KAOS, the Circus Musical
KAOS, an original production by Resorts World, is the name of the land where the entire circus musical is set. The title is inspired by the actual name of the white lion in the show. It is a Chinese Acrobatic show+ American Circus + Cirque de Soleil + Broadway Musical rolled into one.
Here are the highlights...
The backdrop of the stage is the largest LED Wall built in the country. The show also makes use of state-of-the-art lights (and sounds) technology, enabling faster backdrop changes throughout the 90-minute show (no intermission). Nevertheless, the stage sets are still manually pushed.
When we watched, the sounds were a bit muffled in the first few rows. They should have fixed it by now.
World-class performers indeed!
I still think the story was a bit pilit, though. I guess it didn't help that the songs were original and not that popular (except for a few). It would have helped if there was a souvenir program with the song lyrics so that the audience could follow the story better.
Spanish master illusionist Enrique Polo performed some magic tricks, like the Human Cannonball. (It's amazing! No spoilers here. :) )
Enrique brings with him three animals showcased in the show, namely:
I also enjoyed watching the South American performers of the Human Time Machine:
I first saw this feat in the Mystere show of Cirque de Soleil. I can't believe such world-class acts are now here in Manila.
For me, this was the best circus act -- the Cycle of Life with 5 Spanish riders spinning inside the globe cage, which then splits into two, with 2 riders below and 3 riders on the upper part. Galing! (Usually kasi apat lang.)
Highly Recommended! Don't miss it! :)
Newport Performing Arts Theater inside Resorts World Manila.
December 1, 2010 - May 29, 2011 (6-month run only)
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 9:00pm
Ticket Prices at Resorts World Manila:
Upper Balcony - P 988.00
Balcony - P 1,188.00
Deluxe - P 1,888.00
Premiere - P 2,688.00
VIP - P 2,888.00
Resorts World Manila Members Discount:
Emerald Card 10% | Silver Card 15% | Gold/Platinum Card 20%
NOTE: Only kids 3 years old and above are allowed.
For more info: Kaos Official Website
Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: Our friend Benson, who is connected with the Resorts World management, treated us to watch Kaos. That is also the reason why we got special permission to shoot the entire show, which is usually not allowed. We paid for the P1,000 photo with Sito, the White Tiger.
P.S. If you plan to watch, I suggest you consider watching on January 27, Thursday, which is a fund-raising event entitled, Fulfilling Dreams Through The Magic of KAOS. It is a benefit show for Living For Christ Foundation's Housing and Social Development Project for the poor in San Simon, Pampanga.
There will be prizes raffled off during the show through the generosity of Genting Hong Kong:
- Original 180 1-night cruise packages (good for two) aboard the Star Pisces, departing from & returning to Hong Kong
- 12 cruise packages (also for two), departing from Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan
- Grand prize: a 7-day Western Mediterranean trip for two onboard the new Norwegian Epic.
P.P.S. Some more tips when watching the show:
Still, it is best to be on your best behavior when around the tiger. It is still quite dangerous to go near a big cat. (You wouldn't want to be the next youtube star with this type of video -- Circus Lion Attack Caught on Tape.)
One of the reasons I don't blog about Resorts World Mall is that it is NOT kid-friendly. The entire mall is a smoking area and the non-smoking areas are found inside the restaurants. It is designed for gamblers and not for families.
KAOS is the first attempt to attract families and kids, and I heard they will be building a giant playground of sorts on the top floors.