August 23, 2007
Wanders. (P100/ photo with cast members) Captivating, Timeless and Musical Delight. World-Class Entertainment, Never Seen Before.
Wanders is simply awesome. It is better to watch it without any expectation. It is like watching acrobatic acts of Cirque de Soleil, musical antics of the Blue Man group, and showmanship of a Las Vegas production. The production is created by the same group behind the production of Miss Saigon in Manila. The music is world class coming from the top musicians and singers in the industry. Calvin Millado plays the tour guide with Topper Fabregas and Cathy Azanza as Pol and Pola. Noni Buencamino acts and sings Elvis Presley and Austin Powers. The cast is reinforced by world class talents of the Russian dancers from Moscow and Belarussia and the Chinese acrobats from Henan province of China.
For me, the best ones are the Manuever's version of the Blue Man Group where they use bamboo sticks and huge trash cans to create music. Although, I thought that sequence was too short and I was craving for more of Manuevers. We also like the chinese Flight of Love which reminded me of Cirque de Soleil's Mystere show in Las Vegas. You should see the two lovers flying in the air and performing acrobatic stunts and "love scenes". Lastly, I am amazed at the flexibility of the little chinese girls which you can see in this short video clip of Wanders.
It is still far from becoming a "world-class" show because the acrobats made mistakes. I've watched three shows of Cirque de Soleil and I've never seen any mistake in the execution of the stunts. They probably just need more practice. Also, I did not get the entire plot of the show. It appears that there was a tour guide who showed the different wonders of the world to a tourist couple. Then, they went to Las Vegas, China and other places. The tour ends in the Philippines where they "tried" to get audience participation in the final dance sequence of the show. They still have time to improve the overall story line and create a climactic ending.
Thanks to PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Efraim C. Genuino for believing in this Filipino produced world-class, family oriented entertainment. The show is for the entire family so I regret that I did not bring Aidan to watch the show. I hesitated to bring him along because I thought it was inappropriate to bring him to the Casino at night.
Captivating, timeless, a musical delight...
WANDERS is a one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza that top bills our best homegrown talents in the entertainment scene. It showcases world-class Filipino performers who are out to captivate audiences with soulful renditions of timeless classics and vibrant dance numbers. A fusion of cultures, the show also highlights gravity-defying aerial acrobatics and stunning displays of skills by flamboyant performers from China and Russia.
Every WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, and SATURDAY
PAGCOR Grand Theater ,Airport Casino Filipino
Parañaque City, Metro Manila
Date: July 21 to Dec. 29
Telephone Number: +632 852 7758/ 54, +632 851 7690
Ticket Prices: P3000, P2500, P2000, P1500, P1200 via Ticketworld
Officiate Website: Casino Filipino Online Wanders