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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jun 25, 2018

Atlantis Chooses Theatre Actress Maronne Cruz To Play The Vital Role Of Dawn In Their Latest Stage Production, 'Waitress, The Musical'

ATLANTIS THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP gives a good break to a theater actress to play an important role in their newest production, “Waitress, The Musical”. This is Maronne Cruz as Dawn, joining Bituin Escalante who will play Becky in this Broadway hit.

Scored by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, and based on the 2007 movie of the same name, “Waitress” tells the story of expert baker Jenna who is disillusioned with her life and tries to bounce back through the simple magic of baking. Who will play Jenny has yet to be announced. Accompanied by her friends Dawn and Becky, Jenna finds the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

Maronne is more than excited to be joining the cast, saying, "Waitress is my dream show, and I get so elated when I think about playing Dawn. I connect so much with her! We're both introverted, have geeky hobbies, get really anxious when putting ourselves out there, and are holding out for someone who can love all our oddities.”

Bobby Garcia, who directs, the highly anticipated musical says, “I was struck by Maronne’s authenticity as Dawn when she came into audition. It was an effortless audition and she hit all the right dramatic and vocal notes. I think audiences are in for a special treat when they see her on stage in Waitress.”

No stranger to musical theatre, Maronne has appeared in numerous productions including “Hair” (Jeanie), “Sa Wakas” (Gabbi), “Ako Si Josephine” (Josephine), “Godspell” (Learn Your Lessons Well soloist), “Dog Sees God” (Marcy), “Horse & His Boy” (Sallowpad the Raven), “Sandosenang Sapatos” (Red), and “Cinderella” (Stepsister Joy). She has also appeared in the indie film “Mariquina” as Monet.. She also runs an advocacy named A Hero’s Call, that encourages social awareness and action through geek culture.

Catch Maronne as Dawn in “Waitress” when it opens on November 9 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. Tickets will be available soon at TicketWorld Manila.