The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock’s soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell’s majestic songs created a unique sound that would forever be known as Air Supply.
The upcoming original musical All Out Of Love, The Musical, based on the songs of iconic rock band Air Supply, will have its world premiere at Resorts World Manila (RWM) on October 18, 2018, and stars MiG Ayesa, Rachel Alejandro, Tanya Manalang, Raymund Concepcion and Jamie Wilson. MiG Ayesa and Rachel Alejandro will play the romantic leads, rock star Jamie Crimson and singer/song writer, Rayne, will sing classic Air Supply love songs in this all original show.
The production boasts an Australian creative team and an all Filipino cast working together to recreate the high powered, crazy recording industry of the ‘80s. The musical features an original script by award-winning Canadian playwright Jim Millan, with the classic songs of Air Supply masterfully woven together to create a timeless love story.
Director Darren Yap said that after working all around Asia directing musicals for Cameron Mackintosh, it is great to be directing the World Premiere of a new musical in the Philippines.
“Having grown up in the ‘80s and hearing Air Supply songs on the radio, I am excited to see these songs realized in a theatrical context. The story is a modern fairy tale, set in New York in the music business. It’s a love story for all ages, beautifully woven together with the hit songs of Air Supply,” said Yap.
Joining the creative team is musical arranger and orchestrator Stephen Amos, choreographer Yvette Lee, associate director Jacinta John, local musical director Joe Tolentino, and set designer Bob Brunton. The talented creative team have worked all over the world but this will be the first time they have work together on a new project on the Philippines.
The amazing talent of the Filipino singers was evident during the auditions said Stephen Amos, “the quality of the voices just blew us away.” The show will feature 17 Air Supply songs including “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love,” “You are the Reason,” “Sweet Dreams,” and many others hits from the past.
The story of the musical happens over the course of one evening, as music mogul Tommy King tries to convince struggling rock star Jamie Crimson to embark on a world tour to promote his new album and save Tommy King’s record company.
Jamie is struggling having left behind his song writing partner and love of his life, Rayne, while Tommy is dealing with his own loss, that of his wife and his distant relationship with his daughter.
Let’s meet the cast…
- MiG Ayesa
A talented performer, MiG Ayesa has appeared in both the West End and the Broadway plays. Appearing in shows Rock Of Ages (Stacee Jaxx, 1st National Tour USA and Broadway), We Will Rock You (“Galileo Figaro” London), Thriller Live (London 2012), Rent (“Angel” London), and Burn the Floor (Broadway). He was a competitor of the television series Rock Star: INXS to be the new lead singer of INXS and was one of the final three contestants. He starred as Robert Kincaid in the first international production of The Bridges of Madison County in Manila. MiG has also performed all over Asia in concerts.
- Rachel Alejandro
One of the country’s sought-after singer-actress, Rachel is returning to the stage as Rayne in All Out of Love the Musical. A former host of That’s Entertainment, her first album, “Just a Minute,” had several hit songs including the #1 single “Mr. Kupido.” Rachel’s latest movie Ang Larawan, The Movie is a musical.
- Tanya Manalang
Tanya alternated as Kim, the lead role for the musical revival Miss Saigon, originally played by Lea Salonga. Other roles Tanya has played, include, Tuptim (The King and I, Resorts World Manila (2012-2013), Carla (In The Heights, Atlantis Productions (2011/2012), Liesl Von Trapp (The Sound of Music, Resorts World Manila, 2011-2012), Curtains Up! (Newport Performing Arts Theater, 2016, featuring MiG Ayesa, with special guest Lea Salonga).
- Raymund Concepcion
Concepcion started acting in theater during the 1980s at the Manila Metropolitan Theater where he was a resident artist. After a 20-year hiatus from the theater scene, his comeback productions were Triumphant People’s Evangelistic Theater Society’s (Trumpets) Joseph The Dreamer and The Little Mermaid. He was in The King and I as the Kralahome and in Singapore’s production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Most recently, he played Larry Calma in Bituing Walang Ningning, The Musical and as Ahoshta and The Hermit of Southern March in Trumpets’ The Horse and His Boy.
- Jamie Wilson
Jamie Wilson began his professional theater career at the tender age of seven, as Theo in Repertory Philippines’ production of Pippin. Since then he has made the stage his home, appearing in numerous musicals and straight plays, and tackling a wide range of characters and roles in his 32 years as an actor. Recently, he played Miss Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical and the musical Kinky Boots. This year, he made his directorial debut in Arsenic and Old Lace.