UPDATED: Free Online Concert Featuring Songs From Tabing Ilog, the Musical Has Been Postponed
It's for the benefit of displaced theater workers.
(SPOT.ph) ABS-CBN's first-ever venture into theater through Teatro Kapamilya is a live musical adaptation of the TV series Tabing Ilog, which kept teens of the '90s occupied every weekend with the complicated lives of Anne, Eds, Badong, James, Rovic, Fonzy, Corinne, and George. But Tabing Ilog, the Musical, like most theatrical shows around the world, had to take their bow a bit early following the enforcement of a quarantine in Metro Manila. In an effort "to give people some relief and escape," the show was supposed to put on a musical concert on May 22, 8 p.m., which has been postponed, through ABS-CBN's Facebook page. Proceeds of the project will be donated to workers who have been unemployed since the theaters closed for quarantine.
Tabing Ilog, the Musical, which opened on March 7 at the Dolphy Theater, 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.
It features three sets of cast members: Kiara Takahashi, Abi Kassem, and Gab Pangilinan playing the role of Eds; Sky Quizon, Hanie Jarar, and Ian Pangilinan as Rovic; Batit Espiritu and Emjay Savilla as Badong; Argel Saycon, Elyson de Dios, and Vino Malabot as Fonzy; Jem Macatuno, Gian Wang, and Gabby Sarmiento as James; Abby Trinidad, Belle Delos Reyes, and Miah Canton as George; and Lou Yanong, Missy Quino, and Teetin Villanueva as Corinne. Rounding up the roster 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.
UPDATE (May 22): This event has been postponed.
Main photo from Tabing Ilog, the Musical