“Tabing Ilog,” the Kapamilya TV series that gave Filipinos the ultimate ‘90s teen barkada, is returning as a live stage musical!
“Tabing Ilog: The Musical” will run from March 7 to April 26 at the Dolphy Theater in ABS- CBN. It will star a mix of Star Hunt artists, MNL 48 members and theater actors, including Kiara Takahashi, Abi Kassem and theater actress Gab Pangilinan, who will be alternating as Eds delos Santos; Sky Quizon, Hanie Jarar and theater actor Ian Pangilinan, who will take turns playing Rovic Mercado; and Batit Espiritu and Emjay Savilla who will alternate as Badong Magtibay.
Jem Macatuno, Gian Wang and Gabby Sarmiento will take on the role of James Collantes while Argel Saycon, Ellyson de Dios and theater actor Vino Malabot will play the role of Fonzy Ledesma.
From MNL48, Abby Trinidad and Belle delos Reyes and theater actress Mia Canton will alternate as George Fuentebella. Lou Yanong, Missy Quino and theater actress Teetin Villanueva will play Corinne Ledesma. Shawntel Cruz and theater actresses Krystal Kane and Justine Narciso will play Jerry Ricafort. Art Guma, Ian Hermogenes and theater actor Franco Ramos will alternate as Ely, while playing Sammy Collantes are Brei Binuya from MNL48, theater actor Noel Comia and Lie Reposposa.
Joining them to play multiple roles are Jojit Lorenzo, Paolo O’Hara, Agot Isidro and Joann Co
Members of the show’s artistic team, meanwhile, come from the country’s premier theater groups. They are composer and musical director Vincent de Jesus, director Topper Fabregas and choreographer JM Cabling. Writer and director Jade Castro bridges the story from screen to stage.
Tickets are priced at P1,000, P1,200, P1,500 and P2,500 and are available online in KTX. Contact 0977-8360315 for tickets and inquiries. (Story/Photos by: Kane Choa)