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Rocky Christopher Fajardo

Rocky Christopher Fajardo For the last five years, Rocky has been performing as lead male vocalist for different showbands in Southeast Asian countries, which led him to grace several magazine spreads in Malaysia in 2012; and paved the way for guest appearances on Cambodian TV in 2013, and a duet with Tony winner Lea Salonga in her major concert in Manila in 2009.

This year, Rocky has traded away the microphone and dancing shoes for the writing pen and whiteboard marker: his love for music and musical theater steered his professional writing debut as a correspondent for BroadwayWorld.com covering the international touring production of WICKED in Manila in January. At the same time, his Masterís Degree in English has prompted a second career as full-time faculty and as Mass Communications Program Head at FEATI University in Manila.
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Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in ManilaPhotos: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in Manila
Posted: Dec. 6, 2014


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Posted: Nov. 28, 2014


EXCLUSIVE: CHICAGO Producer Gushes Over CHICAGO, Singin' In The Rain, The Theatre & MiG AyesaCHICAGO Producer Gushes Over CHICAGO, Singin' In The Rain, The Theatre & MiG Ayesa
Posted: Dec. 14, 2014


BWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping RolesBWW Interviews: Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping Roles
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Exclusive: Part Two - In Conversation with MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann GoExclusive: Part Two - In Conversation with MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann Go
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Behind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O at Carnegie HallBehind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O
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BWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping RolesBWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Jeff McCarthy, Roz Ryan Talk Swapping Roles
December 20, 2014

Suave and swanky, smooth-talking Billy Flynn is personified--almost but not quite that seemingly devoid of heart--in Broadway veteran Jeff McCarthy ('Side Show,' Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'), who plays CHICAGO's resident ladykiller and criminal lawyer in its strictly limited Manila run, which closes today, December 21, at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino.
EXCLUSIVE: CHICAGO Producer Gushes Over CHICAGO, Singin' In The Rain, The Theatre & MiG AyesaEXCLUSIVE: CHICAGO Producer Gushes Over CHICAGO, Singin' In The Rain, The Theatre & MiG Ayesa
December 14, 2014

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions CEO James Cundall, who is behind CHICAGO's limited run in Manila until this Sunday, December 21, definitely knows how to professionally gush--in the prim and proper 'English' way--over anything musical theater-related.
Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in ManilaPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in Manila
December 6, 2014

A day after CHICAGO the Musical's 1920s-themed opening night gala at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, members of the Philippine press were treated to a sneak peek at two of the most popular musical numbers from the musical, and were given a chance to chat with the principal members of the cast and creative team in a press call that followed shortly after.
Exclusive: Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha Preps for Dec. 6 Concert; Picks Her Top Filipino SingersExclusive: Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha Preps for Dec. 6 Concert; Picks Her Top Filipino Singers
November 28, 2014

Pandemonium practically coursed through the private circles of Lani Misalucha loyalists the day a press statement officially announced the postponement of La Nightingale Returns, the renowned singer's fourth major concert in Smart Araneta Coliseum since Missing You in 2007. Originally scheduled for October 17 and reset to almost two months later to December 6, the sudden date change sparked speculations of Lani backing out of the concert, which she recently dispelled on a primetime talk show as mere rumors.
Multi-Instrumentalist Lester Demetillo Gets a New Banjo for CHICAGOMulti-Instrumentalist Lester Demetillo Gets a New Banjo for CHICAGO
November 12, 2014

'For CHICAGO, I'll be playing three instruments: ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. In fact, I got the new banjo today. The first banjo they (Concertus and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions) bought especially for me to use for CHICAGO--the one I also used for the audition video--was defective and had to be replaced, and I got the replacement today. I'm so excited! I'm happy because it's a better one!' - Lester Demetillo
Behind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O at Carnegie HallBehind-The-Scenes: How Coach Lea Salonga Saves the Day; Big D's Standing O at Carnegie Hall
November 6, 2014

There doesn't seem to be enough of 13-year-old Filipino-Canadian singer Darren Espanto to go around these days, especially since he has made headlines in what could only be described by his legions of fans as a run of charismatic, breakthrough performances on 'The Voice Kids' Philippine edition, under the tutelage of Coach Sarah Geronimo (other coaches were Tony winner Lea Salonga and rock star Bamboo Manalac).
EXCLUSIVE: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' James Cundall Talks CHICAGO, What's Next for ManilaEXCLUSIVE: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' James Cundall Talks CHICAGO, What's Next for Manila
October 19, 2014

Following Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' confirmation of CHICAGO The Musical's strictly limited run from December 3rd to the 21st in Manila--first hinted on BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) four months ago--Lunchbox CEO James Cundall reveals more mega-musical surprises for Manila audiences in a candid sit-down interview with us.
POTTED POTTER's Jeff Turner to Attend Unprecedented Third Run in Manila, 9/30POTTED POTTER's Jeff Turner to Attend Unprecedented Third Run in Manila, 9/30
September 27, 2014

Jefferson Turner, together with cast members Benjamin Stratton and James Percy, will pick out which audience members are sporting the craziest 'Wizarding World' outfits on opening night.
Exclusive: Part Two - In Conversation with MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann GoExclusive: Part Two - In Conversation with MISS SAIGON's Rachelle Ann Go
August 1, 2014

