Monday, October 22, 2012

MISS SAIGON London Revival Audition Requirements Released

by Oliver Oliveros, BroadwayWorld.com

Register for the Manila auditions from Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18. 

London auditions will be scheduled as well. 

New York, October 22, 2012 — Cameron Mackintosh has set his eyes on opening the revival production of “Miss Saigon” in London’s West End next year. “Miss Saigon,” which is two years shy of its 25th anniversary, is Mackintosh’s third most successful musical theater venture after Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s “Les Miserables.”

Mackintosh’s creative team for the 2013 West End revival of “Miss Saigon,” which includes executive producer Trevor Jackson, director Laurence Connor, musical supervisor Stephen Brooker, choreographer Geoffrey Garrett, and Mackintosh’s Philippine representative Dong Alegre, is looking for three “Kims” and at least seven Asian ensemble performers (male and female) at the auditions that will be held in Manila on Monday, November 19 to Thursday, November 22 at the Opera Haus at 3657 Bautista St. (near the corner of Buendia Avenue), Makati City.

Auditions in London will be scheduled as well.

Below are the audition requirements for the roles of “Kim” and the Asian ensemble performers:

Kim: 16 to 25-year-old mezzo-soprano. Kim, a Vietnamese, is pretty and naïve; she is strong-willed and youthful, but must have a strong stage presence. She must demonstrate English language proficiency. Some dance experience preferred.

Asian Ensemble Performers: 18 to 35-year-old male or female with an Asian/Eurasian features, and a strong singing voice. The performer must demonstrate English language proficiency. Some dance experience preferred.

For the Manila auditions, please register at the Opera Haus on Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18. Bring a photo and a CV.

Prepare a song from “Miss Saigon” (a pianist will accompany the auditionee).

The auditionee may also bring a music score or an accompaniment CD.

For further inquiries, call 63 (915) 8463269 or visit “Miss Saigon” Auditions 2012 on FB.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Breaking News: West End Revival of MISS SAIGON to Hold Auditions in Manila, 11/19-22

By Oliver Oliveros, BroadwayWorld.com

Cameron Mackintosh and Dong Alegre, the representative of Mackintosh in the Philippines, will hold the Manila auditions for the West End revival of one of Mackintosh's late ‘80s mega musicals, “Miss Saigon,” at Philippine Opera Company's brand-new headquarters, the Opera Haus (3657 Bautista St., Makati City), on Monday, November 19 until Thursday, November 22.

 “’Miss Saigon’s’ executive producer, director, choreographer, and musical director will be flying in from London to hold auditions for the restaging of the hit musical, which paved the way for Filipino talents such as Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, and Isay Alvarez, among others to shine on the world stage,” said Alegre.

“They will be holding auditions for the role of Kim [a 17-year-old Vietnamese bar girl, originally played by Salonga and Wilson in London]. They are also looking for ensemble cast members,” added Alegre. 

“Miss Saigon,” a sung-through musical, features music by “Les Miserables” collaborators Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, and lyrics by Boublil and “Closer Than Ever’s” Richard Maltby, Jr., based on Giacomo Puccini’s popular opera “Madame Butterfly.”

The most familiar songs from the musical include “Sun and Moon,” “Last Night of the World,” “The Movie in my Mind,” and “American Dream.”

Audition requirements will be announced soon.

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