Erik Santos at Angeline Quinto, Magtatambal sa Isang Proyekto

Erik Santos at Angeline Quinto, Magtatambal sa Isang Proyekto
Kapamilya News Ngayon
By night owl on May 31, 2011, 1:10 AM

erik santosAng “Prince of Pop” na si Erik Santos at ang “Star Power” Female Pop Superstar na si Angeline Quinto ang mga napiling umawit sa bagong station ID na inihahanda ng DZMM para sa kanilang ika-25 anibersaryo.

Ka-level na nila ngayon sina Gary Valenciano, Sharon Cuneta, at ang international singing sensation na si Charice Pempengco na dating umawit ng DZMM jingle, na sinulat naman ng premyadong composer na si Jessie Lasaten.

Tuwang-tuwa si Angeline nang matanggap ang balita, lalo na’t makakasama niya si Erik, na co-host sa pinagmulang talent search ng dalaga.
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Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto are proud to sing DZMM’s 25th anniversary jingle

Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto are proud to sing DZMM’s 25th anniversary jingle
5/28/2011 10:40 PM
by: Rhea Manila Santos

erik angelineThis year, DZMM will be celebrating its 25th year of being the number one AM radio station in Mega Manila and the country’s leading cable news channel with the launch of its newest jingle sung by Prince of Pop Erik Santos and Star Power Female Pop Superstar Angeline Quinto. The two singers now join the distinguished list of Filipino artists who have sung the DZMM theme like Gary Valenciano, Sharon Cuneta, and international singing sensation Charice.

According to DZMM station manager Mara Faner says it was a easy decision on their part to choose Erik and Angeline for their anniversary production. “This is actually a very momentous occasion for us. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of DZMM. Dalawangpu’t-limang taon na kaming una sa balita at una sa public service. We have lined up several activities for the year and the major one is the launch of our station ID and we are very fortunate to have Angeline and Erik to join us and sing the jingle. Sila yung napili naming na kumanta dahil alam niyo naman na sila ay parehong winner sa mga patimpalak and DZMM also humbly speaking is also the number one AM station in Mega Manila and siyempre parang nagtutulong-tulong kami para magkaroon ng isa pang magandang offering for all of you,” she shared during the press conference for the DZMM anniversary ID held last May 26 at the CCP Little Theater.
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Erik plays prince in The Little Mermaid

Erik plays prince in The Little Mermaid
DIRECTLINE By Boy Abunda (The Philippine Star) Updated May 27, 2011

Erik Santos has never had it so easy yet so hard at the same time.

Picked by director Bobby Garcia himself, to play Prince Eric in Atlantis Productions’ staging of Broadway Musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Erik didn’t have to undergo auditions. He was virtually assured of the role two years ago when Bobby, whom Eric has worked with in past concerts, gave the singer a CD containing songs from the project that spawned the well-loved tunes Part Of Your World, Kiss The Girl and the Academy Award-winning song, Under The Sea.

“Direk Bobby told me, ‘Listen to this because you’ll be doing this role one day,’” Erik recalled. “And it wasn’t as if he was asking me if I wanted to do it — he was telling me that I was his one and only choice.”
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Little Mermaid in Philippines Will Be Divided By Eastern and Western Worlds

Little Mermaid in Philippines Will Be Divided By Eastern and Western Worlds
By Adam Hetrick
26 May 2011

mermaidThe Manila production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which will flip its fins this fall, will take a new approach to the musical, incorporating Eastern and Western styles of design and puppetry to delineate its unique worlds.

Bobby Garcia, who has staged Next to Normal, Xanadu and Avenue Q for Atlantis Productions, will direct The Little Mermaid alongside Chari Arespacochaga. The production will run Nov. 18-Dec. 11 at the Meralco Theatre.

The Manila engagement is among the first stagings of the musical since its Broadway run in 2008. The Little Mermaid will make its U.S. regional debut in June at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre and Center for the Arts in Utah. A U.S. national tour had been announced, but never surfaced.

