The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra was also tapped to be the orchestra for Resort World Manila’s seventh major stage production – the beloved family musical ANNIE.
The show was staged at the Newport Performing Arts Theater from September 30 to December 4, 2016.
The MPO ensemble played all the well-loved songs from ANNIE backing up an all-star cast that included talented newcomers Krystal Brimmer and Isabeli Araneta Elizalde alternating as little orphan ANNIE, award-winning actor Michael de Mesa (as billionaire Oliver Warbucks) and First Lady of Philippine Theater Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo who took on the role of the Ms. Hannigan, among many others.
The musical was marked with sold out shows and resounding good reviews and it gave all those who watched it a feeling of optimism that indeed, TOMORROW is just a day away.
Annie the Musical was directed by no less than Michael Williams.