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Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Steve Danielsen (Fiyero), Tessa Prieto Valdes, and Suzy
Mathers (Glinda) act as live auctioneers. Photo by Jory Rivera

Co-written by Oliver Oliveros

Manila, Philippines, February 3, 2014--Celebrity socialite and occasional theater actress Tessa Rufino-Prieto Valdes, alongside WICKED Australasian tour stars Jemma Rix (Elphaba), Suzie Mathers (Glinda), Steve Danielsen (Fiyero), and Jay Laga'aia (The Wizard), hosted a live benefit auction at the end of WICKED'S matinee performance on Friday, January 31, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) main theatre.

An afternoon tea with some of the cast members; a makeup kit from MAC Cosmetics, the show's makeup sponsor; and two backstage tour passes raised PhP75K ($1,655), PhP35K ($772), PhP95K ($2,100), respectively, for the victims of recent typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that slammed central Philippines.

Other members of the cast also passed around several "Ozdust" buckets to ask for donations. A related post on Instagram, a photo and video-sharing platform, claimed that one of those buckets had collected around PhP50K ($1,103).

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
DEFYING GRAVITY music sheet, signed by Stephen
Schwartz on January 31, 2014, is up for auction with
starting bid at $1,004.

Non-attendees to the live benefit auction may still opt to bid online for the following items:

  1. Glinda's training wand prop (CODE: WKDMNL004, starting bid at PhP22,750 [$502])
  2. A walk-on role in WICKED at the CCP (CODE: WKDMNL002, starting bid at PhP91K [$2,008])
  3. A music sheet signed by Stephen Schwartz, WICKED'S composer and lyricist (CODE: WKDMLA003, starting bid at PhP45,500 [$1,004])
  4. A vacation trip to London, which includes two round-trip business class air tickets c/o Philippine Airlines, accommodation at Athenaeum Hotel, and two tickets to WICKED-London's West End (CODE: WKDMNL001, starting bid at PhP150K [$3,310])

Email bids at bid@wickedthemusical.com.ph on or before Saturday, February 15 at 5 p.m. Philippine Standard Time.

Latest bid results are found HERE.

WICKED-Manila has extended its run at the CCP until Sunday, March 9.

For regular tickets, visit ticketworld.com.ph.

For limited rush tickets, check out HERE.

Photos by Jory Rivera

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Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Jay Laga'aia, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Steve Danielsen, Jemma Rix, Suzie Mathers

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Steve Danielsen, Jemma Rix, Suzie Mathers

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Steve Danielsen, Tessa Prieto Valdes, Suzie Mathers

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Jemma Rix

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Steve Danielsen

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Suzie Mathers

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Jay Laga'aia

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
Tessa Prieto Valdes, Jay Laga'aia

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
With the live auction winners

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
WICKED cast members with the Ozdust buckets

Photo Coverage: WICKED-Manila Holds Live Auction for Typhoon Victims
WICKED cast members with the Ozdust buckets

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Jory Rivera Jory Rivera is a hobbyist photographer. He is a contributor for OPMB Worldwide, a Philippine-based website that covers national and international pageants.

He joins BroadwayWorld Philippines because theater is his first love. In his own little way, he feels so proud to contribute to promoting theater in the country.


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