Resorts World Manila Introduces Two Annie’s


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L-R: Isabeli Araneta-Elizalde and Krystal Brimner (photo c/o Resorts World Manila)

After the live and online auditions, Resorts World Manila (RWM) proudly introduces two promising young talents who will be playing the lead role in its latest theater offering, Annie. Nine-year-old Krystal Brimner, who recently won a Best Child Performer award in the 2015 Metro Manila filmfest for her role as Angel in Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father, and 10-year-old Isabeli Elizalde who takes her first shot at professional acting were both cast for the coveted role.

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L-R: Isabeli Araneta-Elizalde and Krystal Brimner (photo c/o Resorts World Manila)

“Annie is very positive, which is me. I like being positive always,” said the beaming Krystal who donned the Annie red dress for the occasion. “Annie’s nice, she cares, and she’s careful,” she added.

Isabeli shared the same excitement when asked how she felt on landing the role. “I’m really happy that I’ve gone so far, and that I’ve made it this far, and that now, I am Annie– I am now part of the play,” she shared.

Krystal and Isabeli performed song excerpts from the musical including the classic “Tomorrow” which caught the attention of Annie director Michael Williams and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo who will be playing the role of Ms. Hannigan.

Both young ladies admitted being pressured at first during auditions where they bested hundreds of hopefuls but managed to be in their best form when they were asked to sing excerpts of the songs from the musical.

“When the auditions were over I said, “Finally, it’s done!” And then they told me that I was part of Annie, and I was super excited that I got the role,” shared Krystal.

Isabeli also shared her excitement during the audition process.

“The auditions were fine. I actually liked performing in front of Tita Menchu and Tito Michael because I knew the songs and I got to sing them. I wasn’t so pressured,” she said.

RWM Chief Operations Manager for Entertainment Alou Almaden was equally ecstatic with the casting of the two fresh talents as she shared RWM’s efforts in making the musical’s production underway happen.

“We’re very excited about Annie. We had so many challenges before we actually got the rights for the musical from MTI New York. Rest assured, RWM is behind Full House Theater Company and Ultimate Entertainment throughout the musical’s run,” said Almaden.

Annie is set to open this September at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. For more updates visit www.rwmanila.com.

Photo courtesy of RWM

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17 Comments

  1. Yanni Buenaventura
    May 22, 2016
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    Jhon Loid Dumaniel

    • Jhon Loid Dumaniel
      May 22, 2016
      Reply

      WOWW

    • Jhon Loid Dumaniel
      May 22, 2016
      Reply

      Gusto ko manuod :((

    • Yanni Buenaventura
      May 22, 2016
      Reply

      nanghihinayang na akes huhu aabangan ko na lang wicked 🙁

    • Jhon Loid Dumaniel
      May 22, 2016
      Reply

      huhu gusto ko marinig yun tomorrow :((

  2. Marra Kristine Allanigue
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Ate Remi Llorin- Balingit tara i audition natin si anneka hehehehehe

  3. Ma Hannah Tupas
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Yasss Kirstie Dannie hello theater fans let’s watch this

    • Kirstie Areño
      May 22, 2016
      Reply

      I wasn’t informed na may auditions pala for Annie, was planning to do a bit of Broadway eh HAHAAHAHAHAH jk pero G!!! ??

    • Ma Hannah Tupas
      May 22, 2016
      Reply

      Yes, saving up for Wicked and now this! ?? Let’s goooo

  4. Krizhia Mae Angob
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Ivy Sabusab Sarah May Peregrino Andres Leah Mariae Encabo

  5. Hezron Peralta
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Mara Castillo Mj Jasarino

  6. Elmar Manzano Parpan
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Congrats to the kids and to their parents!

  7. Hubert Yao
    May 22, 2016
    Reply

    Ludwig Angelica Kay !!!

  8. Nicole Nuguid
    May 23, 2016
    Reply

    Razel Garcia im gonna watch hahah

  9. Jeng Paradero-Mamiit
    May 23, 2016
    Reply

    Aaron ?

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