MCS Theatre Club presents original jukebox musical

Posted on Feb 03 2023

The show was directed by senior and Theatre Club veteran Kyla Monique B. Cabrera, who delivered the opening prologue. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)

Mount Carmel School’s Theatre Club presented True Colors, an original jukebox musical, at the Pacific Islands Club Charley’s Cabaret last Jan. 27 and 28. The musical, about a girl on the nonverbal end of the autism spectrum who tries to find her place and her voice in a new school, was a huge success with standing-room only, sold-out performances, rave reviews, and an audience that loved the show.

With incredible acting, signing, and dancing, the cast delivered amazing performances, and with an innovative production design, the crew set the stage for a one-of-a-kind production. So, it comes as no surprise that, as with many previous productions from the school’s Theatre Club, everyone laughed, everyone cried, and everyone was inspired. (PR)

Bernice Shane Sabino played the lead role of Iris with an incredible voice and an expressive face that helped communicate emotions for her nonverbal character. In this scene, the audience learns more about Iris’s internal world as she sings A Million Dreams. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


Bernice Shane Sabino, center, finds her place in the school’s Theatre Club, led by Ally, played by Kinamarie M. Dela Cruz, second from right, and filled with colorful characters like Kyle, played by Brent Matthew Estacio Ortizo, far right, Kim, played by Jill Anne Mallari, far left, and Kin, played by Manuel Jacinto M. Pangelinan. Here, they comfort Iris by singing It’s O together. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


Brissa Concepcion Hunter plays the show’s main villain, Regina, who bullies Iris and others along with her court of Mean Girls. Here, she sings 7 Rings. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


Brissa Concepcion Hunter, far left, as the show’s main villain, Regina, joins the stage with her court of mean girls, from left to right, Karol, played by Maili Ilareyo’l Borja Peter, Kara, played by Moeisha Eleanor F. Cruz, and Karen, played by Kayannie Ilifighár Borja Peter (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


Regina, played by Brissa Concepcion Hunter, front, leads her court of Mean Girls in singing 7 Rings. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


Iris, played by Bernice Shane Sabino, left, meets her love interest in the show, Luke, played by Eunkyu “Joey” Hong, as they sing Rewrite the Stars. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


The cast and crew take a bow after an amazing performance before a standing-room only, sold-out audience. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


The lead cast members of the show gather with their director after curtain call. Front row: Bernice Shane Sabino, right, as Iris, Eunkyu “Joey” Hong as Luke, and Jill Anne Mallari as Kim. Second row, from left to right: Manuel Jacinto M. Pangelinan as Kin, Brent Matthew Estacio Ortizo as Kyle, Kinamarie M. Dela Cruz as Ally, director Kyla Monique B. Cabrera, Brissa Concepcion Hunter as Regina, Kayannie Ilifighár Borja Peter as Karen, Moeisha Eleanor F. Cruz as Kara, and Maili Ilareyo’l Borja Peter as Karol. (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)


Play director Kyla Monique B. Cabrera, center, poses with the show’s writer and producer, Galvin Deleon Guerrero, Ed.D., right, and his wife, Velma Deleon Guerrero (ROMMEL BUENAFLOR)

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