Regine Velasquez is all set to perform popular musical songs both from Broadway and local theatrical productions in her concert series tagged as Regine at The Theater.
This concert series (which was conceptualized two years ago) will be held at Solaire Hotel and Casino on November 6, 7, 20 and 21.
Regine said she’s happy to be given the chance to focus on her first love: singing.
“Before I used to do this, I would do one major concert in a big venue and then I usually do a series.
“Nawala yung series kasi during that time nagso-soap ako, kung anu-ano ginagawa ko. Nakakalimutan ko gawin yung series.
“But now na medyo mas time ako, kasi nga mas gusto ko kumanta ngayon, napag-decide naming na gawin na yung series na ito,” she stated at a presscon held at Luxent Hotel, on Tuesday, October 6.
The Asia’s Songbird was also happy to say that she can handle doing several shows now that her condition has improved.
As it is, Regine’s throat got affected with her bouts of acid reflux in the past few years.
“Ang tagal na nitong pinaplano.
“Never naming nagagawa kasi we wanted to find a very nice venue na pang theater, kasi that’s the title.
“Nung time na nakahanap kami ng theater, I’m having a hard time singing pa so ipinagpaliban na muna.
“So, parang ngayon naging perfect na yung mga situation kaya tinuloy na namin.”
Veering away from her hit songs, Regine will be performing popular songs from musicals shown in Broadway as well as in local theater productions.
She revealed that she would be singing pieces from Les Miserables and Phantom of The Opera.
“Now for the first time, I’m going to sing ‘On My Own’ (Les Miserables) kasi that was the song I sang when I auditioned for Miss Saigon [in New York].
“So, meron akong connection somewhat sa Miss Saigon. Hindi ko pa yun nakakanta [sa concert before].”
But more than anything, Regine is excited to perform hit songs from local musicals such as Rak of Aegis and Katy! The Musical (music by Ryan Cayabyab).
“I thought it would be nice to do Rak of Aegis kasi aminin naman natin, super hit talaga. And ang gaganda talaga ng mga kanta ni Mr. C [monicker of Ryan Cayabyab],” Regine gushed.
At the same time, Regine wants to revive her fond memories of her short-lived career in musical productions, particularly when she starred in Noli Me Tangere in 1995.
“Pinili ko yung Noli Me Tangere kasi maraming hindi nakakita na ginawa ko yun.
“Two, iba yung placement ng boses ko nung ginagawa ko yun.
“Three, medyo very significant yun sa career ko kasi because of Noli Me Tangere kaya ako nabigyan ng acting jobs.
“Kasi nakita ako ni Boss Vic [del Rosario, head of Viva Entertainment] doing Maria Clara.
“Thus, Wanted Perfect Mother [opposite Christoper De Leon]. Yun yun.
“Kasi after Wanted Perfect Mother, nagsunod-sunod na yung pelikula ko,” she fondly recalled.
Jonalyn Viray and Aicelle Santos will serve as the guests of Asia's Songbird during her concert.
Ticket prices for Regine at The Theater are as follows: SSVIP (P6,360), SVIP (P5,300), VIP (P4,240), Premium (P4,240), Patron Center (P3,180), Patron A&B (P2,650), Balcony Center (P2,120) and Balcony A&B P1,060).
For inquiries and reservations, you may contact SM Tickets at Tel. No. 470-2222.
Regine performs a snippet of "Defying Gravity" from Wicked: The Untold Story of the Wizard of Oz, which is part of the lineup of her November concert.
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