Theater shorts: Open auditions, new play from Rep


Posted at Feb 22 2013 06:29 PM | Updated as of Feb 23 2013 02:29 AM

The cast of Rep's "No Way To Treat A Lady". Photo: Handout

MANILA, Philippines – Here are some announcements that may make theater lovers happy.

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Open auditions for Trumpets production

Trumpets, Asia’s first professional gospel theater group, announces open auditions for “The Bluebird: A Magical Musical”, which is based on the play “The Bluebird” by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck.

Filled with spectacle, song, dance, colorful sets, costumes and a solid moral message, “Bluebird” tells the story of two poor children named Mytyl and Tyltyl and their search for the “bluebird of happiness.”

Trumpets is looking for 7- to 15-year-old girls, 7- to 13-year-old boys, and male and female adults aged 20 and above who are able to sing, dance and act. Auditionees must bring a minus one or sheet music of an English song, preferably from a musical, and a headshot of at least 3R in size.

The open auditions for “Bluebird” will be held on Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m. at the Talent School of Academics and Arts at 1157 Don Chino Roces Avenue in Makati City.

Trumpets’ “Bluebird” is set to open in September 2013. For more information, call (02) 901-4364 or visit Trumpets’ Facebook page.

New play from Rep

Repertory Philippines is set to open the musical “No Way To Treat A Lady”, its second offering for 2013, next month.

Based on the novel of the same title by William Goldman, “No Way To Treat A Lady” stars Audie Gemora as Christopher “Kit” Gill, the Broadway director whose obsession with his late actress-mother drives him to murder. Gemora’s stand-in for the role of Gill is Jamie Wilson.

Also starring in the musical-comedy thriller are Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Sarah Stone, Shiela Francisco as Flora Brummel, Pinky Marquez as Alexandra Gill, and Joel Trinidad as Morris Brummel.

“No Way To Treat A Lady” will open on March 1 at Onstage Greenbelt 1 in Makati City. Other shows will be held on March 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 3:30 p.m., also at the same venue.