Photo Coverage: One Night Stand Cabaret Presents 'I Miss Saigon'
Manila, Philippines--"One Night Stand" (ONS), a monthly cabaret series, which has been packing in the crowds at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub, Century City Mall, in Makati City since April 2015, presented last Tuesday, August 2, its eight show this year, "I Miss Saigon." Directed by Joaquin Valdes, this special performance has featured "Miss Saigon" alums Tanya Manalang, Raul Montesa, Tricia Canilao-Buser, Ariel Reonal, and Pinky Amador. As a special treat to "Miss Saigon" fans in the audience, London's West End actors MiG Ayesa and Leo Valdez showed up and joined the cast on stage.
Fresh from her two-year stint as alternate Kim in the West End revival of "Miss Saigon," Tanya Manalang is back in the Philippines. She just teamed up with MiG Ayesa for a concert titled "Curtains Up" held at Newport Performing Arts Theatre last July 14. She currently stars as Aileen in Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) crowd-favorite jukebox musical "Rak of Aegis."
Tricia Canilao-Buser has been touring the world starring in musicals "Miss Saigon" and "Les Miserables and the musical revue "The Golden Mickeys." Recently, she sang with Ne-Yo and Coco Lee in one of the biggest singing competitions in China, "I Am a Singer."
Ariel Reonal, on the other hand, was last seen as the "Favorite Son" in Globe Live and 9 Works Theatrical's recent Manila premiere of Green Day's "American Idiot." Ariel graced the stages of New Voice Company, Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, and Atlantis Productions, among others before joining Hong Kong Disneyland as Quasimodo in "The Golden Mickeys" and Assistant Commissar in the West End revival of "Miss Saigon."
Raul Montesa was part of the original cast of "Miss Saigon" in Stuttgart, Manila, and Hong Kong.
Pinky Amador joined the original cast of "Miss Saigon" in London, where she finished her international MA in Theater Arts at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. After which she went on to play Tiger Lily in "Peter Pan's" West End and UK tour, and played roles on UK TV such as Princess Suni in "Head Over Heels," "Salt in The Blood," "and Judge John Deed."
Photos: Erickson Dela Cruz
Tricia Canilao-Buser, Leo Valdez