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July 6, 2012

Stephanie Reese at the Music Museum

US-based Filipino-American artist Stephanie Reese is set to fire up the concert scene with "A Little Big Bang!" on Friday, July 13, 8:00pm at Music Museum with guests Jed Madela, Luke Mejares and the Philippine Madrigal singers.

'A Little Big Bang!’ promises an evening of big band standards, soulful ballads, Broadway showtunes and contemporary pop tunes with a twist, showcasing Reese’s solid musical foundations. Accompanying Stephanie is the AMP band under the musical direction of Mel Villena. Stage direction is by Raymond Lauchengco.

‘I think people can expect a large variety of music, which is sort of what I’m known for, and a night that is nostalgic, entertaining and exciting,’ says Reese. Reese’s strong musical theater background has earned her lead roles around the world, such as Kim in the German production of Miss Saigon, Esmeralda in the Disney World Premier of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (also in Germany), and Tuptim in the West End production of The King and I. She also holds the distinction of being the first Filipino-American singer to mount a concert at the Carnegie Hall in New York, performing to an SRO crowd.

Apart from being a performer, Reese is a composer as well. Her compositions were part of her albums Stephanie Reese at Her Best and This Is My Life, and she composed (and performed) the theme song of the 30th anniversary of UNICEF Germany.

Reese is also a committed philanthropist. Through her performances, she has raised funds and awareness for charitable institutions such as Gawad Kalinga, Bantay Bata 163 and The American Red Cross. She has also taught acting at the Rise and Shine Camp in Seattle, Washington, for children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS.

‘I have been so incredibly blessed,’ says Reese. ‘It just seems so natural to want to give back. It makes performing so much more meaningful when you know that others are benefiting from it in a very real way.’ Part of the proceeds of ‘A Little Big Bang!’ will go to the World Vision foundation.

While Reese has mounted several solo concerts around the world, this is only the second time she is having a solo concert in the Philippines. ‘I’m really excited about this show, not only because I really had a hand in it from the very beginning—from threshing out the concept to picking the band - but it allows me to perform in a country I also call home, and it’s very fulfilling for an artist to be able to express herself in a way that allows her to grow.’

Ticket Prices:
Orchestra 1: P2100
Orchestra 2: P1800
Balcony: P1000

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.
Music Museum
Greenhills Shopping Complex

Theatre Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Ortigas Ave., Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday July 13, 2012 8:00 PM

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