Cast

Karel Marquez

Karel Marquez is a multi-talented actress, model, singer, and a TV host. She began her career in children's theater, playing such memorable roles as Gabriella in "High School Musical" and Belle in "Beauty and the Beast".

Karel eventually ventured into television as a commercial model before becoming a VJ on the MYX music channel. She had stints as a contract star in Philippine's major TV networks, and continues to appear onscreen to this day. She is currently taping for a telenovela in one of the country's top stations set to air in 2017.

Karel is also the host of "Kitchen Inspirations" on CNN Philippines, where she showcases her culinary skills. Also a budding entrepreneur, she just recently launched her own organic cosmetics line.

LORENZ MARTINEZ

A veteran theater actor, Lorenz's inherent gift of quick comic timing and tenor singing voice has enthralled scores of audiences as witnessed in his myriad of comedies and musical performances both locally and internationally.

Lorenz just ended the 3 year run of the TV Sitcom VAMPIRE ANG DADDY KO in GMA as the mainstay villain vampire "Bam" and appeared in two critically acclaimed Films HARI NG TONDO as Emil and GENERAL LUNA as Gen. Tomas Mascardo.

Lorenz is recently ended reprising his role as "Tatay Kiel" in 2016 rerun of original PETA musical hit RAK OF AEIGIS, played the lead role in the in Repertory Philippine's "THE SECRET GARDEN" as Archibald Craven and the international production of 50 SHADES THE MUSICAL PARODY" which is set to have a touring run in the Philippines early 2017.

Lorenz also appeared in the Netherlands production of MISS SAIGON being the youngest to perform the role of "The Engineer", was part of The Rogers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Asian Tour (King Cover & Mouse) and did a two-year stint in Hong Kong Disneyland as an improvisational comedic actor and voice talent for the STITCH ENCOUNTER SHOW.

He made his Philippine Theater debut appearing in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in Repertory Philippines. Among his Repertory Theater credits include, CAMELOT (Ensemble), EVITA (Ensemble), FAME (Joe Vegas), An Elaine May & Alan Arkin's Trilogy of One-Act Plays POWER PLAYS (Lefty & Harry), Neil Simon's GOD'S FAVORITE as the rebellious prodigal son David Benjamin & the faithful manservant Morris, Rep original MIONG as the quick stepping French Reporter, THE SECRET GARDEN (Captain Lennox & Lt. Shaw), THE BAKER'S WIFE (Antoine), THE WIZ (The Gate Keeper), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Hero), MAN OF LA MANCHA (Ensemble), NOISES OFF (Gary) and his remarkable performance as Judas Iscariot in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Metropolitan Theater Guild's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Snug), The British Council/Dulaang UP's CRAVE ("C"), Trumpet's FABLES AND PARABLES, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (Maugrim The Wolf), HONK (The Bullfrog), Atlantis Production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Cogsworth) & SHREK THE MUSICAL (Lord Farquaad), Atlantis's Manila & Singapore Productions of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (William Barfee), 9Works Theatrical's THE WEDDING SINGER (Sammy) , RENT (Benny), YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (Snoopy) & THEY'RE PLAYING THEIR SONG (Vernon Gersh), Upstart Production's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY & INTO THE WOODS (Baker), Resorts World Manila's production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Herr Zeller) & THE KING AND I (Lun-Tha), and Greenwings Production of LORENZO (Lorenzo Ruiz).

Lorenz also regularly performs in Corporate Events, appears in Television & Film and records for Radio Ads.

GEORGE SCHULZE

George Schulze started his training at a very young age. He attended several workshops and master classes for film and stage acting under the tutelage of Michael Williams, Menchu Yulo, Freddie Santos, Jaime Del Mundo and Rahyan Carlos. He made His professional theater Debut in 2008 with Theater Down South's production of RAPUNZEL. He continued to work with them for the productions: A MID SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and TREASURE ISLAND, all of which were directed by Michael Williams. When 2010 came around he moved to Repertory Philippines where he made his debut on stage as the prince in SLEEPING BEAUTY. He then joined them for their productions of PETER PAN and SEUSSICAL. At present he can be found on The Group Singapore's international production of THE BOSTON THE KITCHEN MUSICAL as Rick the dishwasher which is now airing on Lifestyle Network. George's latest productions include the lead role in Ephesus' production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND directed by Baby Barredo, Rapunzel's Prince in Upstarts production of INTO THE WOODS directed by Joel Trinidad and the role of King Edmund in Trumpets production of THE HORSE AND HIS BOY directed by Jaime Del Mundo. He will proudly be reprising his role as Jose which he played during the first run of 50 SHADES! In Manila.

JASMINE FITZGERALD

At the young age of six, Jasmine Fitzgerald took the entertainment world by storm. Winning the "Little Miss Philippine's" title of Eat Bulaga was just the beginning of her successes in the industry. She has refined the term "triple threat" in mastering singing, dancing and acting by adding a fourth element of hosting. She joined Junior Singing Competitions in Australia and before her teen years had even begun, she had progressed into the Senior Singing Competitions, with resounding success, turning professional at fifteen.

