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Rachelle Ann Go says she is ready to leave for London for 'Miss Saigon'

Rachelle Ann Go performs in a send-off concert at the Meralco theater on February 22.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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02/19/2014 08:00 AM
Rachelle Ann Go says she is ready to leave for London for 'Miss Saigon'
0214914-rachelle_main.jpgAs part of her tenth year celebration in showbiz, Rachelle Ann Go will be performing in a send-off concert on February 22 which she is also producing. The 27-year-old singer is scheduled to leave for London at the end of the month to start rehearsals for her role as Gigi in West End's revival of Miss Saigon in May. “Actually gusto ko mag-concert talaga. The last one I produced was two years ago and ang sarap ng feeling na mag-produce ulit. I decided since malapit naman ako umalis, to produce ulit. Ito yung tenth anniversary concert plus send-off concert na rin and gusto kong sa sampung taon ko dito sa industriya ang dami kong dinaanang music eh. Nanggaling na ako sa pop, sa rock, iba ibang genre. I want to share that with those who supported me for the past ten years. Ngayon na papunta ako sa mga musicals, gusto ko i-share sa mga tao yung mga dream roles ko, siyempre yung mga awitin sa Miss Saigon so halo-halo yung sa concert and yung mga guest ko yung mga taong malalapit sa puso ko din,” she said.

The concert will feature guests who are also Rachelle's close friends in showbiz like Regine Velasquez, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista, and Mark Bautista. “Kung ano yung nararamdaman ko, yun yung gusto kong maramdaman ng tao and kung saan ako papunta gusto ko i-share sa kanila yun. Kumbaga storya ng buhay ko din yun, yung journey ko,” she shared.

Rachelle said she is already psyching herself up for the grueling work schedule once she gets to London. “Siyempre kailangan ko mag-exercise, mag-gym. Hindi talaga ako nag-ji-gym pero for this role kailangan ready ako, prepared ako physically kasi pagdating ko dun sa March 10 everyday na yung rehearsals namin and puro dance din yung sa role ni Gigi. Before I leave gusto ko rin mag-attend ng mga dance classes para may baon naman ako pagdating ko dun. Dapat first week of March ako aalis to start rehearsing but I got an email from Miss Saigon asking if I can leave earlier kasi on March 2 may benefit show gusto nila i-introduce ako at si Kim, si Eva Noblezada sa Filipino community,” she added.

After signing a one-year contract to do eight shows a week, Rachelle admitted joining Miss Saigon is worth the sacrifice of leaving Philippine showbiz for the rest of 2013. “My contract is for one year plus two months rehearsals so I'll be staying there for 14 months. Dito ako ni-li-lead, I just need to obey. Right now I'm very thankful tapos I have a concert and an album. Pero higit pa po dun yung natanggap kong blessings eh. Ngayon sa sampung taon, nagawa ko na lahat ng gusto ko and now doing a big musical abroad, hindi ko talaga pinangarap ito. Kumbaga wala sa panaiginip ko, na-surprise na lang ako dito. Isang malaking regalo din para sa akin ito. Right now I just want explore new things. I want to grow as an artist and as a person bilang first time kong mag-isa sa ibang bansa, kumbaga hindi ako marunong magluto, alam mo yung mga ganung klaseng bagay (laughs). Mga bagay na I'm sure matututunan ko doon. I think ang daming purpose ng paglipad ko papuntang London,” she said.

Apart from being a successful singer and embarking on a new career in theater, Rachelle said she already has plans for the future. “Gusto ko nga magtayo ng music school one day. Siguro yung basic lang, not necessarily yung type ng music, proper breathing, yung ganun. Kasi magtayo ng school na para lang sa theater so gusto ko yung kabuuhan na lang,” she said.

Rachelle said she could not ask for anything more when it comes to her career at the moment. “Madami akong prayers pero sa buhay, sa pamilya ko, when it comes to my career ang prayer na masasabi ko na God dalhin niyo ako kung saan niyo ako gusto mapunta, kung anong will niyo sa akin, sana yun din ang maging desire ng puro ko. Kasi minsan pag mag-isa na lang ako nalilito ako, san ba ako papunta? So yung prayer ko ngayon maging yung laman ng puso ko yung gusto ni God sa akin, yun lang talaga.  But right now I'm very happy and very contented sa lahat ng blessings ko,” she said.

Catch Miss Rachelle: A Send-Off Concert on February 22, Saturday at Meralco theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tickets available at all Ticketworld outlets.