August 24, 2015

Tatlong Kwento ni Lola Basyang kind of night!

Tatlong Kwento ni Lola Basyang

When I was very young, I enjoyed stories being told by my grandmother and my aunt. I guess it was one of the blessings I am thankful I got to experience while growing up. These stories were a mix of fairytales, legends, and stories with lessons. It stirred my imagination and creativity. This is precisely what Tatlong Kwento ni Lola Basyang gives its viewers. A fantasy filled stories told through dancing!

I was one of the people who got lucky to find a promo Tatlong Kwento ni Lola Basyang’s show in Aliw theater. This is the opening show for the 20th performance season of Ballet Manilla. 


The 3 stories told by Lola Basyang, performed by Luz Fernandez (the original Lola Basyang’s voice from the radio drama show in the 80s) are “Ang Principe ng Mga Ibon,” Ang kapatid ng Tatlong Maria,” and “Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin."

Ang Prinsipe ng mga Ibon is about a princess who fell in love with a bird prince. Their love was tested when the princess’ father disapproved their unusual relationship even after the bird prince saved the princess from the Giants that threatened the kingdom. 

Ang Kapatid ng Tatlong Maria is a story of a brother who was set by his parents to find his three sisters who were captured by a beast. I would say that the kids would really enjoy the huge snake!

Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin is the lightest story of the three. It also has this comedic touch which will make the audience laugh. This is a story of a poor boy who worked hard for a rich man for years but was not paid accordingly. He was rewarded by an old lady with a magical violin that can put people to trance when played because of the poor boy’s kindness and generosity. 


The three stories will surely fill your eyes with colors, your ears with beautiful music, and their dances will leave you at awe. If you want your kids to start appreciating arts at a young age, have them see performances like this!


Severino Reyes’ “Tatlong Kuwento ni Lola Basyang” goes onstage at Aliw Theater on Aug. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and on Aug. 23 and 30 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available at Ticketworld outlets,, or call 8919999 and the Ballet Manila marketing hotline at 552 7502.

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