Touringkitty Travels: Beauty and the Beast…auf Deutsch, bitte!

Cos this article circulated the web yesterday (click the photo!). Curtains are opening January 2015 at the CCP.
Curtains are opening on January 2015 at the CCP!

Were you able to read this article? It quickly circulated through the web and social media, that’s why most of us are asking how much will the tickets be.

My daughter was quick to remark that she saw this on Movie Stars Cafe (click this linkΒ to get a 10% discount on your visit!).

I saw this musical with the Madz back in 2007 in Berlin. Only it was in Deutsch! And we understood it since we have watched the cartoons as kids.

Free days are most treasured during our Madz tours. One free day during our Berlin stop in 2007 was spent watching a Disney musical live at the Potsdamer Platz theater. We were in for a treat–the one doing Belle was a Filipina, and we had a theater tour!

Not to be a spoiler, but I want to show some photos of our backstage tour. The production was kind enough to show us what’s happening before the show.

Let's begin with Belle's dressing room. Ain't it cute?
Let’s begin with Belle’s dressing room. Ain’t it cute?
And, this, my friends, is Belle. =) She is Leah delos Santos. And she's amazing!
And, this, my friends, is Belle. =) She is Leah delos Santos. And she’s amazing!
Leah shows us their costumes!
Leah shows us their costumes! This is where they do quick changes.
Gotta. Love. The. Plates!
Gotta. Love. The. Plates!
And this book case, too!
And this book case, too!
My friend, Mavic, tried to be the drawer.
My friend, Mavic, tried to be the drawer.
While I tried to be Mrs. Potts =)
While I tried to be Mrs. Potts =)
Can you take a guess who this is?
Can you take a guess who this is?
The cast. Bravi!!
The cast. Bravi!!
Madz sopranos batch 2007 watching the show. Mavic, me, Karlene, Bianca, Liaa, Rhina.
Madz sopranos batch 2007 watching the show. Mavic, me, Karlene, Bianca, Liaa, Rhina.

It was purely in German, but we did have a great time watching! Here’s some after show photos:

Beauty and the Beast with Touringkitty! Yngve and Leah (they're real-life sweethearts, too!).
Beauty and the Beast with Touringkitty! Yngve Gasot-Romdal and Leah delos Santos.

And then we pretended to be like them:

Contestant number 1: Em and Jo-Honey.
Contestant number 1: Em and Jo-Honey.
Contestant number 2: Enrico and Mavic! Haha. They're the clear winners =)
Contestant number 2: Enrico and Mavic! Haha. They’re the clear winners =)

I will try to find the other photos of this series!

Dinner with the Madz gang and Leah.
Dinner with the Madz and Leah and some hosts the day after.
It was an honor meeting a truly great Filipino artist making waves abroad. Philippine performance soon, perhaps? (On photo: Melody Lalata of Summit Media, Leah delos Santos, Your Royal Kittyness, and Filipino soprano Karlene Hayworth now based in London).
On photo: Melody Lalata of Summit Media, Leah delos Santos, Your Royal Kittyness, and Filipino soprano Karlene Hayworth now based in London.

It was an honor meeting a truly great Filipino artist making waves abroad. Philippine performance soon, perhaps?

I’m really excited to see the English version in January. Are you watching, too?

 

~ Touringkitty

3 Comments

  1. TweenselMom said:

    Very nice Em! My daughters and I love Belle so much and we have yet to see a musical like this one πŸ™‚

    May 16, 2014
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  2. Mimi Lopez said:

    Very nice article Em! I remember this and Bianca’s photos on this event are part of her very first photo book now totaling 14 books! What an interesting experience for you guys!

    May 17, 2014
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    • Em Alcantara said:

      Thanks for dropping by Tita Mimi πŸ™‚ watching shows during that trip was one of the best experiences, apart from the competition pressure and winning it after all, that is! I was able to watch an opera as well, and when we were at the US after the Europe tour, I watched even more shows!

      May 29, 2014
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