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Monica Cuenco assumes the role of Dorina Pineda in ‘Bituing Walang Ningning’ musical


The singer who claim to fame via the ‘Star Power: Sharon Search for the Next Female Superstar’ named Monica Cuenco is going to assume the iconic role of Dorina Pineda in the stage musical ‘Bituing Walang Ningning’, which opens today, July 17 at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila. She will be pitting acting and singing talents with theater icon Cris Villonco, who will be taking on the other iconic character in the story as Lavinia Arguelles and Mark Bautista as Nico Escobar.

Monica Cuenco is Dorina Pineda. Photograph courtesy of Ms. Nimfa Chua.

Monica Cuenco is Dorina Pineda. Photograph courtesy of Ms. Nimfa Chua.

Cuenco, dubbed as the ‘The Charming Biritera from Cebu’ was chosen from hundreds of auditionees for the most coveted role of Dorina Pineda. After placing second runner-up to Angeline Quinto, this break via the stage adaptation of a Filipino classic comic story that invaded both the film and the television is considered to be her biggest so far.