Erik Santos: Greatest Theme Songs US Tour 2013

Erik Santos: Greatest Theme Songs US Tour 2013

Music royalty Erik Santos takes on a US tour starting in San Francisco, followed by 4 major cities in California and Arizona. Filipinos can now witness the “Erik Santos: Greatest Theme Songs”, a concert that captivated music enthusiasts’ hearts in Manila. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the Prince of Pop live! Call for your tickets now!

Erik Santos 5-city-US-Tour

Aug 24 – Edna’s Ichiban, San Francisco, California
(650) 754-6679, (650) 291-4157. (714) 610-2550

Aug 25 – Marriott Hotel, Bakersfield, California
(661) 246-7412, (661) 578-3490

Aug 30 – HaloHalo Restaurant, Phoenix, Arizona
(602) 324-9670

Aug 31 – Rancho Del Rey Middle School, San Diogo, California
(619) 756-0070

Sept 1 – Beyond The Stars Palace, Los Angeles, California
(310) 748-8180, (424) 232-6781

Erik Santos at the 26th Philippine Parade Festival in Passsaic, NJ – Maging Sino Ka Man

Erik Santos at the 26th Philippine Parade Festival in Passsaic, NJ – Maging Sino Ka Man

TFC Sama Saya Kapamilya brings Erik Santos in Passaic, New Jersey in celebration of the 26th Annual Philippine Parade Festival.

Watch out for his upcoming shows in San Diego on Aug 31st, and in LA on Sept 1st!

Erik Santos plays Prince in upcoming ‘The Little Mermaid’ musical

Erik Santos plays Prince in upcoming ‘The Little Mermaid’ musical
By CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN June 1, 2011, 8:58am

erik santosMANILA, Philippines — Erik Santos makes his professional musical theatre stage debut via the upcoming Broadway Musical Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

Atlantis Productions, which recently staged the hit musical “Next To Normal” and will soon open the Elton John/Tim Rice pop rock musical “Aida,” has found its Prince Eric in Erik. Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is set for Nov. 18-Dec. 11 run at the Meralco Theatre.
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Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID Premieres in Manila, 11/18

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID Premieres in Manila, 11/18
by Oliver Oliveros,

erik santos

Manila, Philippines, May 20, 2011 — Filipino theatergoers should feel extra grateful to Atlantis Productions (Next to Normal, Legally Blonde) for going the extra mile in bringing some of the most recent Broadway shows to the country — at the same time, for creating new audiences for contemporary theater.

Young, bold and enterprising Atlantis Productions wraps up its 2011 season with the Asian premiere of Disney’s stage adaptation of The Little Mermaid from November 18 to December 11 at the Meralco Theatre — This comes right on the heels of Atlantis Productions‘ own productions of Broadway’s smash musicals Next to Normal, Disney’s Aida and In The Heights.

Atlantis Productions‘ upcoming staging of the Disney franchise will deliver a slew of firsts:

  • This will be the first international production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Asia. The show opened on Broadway in 2008 and ran 685 regular performances and 50 preview performances.
  • The production will launch the musical theater debuts of mainstream recording and concert artists Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos. Go will play the little mermaid, Ariel; Santos will play Ariel’s one true love, Prince Eric.
  • This will be the first production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid that incorporates Asian elements into its virtual under the sea scenes. A majority of the cast members will play puppeteer-actors, who control wayang or shadow puppets , bunraku or traditional Japanese puppets and nang kaloung or Cambodian puppets, during certain parts of the show.

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Erik Santos, Christian Bautista in first ever duo concert in London

Erik Santos, Christian Bautista in first ever duo concert in London
Text and photo by Patrick Camara Ropeta, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
Posted at 03/22/2011 11:29 AM | Updated as of 03/22/2011 5:10 PM

erik santosLONDON – Two of the brightest stars in the Philippines joined forces in their first ever back-to-back concert in front of an ecstatic international audience here.

Singers Christian Bautista and Erik Santos captivated hundreds of fans at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, delivering rousing performances of OPM (Original Pilipino Music) classics and contemporary Western hits.

