When I first heard that Resorts World Manila will be staging the classic Bituing Walang Ningning, I couldn't decide if the idea is crazy or brilliant. I have always pegged Resorts World as a destination for expats so the material seems a little out of place. But I have to admit, I am more than curious to see this happen. And i'll bet that my mom, who is a huge Sharon Cuneta fan, would fly out to Manila just to watch this.
Publicity for the musical can also serve to shine the spotlight on Sharon Cuneta who is set to have a comeback under Viva Management after her uneventful stint with TV5.
The roles of Christopher de Leon and Cherie Gil will be played by Mark Bautista and Cris Villonco. Sharon Cuneta's Dorina Pineda will be chosen via auditions that will be held on February 28 and March 1, 2015 at the The Plaza, Newport Mall.
1. Female, single with pleasing personality, between 16 to 20 years old
2. Exceptional talent for singing and acting and can speak Filipino fluently
3. Good moral character
4. Open to both amateur and professional talents
Registration will be from 8am up to 11am at The Plaza, Newport Mall . Please bring the following:
1. Two colored photographs – one half body and one full shot in 5R
2. Application form
3. Legal guardian consent form for all contestants below 18 years old
All contestants should be ready to sing “Bituing Walang Ningning”
The winning contestant will receive a movie and recording contract from Viva Communications worth P1 Million and play the role of Dorina, the lead character in Bituing Walang Ningning, the Musical. Click here for more info.
Bituing Walang Ningning, the Musical is set to be staged in the second quarter of 2015 at the Resorts World Manila, Newport Performing Arts Theater.