Went with my sister to watch the Manila Leg of Les Miserables few months back and it was MINDBLOWN! I am soooo in love with the actor who is playing Jean Valjean, he has the best tenor voice that I’ve ever heard, especially when he sang “Bring Home”. Right in the feels, I tell you! Naiyak ako, huhuhu!
I can only comment on the location though. Compared to my experience watching Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera in CCP Main theater, I still preferred watching musicals in CCP than in Solaire, for many reasons:
- The theater vibe.
- The sound system. CCP has more surround sound than in Solaire.
- The after-event scenario. We were informed by the staff to *courteously* exit the theater immediately after the show. I’ve been in too many shows in CCP and I’ve never experienced anything like this, seriously.
- Cheap dining establishments (lol!) for CCP has Jollibee, Mang Inasal, KFC, etc. sori na tipid mode eh!
- We don’t know where the artist entrance/exit is located LOL! My sister (who is more of a theater geek than I am) see to it that we’ll be having a photo op and/or an autograph from the artists in the event.
Perhaps the advantage for having the event situated in Solaire is the parking (for car owners lol) and the convenience of playing in the casinos after the event. Dining establishments are also present in solaire, but definitely more pricey. It can do a state-of-the-art stage design and lighting (something that CCP can also do, but much less) And did I say that they have a stable internet connection for everyone to enjoy?
But anyway, it was an amazing experience for me. I look forward for my next musical/concert that we’ll be watching soon. J now what to watch next?