Saturday, October 03, 2009

Rent returns to Manila, sets auditions Oct. 16-17

Produced by 9 Works Theatrical and directed by Robbie Guevara, a new production of Jonathan Larson's “Rent” opens in Manila in February 2010.

Auditions will be held on October 16-17 to find male and female talents ages 18 years old and above who can sing and dance, and who possess a deep passion for musical theater.

Available roles include the following: Roger Davis--tenor, 20s; Mark Cohen--baritone/tenor, 20s; Mimi Marquez--mezzo soprano, 18–mid 20’s; Maureen Johnson--mezzo soprano with belt, 20s; Angel Schunard--tenor/soprano, 20s; Tom Collins--baritone, 20s to mid 30s; Benjamin Coffin II--baritone, 20s; Joanne Jefferson--alto/mezzo-soprano, 20s to mid-30s; chorus--all voice types, 18 and above.

Registration dates are October 9, 10 and 12, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. at Suite 302, Manila Luxury Condominiums, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Bring a resume with your latest photo (3R). On-line registration will be open October 12-13, 2009 at

Audition proper is on October 16-17, 2009. Please bring your own music sheets and/or minus-one. Prepare to sing two pop-rock songs that will show your vocal range. Songs from “Rent” or any other Broadway musical will not be allowed. Venue to be announced.

“Rent” premiered on Broadway in 1996, and has been translated into 15 languages in 25 countries, luring audiences from all over the world. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book (Jonathan Larson) and Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Wilson Jermaine Heredia), as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical, Best Music, Best Lyrics and Best Book (Jonathan Larson), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Wilson Jermaine Heredia) and Best Arrangements (Steve Skinner), the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, Drama League Award for Best Musical, Theatre World Awards for Outstanding New Talent (Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega), and Obie Awards for Outstanding Book, Music, and Lyrics (Jonathan Larson), Outstanding Direction (Michael Greif) and Outstanding Ensemble Performance.

This latest production of “Rent” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), 421 West 54th Street, New York, New York 10019. Tel. (212) 5414684,

For further inquiries, call JonJon Martin 0916-6516287, e-mail or visit

For show-buying and block-buying inquiries, contact Anna 5575860 or 0917-8901103 or e-mail Limited slots still available.


Drei said...

why am i missing a lot of great things in manila!!

Ching said...


Wala bang Junior edition. Katulad ng Mulan Jr.? Haha! Nah, just kiddin'.

Napasigaw naman ako. :)) Rent again! Almost ilang years na nung 1st production of Rent in the Philippines. Atlantis pa yun.

Props to them. :)

IvanHarry said...

This is great. Thanks Gibbs!!

Anonymous said...

The actor who played Anita in West Side Story a few months ago would be the perfect Mimi! Her name escapes my mind right now though.

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