The teen actor Sam Concepcion takes another big leap in his career as he gets the main role as ‘Peter Pan’, a musical show co-produced by STAGES and Repertory Philippines to be directed by Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo and Jaime Del Mundo.
“I am excited to work with everyone. It has been a while, since I performed for a musical. I have been raring to do this,” says Sam as he express his excitement for the upcoming musical which will start showing on September 29 up to October 30 at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
This musical show is somewhat like a milestone since it is an Asian premiere of this Peter Pan version and the first time STAGES and Repertory Philippines collaborated a show. Peter Pan is a timeless tale by Sir James Barrie about a boy who never grew up.
“People tell me I am like Peter Pan because even if I am already 18, people perceive me still as that young boy who starred in that sinigang mix commercial. I am thankful that I have been given this big opportunity to star in a grand production like Peter Pan,” adds Sam.
The young performer has starred in numerous shows namely, High School Musical, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He takes on his theater comeback through Peter Pan along with the stars Michael Williams (as Hook) and Tippy Dos Santos, another ABS-CBN star, (as Wendy) with Cara Barredo (as alternate).
“Aside from singing, dancing, and acting onstage, which I have been doing ever since I was young, I am excited that I get to fly in this musical. It will be a fun, full of flying show and I assure everyone that this production will be the ultimate family show,” says Sam as he gives details of the ‘Peter Pan’ role.
Moreover, Sam shares motivation for challenging himself continuously through given opportunities.
“I’d like to continue to challenge myself into doing bigger things and it’s a given (naman) that we do projects like that… abroad, go international, release albums abroad. As the years progress… especially this year, it has been one of the best years for me (kasi lahat nagawa ko),” says Sam in an interview with PEP.ph.