Closer than Ever, originally produced Off-Broadway by Janet Brenner, Michael Gill and Daryl Roth with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire had a two-week run at the Gateway Theatre. The exhilarating musical featured Kevin Aichele, Danny Balkwill (on bass), Caitriona Murhy, Chris King (on piano) and FilCan pride Ma-Anne Dionisio. Ma-Anne is best known for her role as “Kim” in the Toronto production of Miss Saigon. Some of her other credits include, “Eponine” in Les Miserables; “Bertrande” in London’s West End production of Martin Guerre and “Maria” in West Side Story.
An appreciative Deputy Consul General Anton Mandap presented a bouquet of flowers to Ma-Anne after her successful performance (Photos by Christian Cunanan).