Co-written by Olivier Oliveros
Manila, Philippines, February 3, 2014 – Tessa Rufino-Prieto Valdes, famous socialite and occasional theater actress, alongside the stars of the WICKED Australasian tour Jemma Rix (Elphaba), Susie Mather (Glinda), Steve Danielsen (Fiyero) and Jay Laga’aia (The Wizard), held a live auction at the end of the morning of WICKED on Friday, January 31 at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
An afternoon tea with some of the cast members; a make-up bag MAC Cosmetics, the show’s makeup sponsor; and two behind-the-scenes tour passes raised PhP75,000 ($1,655), PhP35,000 ($772) and PhP95,000 ($2,100), respectively, for the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda ) that hit the central Philippines.
Other cast members also passed around several “Ozdust” buckets asking for donations. A related post on Instagram, a photo and video sharing platform, claimed that one of those buckets raised about PhP50,000 ($1,103).
Non-participants in the live auction can still choose to bid online for the following items:
- Glinda’s Practice Wand Accessory (CODE: WKDMNL004, starting offer at PhP22,750 [$502])
- An extra role in WICKED at the CCP (CODE: WKDMNL002, starting offer at PhP91K [$2,008])
- A sheet music signed by Stephane SchwartzWICKED’S composer and lyricist (CODE: WKDMLA003, starting bid PhP45,500 [$1,004])
- A vacation trip to London, which includes two round-trip business class air tickets c/o Philippine Airlines, accommodation at the Athenaeum Hotel and two tickets to WICKED-London’s West End (CODE: WKDMNL001, offer of starting at PhP150K [$3,310])
Auctions by e-mail to [email protected] no later than Saturday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. Philippine Standard Time.
The latest auction results are found HERE.
WICKED-Manila has extended its run at PCC until Sunday, March 9.
For regular tickets, visit ticketworld.com.ph.
For limited peak tickets, check out HERE.
Pictures of Jory Rivera