'Do You Hear the People Sing?' concert coming to Manila


Posted at Dec 31 2013 05:26 PM | Updated as of Jan 01 2014 01:26 AM

Lea Salonga during the Shanghai stop of 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'. Photo from the production's official Facebook page

MANILA -- The concert tour celebrating the works of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the winning team behind the hits "Les Miserables" and "Miss Saigon," is coming to the Philippines in January.

"Do You Hear the People Sing?", on its official Facebook page, announced that the production will be staged at Resorts World Manila's Newport Performing Arts Theater on January 29 and 30.

The concert will be headlined by Filipino talent and "Miss Saigon" star Lea Salonga; along with David Harris, who played Chris in an Australian production of the same play; and Marie Zamora, who portrayed Cosette in a French staging of "Les Miserables."

The Manila show of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" will be held "in support of the 'Yolanda' rebuilding program through Habitat for Humanity in the Philippines."

The typhoon, which hit central Philippines on November 8, killed at least 6,000 people, displaced some 4 million individuals, and affected over 3.4 million families.

Joining Salonga, Harris and Zamora in the show are the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, with musical director and maestro Gerard Salonga, and "very special guests including members of the international companies of 'Miss Saigon.'"

Ticket prices are at P25,000, P15,000, P9,200, P6,700, and P4,200.

The Asia-Pacific tour of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" kicked off in Shanghai last November 27 with former "Les Miserables" actor Michael Ball.

The concert series reportedly also features tunes from Boublil and Schönberg's lesser-known works, like "Martin Guerre" and "The Pirate Queen."