WHAT RACHELLE ANN GO WON'T DO FOR LOVE
MANILA, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 (BULLETIN) By JOJO P. PANALIGAN - Rachelle Ann Go has invited her ex’s sister to witness her theater debutMANILA, Philippines -- Singer and budding theater actress Rachelle Ann Go’s answers to the hypothetical questions thrown at her during “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” press conference on Nov. 9 revealed her thoughts about matters of the heart and then some.
Asked if like Ariel, her character in “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” she’d be willing to give up her voice for the one she loves, Rachelle Ann said, “I don’t know…hindi ko yata gagawin yung ibibigay ko sa iba ‘yung binigay sa kin ni God. I don’t think magagawa ko yun dahil lang sa sarili kong kagustuhan.”
She also pointed out that “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is not just a love story, but about blooming where you’re planted and believing in dreams as well as finding ways to turn these to reality.
“It’s not just about finding Prince Charming. Remember, gusto ni Ariel magka-legs, ang ma-accept ng mga tao. I can relate to that. Nagkaroon din nung time nung nagsisimula ako when I asked myself, ‘San ba ang lugar ko sa industry na to?’” Rachelle Ann mused aloud.
She shared that her latest project reminded her about faith; that is, belief in certain things though these are unseen. The singer added that everything she has gone through in life---including the brouhaha over her breakup with John Prats a few months back---contributed to her improvement as actress.
Will she invite John to watch her theater debut?
“Wala kasi kaming communication…pero nag-te-text kami ni Camille [Prats, John’s sister] at manonood daw siya…baka si Erik [Santos, who plays Prince Eric], nainvite siya [John]…”
Rachelle Ann’s favorite songs in “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” are “Part Of Your World” and “Beyond My Wildest Dreams.”
“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” is presented by Atlantis Productions and Metrobank. It runs at the Meralco Theatre from Nov. 18 to Dec. 11, 2011. Other well-loved songs from the musical are “Kiss The Girl” and “Under The Sea.”
According to director Bobby Garcia, the local staging of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” fuses Eastern and Western elements.
“Our underwater kingdom will be Asian in theme and our above water world will be Western, representing two different worlds. We will also be using traditional forms of Asian and Western puppetry including Wayang shadow play, bunraku, nang kaloung and western hand and walking puppetry,” Garcia was quoted to have said.
Others in the cast of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” are Jinky Llamanzares as Ursula, OJ Mariano as Sebastian, Calvin Millado as King Triton, Lee Viloria as Flounder, Ikey Canoy as Scuttle, Felix Rivera as Flotsam, Jamie Barcelon as Jetsam and Raymond Concepcion as Grimsby.
The Manila production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” features a full orchestra using the original Broadway arrangements.
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