John Florencio is the pianist for London-Paris-Roam! on at Alexander Upstairs from 16-18 March 2017
I was born in Manila, grew up in San Francisco and now live in Paris.
Tell us a little more about your show?
A witty, poignant look at aging, moving on and starting over.
And what’s next on the cards for you?
Quite a bit of musical directing coming up. UNICEF Gala concerts in Germany and Austria and concerts in Manila,San Francisco, New York and Paris.
And the project you’re dreaming of?
I dream of finding the perfect writing partner to stage a musical.
How did you get into theatre?
I was a piano major back then at the San Francisco Conservatory and got hired to do a production of “Sweeney Todd”; the theatre bug bit in the early nineties.
Dinner with any two figures from history: who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Frédéric Chopin and Maurice Ravel. I will serve them whatever they wish.
Favorite spot in Cape Town (besides Alexander Bar, obviously)?
It would be my first time in Cape Town, I can tell you when I get the chance to explore!
What excites you about theatre?
What mistakes have you made and learned the most from?
Loving too much 😉
Who do you think people should be talking about?
People should be talking about keeping the arts alive and how vital it is to humans.