WATCH: A Quick Minute with Reb Atadero
Reb Atadero was most recently seen as Young Hector in Resorts World Manila and Full House Theater Company’s Ang Huling El Bimbo.
His other featured roles include playing Raph in The Sandbox Collective’s Dani Girl; Shasta in Trumpets Inc.’s The Horse and His Boy; Benjamin Braddock in REP’s The Graduate; Goran in Resorts World Manila’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; East, Jimmy, Lendall, Randy, Daniel in REP’s Almost, Maine; Herbert in Upstart Productions’ Monty Python’s Spamalot; Jack in Upstart Productions’ Into the Woods; Roger in 9 Works Theatrical’s Grease; and Juan in REP’s Altar Boyz.
Get to know more about him in this quick minute video feature, quarantine edition. It has been condensed and edited.
Last show that made you cry?
Dear Evan Hansen. That scene with Evan and his mom, I think So Big, So Small is the title.
First theater production you ever saw?
Repertory Philippines’ Gaybirds. That was one of the funniest plays I’ve ever seen.
First stage kiss?
Jill Peña in Repertory Philippines’ workshop production of The Wedding Singer.
Biggest play or musical influence?
Jesus Christ Superstar because I think it was the very first musical that I ever really watched and absorbed. In the Heights and Hamilton.
Ultimate dream role.
Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Jamie in The Last Five Years, Aaron Burr in Hamilton, Usnavi in In the Heights, Quasimodo, and Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen.
Best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Lahat naman tayo napapagod. Kung mapapagod ka na rin lang, mapagod ka na ng masaya.
If you weren’t in theater, where would you be?
I would be a teacher or a professor, or I would be a motivational speaker.
I’m a big fan of…
Chorus members in big musicals. They give so much heart and soul. No one believes that they have small roles.
Hardest scene you’ve ever performed?
The Horse and His Boy. Every single time I would have to ride the horse, that’s difficult, physically.
What got you into theater?
I was a sophomore in college. It was recruitment week for all the organizations. So my friend and I, we stopped in front of this booth called Ateneo blueRepertory. I had no idea what that was, but my friend knew. So my friend just goes, “I dare you to sign up.” And I’m like, “Okay.”
Hardest thing about being in theater?
I wish there was more interest when it comes to watching theater productions. We have so many hardworking artists and they are all, I swear, they are all amazing. It would be nice if a lot of people could come and watch. So hopefully, after this quarantine is over, people come to the theater.
You can find more of Reb on his YouTube channel with Tanya Manalang entitled Reb x Tanya.
You can watch the video feature below.