And introducing… Khalil Ramos!
The Kapuso actor joins theater veterans in the Manila staging of “Tick, Tick… Boom!” which is set to happen in August. The cast members were revealed in a teaser where they sang “Louder Than Words.”
According to Theater Fans Manila, Jef Flores—who played the role of Jon when 9 Works Theatrical first staged the musical in 2016—will be reprising his role. Khalil will be alternating.
Other cast members include Tanya Manalang who will be reprising her role as Susan, with Kayla Rivera alternating. Reb Atadero and Vien King will be alternating as Michael.
This marks Khalil’s first musical. On Instagram, he posted a photo of himself in costume. He said in the comments section, “Thanks for all the kind words, everyone! See you guys this August!”
“Tick, Tick… Boom!” is a semi-autobiographical work by Jonathan Larson. It follows Jon, a struggling, aspiring composer in New York City, who writes a musical in order to enter the theater industry. That musical ended up being "Rent." “Tick, Tick… Boom!” debuted Off-Broadway in 2001 and gained more popularity as a Netflix film starring Andrew Garfield and directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Meanwhile, 9 Works Theatrical is the company behind “Dani Girl,” “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” and many more.
“Tick, Tick… Boom!” will run for all weekends of August at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza, Makati.
—Nika Roque/JCB, GMA Integrated News