On January 29 and 30, the creators of the international musical sensations Les Misérables and Miss Saigon will present a special concert entitled Do You Hear the People Sing? at the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) in Resorts World Manila (RWM)
Celebrating the works of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the concert will raise funds for the humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts at the affected areas of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Proceeds will go to the Habitat for Humanity Philippines.
Besides Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, others works of musical numbers from La Révolution Française, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen will also be part of the concert.
Lea Salonga, the Tony Award winning Filipina performer who rose to international stardom when she was cast in the original production of Miss Saigon, will headline the concert.
Singing alongside her is Australian theater star David Harris (Miss Saigon, Wicked, Legally Blonde) and Marie Zamora (Barnum, Kiss Me Kate), the acclaimed French soprano who was the original Cosette in the Paris production of Les Misérables.
Salonga, Harris and Zamora featured in the recent Asia Pacific premiere of Do You Hear The People Sing? in China.
Supported by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and a 100-member choir, conducted by musical director Gerard Salonga.
More special guests and a large ensemble made up of performers who have appeared in Miss Saigon throughout the world will also be featured. The entire company is donating their time and services pro-bono.
For those who cannot attend the concert, donations may be made via the production’s website www.thepeoplesing.ph. To know more on social media, check out Twitter @ThePeopleSing and Facebook.com/thepeoplesing.