Tanghalang Pilipino, CCP’s resident theater company, announces the first of its auditions for its 24th Theater Season: Idol! The search is on for the cast of BANAAG AT SIKAT, Isang Rock Musical, TP’s season opener. Auditions will be held on May 19 at the CCP-Bulwagang Amado Hernandez (Conference Room), from 2 PM to 7 PM.

Banaag at Sikat book cover

With book and lyrics by National Artist for Literature Bien Lumbera, music by Lucien Letaba, production design by National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal, and under the direction of Jose Estrella, BANAAG AT SIKAT, Isang Rock Musical, is based on Lope K. Santos’ groundbreaking literary opus of the same title about the breakup of the Filipino family and the rise of socialism in the country. It universalizes its socialist theme by juxtaposing central, turn-of-the century Philippines (1911) with music that’s very much today, Indie Rock.

BANAAG AT SIKAT, Isang Rock Musical will open at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP-Little Theater) on August 6, 2010. This rock musical is a bold experimentation in its deployment of contemporary musical idioms as pop, folk, blues, jazz, bass rhythms, brass riffs, melodic anthems to the overriding rock genre while it fuses with some traditional Filipino-Spanish rhythms (danza and tiempo de balitao) in modern orchestrations.

We are looking for strong male and female actors who can sing and move, are 18 years old and above, and are comfortable with pop-rock, alternative rock and jazz rock musical genres.

For the leads, we will need:

Sopranos (not necessarily conservatory-trained)

For the chorus, choir training is a plus.

We also need mature male & female actor/singers who are – or can look like they are in their 50s – 60s.

Those interested to be part of the production are required to submit their resume together with 2 pictures (a head shot and a full-body photo) and:

Perform a song of your choice and a song from one of the ff groups/singers: Bamboo, Rivermaya, True Faith, Mayonnaise, Sponge Cola, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie’s Cradle, After Image, 6cyclemind, Sugar -free, Sandwich, Parokya ni Edgar, Orange and Lemons, MYMP, Itchyworms, Cueshe, Hale, South Border.

Prepare a 1-to 2 minute monologue in Filipino (classical piece, eg Shakespeare, Balagtas, etc)

Prepare a 1-to-2 minute dance or movement piece (may be incorporated in the song)

Copies of the audition piece are available at the Tanghalang Pilipino office, 2/F Production Design Center Bldg., CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

Applicants must be available for the production schedule with rehearsals running for six weeks prior to the opening on August 6, 2010, and weekend performances at the CCP Little Theater until August 29, 2010.

For inquiries and other details, please call Tanghalang Pilipino at 832-3661 or 832-1125 local 1620 / 1621 or email ccptanghalan@yahoo.com.


Reposted from the Teatro Pilipinas website.