Friday, September 25, 2009
Disney and Broadway favorite returns to Cache Creek
BROOKS, Calif. – Filipina singer Leah Salonga has had a long history in show business. At age 7 she made her professional debut in Repertory Philippines’ production of “The King and I.” At age 10 she began her recording career, eventually receiving a gold record for her first album, “Small Voice.” At age 13 she won three Aliw Awards – an award for Filipino live entertainers – for Best Child Entertainer during the years 1981, 1982, and 1893.
As an adult Salonga played the role of Kim in the critically acclaimed production of “Miss Saigon” with performances in London, where she won the Laurence Olivier Award. From London she went to Broadway where she garnered the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards.
On Friday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 17 at 8 p.m., this award winning singer, actress, and performer will bring her talents to Cache Creek Casino Resort’s Club 88 stage.
Her other notable theater performances include “Les Miserables,” “Grease!,” “Into the Woods,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Fantasticks,” “Annie,” “Paper Moon,” “The Goodbye Girl,” “The Rose Tattoo,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Cat On a Hot Tin Roof,” performing in Manila, London, Singapore, and New York City.
She also recorded the singing voice of Jasmine for the Walt Disney animated hit, “Aladdin.” Among her special appearances was one and at the 65th Annual Academy Awards where she sang “A Whole New World,” the title song from that feature, which won an Oscar.
Throughout her career, she has remained true to her roots. “Through whatever I’ve done,” she says, “the image of the Filipino was made a little more positive, and that somehow, the Filipino was given the chance to smile and be proud. Hopefully, the world’s awareness of the Filipino artist remains.”
Tickets are available for $99/$89/$75/$65 through Tickets.com on the web: www.Tickets.com, phone: (800) 225-2277 or at www.CacheCreek.com and Cache Creek Casino Resort guest services.
Contact: Cean Burgeson, Communications Manager: (530) 796-5333; firstname.lastname@example.org