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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 25, 2015

Regine Velasquez Pays Tribute To Local And Foreign Musicals In Her Solaire Theatre Concert In November

REGINE VELASQUEZ says she’s no longer keen to do a new movie these days. “Happy na ako hosting ‘Sarap Diva’, being a judge in ‘Starstruck 6’ and now, heto, I have a concert, ‘Regine at the Theatre’ which will be held at the Solaire Theatre on November 6 & 7 and 20 & 21,” she adds. “Hindi ko na ma-imagine ang sarili ko nakikipag-kissing scene pa uli sa movie like before.”

We remind her of her hot kissing scenes with Robin Padilla in their films together. “Oo nga. E, yung anak ko, si Nate, very precocious. Hindi ko nga pinapapanood, e. Mamaya tanungin pa ako, is he my father?”

Regine’s concert is sponsored by PLDT Home who put up her series of mall concerts last May and June to promote their Regine Series of landline phones. “It was very successful,” says PLDT marketing exec Gary Dujali. “All the venues were jampacked and the sales of PLDT Home telephone sets was unprecedented. Talagang sold out. Hinahanap talaga nila yung phone ni Regine, paired with the best and cheapest NDD and IDD plans ever. Na-out of stock agad lahat ng units. We really love having Regine with us as she’s so easy to work with.”

Regine says she truly enjoyed doing the mall shows and now, she’s glad she’s having a concert at Solaire. “The concept for this concert is a tribute to musical theatre,” she says. “Hindi lang sa Broadway but even sa local, kasi ang daming local plays na pinalalabas, like ‘Rak of Aegis’.”

Will she be singing songs from other local hits like “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” and ‘Bituing Walang Ningning’? “We’ll see. Ang pinag-iisipan ko pa, kung isasama ko pa ba yung mga songs from old Broadway hits like ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miz’ kasi kinakanta ko na sila noon pa. Basta lahat ng songs na kakantahin ko, I’ll try to give new arrangements for a change.”

Lucky PLDT Home subscribers got free concert tickets from Regine in a meet and greet session. More free tickets to the November 20 playdate will be raffled off to PLDT Landline subscribers who upgrade to one of the Regine Series Telset from October 1 to November 9. So upgrade now and get free tickets to Regine’s concert at Solaire Theatre. For more info, visit pldthome.com/landline.