The event, dubbed as “Champions of the Heart”, was the first ever concert to feature Bautista and Santos together as headliners. The singers performed several duets, as well as solo performances of covers and original songs.

“This was supposed to be done in Manila, but it didn’t happen,” Santos told the crowd.

Bautista added: “That’s right. It’s our first back-to-back concert, and you’re the first to see it.”

Both acts signed copies of their merchandise at the end of the concert, attracting a long queue of fans who were eager to meet their idols.

“It’s really exciting to see those Filipino artists performing, especially here in Europe, so I’m here to support them,” said one elated fan.

Another one added: “It’s always nice to see these young artists. It makes me feel young, and it’s nice to support them.”

The “champions” were joined by comedian Pooh, who tickled the fans with funny anecdotes and his own brand of acerbic quips. The “Banana Split” actor performed comedic songs as part of his routine, as well as joining Bautista and Santos for the finale.

They were also supported by a number of young British Filipino artists, who each opened the show with their rendition of chart-topping songs.

Bautista and Santos emerged in 2003 from the first season of ABS-CBN talent search “Star in a Million.” Both of them have since conquered the hearts of millions of fans, each working successfully as a singer, actor, model and television presenter.

Bautista also proved popular in the rest of Southeast Asia, carving a decent following in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Champions of the Heart toured in Europe through London, Leicester, Vienna, Paris and Milan.

Erik, Christian, Pooh wow Vienna audience

Erik, Christian, Pooh wow Vienna audience
By Hector Pascua, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau
Posted at 03/05/2011 3:12 PM | Updated as of 03/05/2011 3:12 PM

VIENNA, Austria – After their successful concert in other parts of Europe, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista and Pooh wowed audiences in Vienna on March 2 for their next stop in their European concert tour.

The concert hall at the UCI Kino, Millennium City was filled with Filipinos, Austrians and Indonesians who all wanted to witness ‘Champions of the Heart’ with ace comedian Pooh.

It was the first time that the 3 ABS-CBN talents performed live in Austria.

“We attribute the success of our ‘Champions of the Heart Concert’ in Austria and in other parts of Europe to all of our sponsors and to all of our kababayans here, who have given us a warm welcome and continue to support us in our endeavors,” Bautista told the audience.

Ericson Cruz Oliva, producer of the Vienna concert, told ABS-CBN News, “With this once in a lifetime concert of the high-caliber and famous Pinoy talents–Christian Bautista, Erik Santos and Pooh–I am very much overjoyed by the support and enthusiasm of our kababayans here in Vienna. The concert hall was fully jam-packed. Ibig sabihin, we have the full support of the Filipinos here. In return, we make sure that our events get bigger and better, bringing them even closer to home.”

Santos and Bautista captivated the hearts of the Filipinos and Austrians with their remarkable performance. Adding more spice and laughter to the event was the marvelous comedian Pooh, whose biting wit and spot-on punch lines really tickled the funny bones of the crowd. He brought endless laughter to the crowd.

“Watching The Filipino Channel (TFC) and being a subscriber, I have watched countless shows and news from this network on my free time. A friend from Vienna told me that there would be a concert with the popular celebrities of ABS-CBN talents in Vienna. The show was great. Christian, Erik and Pooh were excellent in their performance. I was extremely satisfied with their show and it was indeed a wonderful experience,” a TFC subscriber from Upper Austria, who travelled 5 hours to Vienna for the concert, told ABS-CBN News.

The Filipino Channel (TFC), one of the main sponsors of the European concert tour, is committed to go beyond boundaries to bring true Pinoy talent and entertainment to a wider global audience, connecting and nurturing relationships with and among Filipinos worldwide.

Aries Fortuna, TFC Area Sales Manager in Austria, contended, “Through grand events like these, we are able to reach out not just to our TFC subscribers but also to the many Filipinos who have chosen to live abroad and hopefully, even in our own small way, bring them closer to the Philippines once again.”

The stars’ memorable moments in 2010

The Philippine Star
January 03, 2011

t’s January 2011 and we just ushered in a new month and a new year. It is a brand-new beginning for all of us. It will be another long and arduous journey. What lies ahead, we don’t really know. We can only pray and hope for the best.

