One Night Stand: Christmas Carol-Lin

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Last December, Nino was given the wonderful opportunity to join One Night Stand – the cabaret that features the brightest theatre artists both old and new and happens on the first Tuesday of every other month at 12 Monkeys Music Hall and Pub in Century City Mall.

The brainchild of theatre actors Joaquin Valdes, Chinie Concepcion, and Micaele Pineda, One Night Stand showcases some of the best musical talent in the country and gives them the chance to perform songs they love from different shows and genres as themselves and not as a role. And, the special allure of ONS night is that it is a “one night stand” by its very definition, no repeats, no reruns, just one night.

Past ONS themes included Spring Awakening, Confessions of a Diva: Carla Gueverra Laforteza, and the Rent Reunion. For this particular ONS, Nino was ecstatic to be given the chance to join as the theme was the music of Lin Manuel Miranda. A big Lin Manuel fan himself, Nino had just recently seen Hamilton in New York and was thrilled to be given the chance to sing some of the amazing songs from the show.


IMG_3007Nino joined theatre actors Reb Atadero, Irra Cenina, Chinie Concepcion, Kevin Conception, Sam Concepcion, Hans Eckstein, Alex Godinez, Arya Herrera, and Ophir Burton in the show directed by Joaquin Valdes with musical direction by Joseph Tolentino.

It was an indeed an magical evening showcasing the best of the best Lin Manuel Miranda hits. “I really feel so lucky to have been a part of this incredible show with these amazing talents,” Nino shares. “Thank you Mica, Joaquin, and Chinie for the chance to join ONS and for all the fun! I look forward to doing it again!”
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Nino and Hans sing a beautiful rendition of “Dear Theodosia” from Hamilton.
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Nino singing his favorite Aaron Burr song “Wait for It”.
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360 degree photo posted on Instagram by @amellowfellow.