About The Show

Sa Wakas is a critically acclaimed, homegrown musical based on the songs of one of the country’s most beloved rock bands, Sugarfree. Co-written by Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan and Mariane Abuan, with the music beautifully arranged by Ejay Yatco, Sa Wakas was one of the first to bring together the world of pop rock and theater in one groundbreaking musical. The show is created and produced by Charissa Pammit and is presented with the Manila Fringe Festival. 

A bittersweet story set in contemporary Manila, Sa Wakas raises the timeless question of why relationships fall apart. What makes the show unique is its unconventional perspective, adopting an inverse chronology wherein the narrative begins at the end of the crushing breakup and works its agonizing way backwards to the relationship’s starry-eyed beginning.

The Music

Sugarfree was an alternative rock group that was formed in 1999 and composed of Ebe Dancel (lead vocals/guitar) Jal Taguibao (bass/backup vocals) and Kaka Quisimbing (drums) who replaced Mitch Singson (drums) in 2006. Together, they released five albums: Sa Wakas (2003), Dramachine(2004), Tala-Arawan (2006), Sugarfree Live! with the Manila Symphony Orchestra (2008), and Mornings and Airports (2009). They spawned a variety of pop rock hits such as “Mariposa”, “Burnout”, “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak”, “Tulog Na”, “Hari ng Sablay” and “Makita Kang Muli”.

The group sadly disbanded in 2011, and held their memorable farewell concert “Paalam Pilipinas” in a rainy yet jam-packed Eastwood Plaza. Ebe Dancel now continues to make music as a solo artist under Star Records and has recently launched his album with the hit single, “Bawat Daan” – the very same one he composed for the musical back in 2013.

Sa Wakas aims to re-introduce these heart-wrenching songs to a new generation and present it with a fresh and distinct “broadway-fied” sound.

Cast and Creatives

Presented with
FringeMNL

Created and Produced By
Charissa Pammit

Directed by
Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan

Book by
Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan
Charissa Pammit

Original Music and Lyrics by
Ebe Dancel

Musical Arrangement by
Ejay Yatco

Story Contributor
Mariane A.R.T. Abuan
Dianne Sibal

Assistant Director & Costume Designer
Jodinand Aguillon

Associate Producer
Mikhail Tendero

Scenic Design by
Julian Vincent Cayabyab

Lighting Design by
Miggy Panganiban

Production Manager
Gabbi Campomanes

Head Stage Manager & Graphic Artist
Anissa Aguila

Stage Managers
Noelle Zarza
Franco Ramos

FOH Head & Social Media Manager
James Pe Lim

PR Consultant
Paolo dela Cruz

Sales Manager for Trade Marketing
Geneline Tan

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Sa Wakas 2017 run has officially closed. New show dates will added next year. Stay tuned!

Jan 12
Thursday | 8pm
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Jan 13
Friday | 8pm
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Jan 14
Saturday | 3pm
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Jan 14
Saturday | 8pm
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Jan 15
Sunday | 3pm
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Jan 15
Sunday | 8pm
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Jan 19
Thursday | 8pm
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Jan 20
Friday | 8pm
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Jan 21
Saturday | 3pm
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Jan 21
Saturday | 8pm
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Jan 22
Sunday | 3pm
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Jan 22
Sunday | 8pm
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Jan 26
Thursday | 8pm
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Jan 27
Friday | 8pm
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Jan 28
Saturday | 3pm
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Jan 28
Saturday | 8pm
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Jan 29
Sunday | 3pm
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Jan 29
Sunday | 8pm
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Jan 31
Tuesday | 8pm
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Feb 1
Wednesday | 8pm
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Feb 2
Thursday | 8pm
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Feb 3
Friday | 8pm
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Feb 4
Saturday | 3pm
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Feb 4
Saturday | 8pm
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Feb 5
Sunday | 3pm
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Feb 5
Sunday | 8pm
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Feb 7
Tuesday | 8pm
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Feb 8
Wednesday | 8pm
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Feb 9
Thursday | 8pm
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Feb 10
Friday | 8pm
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Feb 11
Saturday | 3pm
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Feb 11
Saturday | 8pm
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Feb 12
Sunday | 3pm
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Feb 12
Sunday | 8pm
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Ticket FAQ

What is showbuying? And why are some tickets available directly on the website, while others are not?

Shows are pre-bought in bulk by organizations or individuals seeking to raise funds. You can contact the showbuyers directly through the contact details provided in their respective show’s page.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance? Or can I just walk-in?

We encourage guests to purchase tickets in advance to ensure the best seating locations. Seats will remain on sale until performance time, based on availability.

I’d like to change my ticket to another show date. Can I still do that?

Because of our online ticketing system, all transactions are considered final. Our best advice would be to re-sell that ticket and then purchase a new one.

What are the differences between VIP, Gold and Silver seats?

Spotlight Theater only has one level, with some rows in tiered elevation. We base our pricing on each seat’s sightline to the stage. 

Are there student or senior citizen discounts?

Because our pre-selling ticketing system is now purely online, we won’t be able to offer discounts to students and seniors unless you buy on site. Just present your ID to the Front of House team and avail of your 10% discount. This is of course subject to ticket availability if you decide to walk-in and buy tickets at our box office.

How can I know the status of my reservation?

Log on to the website using the login button on the upper right corner of the website, then go to the My Tickets page by clicking the link also found on the upper right side of the website (The My Tickets page link will appear once you are logged in).

Show FAQ

How do I get to Circuit Makati via public transportation?

From MRT Magallanes Station, take a jeep towards PRC then go down at Circuit Makati. Power Mac Spotlight Theater is at the 2nd floor of the mall. 

Is there parking at the venue?

Yes, there is extensive parking right behind the theater. 

What time should I arrive?

Doors open 30 mins before the show but we highly suggest you plan to come in at least 1 hour prior to show time to account for our infamous Manila traffic.

What is the running time of the show?

3 hours with intermission

Will food and drinks be available at the venue?

The theater sits right smack in the middle of Circuit Makati where there are plenty of choices for a satisfying meal before or after the show. Our FOH team will also sell refreshments at the lobby. However, you have to leave them outside before coming in to the theater.

Can I bring my child to the show?

Some scenes and languages may not be suitable for children below 16 years old. 

Is there a cast recording I can purchase?

Soundtrack album is unavailable at this time due to licensing concerns.

Who will be the cast on the day I'll be watching?

Sorry, we won't be releasing information on who will be performing on which shows. But rest assured that ALL of our cast members are phenomenal!

Can I walk-in and buy tickets at the venue?

A limited number of RUSH tickets at 10% discount can be available at the venue on the day of the show.

STUDENT RUSH is also available at a 30% discount.

Announcements will be made on the morning of each show date. Selling will bagin 2 hours prior to open house.

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Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater at Circuit Makati