The month of January was named after the Roman god Janus. In Roman mythology, he is “the god of good beginnings.” He is the doorkeeper of heaven and the god of beginnings and endings. His statue has two faces, one on each side. His figure represents time because his faces can see both the past and the future. Janus symbolizes what happened in the old year while looking forward to the new one.

Just like Janus, the world of showbiz also has two faces: The crying masked face and the laughing one. The masks mirror both the happiness and the melancholia that happen in showbiz and in the lives of its denizens.

I asked some stars about the most memorable things that happened to them in 2010 and what they look forward to in 2011. Read on:

Erik Santos — I have wonderful memories about my career last year. I had A.S.A.P. XV and Star Power where I get the chance to work with Megastar Sharon Cuneta, an acting stint in Maalaala Mo Kaya, and sold-out concerts last February and September which I produced. I am also happy because my family is healthy. I hope this year, I have more projects. I am looking forward to a stage musical that I’m set to do, my US and European tour scheduled on the first quarter of 2011, and the success of my new album.

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Erik Santos in Dallas, Texas

Erik Santos in Dallas, Texas
by: GEL

I arrived at DFW airport around 2pm. I was really exhausted since I haven’t gotten any sleep yet (mind you, I worked the night before so I must have been awake for about 18 hrs now!) I still had to run some errands, & finally, I arrived at Tabam’s house at around 7pm. The house was filled with Erik Santos’ decors, including a welcome banner right when you come in through the front door. There were so much food & so many relatives/ friends to welcome our Prince of POP. At about 10pm, the Prince had arrived! All of us had our cameras/ video cams ready so we can all capture “this moment,” when the Prince meets his mermaid– (Tabam) hehe. Excitement, happiness, love, and many other mixed emotions filled the air! The Prince ate, sang, shared stories & laughters next to all us. It was such a dream come true, especially for our very own Tabam. No words could express how magical that night was. It was simply amazing!

Second day started with the first meet & greet at Filipiniana Restaurant. I arrived an hour late, but it worked for my benefit– I didn’t have to pay! Apparently, people had to pay an extra $15 to get in. As I walked in through the doors, the first thing I noticed was that the place did not have any air conditioning! Everybody was sweating, and fanning themselves. But no one backed down! Actually, there were a good number of people lined up to get autographs & pictures. The production team was also selling cds. Anyway, the stars were still eating in their separate room. A few minutes later, everyone started screaming! Erik was the first one to come out. They had a table set for them, & I was on Erik’s side. He saw me and said hello. Unexpectedly, he stood up, pointed at my Erik t-shirt, & gave me a kiss on the cheek! =) I was so surprised, but ‘kilig’ at the same time! He then sat back down & the autograph signing started. I was sweating like crazy & so were the others– even the stars themselves! I was just lounging around, taking random pics of our Prince. When it was about to be done, I took this opportunity to get another shot with him. I also got a picture with John Prats & Sarah.

The stars left Filipiniana, and Erik said his goodbye’s. But, we still stayed by the place to see where we would be heading next. We found Cynthia & Daddy Dante outside with some of the producers. I was with Tabam’s family & my boyfriend, and we found out they were headed to Southlake, so we tagged along. We all in separate cars so we just followed each other. Erik got to the outlet mall first & he was with Cynthia & Ate Julie’s family. We found them coming out of an ice cream shop. Erik was holding this huge cone of ice cream & offered some with me. I asked what the flavor was (I had forgotten what it was), but it was really GOOD!

Thursday started off early. We arrived at the Pediatric Clinic about 12noon. The staff were so welcoming! There was a welcome banner, & they were all wearing the welcome shirts & prepared food for them. They invited us to eat with the production staff as well. Then, Then, I chatted with Roger (Charlie Green’s father) & Youngblood (the producer). They were really nice. The artists, on the other hand, were back at their table signing autographs & chatting with each other.
We then had about 3 hours to spare before the final meet & greet, which was only open to those who purchased the VIP tickets. This would be held at the Ballroom, Indigo Hotel (Erik’s hotel). So, Cynthia asked permission if they could go out for a bit. They said that it was okay, as long as we would be back at the hotel by at least 6pm. Erik was so jolly & excited–he couldn’t wait to go to the mall! When we got to the mall, he went inside American Eagle & shopped away! When we got out of the store, the food court was right around the corner, so we decided to eat again! While Erik was choosing which food station he wanted to eat from, John & I looked at the mall’s directory & we suggested this Japanese restaurant that was available in the mall. Everyone agreed to eat at Koni Grill. After dinner, we dropped Cynthia & Erik off & headed home! We all needed a healthy rest for the concert the next day!

