Binondo A Tsinoy Musical Set to Open June 29 at The Theatre at Solaire

Published · Tuesday, April 17, 2018 02:07 PM

SYNERGY 88 Digital, Rebecca Chuaunsu Film Production (RCFP) and Fullhouse Asia Production Studios, Inc. proudly present BINONDO, A TSINOY MUSICAL directed by Joel Lamangan and written by Ricky Lee with Gershom Chua and Eljay Deldoc.

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.

BINONDO, A TSINOY MUSICAL will 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); Yela Laurel (Jasmine); Ashlee Factor (Ruby); Ima Castro (Mrs. Dela Rosa); Ana 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 Chua, Paul Clark, Precious Sementilla, Rence Aviles, Randy Rey, Romcel Brinquiz, Roy Sotero, Ryan Caraan, VJ Cortel, Xander Pineda, and Zyruz Imperial.

The artistic team of BINONDO, A TSINOY MUSICAL are as follows: Joel Lamangan (Director), Rebecca Chuaunsu (Original Story / Producer), Ricky Lee, Gershom Chua, Eljay Castro Deldoc (Story/Libretto), Von De Guzman (Music), Douglas Nierras (Choreography), Joey Nombres (Light Design), Otto Hernandez (Production Design/Technical Director).

Joel Lamangan, Ricky Lee, Von De Guzman, Douglas Nierras

The production team are as follows: Gina T. Godinez (Creatives/Line Production), Maricel Santos (Production Manager), Lani Tapia (Stage Manager), Rice Ramos (Asst. Production Manager), Froilan Dabalus & Christaliza Dabalus (Dance Masters), Therese Arroyo & Celine Bugcat (Associate Production Designers), Nikki Borbon, Bing Galla, Reynaldo Balaran, Henrick Jueco & Ronaldo Alim (Production Staff), Reynan Jalos, Leo Asetre, Jayson Busa, Jay-Ar Talanay Cruz (Assistant Stage Managers), Jenny Uy Estrope (Production / Marketing Coordinator), Sonny Aniceto (Graphic Artist), Christine de Los Santos, Sherry Gocheco, Hepzibeth Ting (Marketing/RCFP staff).

The schedule of performances are as follows:
June 29 (8pm)
June 30 and July 1 (3pm / 8pm)
July 6 (8pm)
July 7 and 8 (3pm / 8pm)

For tickets call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

ticket prices:
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, please contact:

Rebecca Chuaunsu- (0918) 916-9357 & (0917) 301-2445 or email:

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