Tony Award winner Lea Salonga makes a rare Bay Area appearance in a benefit concert at the Nourse Theater and City Arts for one night only. She is a Broadway icon, singer, and actress best known for originating the role of Kim in the blockbuster musical, Miss Saigon, for which she garnered the Tony and numerous other awards. She played the roles of Eponine and Fantine in the global musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, earning raves worldwide. Ms. Salonga is the singing voice of Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, and of the title role in Mulan, and was honored as a “Disney Legend” in 2011.
A distinguished crowd, including delegates from the Philippine government and Northern California’s most influential leaders, will attend. The proceeds will benefit PhilDev, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to further develop the Philippine economy with the advancement of science and technology through programs in high-tech education, research, and entrepreneurship training.
WHAT: Kicks Off Filipino American History Month
WHEN: Saturday, October 5, at 8p.m.
WHERE: Nourse Auditorium, 201-299 Hayes St, San Francisco
HOW: Tickets can be purchased online at www.cityboxoffice.com, or by calling 415-392-4400. Ticket prices begin at $110, with a limited number of discount tickets ($55) available for students with valid IDs. Limited VIP tickets are also available, which include a pre-concert reception and after party.
ABOUT: PhilDev is a non-profit organization, registered in both the United States and the Philippines, with a mission to develop sustainable, long-term economic growth for the Philippines. For more information about PhilDev, visit www.phildev.org.