JUNE 27 -JulY 14, 2024

Preview: June 26, 2024

Book, Music & Lyrics By Joseph Sevillo; And Some Songs Co-Written With Joshua Caldo;
Commissioned & Developed By Rainbow Stage; Premiered In Canada By Rainbow Stage
(Artistic Director: Carson Nattrass & Executive Director: Andrea Pratt McDowell) Winnipeg 2024;
Originally Developed With, And Directed By Joseph Sevillo; Developed With Support Of Rainbow Stage And Prairie Theatre Exchange;
Original Production Orchestrations By Joseph Aragon & Dane Bjornson

QUICK FUN FACTS!

  • Pronounced: “Maw-BOO-High”
  • Modern pop musical for everyone!
  • “Mabuhay” means “to live”, but is commonly used as a greeting, “Welcome!”
  • We welcome Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike to this hilarious, heart-warming song and dance spectacle for the whole family!

WHO IS IT FOR?

Ages 8 and up!

STORY

Three young singers compete to win STAR ON THE RISE, a reality TV singing competition that has come to Canada from the Philippines!

Through a series of pop song & dance numbers, the story takes us from backstage to onstage, from the past to the present, and from Winnipeg to the Philippines as an assortment of wonderful characters to help us cheer on our favourite contestant!

MUSIC

This original musical features brand new music in the style of pop, R&B, and hip hop. It is high-energy and fun for the whole family.

DANCE

We are bringing jazz, lyrical and hip-hop dance together for a very exciting show that is reminiscent of Hamilton on Broadway.

SET

Set in Winnipeg against the backdrop of a reality TV singing competition (like THE VOICE or AMERICAN IDOL), Rainbow Stage will be transformed into a modern TV studio! Huge screens, live camera operators, great music, and amazing dancers, every number in the show will be like it’s own music video!

TAKEAWAY

The musical challenges our “grass-is-greener” assumptions about culture, money, & fame and encourages people to find their voice and discover the value of home.

Creative Team

J. Sevillo

Joseph Sevillo

Director, Creator
(Book, Music & Lyrics)

S. Buenafe

Seanne Buenafe

Music Director/Conductor,
Piano Vocal Arranger

L. Banaga

Lee Banaga

Co-Choreographer
Sharlyne Chua

Sharlyne Chua

Co-Choreographer
Jayel Masangkay

Jayel Masangkay

Co-Choreographer
Andrew StH

Andrew St. Hilaire

Associate Music Director
S. Bajer

Sharon Bajer

Intimacy Director
Adam Parboosingh

Adam Parboosingh

Set Designer
Joyce Licup

Joyce Licup

Apprentice
Set Designer
Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson

Lighting Designer
Michael Caron

Michael Caron

Sound Designer

Craig Strong

Craig Strong

Assistant Sound Designer
J. Moore

James Moore

Video Designer

B. Belmonte

Brenda Belmonte

Costume Designer

A. Ignis

Alba Ignis

Apprentice
Costume Designer
Nancy Puttaert

Nancy Puttaert

Costume Coordinator

Dane Bjornson

Dane Bjornson

Music Arranger
/ Producer
Ma-Buhay

Bernard Alibudbud

Lead Video
Content Creator
sisler create

Sisler CREATE Program

Video Content Creators
V.Exconde

Victoria Exconde

Dance Captain
Karyn Kumhyr

Karyn Kumhyr

Stage Manager
Jazz Marcelino

Jazz Marcelino

Assistant Stage Manager
Kathryn Urbanek

Kathryn Urbanek

Assistant Stage Manager
Key Caguioa

Key Caguioa

Apprentice Stage Manager

Cast

STARRING

D. Dyhengco

Daren Dyhengco

DAVID

A. Macasaet

Andrea Macasaet

CELINA
AP. Bautista

AP Bautista

HONEY

ALSO STARRING

M. Dionisio

Ma-Anne Dionisio

GALINDA & GLORIA
J. Lazo

Joy Lazo

LOLA

FEATURING

R. Kives

Rochelle Kives

BEA
R.Quintana

Robin Jordan Quintana

ZAC,
NESTOR/RAMON
UNDERSTUDY

Shauldon Santos

Shauldon Santos

MARK, ENSEMBLE,
DAVID UNDERSTUDY
A. Tongol

AC Tongol

NESTOR/RAMON

INTRODUCING

P. Alibudbud

Pierson K. Alibudbud

YOUNG MARK
A. Malolos

Annika Malolos

YOUNG CELINA
Jordan Sevillo

Jordan Sevillo

YOUNG DAVID
K. Yago

Kaitlin Yago

YOUNG HONEY

ENSEMBLE

Jerilyn Bulaong

Jerilyn Bulaong

ENSEMBLE,
CELINA UNDERSTUDY
Justin Bulaong

Justin Bulaong

JEIGH, ENSEMBLE,
ZAC UNDERSTUDY
J. Calabio

Josh Calabio

SWING,
MARK UNDERSTUDY,
JEIGH UNDERSTUDY

D. Cayetano

Dutchess Cayetano

ENSEMBLE,
BEA UNDERSTUDY

V.Exconde

Victoria Exconde

ENSEMBLE,
HONEY UNDERSTUDY,
DANCE CAPTAIN
J. Malolos

Johan Malolos

ENSEMBLE
N. Malolos

Nathan Malolos

ENSEMBLE,
YOUNG DAVID UNDERSTUDY,
YOUNG MARK UNDERSTUDY
A. Manuel

Alba Manuel

ENSEMBLE,
YOUNG HONEY UNDERSTUDY,
YOUNG CELINA UNDERSTUDY
H. Wallace

Hazel Wallace

SWING,
LOLA UNDERSTUDY,
GLORIA/GALINDA UNDERSTUDY

Coming Soon

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