Past Shows

tick, tick… BOOM! is a musical written by American composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his musical RENT. tick, tick… BOOM! tells the story of an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts. The story is autobiographical, as stated by Larson’s father in the liner notes of the cast recording – Larson had been trying to establish himself in theater since the early 1980s.

Larson began to perform the piece as a solo work in 1990. After his death in 1996, it was revised and revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and was premiered Off-Broadway in 2001. Since then, the show has had a Off-West End production, a West End production, an American national tour, two Off-Broadway revivals in 2014 and 2016, and numerous local and international productions.

Directed by Robbie Guevara
9 Works Theatrical’s tick, tick… BOOM! featured Jef Flores, Ariel Reonal, and Tanya Manalang. It  ran from February 28 to March 29, 2014 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

American Idiot is a sung-through stage adaptation of punk rock band Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot.

The book was written by Billie Joe Armstrong and director Michael Mayer. The music was composed by Green Day and the lyrics were by Armstrong. The score included all the songs from the original American Idiot album, as well as additional Green Day songs from other sources, such as the album 21st Century Breakdown, and unreleased songs originally recorded for the American Idiot musical.

It was top-billed by local rock icons Jason Fernandez as Johnny, Miggy Chavez as Will, and Nel Gomez as Tunny.

Other cast members included Yanah Laurel as Whatshername, Alex Godinez as Hetaher, Ela Lisondra as Extraordinary Girl, Norby Daid as Theo, and Ariel Reonal as the Favorite Son. Ensemble members included Mako Alonso, Sarah Facuri, Mark Tayag, Shalee Vicencio, Kai Atienza, Kendrick Ibasco, Chesko Rodriguez, Gian Gloria, and Basti Artadi as St. Jimmy.

Directed by Robbie Guevara

9 Works Theatrical’s American Idiot was co-produced by Globe and ran from June 24 to July 10, 2016 at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre.

50 Shades! The Musical Parody is the sexy and hilarious send-up of Fifty Shades of Grey, the greatest novel EVER. The show had audiences rolling on the floor, dancing in the aisles and BEGGING for more.
In cooperation with VivreFort Entertainment, 9 Works Theatrical brought this hilarious musical comedy that starred Greg Kata and Lorenz Martinez as Christian Grey, and Brenna Wahl and Karel Marquez as Anastasia Steel. Supporting cast included Bituin Escalante, Chloe Williamson, Kaitlyn Froton, Julz Savard, Casey Renee Rogers, Isaac Saleh, and Chris Hodgson.
Directed by Al Samuels
50 Shades! The Musical Parody ran from February 12 to March 30, 2016 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.

La Cage aux Folles (Book by Harvey Fierstein and Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman) is the only 3-time Winner for Best Production at the Tony Awards (Best Musical in 1983, Best Revival of a Musical in 2004 & 2010) and Winner for Best Musical Revival at the Laurence-Olivier Awards for its 2008 London performance.

It was top-billed by seasoned TV, Movie & Stage Actor, Michael de Mesa as Georges, and Philippine Theater King, Audie Gemora as Albin. Supporting characters were Shiela Francisco, Raul Montesa, Noel Rayos, Analin Bantug, Steven Silva, Missy Macuja Elizade, Joni Galeste, and Rafa Siguion-Reyna. Completing the ensemble were James Stacey, Dindo Divinagracia, Carlos Deriada, Cheeno Uy Macaraig, Randy de Guzman, Chesko Rodriguez, and Mara Javier.
Directed by Robbie Guevara
9 Works Theatrical’s La Cage aux Folles ran from February 28 to March 29, 2014 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.
It won the PHILSTAGE Gawad Buhay for Best Musical and had another run from August 15 to September 6, 2014. The second run had Mako Alonso as well as the show’s choreographers, PJ Rebullida and Arnold Trinidad, join the cast.

The Last 5 Years is an off-Broadway musical by Jason Robert Brown.

The story explores the five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order – beginning the show at the end of the marriage. Jamie’s story is told in choronological order – starting after the couple first met. The characters do not directly interact with each other except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect.

The musical starred Nikki Gil as Cathy and Joaquin Valdes as Jamie.

Directed by Robbie Guevara
9 Works Theatrical’s The Last 5 Years ran from August 9 to 31, 2014 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.


Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

It was first performed in 1971 in the original Kingston Mines Theater in Chicago. At the time that it closed in 1980, Grease’s 3,388-performance run was the longest yet in Broadway history. It went on to become a West End hit, a hugely successful film, two popular Broadway revivals in 1994 and 2007, and a staple of regional theatre, summer stock, community theatre, and high school and middle school drama groups. It remains Broadway’s 14th longest-running show.

The musical was led by Gian Magdangal as Danny Zuko, and Frencheska Farr as Sandy Dumbrowski. Supporting cast members included Iya Villania alternating with Jennifer Blair-Bianco as Betty Rizzo, Rafa Siguion-Reyna as Kenickie, Carla Dunereanu as Marty, Reb Atadero as Roger, Peachy Atilano as Frenchie, Mark Tayag as Sonny, Sarah Facuri as Jan, Vince Lim as Doody, Ciara Sotto alternating with Carmelle Ros as ChaCha DiGregorio, Angela Padilla as Miss Lynch, Harold Cruz as Eugene, Sab Jose as Patty Simcox, Carlos Canlas as Johnny Casino, and James Stacey as Vince Fontaine.

