Rachelle Ann to hold send-off concert

By Jude Cartalaba

Posted at Jan 23 2014 06:16 PM | Updated as of Jan 24 2014 06:20 AM

Rachelle Ann Go. Photo courtesy of Vic Fabe

MANILA, Philippines – Singer-actress Rachelle Ann Go is mounting a one-night concert before flying off to London to play the role of Gigi in the restaging of the hit musical "Miss Saigon."

Dubbed "Miss Rachelle: The Send-off Concert," the show will held on February 22, 8 p.m., at the Meralco Theater.

The concert will also commemorate Go’s 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry.

In a recent interview with the singer during a photo shoot visit, she said the concert is her way of saying goodbye since she will be away for at least a year.

Go, 27, will be leaving in March and to start the two months of rehearsals for "Miss Saigon," which is slated to open in May.

She admitted that she never thought of being cast as the hardened bar girl Gigi, originally played by Filipina actress Isay Alvarez, when she joined the Manila auditions for the musical last year.

“When I first received the e-mail informing me about my inclusion in the show and me being offered as Gigi, iy was quite surreal,” she confessed. “I waited for like 10 months before the official announcement of the cast members was revealed."

Although doing musicals isn’t new to her anymore, it will be her first time to work abroad. “It will be a totally new experience for me,” she said.

For her concert next month, she will be returning to the very same stage where she made her musical theater debut as Ariel in Atlantis Productions’ "The Little Mermaid" in 2011.

Apart from pop songs, also included in her repertoire are songs from the various music genres she has ventured into like chill, acoustic and others.

Go also assured her fans that she will be leaving with a bang.

"Miss Rachelle: The Send-off Concert" is presented by Cornerstone Concerts and Pink Productions. For ticket inquiries, contact Ticketworld at (632) 891-9999.