Monday, April 12, 2010

Dulaang UP to restage Orosman at Zafira, holds auditions April 29-30

Dulaang UP is restaging its acclaimed 2008 musical production of Franciso Baltazar's "Orosman at Zafira" for its 35th season.

Auditions for ensemble and lead roles will be held on April 29-30, 5-8 p.m., at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, UP Diliman. Sign-up begins at 4:30 p.m.

The following lead roles are up for grabs: Zafira, Abdalap, Zelima and Zelim. The production is also looking for strong ensemble players (actors/movers/singers). Knowledge or background in gymnastics, tricking, break dance and other skills is a plus.

Interested actors are required to perform an OPM folk or country song (a capella) (e.g., songs by Grace Nono, Joey Ayala, Bayang Barrios, Noel Cabangon, Cynthia Alexander, Pinikpikan Band, Up Dharma Down, etc.).

Come in rehearsal/working clothes and be ready to read a monologue from the musical and learn a dance combination. Bring current photo and resume.

"Orosman at Zafira" has original music by Carol Bello, with direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos.

FOR inquiries and other details, contact Jhoy (09272548430) or Bonsai (09053601550)

PLUS: May it be as good, or even better, than the original production. From my 2008 Best of Theater citation for Orosman at Zafira as that year's Best Musical: A blazing musical-theater experience, and, not incidentally, a calling card for how disparate elements--Baltazar’s archaic Tagalog text, Bello’s neo-ethnic world music, Santos’ hybrid choreography--could create something uniquely, arrestingly homegrown, as far away from Broadway as could be. (Full review here).

1 comment:

joseph said...

wow! this is great news! i'm excited na! =)

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