Monday, October 26, 2015

The show that set Seoul on fire is finally coming to Manila!

Cookin’ Nanta, a non-verbal performance of reckless rhythms that dramatize customary Korean percussion in a strikingly comedic stage show will be playing for a limited season at The Theatre at Solaire from November 10 to 15, 2015.

Nanta, a Korean word which means “to strike relentlessly,” is the theme of the performance. But what makes the show unique is that it involves the use the use of knives and sticks, scoops and spoons to “nanta” the whole stage.

Knives and other kitchen utensils are transformed into musical instruments in the hands of the performers. They thrill the audience with acrobatic cooking shows, a surprise wedding ceremony and an exciting dumpling challenge.

The highlight of the show is a “Water Drum Sequence” where drummers beat five standing kitchenware drums with water and LED lights on them and this climax leaves the audience wondering whether it’s the drums or their heart beating.

Cookin’ Nanta has been one of the most popular shows in Korea ever since it premiered in October 1997, drawing the largest number of spectators in Korean theater history. Instead of remaining where it is, its artistic and cultural values have constantly been upgraded, reaching Germany, Austria, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia and New York, among others.

Ticket prices:

VIP - P4,500

A Reserve - P3,500

B Reserve - P2,800

C Reserve - P1,200

D Reserve - P600

*Ticket prices are exclusive of TicketWorld fees.

The Manila season of Cookin’ Nanta opens on November 10, 2015. Tickets are on sale through TicketWorld. Call 891-9999 or visit For group bookings, email

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