REP to Stream Musical ‘The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off’


The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off
L-R: Becca Coates, Tim Pavino, Carla Guevara Laforteza, Hans Eckstein

Repertory Philippines will be streaming Rick Hip-Flores’ (book, music, and lyrics) The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off for its REP Theatre for Young Audiences (RTYA) offering this holiday season.

The production is set to be the first-ever Filipino production to be available on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand. This also makes the musical the first in the country that’s purposely filmed for an international online streaming service.


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.

The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off

The cast features Arnel Carrion, Rachel Coates, Becca Coates, Hans Eckstein, Carla Guevara Laforteza, Jep Go, Steven Hotchkiss, Jillian Ita-as, Justine Narciso, Tim Pavino, Luigi Quesada, and Jamie Wilson.

The production is directed by Joy Virata. Other members of the artistic team include Cara Barredo (Assistant Director, Vocal Coach), Deana Aquino (Choreographer), Bonsai Cielo (Costume Designer), Ed Lacson Jr. (Set Designer), John Batalla (Lighting Designer), Al Estrella (Graphic Designer), Johann Enriquez (Sound Designer), Myrene Santos (Hair and Make-up Artist), Ayam Eckstein (Production/ Company Manager), and Gidget Tolentino (Consultant).

The film director is Treb Monteras II, with assistant film direction by Bombi Plata, and production management by Kaye Sanchez.

The Great Christmas Cookie Bake-off will be streaming from November 12 to December 12. 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.

For updates, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow Repertory Philippines on Facebook and Instagram. Educators and school representatives who are interested in the show can email sales@repphil.org.

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