Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, celebrates 20 years in the music scene by way of a serenade concert at the newly inaugurated Samsung Performing Arts Theater this October 2022. This marks the first ever solo headlining concert event to be held at the venue. The show will be directed by Paolo Valenciano, and musical direction by Myke Solomon
Stages Talents presents The Way You Look At Me CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA October 8, 2022 – 8pm Samsung Performing Arts Theater, Circuit Makati
It’s time to witness live shows once again at the most iconic theater yet. Ayala Land’s newest Samsung Performing Arts Theater welcomes you back home.
After a long pause, Ayala Land is finally bringing shows back onstage in a new, sophisticated, and very accessible venue. The Samsung Performing Arts Theater is conveniently located in Circuit Makati, thus bringing both local and international productions closer to more Filipinos. The theater will soon host two major productions. “Mula sa Buwan,” a reimagining of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. It will be followed by “We Will Rock You,” which is a post-apocalyptic rock-powered musical featuring Queen’s greatest hits. The show dates begin on August 26 and October 27 respectively.
Staying true to its promise, Ayala Land initiated the completion of the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Makati to further enrich Filipino lives. Makati is Ayala Land’s flagship estate that promotes a healthy balance of live, work, and play. While one of its nodes which houses the theater, Circuit Makati, is committed to being the center of arts, culture, and entertainment. The new theater was meticulously engineered to wow audiences of all ages. Upon entering the ground floor, guests can take a scenic route through the long escalators to the fifth floor, where the ticket outlet is stationed. The high ceilings and windows exude a feeling of grandness, while featuring various artworks—including an artwork by Jaime Zobel de Ayala at the main hall.
Each level—from the orchestra to the balcony floors—has its concession area and restrooms to accommodate guests. The concessionaires are staffed by Chef Gilbert Pangilinan of Kai Restaurant.
Stepping into the auditorium, one is welcomed by a grand atmosphere that is combined with warm interiors. All 1,500 seats guarantee a good view of the stage to optimize the viewing experience.
After the show, guests can drop by the gift shop on the third floor for exclusive merchandise that they can keep as memorabilia of their one-of-a-kind theater experience. Meet and greet opportunities can be held in the Cua Patrons Lounge located on the seventh floor.
“The Samsung Performing Arts Theater was thoughtfully designed to bring arts and culture to the forefront for the enjoyment and enrichment of many Filipinos. Aside from the audience, we also took our collaborating partners and talents into consideration to ensure that they would feel safe and comfortable as they perform and rehearse in our facilities. We wanted to introduce a theater is at par with global standards in Makati to further solidify its position as the leading city for arts and culture.” shares Christopher Mohnani, Managing Director of the Samsung Performing Arts Theater.
“It’s been too long since we have last seen a show on stage. We are very excited to finally unveil the newest arts and cultural hub that will bring many people back home—and without having to travel far to get there!” says Mel Ignacio, Vice President and Head of Ayala Land Makati Estate. She continues, “Arts and culture is very integral to what Ayala Land stands for. We are here to enrich lives, and with that, we continue to curate a vibrant entertainment scene in Makati that would bring big smiles to many Filipinos.”
For more updates visit the webpage of Samsung Performing Arts Theater at www.circuitperformingartstheater.com and follow the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Samsung Performing Arts Theater @cpatofficial, Circuit Makati @Circuitmakati, and Ayala Land @ayalaland. #MakeItMakati
GMG Productions and Selladoor Worldwide are thrilled to announce that for the very first time ever, the global phenomenon that is We Will Rock You will be coming to Manila this October! This brand new, reimagined production directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston is kicking off a multi-year international tour and audiences in the Philippines will be the first people in the world to witness it.
“The original production has been seen by over 16 million people worldwide. We can’t think of a better title to come back with after such a long intermission – and there is no better place to launch the show than the Philippines. We know Filipino audiences love Queen and Queen music,” shares GMG Productions CEO and We Will Rock You producer Carlos Candal.
The show is set to be staged in the newly constructed Samsung Performing Arts Theatre located in Circuit Makati.
