One Night Stand Features Miss Saigon Alums


One Night Stand

This August’s One Night Stand will feature five Filipino theater veterans who have been part of the cast of Miss Saigon internationally. Watch them as they come together and perform songs from Miss Saigon and other musicals for one night only on August 2, 9pm at 12 Monkeys Music Hall & Pub.

TANYA MANALANG

Tanya Manalang

Fresh from her 2-year stint as alternate Kim in the West End Revival production of Miss Saigon, Tanya is back in Philippine theater. More recently, she did a concert, “Curtains Up”, alongside Broadway star Mig Ayesa in the Newport Performing Arts Theater which earned a standing ovation from the audience. Tanya is currently starring in PETA’s crowd-favorite jukebox musical “Rak of Aegis” where she plays the lead role of Aileen.

Tanya Manalang

Miss Saigon credit:
Kim – Miss Saigon West End Revival Cast,
2014-2016, Prince Edward Theatre, London

TRICIA CANILAO-BUSER

Tricia Show 2

“Tricia Buser – International Musical Artist”

Tricia has been touring the world in various roles with mega musicals including Miss Saigon and Les Miserables among others…and the musical revue, “The Golden Mickeys”. She has travelled and lived in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Singapore on stage and television assignments. Performing in various countries, Tricia finds herself able to song in 6 different languages including Dutch, German and Chinese. She then found herself settling in Hong Kong after being given a role as principal vocalist at Hong Kong Disneyland.

These days she finds herself busy performing in different events, flying out for shows and even more training for her craft in Copenhagen. Most recently she sang with Ne-Yo and Coco Lee in the biggest singing competition in China, “I Am A Singer”. She now divides her time between living in HK and Manila!

Tricia show 1

Netherlands : Yvette, cover Kim
Manila and Asian tour: Mimi, cover Kim, cover Gigi
UK tour: Gigi and cover Ellen

ARIEL REONAL

Ariel Reonal

Recently seen as the “Favourite Son” in Globe and 9 Works Theatrical’s hugely successful Manila premier of Green Day’s “American Idiot”, Ariel is thrilled to be back in Philippine theatre and hopes to do more local productions while he’s around indefinitely. Ariel has graced the stages of New Voice Company, Repertory Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, Atlantis Productions, etc. before joining Hong Kong Disneyland as “Quasimodo” in “The Golden Mickeys”, and as “Assistant Commissar” in the West End Revival of “Miss Saigon”.

Ariel Reonal

Miss Saigon:

Manila 2000 (Ensemble/ Club Owner/ Thuy Cover);
Hong Kong 2001 (Ensemble/ Club Owner/ Thuy Cover);
Singapore 2001 (Ensemble/ Club Owner/ Thuy Cover);
UK Tour 2001 (Ensemble/ Thuy Cover);
Dublin (Ireland) 2001 (Ensemble/ Thuy Cover);
UK Tour 2004 (Ensemble/ Thuy Cover);
Lisbon (Portugal) 2006 (Ensemble/ Thuy Cover);
West End Revival 2014 (Assistant Commissar/ Ensemble/ Club Owner Cover).

RAUL MONTESA

Raul Montesa

Raul Montesa was part of the cast in Stuttgart, Manila, Hong Kong, and Singapore, where he played the role of Asst. Commissar. He also played Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles, Jafar in Aladdin, Curtis Taylor Jr. Dreamgirls, Caiaphas Jesus Christ Superstar, Combeferre in Les Mis, Raulo the Vampire in GMA’s Vampire and Daddy Ko.

PINKY AMADOR

Pinky Amador

Pinky first auditioned for “Miss Saigon” in 1988 in London, after finishing her International MA in Theatre Arts from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She stayed on with the Original Cast until late 1991. After which she went on to join Ron Moody (as Captain Hook) where she played Tiger Lily in “Peter Pan” for the West End and UK tour, and after essaying other roles on UK TV as Princess Suni in “Head Over Heels” and “Salt in The Blood” “Judge John Deed”.

Pinky opened with the Original Cast in the ensemble, and then played “Mimi” after Monique Wilson started to alternate for Lea Salonga 2 months into previews. She Also covered for the role of Gigi. She stayed on with the original cast for 2 1/2 years. Pinky also produced a documentary aired over ABS-CBN called “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Na Ngayon” about the first 10 years of Miss Saigon Productions worldwide, and in time for the Manila Premier in 2000.

For more information about what’s happening in the Manila theater scene, please view our Theater Calendar.

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