Friday, June 18, 2010, was the day of the concert. It wasn’t much of a hassle since the concert was not until 730pm anyway. We really had nothing planned for the day, so we were able to get a good rest. Just had some few errands to do, but that was it. We left the house around 630pm (I’ve gone to numerous Erik’s concerts before & other Filipino shows. There were always one thing in common– lateness). We arrived at the venue at around 720pm since we did not hit any traffic. When we got inside, we saw Ate Julie & family, & Lola Mels & friends. I rocked my Erik shirt that had ESFO written on the back of it. Some people had recognized it & I read their lips from afar, saying “ESFO.” =) There was also an acknowledgement for Tabam & ESFO that was shown on the big screen. =)

The concert was an hour and a half late. They were having some technical difficulties. But, people had waited & were really patient.. thank goodness! Erik was the last guest to sing. I was getting impatient & had gone to the bathroom twice & it still was not the Prince. We were sitting on Row J, center section of the theater. John was upfront with his press pass & texted me to follow him. He was sitting next to Cynthia on the right side of the theater– 3rd aisle from the front. I grabbed the banner & ran over there! We were right by the entrance to the backstage, so everyone was there. Cynthia, the producers, Daddy Dante, Mommy Divine & others. Cynthia had told us that it was going to be Erik’s turn after Jimmy Marquez’s number. I grabbed the banner and kneeled on the floor- right by the stairs leading to the stage. Erik sang with Jimmy and Sarah before his solo part. Oh, how I’ve missed this! I screamed so loud when Erik got on stage! Apparently, the security was keeping an eye on me- they thought that I would go on stage & grab Erik! Hehe.

Erik came out & saw the banner right away. He acknowledged the presence of his Lola Mels & also dedicated a song for Tabam. =) After his solo songs, he said hello to me & ESFO over the mic. I started screaming & was jumping like crazy! (my “Sisa” moment) I missed my fellow SISAs. Erik delivered his best as always. Everyone had a good rapport toward Erik. He was conversing with the audience, and was very playful. Everyone was hugging, kissing, pulling, & taking pictures with him when he came down from the stage. Overall, it was a wonderful show.

After the concert, they still had autograph signing for the VIP ticket holders. It took about an hour or so, so we decided to just stay behind & wait for Erik. I have been to so many Erik concerts before, so I know how it goes. We saw Cynthia outside of the double doors where the stars were signing autographs. Finally, the security started to kick us out of the venue. Good thing, Erik and the others came out of this one door that was right in front of me. So, other fans were there & they started to take pictures with him. Erik glanced at me and started to walk towards me. He asked me to walk with him to the hotel. (the hotel was just right across from the venue itself).. Another Erik moment! =) so we walked to the hotel & he invited me to follow him & Cynthia. I told him that I would just meet him there since I was trying to find Ate Julie, my boyfriend, & others.

Erik suggested that we eat at Denny’s, since that was the only thing open 24 hrs. I told John to check if there was one nearby the hotel. (Erik requested one that was near us, since their flight to go to LA was going to be at 9am. It was already about 1am). We found one about 2 miles from the hotel so I said let’s GO! There were about 14 of us, including Ate Julie & her family, Myla & friend, & us. We got to Denny’s & we were the only customers. The staff asked us if we came from a concert (One of Ate Julie’s son was wearing one of those producers’ pass). They noticed my shirt & said that the guy in the picture was cute. I told them that it was Erik, and he just passed them by. =) We all ate a lot, and we all had a great time. Erik was goofin around with the waiters.. it was just really funny! Afterwards, we brought them back to the hotel & we said our goodbyes to Cynthia and the Prince of POP! It was such a fun week.. Thanks for everything. We love you!