Bituin Escalante Joins the Cast of WAITRESS

Published · Wednesday, May 23, 2018 04:47 PM

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is proud to announce that Bituin Escalante will be joining the cast of the hit Broadway musical WAITRESS, to be staged in Manila this November. With music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, and based on the 2007 movie of the same name, WAITRESS tells the story of an expert baker named Jenna who is disillusioned with her life and reckons with herself through the simple magic of baking. Accompanied by her friends Dawn and Becky, Jenna finds the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

Playing the sassy and loveable friend, Becky, is none other than Bituin Escalante, best known for her hit song “Kung Ako Nalang Sana” for which she received a platinum award in 2002. Besides her undeniable influence in OPM, she has also made rounds in the theatre scene since 1999. She was a part of the Manila cast of the first staging of RENT where she brought the house down nightly as the Seasons of Love soloist and went on to play Joanne in the repeat run. She also made waves as Effie White in the Tony winning musical DREAMGIRLS. Bituin shares, ‘After 15 years, I’m ecstatic to be coming home to Atlantis Theatrical. I can’t believe I have to wait so long before we start rehearsals.’ She has also starred in numerous award-winning shows such as TICK, TICK…BOOM! as Susan/Karessa, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND as Asaka, and Columbia in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, to name a few. Bituin has become a formidable presence in the Philippine musical theatre landscape. Her recent performance as Aling Saling in Himala: The Musical has earned her tremendous critical acclaim.

The first international production of WAITRESS debuts in the Philippines this November. Directed by Atlantis’ founding artistic director who directed Bituin in RENT and DREAMGIRLS. Bobby Garcia says ‘I am beyond thrilled to have Bituin back on our stage in a musical as precious as WAITRESS. I think she will be an unforgettable Becky and I can’t wait for the work to begin.’

"WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Catch Bituin as Becky in WAITRESS, which opens on November 10th at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. More casting announcements will be made soon.

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