Learn all about Sheena Belarmino—the 18-year old dancer, singer, and actress playing Tricia in the upcoming ‘One More Chance’ musical.
Sheena Belarmino’s no stranger to the spotlight. At only 18, the singer, dancer, and actress has earned plenty of praise for her vocals and performance skills, and with more to come, as Sheena’s recently been confirmed to join the cast of PETA’s One More Chance: The Musical featuring songs by Ben&Ben.
She will play Tricia, the role played by Maja Salvador in the original 2007 One More Chance film, alternating with Kiara Takahashi. Tricia is Popoy’s (Sam Concepcion and CJ Navato, originally John Lloyd Cruz) second love after breaking up with Basha (Anna Luna and Nicole Omillo, originally Bea Alonzo). One of the youngest in the cast, Sheena’s been given the chance to show off her musical and performance prowess at the show’s run from April 12 to June 16 at the PETA Theater Center. But before she takes the stage, here are a few things to know about the young artist.
SHE’S A COMPETITION SHOW VETERAN
Sheena’s no doubt used to the stage—particularly those for performance competitions. The artist first joined Dance Kids in 2015, making it to the top 16. Dance Kids was also the first time she and now-good friend and frequent collaborator AC Bonifacio would cross paths, as AC’s dance duo Lucky Aces with Lucky Ancheta would go on to win the whole thing.
Sheena then went on to join singing and performance competitions Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids Season 1 (2017) and Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Season 2 (2018), placing fourth on both occasions. Her talent and skills earned her praise and solidified her “Inday Wonder” title, becoming the most-awarded contestant on Your Face Sounds Familiar.
SHE WAS PART OF TWO GIRL GROUPS
Proving that she has what it takes to be a multi-hyphenate, Sheena was part of two girl groups in 2018 and 2021. The artist was grouped together with fellow talents AC Bonifacio and Krystal Brimner to form Just A.S.K., a girl group that frequently performed on the ASAP Natin ‘To stage and officially debuted in 2020. Just A.S.K. unfortunately fell victim to the pandemic and lockdowns, disbanding in 2021.
In the same year, Sheena officially debuted again as part of the New Gen Divas, a group of young girls with immense vocal talent. Originally, the Divas consisted of Zephanie, Elha Nympha, and Janine Berdin, with Sheena joining in 2021, and Fana Lagueras joining in 2022 after Zephanie’s departure.
‘ONE MORE CHANCE: THE MUSICAL’ ISN’T HER FIRST FORAY INTO MUSICAL THEATRE
Dipping her toes into musical theater as early as 8 back in her hometown of Cebu, Sheena’s definitely not a rookie in that department. Just last year, she played Eds delos Santos in the Gen Z musical revival of 1999-2003 teleserye Tabing Ilog, and even celebrated her 18th birthday with the cast and crew of the musical.
SHE’S A FRESH HS GRAD
The Cebu native just graduated from Junior High School at the University of Cebu in 2023. We love an educated young musical icon who managed to continue her schooling even as she was becoming a booked-and-busy talent.
SHE’S A TRIPLE THREAT
Sheena’s proven her skill in singing, dancing, and acting separately, what with her numerous performances and her roles in digital and TV series, like Lyric and Beat (2022). With her casting as Tricia in One More Chance: The Musical, Sheena’s bound to put all her skills together to serve talent, emotion, and excellence in telling one of the most iconic love stories in contemporary Philippine pop culture.
SHE CAN RAP, TOO
SHE’S A BIG BEN&BEN FAN
@sheenabclips From her Tiny room to Theatre stage naman! #sheenabelarmino #benandben #petaonemorechance #onemorechance #peta #theatertiktok #fyp ♬ Leaves – Ben&Ben