spotify/Apple Music 

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth is back with a new album! “For The Girls” pays homage to Chenoweth’s favorite songstresses—Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande, and more. “I wanted to make something that men could also enjoy, but this is by the girls and for the girls. These songs have all stood the test of time, and most of them are songs that I grew up listening to,” she says. 

The Politician, Ryan Murphy 

September 27, Friday

Streaming on Netflix 

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Sink into musical comedy goodness with this highly-anticipated series from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan MurphyThe Politician, which stars Ben Platt and will feature an all-star cast that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoey Deutch, and Jessica Lange, with guest appearances from Bette Midler, Judith Light, Dylan McDermott, and January Jones.

Jung Hae In - One Summer Night (Fan Meeting 2019)

September 28, Saturday

New Frontier Theater

The Korean actor is back in Manila for a fan meeting. If his fans enjoyed his "Smile" fan meeting last year, they're bound to enjoy "One Summer Night" even more with the song numbers he has prepared. Jung Hae-in appeared in K-Dramas BloodReply 1988Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, While You Were Sleeping, Prison Playbook, and has starred in Something in the Rain as well as One Spring Night. Recently, his movie, Tune in for Love, with Goblin star Kim Go-eun was released. Tickets are available via

The 4th Silver Linings 2019

September 28, Saturday

Philippine International Convention Center

Silver Linings, a summit for the Philippine breast cancer community, is a forum that offers various topics for the different needs of breast cancer patients, their family, friends, and supportive medical team. Now on its fourth year, various medical professionals and other established personalities will serve as speakers—Gang Badoy, who will talk about healing by journalling and storytelling; Dr. Mae Corvera, will who speak about living and coping with a Stage 4 diagnosis, and Karmina Constantino, who will tackle dealing with depression after cancer, among others. Tickets for the summit are at Php 500; register here

Passion closing weekend

September 27–29, Friday to Saturday

RCBC Theater, Makati

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Philippine Opera Company (POC) is proud to stage “PASSION”, a musical about the complexities of love and desire. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, this collaboration got nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Musical and won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. PASSION's story was adapted from a film called "Passione d'Amore," where Giorgio, a captain in the Italian military, has an affair with a married woman, Clara. His view and definition of love are put to the test when he meets Fosca, a reclusive cousin of his colonel. It discusses love, a universal language, boldly and intelligently, which makes it different from any other romantic story. The show will be directed by Robbie Guevara. POC's staging will have a complete orchestra required, which hasn't always been done in PASSION stagings since its original Broadway. “PASSION” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) New York. Contact Philippine Opera Company at 09176452946 for showbuying, sponsorship and fundraising opportunities! #poc2019 #pocturns20 #pocishome #pocpassion2019 Catch “PASSION” from September 14 to 29 at the Carlos P. Romulo. Photography : Jojit Lorenzo Hair and Make-Up: Myrene Santos. . . .#passion #theater #music #artist #art #theater #opera #20 #pocishome #pocpassion2019 #operetta #sondheim

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Calling all Sondheim fans! If you’re still on a high after Company, and can’t wait to bask in the glory of Lea Salonga’s take on Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, make sure to catch the Philippine Opera Company’s production of Passion, closing this weekend at the RCBC Theater. We here at Metro.Style think it’s “a breathtaking production that reminds us how Sondheim can be a challenge, but always has its rewards,” and what better reward for oneself than to head to the theatre after a long work week! Tickets are available via TicketWorld

Himala: Isang Musikal

September 27–29, Friday to Saturday

Power Mac Center Spotlight, Makati

Himala swept the Gawad Buhay Awards this May, and it’s back for a rerun at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Makati. Starring Aicelle Santos and Sandino Martin (with Celine Fabie and Vic Robinson as alternates), Himala is based on—yes, the 1982 Ishmael Bernal movie starring Nora Aunor. “Taking on themes of mass hysteria, the power of religion, the fragility and fickle nature of celebrity, and then doing all this in a very Filipino context, is all part of the magic spell cast by this musical,” writes Metro.Style’s Philip Cu-Unjieng. “Himala is a ‘miracle’ happening at the Power MAC, and shouldn’t be missed if you love theater.” Tickets are available via TicketWorld

Park Seo Jun Fun Meet with Bench

September 29, Sunday

MOA Arena

Bench has brought yet another "Global Benchsetter" to Manila: Korean actor Park Seo Jun. The homegrown brand always brings their customers closer to the idols with occasional fun meet events. Clad in comfy and stylish casual wear from Bench, Park Seo Jun will entertain his Filipino fans with his undeniable charm and talent in performing.  His K-Dramas include Kill Me, Heal Me; She Was Pretty; Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, Fight for My Way, and What's Wrong With Secretary Kim? 

The Quest for Adarna

September 27–29, Friday to Saturday

Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati

The Quest for Adarna is Repertory Theater for Young Audience’s first original musical, enlisting theatre greats Luna Griño-Inocian to write the book and lyrics, Rony Fortich to create the music, and Joy Virata, Jamie Wilson, and Naths Everett to direct. The show has taken the Adarna avian folk legend, and turned it into an accessible, lavish musical, set in the English language, starring Carla Guevara-Laforteza and Cara Barredo. Tickets are available via TicketWorld