Good talent and charisma combine well in empowering the so-called weaker sex towards limelight and recognition. Here are four young celebrity women carrying command by way of what they do best in complement to the popularity and good breaks they’re enjoying at the moment.Vina Morales Tapped In A Musical For The First Time 

The singer-actress has presented herself in various forms in 25 years of being in showbiz. Yet fate still led her to probably the one thing she hasn’t done before but is expected to: Act in a theater musical.

The Cebuana star was finally cast as lead actress in the Atlantis Productions’ musical “Rock of Ages” set to run from June 15 to July 8 at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater in RCBC Plaza, Makati. She is to play main character Sherrie alongside international act Mig Ayesa who will portray Stacee Jaxx in this story of two people meeting and falling in love at L.A.’s Sunset Strip during the ’80s.

“Parang ito ang pampakumpleto sa career ko. I have been in show business for a long time and it never really crossed my mind to join a musical. But when I was given a chance to audition for Sherrie, I knew this was just meant to happen,” shared the TV host regularly seen on ABS-CBN’s “ASAP.”

Part of the play’s attraction that Vina is giving emphasis on is the repertoire which comprises of classic rock songs from the ’80s era which she described as “melodic and singable.” Director Chari Arespacochaga assessed her as “a breath of fresh air who sings effortless and truly understands the music of the era.”


Sabrina Conquers Indonesia

Filipino recording artist Sabrina, acknowledged by music critics as the torch-bearer of local singers doing acoustic covers of recent hits, may not have really captured the Pinoy market.

But, by some peculiar twist, she’s already a major star in Indonesia as proven by the almost wild reception she received when she performed there last month. Sources claim that without exaggerating, her show at the Supermal Karawaci in Jakarta was filled with Asian fans not limited to Pinoys. Some of them even went out of their way to bond with her at the hotel where she was billeted.

To cap it off, Universal Music Indonesia handed the young singer from Parañaque a Platinum Award for her latest album “I Love Acoustic 4” which quantified the strong impression she made among Indonesian listeners.

Last year, Sabrina flew to Indonesia for the Kampeong Jazz Music Festival in Bandung. Her previous album released there also turned Platinum. MCA Philippines’ talent manager Sammy Samaniego elaborated on Sabrina’s triumph. “I saw for myself how the Indonesian audience was captivated by her voice and presence. The experience was worth telling especially that it’s something we can be proud of. One of our talents is again making a splash outside the Philippines.”