In the conclusion of BroadwayWorld.com's one-one-one chat with Rachelle Ann Go, Gigi in MISS SAIGON's 25th anniversary production, Rachelle Ann reflects on how she has blossomed into her defiant bargirl role and what playing the character means to her; paints a vivid image of the fantastic frontiers that MISS SAIGON has opened up for her; and reveals the current status of her love life - and as a bonus, gives "expert"advice to the lovelorn.
BWW CD Reviews: Asia's Nightingale ReturnsBWW CD Reviews: Asia's Nightingale Returns
July 3, 2014

After a four-year hiatus from the recording studio--busying herself in commercially successful and critically acclaimed performances and tours in the United States--Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha ventures boldly into her latest project as both artist and first-time executive producer in her first album under Star Records, The Nightingale Returns, co-executive produced by Malou Santos and Roxy Liquigan, and over-all produced by Jonathan Manalo.
VIDEO: Exclusive STOMP Backstage Tour at the CCPVIDEO: Exclusive STOMP Backstage Tour at the CCP
June 17, 2014

Almost everyone is abuzz with the STOMP-fever inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo as the main stage slowly comes together in a thick hectic air-- urbanized and industrialized with the hip backdrop and other stage production elements of STOMP--in preparation for its second Manila staging brought to the country by Concertus Manila and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.
Possible STOMP OUT LITTER: From NYC to MNLPossible STOMP OUT LITTER: From NYC to MNL
June 15, 2014

One of the most memorable campaigns that STOMP ever got involved in was STOMP OUT LITTER, which began in San Francisco and eventually moved to New York, and having further varied incarnations in countries all over the world such as Germany and Scotland, to name a few.
VIDEO: Cresswell, Morrison Give Advice to Wannabe STOMPERSVIDEO: Cresswell, Morrison Give Advice to Wannabe STOMPERS
June 15, 2014

With a novel theatrical spectacle like STOMP--sans dialogue and conventional lyrics-- the parameters set by orthodox stage direction take a backseat to the unique, personal touch that each new performer brings into any STOMP production wherever in the world it may be staged.
VIDEO: STOMP Supports Environmental CausesVIDEO: STOMP Supports Environmental Causes
June 15, 2014

"Whenever we can, we support any outreach programs," STOMP Co-Creator Luke Cresswell shares on STOMP's long and steady involvement in environmental causes geared toward recycling, re-using, and clean-up drives all over the world.
VIDEO: The Inevitable Element of Danger in Each STOMP RoutineVIDEO: The Inevitable Element of Danger in Each STOMP Routine
June 15, 2014

STOMP Co-Creator Luke Cresswell and Rehearsal Director Fraser Morrison laugh peevishly together like schoolboys having fun on a playground as they recall the wildest experiments they have ever concocted throughout the creative journeys they had to take in finding instruments for the show and developing and polishing the technical know-how on how to use them without hurting themselves and the STOMPERS.
VIDEO: The Ultimate Source of STOMP InspirationVIDEO: The Ultimate Source of STOMP Inspiration
June 15, 2014

'The nice thing about STOMP is that there are so many different inspirations, and everyone brings all those different inspirations into the show,' shares Fraser Morrison, STOMP rehearsal director.
VIDEO: STOMP Routines: 10 Minutes to 10 Years in the MakingVIDEO: STOMP Routines: 10 Minutes to 10 Years in the Making
June 15, 2014

All the numbers in STOMP's high-octane, innovative repertoire are polished consistently by the extensive years of STOMPING experience that the creative and production teams have accumulated, coupled with the unique, personal flair and flavors that each STOMP performer brings to every production.
VIDEO: In The Beginning: Stuck in a Sticky STOMPing SituationVIDEO: In The Beginning: Stuck in a Sticky STOMPing Situation
June 15, 2014

STOMP Co-Creator Luke Cresswell vividly looks back on the early days when he would unknowingly gather unlikely inspiration from the oddest places--sometimes even during his gigs with internationally-renowned club DJ and recording artist Fatboy Slim.
STOMP (Reboot) Returns to Manila Next Week, 6/17-22STOMP (Reboot) Returns to Manila Next Week, 6/17-22
June 11, 2014

With the people behind STOMP already having a general idea on how Filipino audiences respond to the show's unique theatricality--based on how it had wowed audiences in its first run at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in 2011--perhaps the biggest surprise that awaits STOMP's impending return to the CCP from Tuesday, June 17, to Sunday, June 22, is how having a Filipino-American cast member Andres Fernandez would draw in a novel kind of enthusiasm from his fellow Pinoys.
EXCLUSIVE: Part One - In Conversation with MISS SAIGON'S Rachelle Ann GoEXCLUSIVE: Part One - In Conversation with MISS SAIGON'S Rachelle Ann Go
June 9, 2014

London's pre-summer late afternoon weather is drizzly and drab outside the Prince Edward Theatre on May 29, 2014, but inside the lavish Julie Andrews suite, where BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) is invited to have a cosy chat over a cup of tea with Rachelle Ann Go, MISS SAIGON's Gigi Van Tranh, the late spring showers that day seem continents away.

 
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