By: Rohn Romulo
SYNERGY 88, Rebecca Chuaunsu Film Production (RCFP) and Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc. proudly presents Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical, an all-original musical directed by multi-awarded master director Joel Lamangan, libretto by Ricky Lee, Gershom Chua, and Eljay Castro Deldoc, music by Von De Guzmán, and choreography by Douglas Nierras.
Binondo, A Tsinoy Musical tells the story of how LILY, a Filipina night club singer in pre-Martial Law Manila, and AH TIONG, a mainland Chinese scholar returning to Cultural Revolution-era Beijing, embark on a journey of great love and heartbreak that begins one fated, moon-lit night during the Mid-Autumn Festival of 1971 in the heart of Manila’s Chinatown.
LILY, a hopeless romantic, finally finds her unlikely great love in AH TIONG, a cynic about destiny, during this night of one of the fullest moons ever recorded and on the birthdate of Ge Lao, the Old Man Under the Moon or the Chinese Deity of Love. Vying for LILY’s heart as well is CARLOS, a local Chinese childhood friend of hers who is finally pushed to confront his feelings for her with the arrival of this stranger set on stealing her heart. A triangle centered on different ways of loving and receiving love forms the crux of this story.
Spanning two decades and two countries, the musical explores how love overcomes even times of racial prejudice and political turmoil and endures years of waiting and absence, only to grow deeper and change the lives of everyone who dares to put their hearts on the line.
The SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES are as follows: June 29 at 8 pm; June 30 and July 1 at 3 and 8 pm; July 6 at 8 pm; July 7 and 8 at 3 and 8 pm. Venue — The Theatre at SOLAIRE.
BINONDO, A TSINOY MUSICAL shall feature the country’s multi-talented artists from film, TV, stage namely Shiela Valderrama-Martinez and Carla Guevara Laforteza (Lily); Arman Ferrer and David Ezra (Ah Tiong); Floyd Tena and Noel Rayos (Carlos) — lead performers.
Then there’s Yela Laurel (Jasmine); Ashlee Factor (Ruby); Ima Castro (Mrs.Dela Rosa); Ana Guillen Feleo and Jennifer Villegas (Lourdes); Kay Balajadia and Jennifer Villegas (Mrs. Chua); Dondi Ong (Mr. Chua); Russell Magno (Mr. Zhang); Elizabeth Chua (Mrs. Zhang); Jim Pebanco, Lorenz Martinez. Khalil Kaimo, Ellrica Laguardia, Rhapsody & Tuesday Vargas (Koro); Jonel Mojica (Ge Lao); Philip Deles & Ivana Billanueva (Swing);
The ensemble are as follows: Carlos Derriada, Cheeno Macaraig, Claire Borja, Daniel Cruz, Dusty Suarez, Janine Tolentino, Joseph Billeza, Joseph Puducay, Julia Joan Chua, Paul Clark, Precious Sementilla, Rence Aviles, Randy Rey, Romcel Brinquiz, Roy Sotero, Ryan Caraan, VJ Cortel, Xander Pineda, and Zyruz Imperial.
For tickets, call TICKETWORLD — 8919999.
- Orchestra Center: PHP 2500
- Orchestra Side: PHP 2000
- Loge or Gold Premium Side: PHP 3000
- Balcony Center: PHP 1000
- Balcony Side: PHP 500
For further inquiries and show buyers, please contact: Rebecca Shangkuan Chuaunsu — 09189169357 and 09173012445. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org