Celebrities graced the Southeast Asian premiere of High School Musical: The Ice Tour, which was heldat the Araneta Coliseum last July 10.
"It was wonderful tosee a rendition of High School Musical 1 and 2 on ice. We've seen it onTV and onstage, and it's great to see it on ice!" exclaimed teen sensation SamConcepcion, who played the lead role of Troy Bolton in the Philippine theaterrun of the High School Musical series early this year. He watched this event with Viva Artist talent Cheska Ortega (who played Gabriella Montez opposite Sam in the play organized by STAGES).
Other stars who gracedthe opening night's red carpet were Shaina Magdayao, John Prats, Sheryn Regis,Bb. Pilipinas beauties, Yeng Constantino, Rachelle Ann Go, Vince Hizon and hiswife Shaan Bermudez, young stars from ABS-CBN's Goin' Bulilit, MakisigMorales, Dennis Padilla, Victor Basa, Gloria Romero, Claudine Barretto, herhusband Raymart Santiago and their daughter Sabina. The star-studded event clearly showed that evencelebrities are fans of this special rock concert on ice.
The gala event was preceded bya charity day sponsored by Bb. Pilipinas Charities, where reigning BinibingPilipinas beauty queens Janina San Miguel (Bb. Pilipinas-World), PatriciaFernandez (Bb. Pilipinas-International), and Danielle Castaño (Bb. Pilipinas 1st runner-up) gave kids from Quezon City DSWD, Sisters of Charity,Channel of Hope, Colombian Nuns, and San Martin de Porres an opportunity towatch the opening night for free. Together with former title-holders Alma Concepcion,Mafae Yunon-Belasco, Nina Ricci Alagao, Myrna Panlilio-Borromeo, and GloriaDiaz, they handed out gifts and goodies from Pizza Hut and Snaxx to the kidsbefore they attended the show.
"There's no doubtabout it, you will not be disappointed with the show. This is adding a newlevel of energy to the High School Musical experience, which no one hasever seen before," shared Eric Gravelle, regional marketing director for Southeast Asia and India of Feld Entertainment, the producers of the tour.
The Ice Tour, whichhas thrilled millions of fans across America and Europe, features a live fusionof upbeat songs, groovy dance moves and team-spirited fun to celebrate themusic of the original Emmy Award-winning Disney movie High School Musical,along with its sequel High School Musical 2.
Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tourfeatures chart-topping hits such as "We're All in This Together," "Get'cha Headin the Game," "Start of Something New," "Stick to the Status Quo," along withnew music from High School Musical 2.
East High comes aliveas a distinguished set of talented Olympic skaters headline the cast of theadaptation of High School Musical on Ice. "We have some of the world'smost talented skaters to play East High School's own Troy, Gabriella, Ryan,Sharpay, Chad and Taylor," according to Nicole Feld of Feld Entertainment."They'll be heating up the ice performing chart-topping tunes and signaturechoreography, and with the ice as the dance floor, this event will be an unprecedentedtwist on a fan favorite."
Disney'sHigh School Musical: The Ice Tour runs until July 20 at the Araneta Coliseum. Ticketare priced at P1340, P1100, P900, P640, P350, and P150. For reservations, callTicketnet at 911-5555 or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph.