LOOK: ‘Tabing Ilog The Musical’ to Star These PBB Housemates and MNL48 Members

The full cast has finally been revealed for the upcoming stage adaptation of the well-loved teen drama Tabing Ilog!

The television series, which aired from March 1999 to October 2003 on ABS-CBN, follows the story of a group of best friends who use a riverbank as their secret hideaway to confide in each other about their problems navigating teenhood. It was top-billed by Paula Peralejo, John Lloyd Cruz, Patrick Garcia, Jodi Sta. Maria, Paolo Contis, Desiree del Valle, Baron Geisler, and Kaye Abad.

The chosen cast members for the musical include theater actors, TV personalities from ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) and Star Hunt, and members of Filipino idol girl group MNL48Take a look at them all below!


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Here is the complete list of actors playing each character:

Eds delos Santos (originally played by Kaye Abad)

  • Gab Pangilinan (theater actor)
  • Kiara Takahashi (PBB)
  • Abi Kassem (PBB)

Rovic Mercado (originally played by John Lloyd Cruz)

  • Ian Pangilinan (theater actor)
  • Sky Quizon (PBB)
  • Hanie Jarrar (PBB)

Badong Magtibay (originally played by Paolo Contis)

  • Batit Espiritu (PBB)
  • Emjay Savilla (PBB)

James Collantes (originally played by Patrick Garcia)

  • Jem Macatuno (PBB)
  • Gian Wang (PBB)
  • Gabby Sarmiento (PBB)

Fonzy Ledesma (originally played by Baron Geisler)

  • Vino Mabalot (theater actor)
  • Argel Saycon (PBB)
  • Elyson de Dios (Star Hunt alumni)

George Fuentebella (originally played by Jodi Sta. Maria)

  • Miah Canton (theater actor)
  • Abby Trinidad (MNL48)
  • Belle Delos Reyes (MNL48)

Corrine Ledesma (originally played by Desiree del Valle)

  • Teetin Villanueva (theater actor)
  • Lou Yanong (PBB)
  • Missy Quino (PBB)

Jerry Ricafort (originally played by Mylene Dizon)

  • Justine Narciso (theater actor)
  • Krystal Kane (theater actor)
  • Shawntel Cruz (PBB)

Ely (new character)

  • Franco Ramos (theater actor)
  • Ian Hermogenes (theater actor)
  • Art Guma (PBB)

Sammy Collantes (new character)

    • Noel Comia Jr. (theater actor and Star Hunt)
    • Brei Binuya (MNL48)
    • Lie Reposposa (PBB)

Jojit Lorenzo, Paolo O’Hara, Joann Co, and Agot Isidro will also be involved as the adult cast.

The Tabing Ilog the Musical is scheduled to run from March 7 to April 26.

(ALSO READ: Here Are The People Bringing ‘Tabing Ilog’ Back to Life As A Musical)

Are you excited to watch this play? Sound off in the comments below!

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