As the local theater industry continues to boom in Metro Manila, the need for more venues where both established and young theater groups can stage simple or grand productions is on the rise.
It therefore comes as good news to the theater community that Power Mac Center has partnered with Ayala Land Inc. to build a one-of-a-kind “black box theater” inside Circuit Makati.
Aptly named Spotlight, it is part lf a developing master-plan that is poised to be the entertainment hub of Ayala’s central business district.
In August, Power Mac Center proudly introduced its contribution to local theater with an evening of music at Greenbelt 5 in Makati City.
The event also celebrated the company’s 21 years of providing Filipinos Apple products like Mac desktops and laptops, iPods, iPhones and iPads and premium accessories. Since its establishment in 1994, Power Mac Center has been credited for pioneering Apple presence’s in the Philippines.
Moreover, the retail company has long been known as a staunch supporter of the arts, music and gaming scenes.
“The 21 years for us has meant doing what we are passionate about–and it’s much more than just selling great products,” said Power Mac Center CEO Lawrence Sison in his speech.
“Power Mac Center has always been about offering tools that supercharge whatever you do. Whether you’re a musician, a graphic designer, a businessman, we pride ourselves in being a hub where people can come to learn, and be inspired to create.
“It is this very passion led us to Ayala Land, which has always been at the forefront in supporting creators of music, theatre, and other visual arts.”
Spotlight has a 300-seating capacity, a flexible seating setup, and lights and sounds equipment all designed to provide a venue for interactive, dynamic, fresh, and innovative performances.
Besides theater productions, the new venue can also accommodate concerts, dance performances, acting workshops, as well as seminars, corporate launches and private functions.
More importantly, Spotlight aims to promote talented Filipino artist and open new opportunities for them. To show just how at the event, Power Mac Center invited the Manila Symphony Orchestra to kick off its 21st anniversary celebration through the second season of the Sync Sessions concert.
First orchestrated in 2014 by the tech store, Sync Sessions is a series of live performances featuring musical acts in different genres, made noteworthy with the sole use of Mac and iOS devices. This year’s outing spotlighted performances of rock artist Franco and Urbandud band.
Finally, Power Mac Center proudly announced that Spotlight will open this September with Chuva Choo Choo: The Mr. Kupido Musical—celebrating the work of respected composer Vehnee Saturno—for its debut show.