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Fun, unusual, enviable family vacation for Alcasids and Murrows

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REGINE Velasquez (left) and Michelle van Eimeren enjoyed the Bali trip.

Ogie and Regine Alcasid took a much-needed family vacation with their adorable baby boy Nate and the entire Alcasid clan in Bali, Indonesia, where they met up with Ogie’s two daughters, Leila and Sarah, their mom Michelle van Eimeren and her hubby Mark Murrow.

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Filipino ‘Engineer’ a ‘sleazier’ smash hit in Miss Saigon revival in London

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THE STANDOUT, SCENE STEALER Jon Jon Briones came from ensemble to front and center and the leading role where every night is a standing ovation. MATTHEW MURPHY/ WWW.MISS-SAIGON.COM

The heat is on in “(Miss) Saigon” and the critics have spoken: Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer in the hit musical’s revival production in London’s West End is “the show’s standout, stealing every scene his Engineer comes close to.” This is the verdict from the premier theater website Broadway World UK, which hails the Filipino-American actor for “bringing freshness and exuberance to a role he knows so very well.”

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Rachelle Anne Go living the ‘American Dream’ in London

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THE MOVIE IN HER MIND   Filipino pop star Rachelle Ann Go is living her dream and enjoying the “Miss Saigon” experience as Gigi, the bar girl in the revival of the iconic musical. EMMIE G. VELARDE

It’s not a movie in her mind; this is really happening. Filipino pop star Rachelle Ann Go is living her dream as a cast member of the Tony Award-winning musical “Miss Saigon” in London’s West End.

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Learning from the greats

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SEÑA AND ALVAREZ. Strong passion for being Filipino.

When I started performing, the first task taught to me by my director was the same advice given to me by a journalist when I had wanted to become a writer at a young age: Observe people. Sit in an outdoor coffee shop, commute with the masses, follow strangers around and eavesdrop everywhere. This helps you build different characters, whether in letters or onstage.

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Rachelle Ann Go living her dream as cast of ‘Miss Saigon’

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Rachelle Anne Go

This is really happening now. It’s not just a movie in her mind. Filipino pop star Rachelle Ann Go is living her dream as a cast member of “Miss Saigon” in London’s West End.

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