Star Magic celebrates 17th anniversary with world concert tour

The homegrown stars of ABS-CBN will be performing in Ontario, California on June 27, 2009 and in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2009. Star Magic: The World Concert Tour celebrates the 17th anniversary of ABS-CBN's in-house training and management program.

After building up big showbiz names for the past 17 stars, Star Magic marks another milestone in its colorful career by spearheading its world concert tour.

ABS-CBN's in-house training and management program will bring over 40 of its prized talents to California this weekend for its series of concerts dubbed as Star Magic: The World Concert Tour. Pinoys abroad can catch them at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on June 27, 2009. The following day, June 28, the stars will perform at the Cow Palace Arena in San Francisco, California.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to talk with Piolo Pascual before he left for the United States and he expressed his happiness for being part of this ambitious project.

"Exciting ‘tong show na ‘to because we're like more than 40 artists, 47, I think. And then 17th anniversary po ng Star Magic, gaganapin namin sa California. Mr. M [Johnny Manahan, head of Star Magic] and I were talking and we were thinking that it's a big production, sana madala namin dito. Tutal taga-dito lang naman kami lahat. Mas maganda sana kung magkaroon kami ng concert dito.

What can viewers expect from this show? The matinee idol pointed out, "Production numbers talaga, non-stop from start to end. May kantahan at sayawan at kasama din namin ‘yong G-Force, headed by Georcelle Dapat. It's definitely one show na talagang I'm proud to be a part of it kasi it's a momentous event for all of us."

Piolo also commended Star Magic for mounting a concert as huge as this one for Filipinos abroad.

"I'm excited because this is something na hindi ko alam kung mangyayari pa ulit. Kasi magdala ka lang ng limang artists sa isang concert ang laki na at mahal pa. So, I commend our producers for putting up a big show."

Piolo said that the opening number will be a grand number showcasing all the Star Magic talents who will attend the concert. He also mentioned that he will be performing a spot number with Sam Milby.

When Piolo returns to the Philippines on July 1, he will be busy preparing for his new teleserye with KC Concepcion.

"Diretso na kong taping because Lovers in Paris is coming out this August. So, we'll be taping every other day and then we'll be doing promos na rin starting July."

STAR MAGIC TALENTS. Audiences can look forward to seeing heartthrobs Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and John Lloyd Cruz, Gerald Anderson, Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, Xian Lim, Rafael Rossell, Victor Basa, Matt Evans and Jon Avila in person.

Not to be missed are Kapamilya leading ladies Claudine Barretto, Kristine Hermosa, Bea Alonzo, Kim Chiu, and Erich Gonzales, and Megan Young.

Angelica Panganiban, Shaina Magdayao and Maja Salvador will heat up the dance floor while Sheryn Regis, Richard Poon, Laarni Lozada and Jay-R Siaboc will show off their singing prowess.

Comedians Chokoleit, Kitkat and Pokwang are also part of the star-studded event.






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