We Finally Know the Opening Date of Tabing Ilog, the Musical
Plus, meet the cast.
(SPOT.ph) In the last week of January, news broke that '90s teen drama Tabing Ilog is being adapted into a live musical—and, of course, we were excited. ABS-CBN, in a media launch on February 6, has finally revealed more: Tabing Ilog, the Musical runs from March 7 to April 26 at Dolphy Theater within the ABS-CBN Complex in Quezon City. This is the first-ever production of Teatro Kapamilya.
Like the original story, Tabing Ilog, the Musical follows the friendship of Eds (played alternately by Kiara Takahashi, Abi Kassem, and Gab Pangilinan), Rovic (Sky Quizon, Hanie Jarar, and Ian Pangilinan), Badong (Batit Espiritu and Emjay Savilla), Fonzy (Argel Saycon, Elyson de Dios, and Vino Malabot), James (Jem Macatuno, Gian Wang, and Gabby Sarmiento), George (Abby Trinidad, Belle Delos Reyes, and Miah Canton), and Corinne (Lou Yanong, Missy Quino, and Teetin Villanueva)—who each had their share of family issues, love interests, and other teenage struggles. Rounding up the cast are: Shawntel Cruz, Krystal Kane, and Justine Narciso alternating for the role of Jerry Ricafort; Art Guma, Ian Hermogenes, and Franco Ramos as Ely; and Brei Binuya, Noel Comia, and Lie Reposposa as Sammy Collantes. Joining them are veteran theater and movie actors Jojit Lorenzo, Paolo O'Hara, Joann Co, and Agot Isidro.
Tabing Ilog, the Musical is written by Jade Castro; with music, lyrics, and musical direction by Vince de Jesus. Rounding up the artistic team are: JM Cabling for choreography, Riza Romero for production design, Meliton Roxas for lighting design, and Glendfford Malimban for sound design. It is directed by Topper Fabregas.
Tabing Ilog, the Musical opens on March 7 at Dolphy Theater, ABS-CBN Complex, Mother Ignacia Avenue corner Sergeant. Esguerra Street, South Triangle, Quezon City. Tickets, priced from P1,000 to P2,500, are available through KTX.