Quirk of the Month: Phantom Souvenirs

I’ve tried to tame down my tendency to hoard cartoon character trinkets and cheaper-by-the-dozen souvenirs whenever I visit theme parks or tourist destinations, but I’m successful only half the time.

Plays and musicals are no exception to my souvenir obsession. I still have my Spring Awakening playbill autographed by Jonathan Groff and the rest of the cast, a Rock of Ages button, Mamma Mia! gym shorts, and other overpriced souvenirs.

As a member of the press, I’ve met the cast of Phantom of the Opera in Manila several times—during the first official press conference on August 13, the technical dress rehearsal on August 24, the press preview on August 28, and gala night on August 30. Who’s to complain? I’m a big fan of musicals!

The organizers behind Phantom in Manila gave me a number of souvenirs to add to my collection—a plush monkey with cymbals (in reference to the Phantom’s monkey music box), a Phantom shirt, the playbill, and the Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall 25th Anniversary commemorative CD. Thank you, Concertus Manila!

But wait, there’s more! The souvenir stand at CCP, a.k.a. The Phantom Shop, boasts of other irresistible loot, such as the charm bracelet and enamel key ring—all Phantom-themed, of course! Take your pick from the inventory below.

Baby tees and t-shirts, P800 to 1,000 each
Caps, P500
Charm bracelet, P1,000
Enamel key ring, P300
Enamel magnet, P300
Mask key ring, P400
Logo poster, P200
Love Never Dies (Phantom of the Opera sequel) CD, P750
Phantom mask, P800
Magic Phantom Mug, P500 (Mask appears when your pour in something hot)
Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall 25th Anniversary 2-CD, P750
Playbill/ souvenir program, P500
Silver mask necklace, P600
Stuffed bear, P800
White bone China mug, P500

All souvenirs are sold at the lobby of the CCP Main Theater. I have my eye on the silver mask necklace, which I plan to purchase after catching the show one last time with my family on September 13.



Watch The Phantom of the Opera from August 25 to October 14, 2012 at the CCP Main Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City. Tickets are available via Ticketworld. Ticket prices: P7,280, P6,032, P4,680, P3,640, P2,340, and P1,820. Dress code: formal for Gala Night, smart casual to semi-formal for all the other shows.

Students can avail of a discount exclusively for seats at Balcony 1 and 2 throughout the season. Family packages offer 40% discount on your 3rd and 4th tickets.

For more info, visit facebook.com/POTOManila and ticketworld.com.ph.

Photos by Zai Boongaling

September 4, 2012


  1. nynaeve wrote:

    Hi, Kate. Do you know where to purchase the souvenir program? I know the show has ended some months ago, but do you know of any other source where I could get one?

    • Kate wrote:

      Hi, Nynaeve. Try contacting the organizer, Concertus Manila, to see if they have any left. Visit facebook.com/ConcertusManila.

  2. mickey wrote:

    where can i purchas the letle monkey replica from the phantom of the opera

    • Kate wrote:

      Hi, Mickey. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any official monkey replica yet. Just click on the Amazon Shop link above to see other Phantom souvenirs you can find online. Thanks!

  3. Eliza wrote:

    are all souvenirs still available?

    • Marly wrote:

      Never been to the theater you’re sapnkieg of but I’ve been to plenty of shows. I’d say business casual slacks and a blazer with a button down shirt. A suit and tie might feel like a bit much. I’m fairly young though, an older man would likely be fine in a suit. There will probably idiots there in jeans and sneakers but I say keep it classy and who really cares if you’re a little overdressed. Think of it like going to a nice restaurant but not a super formal black tie only restaurant.

  4. Name * wrote:

    Hi I was wondering the Love Never Dies cd is it just a soundtrack or is it a recording of the play?

  5. cris wrote:

    I just bought a souvenir program.

  6. cris wrote:

    I watched the Phantom of the Opera at CCP last sunday, Sept.16 and it was a great show. I’ve seen the movie for many times also the movie shown last year as part of their 25th Anniversary at The Royal Albert Hall. I really enjoyed it.

  7. cris wrote:

    Hi. Are the dvd sold at CCP lobby are the ones that I saw at music stores like odyssey? How much is the monkey music box and are there any souvenir program for sale? thanks.

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