Friday, February 12, 2010

Flower Drum Song is open for auditions

Auditions for the principal roles in the new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein' s Flower Drum Song will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Bulwagang Amado Hernandez (CCP Conference Room) on February 15, 2010 from 1PM to 8PM.

The production is in search of actors/ singers/ dancers for the following roles:

Lead female character MEI LI, a new immigrant from China, twenties, soprano

WANG CHI YANG, a Chinese opera actor and immigrant to San Francisco, fifties, baritone 

WANG TA, a Chinese-American, son of Wang Chi Yang, twenties, tenor

CHIN, wise old family friend of the Wangs, sixties, baritone

LINDA LOW, a Chinese American showgirl, twenties, mezzo

MADAME RITA LIANG, a Chinese American talent agent with strong comic timing, forties, mezzo.

Auditionees must have had previous acting experience in musical theater productions. They are requested to come prepared with two songs, one of which should be from the musical and the role that s/he wants to audition for. Please bring musical score for piano if accompaniment is necessary. Also be prepared to show a 2-minute dance routine and do a short reading.

The musical is slated to be staged at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) from October 15 to November 7, 2010 under the auspices of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Noted stage director and designer Loy Arcenas will direct the musical to the new book by David Henry Hwang based on the original script by Oscar Hammerstein and Joseph Fields. Other members of the artistic team are choreographer Edna Vida and costume designer Gino Gonzales. Executive Producer is Nestor Jardin.

Those interested to audition for the musical are requested to bring their bio-data and one close up and one full body photograph. For details, please contact Ms. Bernie Abella at telephone no. (632) 832-1125 loc. 1111 or Ms. Clottie Lucero at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1606 or 1607.

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