Repertory Philippines (REP) is back and determined to make this year’s Christmas merrier and brighter by bringing holiday cheer to every home with The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off!, which marks many firsts. It is the first REP Theatre for Young Audiences (RTYA) offering in over a year. It is also the first-ever Filipino production to be available on streaming platform Broadway On Demand. This also makes the musical the first in the country that is purposely filmed for an international online streaming service.
Screening from November 12 to December 12, The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off! combines the time-honored tradition of Christmas cookies with the ever-popular phenomenon of reality baking competitions. It features eight young cookie chefs from all over the country who will battle it out for first prize at the Cookie Coliseum. As the chefs are eliminated one by one by three distinguished celebrity judges, feelings of intense (and sweet!) rivalry give way to virtues of charity, family, and forgiveness.
Unlike RTYA’s previous productions staged at OnStage Theater in Greenbelt, The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off! is going online. This is made possible through REP’s innovative and first-in-the-Philippines partnership with Broadway On Demand, a virtual performing arts complex that offers exclusive livestream events, educational and interactive content, and a wide-ranging library of video on demand content including Broadway shows, movie musicals, performances from individual artists, concert series, and content from performance venues and theaters around the world.
Created with the streaming audiences in mind, The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off! is directed by RTYA Creative Director Joy Virata. The musical’s cast consists of brilliant talents in the industry such as Becca Coates, Tim Pavino, Jep Go, Jillian Itaas, Luigi Quesada, Rachel Coates, Justine Narciso, Steven Hotchkiss, Carla Guevara Laforteza, Jamie Wilson, Arnel Carrion, and Hans Eckstein.
The production also includes an all-star creative team composed of set designer Ed Lacson, lighting designer John Batalla, costume designer Bonsai Cielo, and choreographer Deana Aquino. Multi-awarded director Treb Monteras helms the video production managed by Silver Media.
Let the entire family experience the magic of theater and Christmas right in the comfort and safety of your own home with RTYA’s The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off! streaming exclusively on Broadway On Demand!
Ticket prices are P700 (Regular) and P1,000 (Family/Household). Each ticket gives 24-hour access to the musical, which can be accessed via computer or mobile device through a web browser or via tablet or smartphone through the Broadway On Demand app on App Store and Google Play. Broadway On Demand is also available on AppleTV and Roku.
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