For Episode 5 of the Fangirl Diaries, we're featuring our first-ever fanboy and Broadway Theater super-fan, John Mark Yap. Being a theater artist himself, John's love for the stage started when he was only a kid, but grew even more when he first flew to New York in 2015. So far he's seen over 80 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions and has even met the biggest names in the industry, like Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and Tom Hiddleston! "I appreciate that [they go] out of their way to sign playbills, take photos with us, and have a short chat with us," says John. "For me, it's something that's very, very priceless."
But apart from these cool encounters, what brings John back to watching live theater time and time again is because of the experience itself: "There's just something special about watching live productions, live theater, and seeing actual people perform in front of you. For an hour or two, you forget the real world, just drop everything, and enter this world, and hear their stories, and see everything that's happening in it."
Get to know more about John's love for all things Broadway in Episode 5 of the Fangirl Diaries below:
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VIDEO PRODUCED BY: Jacinda A. Lopez, Lily Grace Tabanera, Louise Ferrer, and Andie Estella
VIDEO EDITED BY: Lily Grace Tabanera
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