Erik Santos elated over first theater role
11/02/2011 1:51 PM
Prince of Pop Erik Santos. File photo
MANILA, Philippines – Prince of Pop Erik Santos is looking forward to his first theater role in Atlantis Productions’ version of Broadway musical “The Little Mermaid.”
“Nagre-rehearse na kami ngayon. I’m very excited kasi this is my first time to do theater. So kumbaga, ibang experience naman for me,” he told Push.com.ph.
Santos will play the role of Prince Eric, who is secretly in love with mermaid-turned-human Ariel, who will be portrayed by singer Rachelle Ann Go.
Santos said he is fortunate that he did not have to audition for the role.
“Siguro I’m lucky enough na hindi po ako nag-audition for the role. Kasi si Direk Bobby Garcia, who’s our director in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ told me about it two years ago pa na ako na ‘yung role na Prince Eric. Si Direk Bobby naman, close kami niyan. Kumbaga dinirect na niya ‘yung mga past concerts ko,” he said.
“I’m really enjoying now. Ibang klaseng experience pala ‘yung teatro,” he added.
Meanwhile, Santos said he has been seeking advice from his showbiz friends who are not new to theatrical productions.
“I also talk to my friends like Christian Bautista who did ‘West Side Story,’ Nikki Gil and Iya Villania. Sabi naman nila ‘go for it.’ Talagang supportive sila,” he said.