KAOS: When Las Vegas meets Broadway

My dad is celebrating his ...ty-seven birthday on March 1st and so we've decided to celebrate at Resorts World last weekend. Luckily, the show KAOS is still running (it is on a 6-month run since December of last year) and we booked 23 of us in the family. Too bad that they don't allow babies inside the theater so my barely 2y/o neice (and hence the mom & dad) were unable to join us (but are set to watch next week but without the baby).

The show started promptly at 3pm, with ushers politely guiding guests to their seats in the Newport Performing Arts Theater (at the 3rd floor of Maxim's). Most of the viewers were families with kids and families with balikbayan relatives and foreigner friends. M and I were seated at the middle-front row of the Balcony area while the elders (mom, dad, lola and our balikbayan tito and tita) were at the Deluxe. The kids and my bro and sisses were at the far back of the Balcony area.

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The story of Kaos revolves around the quest of Prince Walter (Pinoy Idol finalist Gian Magdangal -- but it was the alternate-which-I-forgot the name who performed when we watched) to find the girl of his dreams. Through a magical mirror, he sees the heroine Giselle (Portuguese-Canadian Martha Joy) and follows her to the future with the scheming Advisor (Joel Trinidad) and the King (Jemuel Victorino). While these artists sang (through the accompaniment of the Manila Symphony Orchestra) and acted throughout the show, there was never a dull moment as stunts and tricks were beautifully interspersed throughout the storyline.

Kaos was the name of the real white lion which helped Prince Walter defeat the interfering advisor (who also wanted to make Giselle his own). The other wild cats that appeared on the show was Sito the white tiger and Betty the yellow tiger. Master Illusionist Enrique Polo, who also played the role of the Good Wizard trained them. Oohs and ahhs can be heard from the crowd, and I was very amused to see the reaction from my son's face as he watched intently throughout the show.

My favorite stunts were the heart-stopping act of the Human Time Machine from Columbia (I was trying so hard not to let out any wild scream as we watched one of them use a skipping rope in top and around the rotating platform) and the Cycle of Life (the motorcyclists --- all five of them whizzing around a big ball --- from Spain). I literally became prayerful as I called out God's name and prayed none of them get hurt!

The other performers were also very good -- The Defying Gravity Troupe from China, the macho men The Power Duo and acclaimed dancers from Europe and the 2008 World HipHop Dance Champs The Philippine All-Stars (who before the show was walking around Maxim's inviting people to watch the show.)
All in all the show was worth every cent we paid for. (Though until now, I am still bothered by some few things: (1) that there seems to be more chemistry between the Power Duo than Prince Walter and Giselle, (2) that dancers' asses are still flashing before me - in their shiny red thongs and (3) that Enrique Polo's face --- had to appear in the big screens (all 3 of them) zoomed in each time, before he appears in front of the stage with the wild cats.) LOL. That's just me.

At the end of the show, the audience were given a chance to have their photos taken with Sito, the white tiger. How I wished it was the real Kaos instead (and and and...not the cheeky mascot) but Sito is definitely okay. We had to pay a high price of 600php though just for one shot. (I'll post the picture once I've scanned it)

KAOS is surely a must-watch for adults and kids alike!

***I'll add more pictures later on =)
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I got these details from the Resorts World website that you may find useful:

Show Schedule:
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 9:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 9:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

UPDATE: There will be no KAOS shows on February 26, 2011.

The following dates are already sold out: March 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25

Ticket Prices:

Upper Balcony82PHP 988.00
Balcony569PHP 1,188.00
Deluxe398PHP 1,888.00
Premiere315PHP 2,688.00
VIP136PHP 2,888.00

Buy your tickets at the RWM Box Office located at the main casino entrance.

Ticket Discounts Offered:

Resorts World Manila Members *
Emerald Card10%
Silver Card15%
Gold/Platinum Card20%

* Transactions should be made at the RWM Box Office only.

For more details visit the following websites:

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