“We are incredibly excited to premiere the show in Manila and for us to play host to all the international producers visiting from around the world.” Mr. Candal continues, “…we want to put the Philippines on the map as a hub for theatrical productions. We know the Philippines has the talent and now we are spoilt for choice when it comes to venues! It feels like things are falling into place. ”
We Will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they try to save rock n roll in a post-apocalyptic world. In an age where algorithms predict our every preference, We Will Rock You is a musical for our time: a fist-pumping, foot-stomping anthem to individuality.
We Will Rock You is produced by Selladoor Worldwide, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions, Limelight Productions and ShowTime Management South Africa.
This brand new international rock-powered production features 24 of Queen’s biggest hits, including Killer Queen, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, Don’t Stop Me Now Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, and, of course, We Will Rock You. With a futuristic styled set and video backdrop from Tom Rogers and fabulous new costumes from Sarah Mercade, this is sure to be an absolute smash hit.
Ticket buyers have the opportunity to be the first to watch this show and sign up to the waitlist to get first dibs on tickets. GMG newsletter subscribers get to enjoy exclusive offers available 1st of June. Make sure to visit the website at www.gmg-productions.com/manila
GMG Productions is also excited to announce a special for Tuesday performances. The Three-Price-Tuesdays which offers theater goers a single price per level of the brand new Samsung Performing Arts Theater.
Around 2012, with Arts and Culture being a key component to solidify Makati’s status as the city that celebrates creativity, ALI announced plans to convert the old Sta. Ana race track into what would be known as the Arts, Entertainment and Culture District of Makati. In the past, the race track has provided entertainment for generations of horse-racing aficionados. Now, Ayala Land intends to preserve the district’s entertainment equity by bringing in a multi-faceted form of entertainment, one that is both interactive and world class.
Located at the heart of the city, this 22-hectare integrated, mixed-used lifestyle district in Makati will give a new deﬁnition to arts, culture, and entertainment for all. With its intent on family focused entertainment, this exciting township development has launched several projects that very well positions itself as the center of arts and culture in Makati. Circuit Makati offers citizens, young and old, multiple ways to enjoy a rich and diverse artistic lifestyle. From the ﬂexible and multi-use black box theater Power Mac Center Spotlight, to the dynamic and exciting outdoor concert venue Circuit Events Grounds, to the relaxing and inspiring Circuit Arts Lane, to the soon to rise international contemporary arts museum Contempo, Circuit Makati is a one stop place where something amazing is sure to be always on.
Anchoring this exciting and diverse estate is the state-of-the-art Samsung Performing Arts Theater. Designed by US-based consultants, Theatre Projects Consultants, and experts on sound design, Akustiks, in partnership with GF & Partners Architects and world-renowned architects from Calliston RTKL, the Samsung Performing Arts Theater is a 1,500-seater landmark performance facility built to provide a home for the Filipino, international and global talent. A venue that celebrates artistry at its ﬁnest, nurtures promising local artists, and promotes accessibility of the performing arts to all. Whether planning a musical or a concert in the acoustically stunning main auditorium or a cocktail party at the JZA Sr. Hall, the Samsung Performing Arts Theater can provide a perfect venue that exudes modern elegance and sophistication with amenities that are at par with theaters and performing arts facilities around the world.
Pro-Filipino, International Standards, Sophisticated and Inclusive are some of the brand identities that define the space. Centrally located that is easily accessible by foot, public transport and/or private vehicles with myriad lifestyle and recreational options within its immediate vicinity. Numerous parking spaces with even some having immediate and direct access to the building. Upscale hotel, residential offerings and office spaces around the area with more being developed provides an overall one stop artistic hub for everyone.
Working with the same team behind one of the leading theater design consultants in the world with portfolios that includes major theaters in New York’s Broadway and London’s West End, not to mention some of the most iconic theaters in Asia including Singapore’s Esplanade and the Hong Kong Cultural Center, Samsung Performing Arts Theater boasts of state of the art back of house technical facilities, international front of house amenities and one of a kind features that distinguishes it from the other performing arts facilities in the country.
It has been some 30 years when Makati last a had a full standalone performing arts facility with the Rizal Theater. Considered back then and by many as an elegant and plush theater consistent with the aesthetic of the Ayala Center, Rizal Theater was the place to be for cinema and arts in the city. Soon, after some 60 years since Rizal Theater was built, the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati will rise and will be the center of everything arts and culture within the district and will further position ALI’s consistent vision of a city with a soul, enriching lives through the arts.