Stage and concert director Roxanne Lapus who is known for directing the theater play The Sound of Music in 2011 died on Wednesday, July 4.
Theater actors and singers who have worked with the director expressed their sympathy to the family and loved ones of the director whose remains will be at the Funeraria Paz at the Manila Memorial Park.
Actor Audie Gemora wrote in a Facebook post: “I am in shock and greatly saddened to hear about the untimely passing of Roxanne Lapus, one of the gentlest, cultured, Christ-like people I know. She was a doyenne in the theater and artist management having established SRO which introduced dinner theater in Manila and handled so many great talents. She was a board member of Trumpets in its early years along with another theater stalwart and her best friend Gus Aldeguer. She was always a caring, loving director. We last worked together in RWM’s “Sound of Music” but she always made her presence felt by giving affirming comments on many of my posts.
Roden Araneta used to kid her about her beautiful legs. And boy did she have the best pair and knew how to show them off. Little solace…I imagine Roxanne will have more laughs w Gus and Rod in heaven.”