Jasmine studied Jazz, Ballet, Tap & Contemporary Dance, with consistent Honors in Ballet at examinations conducted by the British Dance Academy. While a full time student at one of Australia's most prestigious Performing Arts schools, she also studied singing with Australia's leading vocal coach, Ms Patricia Oertel, and took classes alongside some of Australia's outstanding Stage & Screen Entertainers.

Jasmine was chosen to perform at the Australian MO Awards and has since gone on to be nominated for awards, including Young Performer of the Year 2007. Throughout her school years, Jasmine was a featured artist in School Spectacular, televised Australia wide. Her drive and determination helped her achieve many goals and her love of performing live on stage has brought her to Manila. She then launched her first solo album with Viva Records in 2009 and has appeared on various variety shows on Philippine television. Jasmine appeared in Jakarta, Indonesia's production of Barbie and the Diamond Castle, and the Philippine and Singaporean production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Jasmine has cruised the Southern Hemisphere with her power house girl group, Singing Sensations and is currently a regular performer in the international production shows at Resort World Manila.

SHIELA VALDERRAMA MARTINEZ

A seasoned theater performer and singer with over thirty productions under her belt, grabbed two citations as Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and won Best New Female Recording Artist in the prestigious Awit Awards.

Shiela just concluded reprising her role of Kapitana Mary Jane in the rerun of the Filipino hit musical "RAK of Aegis" where she was nominated Best Actress in a Featured Role in the 2016 Gawad Awards. Recent notable performances include "Into The Woods" as Baker's Wife; "SHREK The Musical" as Princess Fiona; "Dani Girl" as Catherine Lyons; Resorts World Manila's 9 month run of "The King and I", playing the lead role Anna Leonowens (garnering Best Actress Nominations in Broadway World Philippines and Aliw Awards) and "Carrie The Musical" as Miss Lyn Gardner where she recorded for the show's original cast recording.

Shiela's international theater credits include Broadway Asia's Asian Tour production of Rogers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" as Cinderella cover for Lea Salonga and was among the 3 Filipinos in the cast; Hong Kong Disneyland's Original Opening Team member, performing three years in Disney Stage Shows "The Golden Mickey's" as Cantonese speaking lead role Bebe & Tarzan Singer, and was the first Asian to perform the role of Nala in the Disneyland Park Show The "Festival of The Lion King". She likewise appeared in several Disney Special Events performing with the Disneyland Orchestra; Atlantis Singapore Productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Marcy Park and the upcoming 2016-2017 Asian tour of 50 Shades The Musical Parody as Pam.

In addition, Shiela released a self titled debut album and launched her first music video currently airing in Philippine Myx Music Channel. Shiela also frequently performs and hosts in corporate events both in the Philippines and Abroad. Apart from live performances, Shiela also does Film, TV and Radio work. Brands such as Marby Bread, Palmolive Soap, Palmolive Shampoo, Gold's Gym, Globe Telecom, Shakey's, Rustan's and KFC are some of the print and TV ads she has done.

SARAH FACURI

Graduate of Multimedia Arts at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Sarah works as a freelance Graphic Designer when she's away from the stage. But when the stage calls, she answers passionately.

With several professional productions spanning over a five year career in theatre, She has worked with top theatre companies in the Philippines such as 9Works Theatrical, Repertory Philippines, Resorts World Manila and The Sandbox Collective. Sarah's latest stage appearances were as Beth, playing opposite Jett Pangan, in ROM.COM, which was part of the Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig festival of Dalanghita Productions. Alysha, in the Asian premiere production of GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT. Sylvia, in STEPPING OUT THE MUSICAL, by Repertory Philippines. Van's Sister, in the unofficial parody of the comic strip PEANUTS, called DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD, produced by Twin Bill Theater.

Sarah made her TV debut in the pilot episode of, THE BOSTON: KITCHEN MUSICAL, shown on Lifestyle Network in 2014.

JULZ SAVARD

Julz first got a taste of fame when she won Ms. Teen Philippines in 2006 at the tender age of 14. During her stint, the teen princess took on the role as 'Ambassador to the Youth' and was featured in numerous publications in the country, with one even placing her in the 75th slot in a list of 'Most Beautiful Filipinas'.

After her reign as Ms. Teen Philippines, Julz laid low to concentrate on her studies, until the chance to join the MYX VJ Search in 2010 came along. Julz won the search along with Robin Nievera and Ton Vergel de Dios. In 2011, Julz was invited to join newly-formed Filipino rock/alternative band "Save Me Hollywood" as Lead Vocalist. "Save Me Hollywood" has gained recognition in the local music scene with the release of their debut album 'Your Story To Tell'.

