Thursday, January 24, 2013


Rivalry - Ateneo- La Salle The Musical - Second Round is the best, fantastic, impressive, amazing music and worthy to watch!!! Ilan lang yan sa mga masasabi ko pagkatapos kung panoorin ang musical stage na Rivalry Ateneo- La Salle. Mafeel mo talaga ang mga bawat chapter scene lalo na sa chapter na “How it all began?” kung saan naikwento ni Eliseo Genero (played by Mr. Noel Trinidad) dito kung paano nga ba nagsimula ang rivalry ng Ateneo at Lasalle (take note dito ko lamang nalaman na nag-umpisa pala ito dahil lamang sa manok, hahaha). Di lamang para sa mga Atenean o Lasalian Musical play na ito sapagkat ang kwentong ito ay di lamang umiikot sa kwento ng sikat na rivalry ng Ateneo – Lasalle kungdi, sa kwento rin ng family, pag-ibig, pagkakaibigan at syempre anu pa ba ang basketball.

Anu nga ba ang istorya ng Rivalry - Ateneo- La Salle The Musical?

“Rivalry: Ateneo La Salle The Musical – The Second Round ” was written with 1968 as its setting --- an appropriate time when Ateneo and La Salle were still part of the NCAA together with San Sebastian, Letran, San Beda, Mapua and Jose Rizal competing for the annual coveted title as ‘champions’ of the varsity league.  Different issues were tackled like the parent vs. child, the teenage boys vs. teenage girls, varsity games specifically ‘basketball’, love and courtship, academic excellence and sports, and other related conflicts among family members.
Pagkatapos ng musical play nagkaroon ng press conference kung saan ang mga member ng press ay makakapagtanung sa mga actors, directors, producer nito.

Isa sa mga tanung ay sinu at paano nga ba nabuo ang rivalry ateneo- la salle the musical.

Ayun mismo kay Ed Gathchalian, the executive producer and musical director, "old idea of Noel Trinidad (one of my oldest…..literally, oldest but dearest friend) came back to my mind. Noel was toying with a 1978 idea of coming up with a musical on the fabeled Crispa-Toyota Rivalry in the PBA. But, due our other priorities at that time, that idea remained just an idea.

Having world-class local stage artists, a very capable Director, and a potentially good idea, I thought of converting Noel’s concept into the famous Rivalry of Ateneo and La Salle….or, excuse me…Rivalry of La Salle and Ateneo."

The lead roles taking the centerstage are OJ Mariano as Paco Valencia, the Ateneo star player together with Mako Alonso as Tommy Basilio, the La Salle Star; Athena Tibi as Reena San Jose, the Maryknoller who captures the attention and affection of an Atenean and a La Sallite; and Red Concpecion as Quito Valencia.

 The Rivalry Group Picture

Rivalry: The Musical was first presented last January 2012 and received unanimous praise from the audiences and the press for putting up  a phenomenal original Filipino production about the real lives of students and how they cope up with day-to-day family rules and chores, school norms and academic proficiency.

So don't dare to miss the best and worthy stage musical of the year!

Lets support the Original Filipino Stage Musical!

Here some of the scene in Rivalry.

The artistic and creative team of  “ RIVALRY Ateneo- La Salle The Musical – Second Round ” is led by Ed Gatchalian  (Musical Director, Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator), Jaime Del Mundo (Book and Director), Joel Trinidad (Lyricist), Nancy Crowe (Choreographer), Johnsy Reyes (Lighting Designer), and Lex Marcos (Set Designer).

The production staff is composed of Leah Reyes (Production Manager), Ems Bolanos (Company Manager), Ed Lacson (Stage Manager), Ace Urieta (Technical Director) Roan Cornejo (Deputy Stage Manager); Jeremy Aguado (Executive Asst); Toots Tolentino (Publicist); JC Inocian (Photography) and Meynard Penalosa (Videography).

Ateneo-La Salle The Musical – The Second Round runs from Fridays to Sundays starting January 25, 2013 until  February 17, 2013. (Friday – Saturday at 8 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday at 3 p.m.)

Tickets are now available at all Ticketworld outlets. For tickets and show information, call 891-9999 or visit

Thanks to Mr. Toots Tolentino for the reference and invite of RIVALRY - ATENEO LA SALLE THE MUSICAL – SECOND ROUND.

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  1. di pa ko nakapanuod ng live musical show
    folk dance at ballet pa lang haha

  2. naku mukhang maganda... i love oj mariano pa nmn... i saw him performed na sa forbidden broadway and he's so good...

  3. Quite interesting... Will there ever be a way to reconcile DLSU and ADMU? Hehehe. JK. :)