Bituin Escalante is no doubt one of the best talents and actresses in the Philippines. She is best known for her rendition of Kung Ako Nalang Sana, which won the ABS-CBN Himig Handog Love Songs Competition in 2002 and earned her a Best Interpreter award.
As a stage performer, she has been nominated several times for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, and recently won as Outstanding Female Featured Performance in a Musical for Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Philstage’s Gawad Buhay Awards.
This is why her stellar talent is a great contribution to the spectacular cast of 50 Shades, The Musical Parody. It will surely amaze both local and international audiences! In fact, a member of the Gawad Buhay Award Jury described her as a “scene-stealer.”
“As the depressed and repressed housewife Carol, Escalante would delight us with her comic antics,” describes Hawson. “Especially when Carol “blooms” towards the end, aggressively engaging a young guy from the audience.”
Bituin is one of the ladies of the book club who is conservative and emotional.
Majestic cast of the 50 Shades, The Musical Parody
Furthermore, in the three-minute video uploaded by Daphne, Bituin belts out a powerful rendition of Minsan ang Minahal ay Ako from the local stage play Katy, originally sung by OPM legend Celeste Legaspi. Since it was posted last March 13, the clip has garnered over 80,000 views and more than 800 shares on social media, with the numbers growing by the minute.
Screenshot from the original post of Daphne Cabaguio Jocson (on.fb.me/1QTD7se)
She wrote: “Everyone was just dumbfounded,” writes Jocson. “Even our American cast who couldn’t understand a single word were just in awe and some were even in tears.”
Since it was posted last March 13, the clip has garnered over 80,000 views and more than 800 shares on social media, with the numbers growing by the minute.
Sadly, all great things must come to an end, but a superstar and her talent will always shine brightly.
As 50 Shades! The Musical Parody approaches its final weekend, I am encouraging you not to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see our homegrown artists like Bituin Escalante, perform with the equally talented international cast of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody. As it wraps up production at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium of RCBC Plaza in Makati City, please see the final performance schedule below:
Friday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for 50 Shades! The Musical Parody are available from Ticketworld, TicketNet, and SM Tickets. For more information on the show, visit www.50shadesmanila.com or call (02) 470 6956. This show is not associated with, endorsed, or authorized by E.L. James or Vintage Books. It is recommended for mature audiences only, ages 18 and above.
50 Shades! The Musical Parody is presented by Vivre Fort Entertainment and 9 Works Theatrical in cooperation with Star World, FOX, FOX Filipino, ePLUS Tap to Pay, David’s Salon, Fitness First, Victoria Court, MAC Cosmetics, ABS-CBN, MYX, Lifestyle Channel, Jeepney TV, Cinema One, Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Home Radio 97.9, Mellow 94.7, 106.7 Energy FM, Luna Films, Felicity Images, and Philippine Entertainment Portal.
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