Witness captivating dramas, jaw-dropping song and dance numbers, and some of the most creative visuals in these stage shows.

From local adaptations to Broadway favorites – there’s no shortage of productions to catch this 2018. We’ve rounded up a number of these not to be missed shows for you to plan and get tickets early.

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5. The Lion King

This massively popular Broadway adaptation of the much adored Disney film, The Lion King is finally premiering in Manila. It features Elton John and Tim Rice’s award-winning songs from the film including “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”.

The unique production is sure to bring the Serengeti to life through the most creative visual artistry and wonderful song and dance performances ever to grace a stage.

The Lion King premieres on March 18, 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila. Ticket prices start at P1,900. For tickets and more information, visit their TicketWorld page here.

4. ‘Night, Mother

Eugene Domingo and Sherry Lara star in the local adaptation of the highly regarded Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary drama, ‘Night, Mother.

This dark comedy play happens in real time and is about a daughter telling her mother that she wishes to take her life before the evening is over.

‘Night, Mother is showing from February 2, 2018 until March 18, 2018 at the PETA Theater Center. Ticket prices start at P800. For tickets and more information, visit their TicketWorld page here.

3. Himala, Isang Musikal

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Hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin mawari ang pakiramdam… Salamat po sa biyaya ng HIMALA. Yayakapin na kita. Panginoon, Ikaw na po ang bahala.🙏🙏🙏 #SandboxHimala #Feb2018 #amazinggrace ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• When faith comes at a price, is it still worth fighting for? Thirty five years after the film and fifteen years after the original musical, The Sandbox Collective (@thesandboxco) proudly brings you Himala: Isang Musikal. Based on the cinematic masterpiece by Ricky Lee and Ishmael Bernal, Himala or “miracle” follows the story of a young woman named Elsa (played in the film by Ms. Nora Aunor) who becomes a savior in the eyes of this bucolic town longing to put an end to its suffering. With music by Vincent De Jesus, orchestration by Jed Balsamo, and book by Ricky Lee, “Himala” broke barriers as one of the most celebrated film to stage adaptations in local theater history. Coming in February 2018. #SandboxHimala

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The Sandbox Collective is bringing the beloved Philippine cinema classic, Himala back to stage. The musical will star a cast of experienced stage actors including Aicelle Santos who will be playing Elsa, a role made famous by silver screen superstar, Nora Aunor.

Himala, Isang Musikal opens February 2018 at the PowerMac Center Spotlight in Circuit, Makati. Ticket prices start at P1,000. For tickets and more information, visit their TicketWorld link here.

2. Ballets and Ballads

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Coming soon! The 22nd season @balletmanila

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Dance company, Ballet Manila is staging Martin Lawrence’s Aria their majestic routines and awe-inspiring form of storytelling.

It is the perfect show to watch for Valentine season with live music from the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and performances from singers like Christian Bautista.

Ballet and Ballads takes the Aliw Theater stage on February 10, and 17, 2018 at 6PM and 11 and 18, 2018 at 3PM. Ticket prices start at P515. For tickets and more information, visit their TicketWorld page here.

1. Arsenic and Old Lace

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REP is staging an adaptation of American playwright Joseph Kesserling’s dark comedy about the Brewster family and their brand of insanity. This local adaptation stars Joy Virata, Jay Glorioso, Raymond Conception, and Jeremy Domingo, among many others and is directed by Jamie Wilson.

Arsenic and Old Lace opens on April 2018 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt, Makati. Ticket prices start at P1,200. For tickets and more information, visit their TicketWorld page here.

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