Local performer Philip Ancheta talks about his first national tour, ‘Miss Saigon’

By : Jeremy Williams
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Orlando performer Philip Ancheta will always remember the day he got the call that changed his life.

“I was with my friend Heather when they called and I just screamed at the top of my lungs ‘Heather, I’m going on tour,’” Ancheta recalls. “I just sat down and cried. It was such a surreal experience and she hugged me on the ground and we cried together.”

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John Ambrosino dreams a dream in ‘Les Miserables’ revival

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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UPDATE: “Les Misérables” is at the Dr. Phillips Center now through Sunday, Oct. 27. Tickets start at $34.50. Visit DrPhillipsCenter.org to purchase and for more information.

“Doing this show, I can’t even call it a bucket list item,” out actor John Ambrosino says of touring with the newest production of “Les Miserables,” direct from its celebrated Broadway revival and dreaming a dream at Tampa’s Straz Center Jan. 15-20. “It’s an honor to be able to do it.”

The Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1862 Victor Hugo novel of the same name “has changed the world of the musical in so many ways,” Ambrosino continues. “It’s iconic; a juggernaut that has kept going and aweing audiences for years. To be able to go out there every night and perform the show that I saw as a 12-year-old boy is just one of the greatest things in the world.”

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