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 theatergoers a single price per level of the brand new Samsung Performing Arts Theater.
Tickets go on general public sale on the 6th of June through ticketworld.com.ph.
MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Director/Choreographer: Nick Winston
Musical Supervisor: Mark Crossland
Associate Director: Ryan Lee Seager
Set Designer: Tom Rogers
Video Designer: Douglas O’Connell
Sound Designer: Ben Harrison
Costume Designer: Sarah Mercade
Costume Supervisor: Megan Rarity
TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION
From October 27 to November 20, 2022
Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Ticket prices will be from P1800 with a special ticket offer for Tuesdays as low as P 1000
ABOUT GMG PRODUCTIONS
GMG Productions have its headquarters in Manila servicing the Asia Pacific region, as well as regional bases in New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK.
Having strong existing relationships with some of the world’s most acclaimed Producers, GMGP is dedicated to bringing prestigious productions to the region. The GMGP founders and management team comprise some of the entertainment industry’s elite who are also supported by a strong in-house team with a wealth of experience in production, marketing, and design to enable GMGP to service every aspect needed to present shows in the Asia Pacific.
Over the past decade, the GMGP team has been involved in producing numerous shows from CATS and RSC’s Matilda in Manila, Disney’s The Lion King, Les Misérables, MAMMA MIA! And WICKED, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Audiences will be experiencing more of what Broadway and London’s West End have to offer, with an exciting lineup of shows in the coming years.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Ayala Land’s Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati
Located at the heart of the city, Circuit Makati is a 22-hectare integrated, mixed-used lifestyle district that carries Ayala Land’s signature brand of quality and gives a new definition to arts, culture, and entertainment for all.
Anchoring everything is the Samsung Performing Arts Theater. Designed by US-based consultants, Theater Project Solutions, and experts on sound design, Akustics, in partnership
with GF and Partners and world-renowned architects from Callison RTKL, the Samsung Performing Arts Theater is a 1,500-seater landmark performance facility built to provide a home for 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. With its mission of striving to continually elevate the quality of life for the general public, Ayala Land will now have the Samsung Performing Arts Theater as another means of breathing soul to the city.