CAAMFest FORWARD begins with a special Drive-In Experience at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123) with a celebration of Filipino American History Month. The evening will include Off The Grid food trucks and the world premiere of Ruby Ibarra’s new music documentary, 7,000 MILES: HOMECOMING. We will also showcase the world premiere of LEA SALONGA IN CONCERT WITH THE SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, a CAAM production.
Internationally famous for her powerhouse voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga burst onto the Broadway musical scene with her 1991 Tony Award- winning performance as Kim in Miss Saigon. In addition, Salonga
has been honored with the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for her work in the theater. Salonga was also the first Asian cast to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway, and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Most recently, Salonga starred in the Tony Award-winning 2017 revival of Once on This Island. GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Salonga in peak performance at the Sydney Opera House, singing a selection of songs from her Broadway career as well as her hits from the animated movie blockbusters Aladdin and Mulan.
Program includes exclusive Q&A with Lea Salonga, CAAM’s Director of Programs Don Young and Executive Director Josh Pultz. Watch here.
In celebration of Filipino American History Month, CAAM will showcase two world premieres that celebrate a music icon and rising star.