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MISCELLANEOUS

Transcript of interview with Tom Lehrer:

"Thank God no one has gone from there to a Broadway career. I live in dread of that, although now it actually doesn't matter, but I wouldn't want someone to say they got their start with me, because they'd come out in droves. Actually, one of my students, Rona Figueroa, later became one of the Miss Saigons on Broadway for a couple of years. It had nothing to do with me. She was totally marvelous. One of the things I loved about it was when I asked her if she was a theater major, she said "no, I wouldn't go over there, I don't believe in any of that stuff." I was so pleased because she was head and shoulders above all the theater majors in terms of natural talent. She sang in rock band, and she was gorgeous, she could act and she could sing, just because she could do it. And the stuff over there where they're doing these exercises, these really serious people--"now tell us your most embarrassing experience," "pretend you're a tiger,"--oh God." --Tom Lehrer

Rona's Film Short:

U.S.A School of Visual Arts, New York


Waiting in the Wings
The story of Tamera DeJesus' quest for self-fulfillment within the confines of her familial obligations. Tamera's heart pulls her towards becoming a dancer, but her father insists she become a doctor. Will she respect her family's wishes? Will she follow her heard? Is there a way to fulfill both demands?

Dir.:Charles R. Uy
Script: Rona Figueroa; Charles R. Uy
Photo.: Chris Hayes
Edit.:Robert Deichmann
Prod. Design: T. Ruby Flores


Cast List of Making Tracks:
Vocals: Rona Figueroa (Les MisÚrables, Dragonheart II, Miss Saigon)
Hoon Lee (Band 101)
Julie Danao (Saturday Night Fever, Rent)
Welly Yang (MetroGuide, Miss Saigon)

Band: Woody Pak, Matt Fieldes, Damien Bassman, Shai Bachar

Music by Woody Pak, lyrics by Brian Yorkey, conceived by Welly Yang

Cast List from I Enjoy Being A Girl:
Starring: Rona Figueroa (Dragonheart II, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) Julie Danao (Saturday Night Fever, Rent, Miss Saigon) Cindy Cheung (Wit, Making Tracks) Tina Horii (Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Miss Saigon)
Producer: Welly Yang

The Lotus Seed:
Rona narrated the audio version of the children's book The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland.