The musical combined romance, comedy, and drama to tell the story of a lowly cockroach, played by Jhong. He falls in love with a conceited caterpillar, portrayed by Karylle, who is blinded by her own beauty that she refuses the cockroach’s affection.
But when she transforms into a butterfly and is no longer considered the most beautiful caterpillar in the world of insects, she discovers her own flaws and learns about the meaning of true love.
The musical also chronicles their struggles to fight for their love despite judgment from other insects, with original music and lyrics by Karylle and her husband Yael Yuzon.
The hurados, meanwhile, praised both the performances not only of Karylle and Jhong, but also of Hashtags McCoy, Maru, and Wilbert, and Girltrends Mikee and Dawn.
Netizens, meanwhile, raved about the musical’s message, as well as its stage design, choreography, original songs, and costume design. Here are some of their tweets:
Ang gandaaaa!! Set, Choreography, Story, Music, Costume and so on! Lahat paaaak! #MagpasikatKaryLLeJhong— K (@aguharkatrina) October 20, 2017
Pag broadway!!!#MagpasikatKaryLLeJhong pic.twitter.com/pVQrmoy2Qp— kuratika paruparu (@kuratika) October 20, 2017
grabe umangat din hashtags at girltrends! di basta kumanta o sumayaw. they took advantage of their acting skills#MagpasikatKaryLLeJhong— 🍔 (@burgermclisse) October 20, 2017
Napanganga talaga ako. Ang galing nung concept!!! You guys deserve the trophy @anakarylle @jhongsample 💕💕#MagpasikatKaryLLeJhong— ⇜ Lah (@akptatlonghari) October 20, 2017
Ang galing ng Team Jhong & Karylle! Ngayon ko lang napanood. From start to end, aliw na aliw ako! #MagpasikatKaryLLeJhong— Charie 🍂 (@tsareees) October 20, 2017