Charity Musical Theatre with the children from Pattaya Orphanage

Of the various guests from Thailand and the rest of the world, many had come to Pattaya especially for this occasion. Among the numerous celebrities and special guests, it was an exceptionally great honor for us, as well as for the Alangkarn Theater, to welcome HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha to the show.
After Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Executive Director of the Pattaya Orphanage had given a speech expressing his sincere thanks and great honor to his guests, the program started with Mr. Weeraphong Thaweesak and his astonishing play on the glass harp. Mr. Weeraphong Thaweesak is said to be one of Thailand’s most creative and gifted musicians of the present day.
The children of the Pattaya Orphanage and the Sotpatana School for the Deaf were next on stage, delivering a beautiful show of two dances. First over 50 of the Orphanage’s children performed “Welcome to Thailand” with a traditional Thai dance. The colorful costumes and the graceful moves made a wonderful visual experience for the guests. The children’s faces were bright with joy as they could finally present what they had been practicing for during the last weeks and months.
The children from the Sotpatana School for the Deaf made a lovely and really touching impression when performing “O, Beautiful Ocean”. Although unable to hear the music they proved impressively talented, moving according to the rhythm and looking real cute in their Hawaiian outfits. From the four year olds to the young adults, all the children had an awesome time and participated with great commitment and passion.
The children’s dances were followed by the actual musical “Samson and Delilah”, a biblical story about love, betrayal and two unlucky lovers caught in the middle of the Israelis’ fight against Philistine suppression, performed by famous Thai actors Krittin Kiatmetha and Patharawarin Timkul.
The whole event was only made possible by the generous support of Mr. Suttikorn Jearpaitoon, Managing Director of the Alangkarn Theater, who allowed the free use of the theatre and its facilities. The entire proceeds of the event went to the Pattaya Orphanage Education Fund. The fund will help finance school attendance and materials for the orphans, thus ensuring quality education and future perspectives for the children.
On behalf of the Pattaya Orphanage Human Help Network Foundation Thailand would like to say thank you to all the kind supporters who made this enormous success possible.