Wednesday, July 15, 2009

meet LA's newest eponine!

on the 24th and 31st of this month, recent bb. pasinaya winner and singing star sarah lazatin will be featured in foothill theater workshop group's staging of the hit broadway musical "les miserables."

i saw sarah's mom maru last saturday at the 11th annual celebrity chronicle awards and she excitedly informed me of the teener's latest project. sarah will essay the role of eponine, which was played to high acclaim by her idol, filipina great lea salonga.

my schedule would be a little bit lighter by the end of the month and i would be able to catch the musical play. i saw the musical staged in pantages theater in hollywood three years ago with another filipina (who am currently forgetting the name) playing the part of eponine. les miz is easily one of the best plays i have ever seen - hahaha, as if i have seen a lot!

my limited theater experience include watching: avenue q (my #1 favorite --- saw it 3times!!!), cats (except for "memory", the play disappointed me), the full monty (rent the dvd instead), and phantom of the opera (i was too sleepy when i saw it, so am not gonna comment - lol).

i also saw the color purple (the movie bored me and so did this version - haha), mamma mia (who doesn't like abba???), a chorus line (one the bests!), minsky's (delightful!), 13 (saw the LA premiere before it bowed on broadway and i was totally amazed by the talents of the young cast!), 9 to 5 (dolly parton's labor of love. period. lol), wicked (one of the bests as well - saw it 3 or 4 times, i think).

after avenue q, rent is my next favorite. i saw the original cast on tour and i must say that this play really, really makes you want to see every other musical plays there is! it is a masterpiece! there are other plays i saw but am currently unable to recall all of them :)

sarah is a junior at temple city high school. she is not new to the stage though as she has been performing since the age of 4. discovered by tita lydia solis, sarah, has opened numerous concerts for various filipino artists and tours with her campus-based singing group.

for those interested in watching the play, pls contact maru lazatin at (626) 675-3080.

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