WATCH: A Quick Minute with Boo Gabunada

Boo Gabunada
Boo Gabunada; Screenshot from YouTube video

Boo Gabunada will be playing the role of Em Bartolome in the upcoming rerun of Dekada ’70 this February 21-March 8 at Areté. He will also be joining the cast of Maxie the Musical this July.

Gabunada was last seen as Young Emman in Ang Huling El Bimbo and as Bobby in The Kundiman Party.

Get to know a little more about her in our Quick Minute feature. You can watch the condensed and edited video below.

I’m a big fan of…


Hardest thing about being in theater?

The pressure.

If you weren’t in theater, what would you be doing?

I’d be a painter.

Best advice you’ve ever been given.

Just relax.

What got you into theater?

Nahila ako ng friend ko. Tapos, iyun na, I fell in love with it.

What’s your ultimate dream role?

Oh my God, ang dami! Hamilton. I feel like it would be such a great thing if there’s a Filipino Hamilton. Quasimodo, Shrek, pero masyado akong maliit. (laughs)

Biggest musical influence?

Spring Awakening.

First production you remember seeing?

Orosman at Zafira.

Hardest song or scene you’ve ever performed?

I was very uncomfortable in college, doing scenes na required a sensual nature.

Last show that made you cry.

Tribes, Next to Normal, Kundiman Party when I first watched it.

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