By Marivir R. Montebon
Adam Jacobs and Ali Ewoldt will pull it off again on stage in a Valentine Concert at The Town Hall on Saturday, February 23 at 8 o’clock in the evening.
The concert, titled “A Heart Full of Love,” is sponsored by GMA Life TV, GMA Pinoy TV, the TOFA-New York, the Filipino Reporter, and the Mindoro Healthcare Consulting.
Starting their career at a young age in musicals, Ali and Adam have recently performed together on the musical Les Miserables, with Ali as Cosette and Adam as Marius.
Although she finished Psychology at Yale University, Ali chose the entertainment career at this time, despite the stiff competition.
For the past 10 years in her performing career, Ali has shown her versatility in the roles she plays on Les Mis, the King and I and host of other popular shows which she has toured with in the entire US.
Adam, for his part, started out early as pianist and finished a degree in Theater at the New York University. He performed in big musicals since his younger days in California, in Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, the Lion King, and many more.
Both Adam and Ali attribute their singing abilities to half their roots. Their mothers are Filipinos who love music and encouraged them to pursue their passions.
Do you ever consider the Philippines home, I asked. In chorus, they said no. It is more of our roots, and “I am proud of that,” beams Ali. And Adam smiles, and says, “yeah.”
After the hurried interview, they ran up stage to do the sound check prior to an intimate concert with Broadway Barkada, a group of Filipino actors in the Broadway musicals, in Manhattan’s lower east side of the city.