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Anna Maria Perez de Tagle sings "The Christmas Song" for her guests on board USS Respect. At far right is her Kuya King.  (Filipino Reporter photos)


Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, the Fil-Am star of the Broadway musical "Godspell," marked her 21st birthday in style — a star-studded private cruise party on the Hudson River in the wee hours of the chilly winter night of Dec. 23, with the glistening lights of Manhattan skyline in the background.

Guests wined and dined on board USS Respect by Statue Cruises.

Among the well-wishers were the entire cast of "Godspell" led by Hunter Parrish, Telly Leung Uzo Aduba, and the half-Pinoy George Salazar, Filipino broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez, and talent manager and writer Girlie Rodis.

Anna Maria's parents Artie and Evelyn, as well as her brother King, were on hand to entertain the guests.

Godspell's cast album released on Dec. 20 for digital download reached the No. 1 spot on iTunes’ soundtrack chart with a strong boost, of course, from Anna Maria’s dazzling rendition of the hit musical’s most popular song "Day By Day.”

Produced by Stephen Schwartz, Michael Holland, Kurt Deutsch and executive producer Ken Davenport (who also produces the revival), the 18-track recording will be released in stores on Jan. 31.


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As Anna Maria hits 21, the legal drinking age, her "Godspell" co-star Hunter Parrish gives her her first official wine.

 

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The birthday girl in her first formal sip of wine.

 

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Anna Maria and her father Artie during the "21 Roses Dance." "She's still our baby and nothing's gonna change," says Artie of her "little girl."

 

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Anna Maria dances with her "Camp Rock 2" co-star Justin Deanda, who is rumored to be wooing the celebrator.

 

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Anna Maria with fellow "Godspell" star Nick Blaemire.

 

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The event's lovely cake is a creation of the famous Sugar and Plumm NYC.

 

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Clockwise from top left: Lorenzo and Lori Valdes, Anna Maria and father Artie, Girlie Rodis, Korina Sanchez, Evelyn Perez de Tagle and son King.

 

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Anna Maria acknowledges guests and well-wishers.

 

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"Godspell's" Telly Leung gives Anna Maria a big hug. At far left is her aunt Gertrudes "Tutut" Guiang, who emceed the program.

 

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The beautiful USS Respect by Statue Cruises.

 

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The delicious food at Anna Maria's party.

 

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0 #1 L.P. Pelayo 2012-05-04 09:47
Kudos Anna Maria!
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