Miss Saigon - Eva Noblezada as Kim and Kwang Ho Hong as Thuy - Photo credit Matthew Murphy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ateg
JUST IN: Dates, requirements for ‘Miss Saigon’ auditions
INQUIRER.net / 07:48 PM February 16, 2016
Cameron Mackintosh announces Open-Call Auditions in Manila for various upcoming global productions of “Miss Saigon,” the record breaking production that is taking London by storm and opens on Broadway in 2017.
Auditions will be represented and facilitated in Manila by Bobby Garcia and Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (Ateg) and held at the Opera Haus, located at 3657 Bautista St. in Makati City.
“Miss Saigon’s producing and creative team will be flying in from London to hold auditions for various upcoming global productions of the hit musical. I look forward to working with them in discovering a new generation of Filipino talent to shine on the international stage in Miss Saigon the way Lea Salonga, Leo Valdez, JonJon Briones, Joanna Ampil and Rachelle Ann Go, among many others, have in the past,” said Garcia in a statement.
Garcia was also an Associate Director for “Miss Saigon.”
“We are searching for Kim, The Engineer, Thuy, Gigi and all Asian roles in the musical. We are looking for leads and ensemble, as well as acrobatic dancers. We encourage performers throughout the Asian region to come to Manila and audition for ‘Miss Saigon’,” Garcia said.
All applicants must be 16 to 40 years old with strong singing voices (all vocal ranges) and proficient in the English language. Some dance movement experience preferred.
For registration, bring photo and CV.
For auditions, prepare 16 bars of a song from “Miss Saigon” (a pianist will be provided to accompany the auditioner.) Otherwise, the auditioner must bring own music scores or CD.
Registration dates are on March 11 and 12 from 10 am to 6pm at the Opera Haus, 3657 Bautista Street (near the corner of Buendia), Makati City.
Auditions are on March 15 and 16 from 10am to 7pm also at the Opera Haus.
Trevor Jackson, Head of Casting for Cameron Mackintosh, said, “Since casting for Miss Saigon began in the mid 1980s, the Philippines has been integral to the show as a place to find exceptional Asian performers of World Class ability. Our teams have been returning regularly ever since. Filipino artists are the heart and soul of this show.”
“Miss Saigon,” a sung-through musical, features music by “Les Misérables” collaborators Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, and lyrics by Boublil and “Closer Than Ever’s” Richard Maltby, Jr. with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler, based on Giacomo Puccini’s popular opera “Madame Butterfly.”
For more information contact (0995) 534-8371 or like the Miss Saigon 2016 Auditions page on Facebook. TVJ