Sabado, Enero 12, 2013

IBALONG (The Musical)

Posted By: Star Powerhouse - Enero 12, 2013


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In the midst of a great war between mortals and monsters, a serpentine creature falls for a man, leading to the birth of a new civilization.

Tanghalang Pilipino caps its 26th season with a dance-theatre musical interpretation of the Bicolano epic, “Ibalon,” adapted for the stage by prolific playwright Rody Vera and directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio with Carol Bello’s musical direction, and Alden Lugnasin’s choreography.

Entitled after Legazpi City’s week-long festivity, “Ibalong,” the musical tells the story of Handyong and his warriors who come to Bicol – formerly known as Ibalon – and wage war against beasts and monsters pillaging the land’s natural wealth. Handyong mightily battles creatures bearing a solitary eye and three throats, several winged sharks, and wild carabaos.

In introducing civilization to the barbaric land, Handyong matches wit and might with the scheming snake, Oryol. A master of deceit, Oryol disguises herself into a sweet, young lady in order to seduce Handyong. But not to be outwitted, Handyong eventually makes Oryol fall in love with him.

Their love story – between a warrior and a monster – defines the greatness of Bicol as it explores an individual’s capacity for good and evil, and a land’s history marked by progress and destruction.

Using elaborate costumes, energetic fight choreography, and haunting music, Tanghalang Pilipino promises audiences of all ages an enthralling theatre experience rarely seen in original Filipino theatre.


Jenine Desiderio- Oryol,
May Bayot- Gugurang,
Myke Salomon- Handyong,
Red Nuestro- Opon,
Delphine Buencamino- Understudy Oryol/Ibingan/Anino,
Trixie Esteban- Young Oryol / Koro,
Cheeno Macaraig- Young Handyong / Makusog / Kawal/Ibingan,
Tara Cabaero- Buring/Anino,
Hazel Maranan- Onglo/Anino,
Opaline Santos- Sarimao/Anino,
Kristofer Kliatchko- Angongolood/Kawal,
Cyril Balderama- Salimao/Kawal,
Philip Palmos- Kikik,

Actor's Company
Jonathan Tadioan- Aswang / Koro,
Marco Viaña- Rabot/Koro,
Remus Villanueva- Handyong / Kawal/Angongolood,
Nicolo Magno- Baltog / Kawal/Buring,
Ralph Mateo- Kalabaw/Kawal/Tambaluslos/Bantong,
Regina De Vera- Bonggo/Koro,
Jovanni Cadag- Sarimao,
Doray Dayao- Popo/Anino,

Carol Bello- Musician,
Rizalino Reyes- Musician,
Hazel Gutierrez- Musician,
Jenn Gamboa- Musician,
Teta Tulay- Musician,
Toniliz Munoz- Musician,
Govinda Marquesto- Musician,
Jade Lim- Musician,
Apat Subido Musician,

Production Staff
Jerome Aytona- Stage Manager,
Noel Taylo- Assistant Stage Manager,
Eric Sindol- Assistant Stage Manager,
Jennifer Bautista- Production Manager,
Alpha Ruiz- Deputy Production Manager,
Jo Ann Requiestas- Assistant Production Manager,
Daniel Gregorio- Costume Master,
Delphine Buencamino- Assistant to the Choreographer,
Zaldy Baldelobar- Property Master,
June Francis Domingo- Property Custodian,
Raphael David- Pictorial additional costume design,
Make-up and Prosthetic Artist,

Jojit Lorenzo- Photographer,
Carlo Vergara Poster Design

IBALONG (The Musical)
Adaptation/Libretto: Rody Vera
Director/Set Designer: Tuxqs Rutaquio
Arranger/Composer/Musical Director: Carol Bello
Arranger: Rizalino Reyes & Inkantada All-Women Music Group
Costume & Puppet Designer: Leeroy New
Choreographer: Alden Lugnasin
Stunt Choreographer: Jerry Ramirez
Lights Designer and Technical Director: Katsch Catoy
Sound Designer - TJ Ramos

Artistic Director: Nanding Josef

(Fri) February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm
(Sat) February 9, 16, 23, March 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
(Sun) February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Tanghalang Aurelio V. Tolentino
Cultural Center of the Philippines

Regular price: Php800.00
Student price: Php400.00
Senior citizens: ( 20% discount on the regular price): Php640.00

**Feb 8, 8:00pm- GALA NIGHT – Php1,000.00
Student price: Php500.00
Senior citizens: ( 20% discount on the regular price): Php800.00

For inquiries on ticket reservations, group sales, sponsorships, special performances, please contact:

Juan Lorenzo Marco
Marketing Staff/Account Executive/Creatives
Cultural Center of the Philippines
2/F Production Design Bldg. CCP Complex
Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
Phone: 8321125 local 1620-1621
Mobile: 09353784781
Twitter: @Acecredible

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