A Decadal Curtain Call: The Sandbox Collective’s 2024 Season Lineup is Here

Stage & Performing Arts

MANILA, Philippines—In 2014, The Sandbox Collective raised the curtain on its theatrical journey, and now, a decade later, the company persists in delivering groundbreaking theatrical work for Manila audiences. Celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary, The Sandbox Collective proudly unveils its 2024 Season, centered around themes of coming of age and rediscovery.

Fresh from the success of recent productions like Sandbox Fest 2023, featuring Lungs and Every Brilliant Thing, and Bawat Bonggang Bagay, the collective gears up for a thrilling season that pays homage to its journey and continuous rediscovery. Reflecting the collective’s evolution, the lineup explores growing pains, milestones, finding one’s voice and place in society, and navigating life’s biggest questions.

Kicking off in February 2024, the pandemonium begins with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, an award-winning Broadway musical directed by Missy Maramara, with Dingdong Rosales as assistant director and Rony Fortich as musical director. This bee promises a fast-paced, funny, and touching experience, running from February to March 2024 at PowerMac Center Spotlight Theater, Circuit Makati.

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Later in 2024, The Sandbox Collective presents the wickedly hilarious sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Toff De Venecia and featuring musical direction by Ejay Yatco. This Off-Broadway classic will run from July to August 2024 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC.

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Concluding the year, the Manila premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling book and adapted by Nia Vardalos, takes the stage. Directed by Jenny Jamora, the play explores reaching when stuck, healing when broken, and finding courage amid unanswered questions. Tiny Beautiful Things will have a limited 3-week engagement in November 2024 at the Zobel De Ayala Recital Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC.

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While these shows honor The Sandbox Collective’s transformative journey, they also nod to life’s nuances—where joy intertwines with pain, love accompanies loss, and seasons yield to new beginnings. As the collective marks its first decade, it aims to evolve with the times, growing alongside the local theater industry and its ever-changing audience.

Join The Sandbox Collective in celebrating its first decade and embracing a period of rediscovery at the theater in 2024.