In 2012, Julz joined Jam 88.3 as a Radio Jock on the morning show. That same year, Julz was declared the first Meg Ambassador in the reality show "I Am Meg" hosted by Kim Jones on ETC. As Meg Ambassador, Julz was featured on the cover of Meg Magazine and took on the role of Judge/Mentor in the 2nd season of "I Am Meg".

Julz was last seen showing off her singing and acting chops in the new "The Kitchen Musical" series entitled "Boston." She also hosted "Travel Now", a new extreme travel show, together with Philippine Volcanoes' Harry Morris. Currently, Julz has gone back to her roots in musical theatre with the latest production of 9Works Theatrical and Vivrefort's "50 Shades The Musical Parody" and is in preparation to release her solo record this year.

CHESKO RODRIGUEZ

Chesko Rodriguez has been in the business of entertaining both international and local audiences with diverse roles that cover a variety of memorable characters. With theater experience that spans close to a decade, his impressive resume already includes playing Chantal in the 9works' Gawad Buhay Award winning production of La Cage Aux Folles; the young Bernadette in the much acclaimed musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Popoy Pusakal in Dalanghita's Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady - a landmark Filipino musical.

In addition to the above, Chesko's acting credentials is comprised of the following: a member of the ensemble of Full House Theater's Annie, 9works Theatrical's American Idiot, Puppeteer of Hwin in Trumpets' The Horse and His Boy; Resorts World Manila's Kaos and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella; Tanghalang Pilipino's Noli Me Tangere; Kids Act Philippines Inc.'s The Wizard of Oz; Hansel & Gretel; The Little Mermaid, among others.

To compliment his acting skills and to challenge himself further in related industries, he was tapped to host the National Fruit Ninja roadshow sponsored by the Ayala Malls and was engaged as an Anubis Guard by one of the premiere attractions inside Universal Studios Singapore.

MATTHIAS RHOADS

Matthias also known as Matt is a newly discovered actor and model from NYC. Previously working in business as a broker, Matthias was discovered in the Philippine Independence Day Parade in June, 2016. While he worked his 9-to-5, he was taking acting workshops and working on a portfolio to escape the routine corporate life and embark on his journey to showbiz. After going viral by an article in Philippine Star written by Ricky Lo, the Philippines beckoned his name. Matthias moved here mid-July to pursue his dreams of acting, modeling, and singing head-on. He has previously acted in high school renditions for Bye Bye Birdie, landing the role of Birdie, and several other musicals and Shakespeare plays. Matthias loves molding himself to form characters by observing accent and cadence and body behavior. He also loves dance, the arts, and design as he went to Savannah College of Arts and Design in Georgia, where he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in the Communication Arts.

RYAN SY

Performing at local cafes and bars in Edinburgh, Scotland, what began as a hobby eventually brought him to Los Angeles. It is here that he embarked on a career as a songwriter for various TV shows and ad campaigns. He received awards in songwriting competitions such as the West Coast International Song Contest, the Australian Songwriting Contest as well as the "Show Me The Music" Contest. His original songs have been featured in several international radio stations such as Indie 103.1 in LA and FluxFM in Germany. In 2012, Ryan was a featured singer/composer in the finale episode of The Voice Korea (Season One), where he performed alongside season winner Seung Yeon Son. In addition to the music industry, this Redbull Soundstage artist has also made headway in both fashion and purposeful action. He has been given opportunities to work with apparel brands such as Deacon and Silent Theory, as well as organizations like the Partnership for a Drug-free America. Upon returning to the Philippines, Ryan began work on his first full-length LP. During this process, he quickly developed a solid local following as a consequence of ad exposure for brands such as Emperador Light, Nescafe, Oral-B, Sprite, Sun Cellular, among other international brands. He has been featured regularly as a model for notable designers such as Randy Ortiz, Jun Jun Cambe, and Francis Libiran to name a few. More recently, he was voted as one of the top 10 Cosmo hunks of 2015. Although his popularity has and continues to gain much attention in various circles of the Manila scene, this remains only one facet of this multi-dimensional young artist. He is also a century Tuna Superbod and has been an active member of team HotSpot, which came to life during ABSCBN's prime time tv show: We Love OPM - the celebrity singoffs

SHENG BELMONTE

Sheng Belmonte is a soultry OPM artist behind hit song, 2011 Awit Awards Best Rap Recording and Best Collaboration, Walang Natira with Gloc-9. Who's voice has been hitting the airwaves with songs from her albums from both Sony Music and Viva Records. A total performer who has the passion for both film and stage productions with pass appearances with hit musical remakes, Magsimula Ka The Musical (as Monang) and Katy The Musical (as "Ang Mananayaw" and ensemble) while being a part of films like Melodrama Negra, Tragic Theater and Tv shows like Two and a Half Daddies, Class 3C to name a few.

Sheng is a recording artist, actress and pole dancer who is thrilled to be a part of "50 Shades! The Musical Parody" and grace the stage with everything that she's got.