Thanks to my SIL, I was able to watch ASAP 18 last Sunday, April 21, 2013, together with my mom, sister and cousins. Our tickets were good for Studio Tours with ASAP 18. Each ticket cost PhP 200 tax inclusive.
(from left to right) Eric Santos, Jericho, Piolo, Gerald Anderson and Richard Poon
together with the winners of Binibining Pilipinas winners
I learned that it takes 2 to 3 months in advance to book the tour inclusive of one TV show and that it is already accepting reservations for the year 2014. ASAP 18, however, is fully booked already until July 2013 so we were really lucky we were able to secure seats to watch it.
|First stop: ShowTime studio|
We arrived at Studio Tours Office at around 8:30 am. We were the last ones to join the group. Some audience came from the province just to join the tour and watch the show.
Well, as you can see the studio was dimly-lit. In fact, when we arrived it was a total black out. Oh, and no aircon too!
|props borrowed from ShowTime|
The studio is quite small but it looks really huge on TV, thanks to the wide angle cameras used that magnifies the entire area up to 10x.
|with my Showtime kabarkada naks!|
|with Vice Ganda|
|Second stop: ABS-CBN NewsCenter|
My mom and I were seated in the anchors' seats for late night news telecast. This time the studio is much smaller than the first one with no seats for the audience available.
|ABS-CBN logo in the reception area|
|Third stop: Dolphy Theater|
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take a peek inside Dolphy Theater. A canteen is located directly across Dolphy Theater, that's where we had our early lunch. We were instructed that once we entered ASAP studio, food and drinks are not allowed.
|ticket to ASAP|
|sis and I were seated at the left side of the stage|
|cameraman on the left took a couple of my closeups shown on TV|
Thanks Mr. Cameraman for my exposure on TV hahaha
|(left side of the photo) security guard is seen roaming within the show area|
|the comedian who entertained us in between breaks|
The show hired a comedian to entertain us in between breaks. I never experienced a dull moment, it was pure fun and laughter.
|Piolo Pascual, Gericho Rosales, Erich Gonzales, Gerald Anderson and Kathryn Bernardo giving their opening spiels on camera|
Audience are advised not to take any photo with the TV actors/actresses. We were instructed to be lively on camera, we even practiced clapping our hands for TV ; p
All in all, we really enjoyed the show. It was super entertaining and I know I made my mom really happy. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
Have you watched any ABS-CBN live shows?
If you want to watch ABS-CBN Studio Tours + ASAP 18, head on to Studio Tours Office, Ground Floor, ELJ Communications Center, Eugenio Lopez Drive corner Mother Ignacia Street, Quezon City. You may also contact them at 4152272 local 3622 or 3624
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