MANILA – Lea Salonga was thrilled to see familiar faces in the audience watching the Broadway revival of “Once on This Island,” where she plays Erzulie, the goddess of love.
Among them were Maja Salvador and Cacai Bautista, who is a self-confessed huge Salonga fan. Also present was “That’s Entertainment” alum Michael Locsin.
On Instagram, the acclaimed singer thanked them for “visiting the island” in New York and for coming to see her perform.
According to Bautista, one of the best ways to start 2018 is to be able to watch Salonga perform again.
“Super loved Once on This Island. Amazing vocals, amazing cast! And GRABE KA LANG. Haaaaaay! Nakakaproud! Teary-eyed while watching kaloka. Congratulations!!!! I love you,” she told Salonga.
Salonga was instrumental in Bautista’s career in theater.
Other local celebrities who have also seen Salonga in “Once on This Island” include Aga Muhlach and his wife Charlene Gonzalez.
"Once on This Island" tell the story of Ti Moune (Hailey Kilgore), a Caribbean country girl who falls in love with Daniel (Isaac Powell), a young aristocrat man she saves from a car crash.
On her quest to be with the love of her life who had returned to his wealthy family on the other side of the island, four gods will guide Ti Moune through a test of love against prejudice and hate.