The design and architecture of the Music Museum is living art. The Proscenium and the unique stairway leading up to the theater was designed by in-house designer/artist Osler Ladia. The stairway was inspired by the idea of “rising from the ashes”, which was the story of the Music Museum’s rebirth after the 1994 fire. The original stairway, designed by Impy Pilapil, was white and pastel with metal-framed railings, fiberglass sides and neon lights. After the fire, only the metal framing remained, but it too was burned. Ladia liked its rugged look and texture though and from it he created a new railing that depicted different musical genre, rendered in unique, appropriate fonts. He exposed these to the elements to achieve more texture, and added cutouts here and there to achieve its current look. A new floor was painted by Ladia that draws inspiration from Miro and Braque for its vibrant colors and lines. The colorful floor, Ladia said, feels “almost musical”.
Music Museum Floor
Music Museum's Spiral Staircase
Many statement performances were staged at the Music Museum. Besides the iconic “Vagina Monologues” by Tony-award winning author Eve Ensler, “One Billion Rising” (a global movement founded by Ensler to end rape and sexual violence against women) was directed by acclaimed theater actress Monique Wilson on the Music Museum Stage. Monique and fellow supporters of women could no longer take that women were being raped, beaten, maimed, mutilated, burned and terrorized, and so staged this production. Members of Gabriela, the New Voice Company, Gabriela Women’s Party and others fully supported productions like these.
One Billion Rising
Jesus is Lord
Besides being an entertainment hub, the Music Museum is also a place of religious worship. Fellowship is held every Sunday at the Music Museum, and religious groups that have availed of it are the Harvester Christian Fellowship, the Metro Manila Christian Fellowship, the Victory Christian Fellowship and presently, Jesus is Lord, which has had the longest stint at 15 years. Sunday Mass has also been said regularly at the Promenade Food Court before Sunday services were transferred to the Promenade Hall at Promenade 3, the Music Museum Group’s new event place. During Lent, an annual recollection is held at Teatrino.
Divas 4 Divas poster
The Music Museum marked its 20th year with a grand concert at the Araneta Coliseum entitled Divas 4 Divas. It brought together for the first time four of the country’s best female singers -- Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Pops Fernandez and Regine Velasquez. The four divas wore spectacular fashions designed by Edwin Uy, Brian Leyva, Joey Samson and Oliver Tolentino with special accessories designed by Kuh’s brother, Constantino Ledesma. The rich repertoire included a tribute to the four divas’ international musical counterparts, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. The divas also did a Madonna medley.

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STARS AND SHOWS MAKE FOR A STARRY CHRISTMAS AT THE PROMENADE AND THEATER MALL

The stars came down and lit up the Promenade and Theater Mall this Holiday season in a fitting tribute to the Music Museum’s 30th anniversary.Indie artist Clara Benin turned on the Holiday vibes when she appeared with the Munimuni band and Reese Lansangan at the Music Museum on November 16.Matteo Guidicelli and Carlo Aquino followed suit on November 17 with a concert entitled #MatteoXCarlo that thrilled not just the audience but Matteo’s real-life girlfriend Sarah Geronimo as well.The Christmas season officially descended in this part of town as Jose Mari Chan, now considered as much of a Christmas icon as Santa Claus himself (at least in the Philippines), staged An Early Perfect Christmas November 21 at the Music Museum.Willie Nepomuceno invited everyone to Laugh-All-You-Can at his November 23 laugh-a-ton called Senior Moments.
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PPOP GENERATION FINDS A HOME AT TEATRINO

Shows start January 2019 Teatrino is now the home of the Ppop Generation, a group of 45 young, exciting and super-talented Viva talents that include former child stars Ella Reyes and Julian Trono who sing, dance and perform on stage to delight and entertain.These young talents were put together after a massive search and audition that included intensive training under veteran choreographer Geleen Eugenio and voice coaches Sushi Reyes and Zeb Zuñiga.Viva Communications Big Boss Vic Del Rosario teamed up with Masatoshi Mano a.k.a.
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PICK A GIFT FROM THE TREE!

Christmas is all about sharing joy, merriment and cheer.Share our happiness by picking a gift from our Little Christmas Tree.Come on down to the Promenade 3 Cinema Lobby and look for our generous, interactive tree.It’s the little tree that keeps on giving.Every Christmas Ball on the tree has a gift written at the back and it can be yours.
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