It was one magnificent performance that left us speechless.
Last year, Team Jhong and Karylle gave us an endearing love story of a caterpillar or higad and a cockroach or ipis that stood strong together and chose to fight for their love against all odds. They looked through their differences and saw the beauty in their individuality.
Now, as Jhong Hilario and Karylle fated to be teamed up once again for the Magpasikat 2018, they showed us the beauty of acceptance in a different way.
Performing a sequel of their Magpasikat performance last year, Team Jhong and Karylle had their portrayal of a higad and ipis produce an offspring, Ipad, which is a genetic cross between the two insects.
When the daddy cockroach passed away, Ipad’s life became tough. He had been confused all his life whether he was more of a cockroach or a caterpillar and saw himself as queer, which led him to go through a journey of self-discovery. In the end, Ipad realized and embraced his individuality as his strength and contribution to his colorful world of insects.
WATCH: Magpasikat 2018 Team Jhong and Karylle mesmerizes in super all-original insect musicale on diversity
This performance clearly showed the colorful beauty of diversity, and made special emphasis in recognizing the LGBTQ community in the extraordinary, all-original musical theater production.
But before they presented this marvelous story on the It’s Showtime stage, here is how their team prepared for this grand production.
In this gallery, we can see how everyone synchronized their song and dance numbers for their act in their dress rehearsals. We can also spot Girl Trend Jessica Marasigan and ‘Ate Girl’ Jackque Gonzaga already wearing their full caterpillar costumes, without the make-up. Likewise, the caterpillar turned into butterfly Karylle practices her pole dancing with her full body costume minus the wings.
Wearing their unitards are Hashtags Jimboy Martin, and Rayt Carreon who played as cockroaches and GirlTrend Chienna Filomeno who acted as female mosquito “LaMoka.”.
Hashtag Ronnie Alonte as “Kuto Martin” practiced the basketball dance with his full body costume without the head dress. And even though Jhong who portrayed the main character of ‘Ipad’ is not on his costume yet, we can see here how he poured out his emotions during their rehearsal.
Will the judges favor this grandiose musical production as the winning Magpasikat performance? Let’s all watch the announcement of the Magpasikat 2018 champion this Saturday, October 20, on It’s Showtime.