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Lea Salonga writes heartfelt message for daughter Nicole Chien after being a part of Matilda the Musical

The Broadway star wrote about her daughter’s experience as part of the cast of Matilda the Musical.

BY ROSELLE BASBAS

FRESH SCOOPS

12/11/2017 5:49 PM
Lea Salonga writes heartfelt message for daughter Nicole Chien after being a part of Matilda the Musical


Photo credit: @kweenleaccxxii IG

 

Lea Salonga recently posted a photo of her daughter Nicole Chien after the final show of Matilda the Musical last night, December 10, at the Meralco Theater in Pasig. In the photo, Lea holds an emotional Nicole moments after the show has ended. 

Nicole played the role of Alice in the musical that ran from November 10 – December 10.
In the caption, she wrote about her daughter’s experience as part of the cast.

“She loved her time in the show as Alice, and once it was over, she had a total breakdown backstage. If anything, she has fallen in love with musical theater more deeply now than if she had merely remained as a spectator rather than a participant. There’s a fulfillment that she now understands, and knows more intimately than she ever did before.”

Image courtesy of Rob Chien’s Facebook

Lea thanked the production team and cast members of Matilda for showing her daughter lessons she would not have learned anywhere else and for helping her grow.

“To everyone at @atlantistheatrical headed by the indefatigable Bobby Garcia, thank you for allowing her to be part of Matilda. There are lessons she has learned that she wouldn’t have been able to get anywhere else: teamwork, hard work, commitment, and never quitting.”

“To the cast of Matilda (most notably Ate Mica Fajardo), we thank you for your patience and your love in teaching our daughter not only the fundamentals but also what it means to be a good human within a production.”

 

This photo best sums up my daughter’s experience as part of the cast of #MatildaMNL. She loved her time in the show as Alice, and once it was over, she had a total breakdown backstage. If anything, she has fallen in love with musical theater more deeply now than if she had merely remained a spectator rather than a participant. There’s a fulfillment that she now understands, and knows more intimately than she ever did before. To everyone at @atlantistheatrical headed by the indefatigable Bobby Garcia, thank you for allowing her to be part of Matilda. There are lessons she has learned that she wouldn’t have been able to get anywhere else: teamwork, hard work, commitment, and never quitting. She has made incredible friends out of this, and plans to join more productions in the future (as long as she keeps up with her schoolwork). To the cast of Matilda (most notably Ate Mica Fajardo), we thank you for your patience and your love in teaching our daughter not only the fundamentals but also what it means to be a good human within a production. We are so blessed that Nicole has gone through this experience; for sure she has grown. I don’t know that I could completely express my gratitude as a parent for what my daughter now knows and understands. But I shall endeavor to as much as I can, whenever I can.

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