Directed by Robbie Guevara
9 Works Theatrical’s Grease ran from November 9 to December 13, 2013 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. It enjoyed a second run this time with Guji Lorenzana as Danny, Tippy Dos Santos as Sandy, Antoinette Taus as Betty Rizzo, Rafa Siguion-Reyna as Kenickie, Alex Godinez as Marty, Reb Atadero as Roger, Peachy Atilano as Frenchie, Nel Gomez as Sonny, Sarah Facuri as Jan, Vince Lim and Marvin Ong as Doody, Gab Pangilinan as ChaCha DiGregorio, Angela Padilla as Miss Lynch, Harold Cruz as Eugene, Sab Jose as Patty Simcox, Steven Silva as Johnny Casino, and James Stacey as Vince Fontaine.

They’re Playing Our Song (Book by Neil Simon, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Carol Bayer-Sager) is one of Broadway’s most popular and classic romantic musical comedies.

It featured Nikki Gil as Sonya Walsk and Lorenz Martinez as Vernon Gersch, with Peachy Atilano, Reb Atadero, Anna Santamaria, Noel Rayos, Jill Peña, and James Stacey.

Directed by Robbie Guevara.

9 Works Theatrical’s They’re Playing Our Song ran from February 8 to March 3, 2013 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner) is the outrageously funny and heart-warming classic Broadway musical based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts.

It featured Robbie Guevara as Charlie Brown, Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Lucy, Tonipet Gaba as Schroeder, Sweet Plantado-Tiongson as Sally, Franco Laurel and Toff De Venecia as Linus, and Lorenz Martinez as Snoopy.

Directed by Michael Williams.

9 Works Theatrical’s You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown ran from February 10 to March 4, 2010 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.


Sweet Charity (Book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and Conceived, Staged, and Choreographed by Bob Fosse whose name is synonymous to All That Jazz and Chicago) is about a taxi dancer’s adventures and misadventures in the ways of love and who always gives her heart, and her earnings, to the wrong man.

It featured Nikki Gil as Charity, Ciara Sotto as Helene, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez as Nickie, Sheree as Carmen, Miguel Faustmann as Herman, OJ Mariano as Vittorio Vidal and Daddy Brubeck, Angela Padilla as Ursula and Kris Lawrence as Oscar Lindquist, in his first ever foray into theatre.

Ensemble members included Caisa Borromeo, Chinie Nepomuceno, Vinia Pamplona, Carmel Ross, Topper Fabregas, Job Bautista, Francis Matheu, Anthony Tarrosa Ong, Chai Relucio, and Peter Alcedo, Jr.

Directed by Robbie Guevara.

9 Works Theatrical’s Sweet Charity ran from August 5 to 27, 2012 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.



The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was permed, neon was in, collars were up, and a wedding singer sporting a mullet just might be the coolest guy in the room. The place is New Jersey. The time is 1985.

The Tony Award-nominated musical captured the hearts of audiences all over America with its mind-blowing tribute to the pop songs of the 80’s. Its hilariously written script, and songs like “Someday,” “If I Told You,” and the phenomenal hit, “Grow Old With You” with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, was a surefire hit amongst the local musical theater scene.

9 Works Theatrical’s The Wedding Singer featured Gian Magdangal, Iya Villania, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, Lorenz Martinez, Johann dela Fuente, Nikki Valdez, Analin Bantug, Jeremy Aguado, Myrene Santos, Dawn Eduave and Ms. Pinky Marquez.

It was directed by Robbie Guevara.

It ran from October 23 to November 14, 2010 at the Meralco Theatre.



RENT is a rock opera with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells a story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

On Broadway, RENT gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The musical is largely responsible for helping to increase the popularity of musical theater amongst the younger generation. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008, after a 12-year run and 5,124 performances, making it the eighth longest-running Broadway show. The production grossed over $280 million.

The success of the show led to several national tours and numerous foreign productions.

9 Works Theatrical’s RENT featured Gian Magdangal, Fredison Lo, Nicole Asensio, Cara Barredo, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, OJ Mariano, Job Bautista, Noel Rayos, Jennifer Villegas, Ring Antonio, Peachy Atilano, Harold Cruz, Johann de la Fuente, Gary Junsay, Raul Montesa, Anna Santamaria, and Mark Tayag.

It was directed by Robbie Guevara.

It ran from February 5 to 28, 2010 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, and then again in February of 2011 with Ciara Sotto, Sheree Bautista, Mian Dimacali, Sab Jose, Pam Imperial, Alys Serdenia, Al Gatmaitan, and Lorenz Martinez.


Songs For A New World is an Off-Broadway Musical, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown. The show presents life as the way we regroup and figure out how to survive in a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds. These are songs about that new world, a world in which the definitions of family, distance, money, technology, the very nature of human contact is changing every day, a world in which the rules don’t apply as often as they do, a world in which the solutions our parents found don’t work for us, and a world in which today’s answers probably won’t apply tomorrow.

Songs For A New World featured a handful of the country’s most talented theater actors: Felix Rivera, Caisa Borromeo, Anna Santamaria, Harold Cruz, Carla Guevara – Laforteza and Ms. Pinky Marquez.

It was directed by Robbie Guevara.

Songs For A New World ran from May 1 to 10, 2009 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza.