Lea Salonga set for Dubai debut

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Disney princess set for 2-day Dubai Opera concert

 

DUBAI – Tony and Olivier Award-winning star Lea Salonga is headed to Dubai for a two-day debut performance in the emirate later this year.

Salonga, the voice behind the hit Disney songs “A Whole New World” in Aladdin and “Reflection” in Mulan, will be performing at the Dubai Opera on September 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.

She is set to wow audiences with Broadway hits, including Miss Saigon where she was widely praised for her acting and vocal prowess as Kim, earning her the Laurence Olivier Award in 1990. Her moving performance in Miss Saigon also earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress in 1991, becoming the first Asian to win the award when she was 20.



At 46, Salonga is currently gearing up for the new season of “The Voice Teen Edition”, a popular singing competition where she is a judge along with Philippine singers Bamboo, Sarah Geronimo and Sharon Cuneta.

Reunion movie in the works?

Fans had looked forward to Salonga’s return to the big screen, with plenty of talk about a reunion movie with actor Aga Muhlach this year. However, the Broadway star dismissed the reports.

“That (movie) is not happening this year. It’s not going to happen in 2017. He’s way too busy playing golf, traveling the world, checking out really amazing art, and watching his wife run marathons,” she said.

Salong and Muhlach starred in hit movies “Sana Maulit Muli” in 1995 and “Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal” in 1992. Is there really no sign of a reunion movie in the horizon? “It may be in 2020… I don’t know. We may all be in for a long, long wait,” she said. DAJ/Expat Media

 

DON’T MISS IT

What: Lea Salonga in Concert

When: September 22 and 23, 8 p.m.

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