Garcia and Arespacochaga have conceived a production in which the undersea kingdom will be designed using traditional Asian elements and the above-water world will be Western in theme. The Little Mermaid will incorporate puppetry ranging from Wayang shadow play, bunraku, nang kaloung and Western hand puppetry. Liz and Benny Batoctoy and Sam Fuentes will design and create the puppetry for the production.

The Little Mermaid in Manila will feature Ann Go and Erik Santos, as Ariel and Prince Eric, respectively. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
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Ready for the stage

Ready for the stage
By Bot Glorioso
(The Philippine Star) May 27, 2011 12:00 AM

erik santosMANILA, Philippines – It feels exciting to see Erik Santos and Rachelle Ann Go tackle projects that are different from the usual sing-and-dance routines and, if I may add, dash of acting that both often display either on TV or in the concert scene.

This time, it will be in the grand stage of Meralco Theater where Erik and Rachelle Ann are set to showcase their vocal power and acting skills as they plunge and lose themselves inside the characters of Prince Eric and Ariel, respectively, in Atlantis Productions’ staging of The Little Mermaid.

The Disney Broadway musical, based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, is Erik and Rachelle Ann’s initial foray to the theatrical stage. Erik can’t begin to imagine his tension when director Bobby Garcia broached the idea to him and told Erik that he no longer needs to audition. Why? That’s because Erik is the sole choice of the director to play the male lead.

erik santos“I got tense because it’s a big production with director Bobby at the helm. It’s like, ‘Wow!’ It’s really flattering to be chosen for the role,” Eric says.

Atlantis’ production manager Liza Camus further validates the director’s top pick when she reveals, “It is only Erik that Bobby had in mind for the role because his voice is really perfect for the part. If you listen to the Broadway version, Erik’s voice is very similar to the prince there.”

But it doesn’t mean Disney people need not approve it anymore. They did a background check prior to giving Erik their nod to be the local counterpart.
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A kid’s feast of musicals

A kid’s feast of musicals
(The Philippine Star) Updated May 25, 2011 12:00 AM

erik santosFor parents who want to wean their kids from video games and TV shows, this is the best time to introduce them to the joys of musical theater. The next few months will see the staging of three musicals based on well-loved children’s stories and any of the following productions will provide a good introduction. The kiddies may express reluctance at first but give them the right show and I am sure they, and the adults will enjoy the experience.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid starring Rachelle Ann Go as Ariel and Erik Santos as Prince Eric at the Meralco Theater from Nov. 18 to Dec. 11. This is based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale but with a happy ending. It tells of Ariel, the mermaid princess who dreams of living in the world above the sea and who falls in love with a human prince.
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Erik Santos – Pops fuses music with fashion

The show will not be complete without the love songs. The Prince of Pop Erik Santos will do his romantic ballads and duets with the concert queen. What royalty indeed, the queen with the prince together in one concert.

Pops fuses music with fashion
Manila Standard Today
by Isah V. Red
May 23, 2011

Concert Queen Pops Fernandez is all set to celebrate her gifts of music and fashion in her upcoming solo concert Pops in Fashion on June 14 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World at 8 in the evening.

Produced by Resorts World Manila as part of its Concert Series that started in January this year, Pops in Fashion promises to be not just a musical delight, but also a visual spectacle.

The Concert Queen’s repertoire for the concert consists of both current and memorable upbeat tunes, anthemic ballads and wonderfully-arranged medleys. Mel Villena is the show’s musical director featuring the AMP Big Band while Kokoy Jimenez directs.

Aside from the songs she will dish out, Pops will also pay tribute to the ingenuity of Filipino designers as she dons the beautiful creations of Maxie Cinco, Francis Libiran and Gary Santiago. This is one show where the designers had to ask for the repertoire to have the clothes fashioned consistently with the songs.
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