MANILA – Acclaimed screenwriter Ricky Lee and award-winning director Joel Lamangan are set to work together in a musical about the Filipino-Chinese or “Tsinoy” community.
“Binondo,” named after the Philippines’ Chinatown, will feature music by Von de Guzman and choreography by Douglas Nierras.
Auditions will be held on February 7 and 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Douglas Nierras Powerdance Studios in Eastwood, Quezon City.
Applicants are asked to prepare one Tagalog song and one dance for their audition.
“Binondo” tells the story of Lily, a Filipina night club singer in pre-Martial law Manila, and mainland Chinese scholar Ah Tiong.
Its synopsis read: “Spanning two decades and two countries, the musical explores how love overcomes even times of racial prejudice and political turmoil and endures years of waiting and absence, only to grow deeper and change the lives of everyone who dares to put their hearts on the line.”