Binondo musical returns from July 12

‘Binondo,  a Tsinoy Musical,  returns onstage from July 12, 2019 to explore again how love prevails even in times of racial prejudice and political turmoil.

This is a story of a deep love that transforms the lives of everyone who dares to put their hearts on the line.

Shiela Valderrama-Martinez is Lily, a hopeless romantic; a Filipina who grew up in Chinatown. Unable to finish her college education, Lily is forced to work odd jobs, from a worker in a Chinese factory to a singer at the famous Lotus Club in Binondo. She faithfully visits Ge Lao’s altar (the Chinese God of marriage and love) in the hope of finding her one true love.

Arman Ferrer is Ah Tiong, a mainland Chinese scholar from Beijing University who has earned a Ph.D. in the US. Ah Tiong is pragmatic and does not believe in a great love or destiny and is convinced that love is a duty that must be fulfilled. He has long accepted that his parents have arranged his future marriage.

Before returning to the US, Ah Tiong takes a side trip to the Philippines.

Noel Rayos is Carlos, a local Chinese man whose parents own the factory where Lily and her parents are employed. Carlos grows up with Lily and they become close friends. In college, he becomes an activist and brings Lily to protests and rallies. Carlos also helps Lily get into the Lotus Club, which is owned by a family friend.

Mariella Munji Laurel is Jasmine, a mainland Chinese student from Beijing University who grew up and is paired with Ah Tiong since birth.

Supporting cast

Jim Pebanco, Lorenz Martinez, Kal Kaimo, Rhapsody Li, RiCa Laguardia, Randy Rey (Koro); Ima Castro (Mrs. Dela Rosa); Ashlee Mickaela Factor (Rubi); Dondi Ong (Mr. Chua); Kay Balajadia-Liggayu (Mrs. Chua); Jennifer Villegas dela Cruz (Lourdes); Elizabeth Chua (Mrs. Zhang); Russell James M. Magno (Mr. Zhang); and Jonel Mojica (Ge Lao)


Cheeno Uy Macaraig, Carlos Deriada, Daniel Joseph Cruz, Dusty M. Suarez, Terrence Aviles, Romcel Brinquis, Roy Floren Iringan, Ryan Caraan, Vj Orejotse, Xander Pineda, Janine Tolentino, Julia Joan Chua,  Precious Lourd Allego, Powerdance Douglas Nierras, Froilan A Dabalus, Christaliza Sawada, Jayr Aguvida, Divine Dacles, Ronald D. Policarpio, Katlyn Kate Jacob, and Cheska Quimno.

Artistic Team

The artistic team of Binondo, a Tsinoy Musical, is composed of: Joel Lamangan (direction), Rebecca Chuaunsu (original story), Ricky Lee, Gershom Chua, and Eljay Deldoc (book and lyrics), Von de Guzman (music composition and musical direction), Douglas Nierras (choreography), Joey Nombres (lighting design), Otto Hernandez (production design and technical direction), and Fullhouse Asia Production Studios (production management).

Schedule of performances:  

July 12 at 8 pm

July 13 at 3 pm; 8pm

July 14 at 3pm.

Venue: The Theatre at Solaire

For tickets and more information, log on to: or call 8919999.






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