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‘Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady’ all set for Onstage run

/ 10:17 PM July 01, 2015
Markki Stroem and Bituin Escalante headline Carlo Vergara’s “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady”. DON LEJANO

Markki Stroem and Bituin Escalante headline Carlo Vergara’s “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady”. DON LEJANO

Due to insistent public clamor, Manila’s newest theater group Dalanghita Productions, proudly brings back the highly-acclaimed “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” in a move-over engagement beginning July 3 at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.

“Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady ” revolves story of two sisters named Mely and Viva, who both yearn to fulfill their dreams. Their sibling relationship and rivalry becomes more complicated due to an unsettled past and a budding romance, all in the context of an ongoing war between the superhero and supervillain teams.


Being a maid is tough enough, but when Mely lands a job under a group of superheroes, she steps up to the unique challenge for the sake of her family. The musical takes us through the journey of the characters as each tries to find his/her place in the world where superheroes and supervillains exist.

Based on Carlo Vergara’s one-act play and graphic novel of the same title, “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” will once again prove how can an original Filipino musical combine comedy, drama, romance, action, deception, confessions, superheroes, supervillains, family and a maid in one fantastic show.


The cast of “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” boasts of the most talented and highly-respected artists coming from the theater, television and film industry. Topbilled to play the various roles are Bituin Escalante and Frenchie Dy (Mely – maid of Puwersa Pilipinas), Kim Molina and Natasha Cabrera (Viva – Mely’s younger sister), Markki Stroem and Hans Eckstein (Leading Man – newest member of Puwersa Pilipinas), Shiela Valderrama-Martinez and Astarte Abraham (Madre De Dios – leader of Puwersa Pilipinas),

leading-ladyLending support are the multi-faceted actors from Manila’s different theater companies namely include May Bayot (Nanay – Mely and Viva’s mother), Giannina Ocampo (Nena Babushka), Caisa Borromeo (Windang Woman), Chesko Rodriguez (Popoy Pusakal), Jef Flores (Bazooka Man), Nar Cabico and Domi Espejo (Senyor Blangko – leader of Kayumanggilas), Red Nuestro (Maracas Marko), Red Concepcion and Joshua Cabiladas (Itak-Atak), Elliot Eustacio (Jeryc Sans Rival), Mikoy Morales and Rhenwyn Gabalonzo (Henyotic).

The ensemble is composed of Kakki Teodoro, Raflesia Bravo, Jem Baldisimo, Juancho Escoto, Miguel Ocampo, Francis Benjamin Jorvina, Alejandro Santos and Brian Sy.

The artistic and creative teams of “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” are as follows: Carlo Vergara (Creator and Writer), Vincent de Jesus (Music and Lyrics), Chris Martinez (Director), Ejay Yatco (Musical Director) Mara Marasigan (Assistant Director), Tuxqs Rutaquio (Production Designer), John Batalla (Lighting Designer and Technical Director), Jethro Joaquin (Sound Designer), Nancy Crowe (Choreographer).

The production team is composed of Ansis Aldrich Tan Sy, Pertee Briñas and Claudia Fernandez (Producers), John Aries Alcayaga (Stage Manager), Ayam Eckstein and Ria Pangilinan (Production Managers), Julius Martin Lunar and Kim Mendoza (Assistant Stage Managers), Toots Tolentino (Publicist), Prodbook PH (Social Media Manager), Chester Ng (Photography).

“Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” is set to open on July 3 and will run for three weekends until July 23 The show starts promptly at 8 p.m. (Friday-Saturday). Matinee shows (Saturday-Sunday) start at 3 p.m.

All performances are at Onstage, Greenbelt 1, Makati City.


For bulk reservations, show buys, and inquiries, call or text at mobile number 0998-5311389 or send email to For tickets, please call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or via


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