Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The Public Theater’s production of David Byrne and Alex Timbers’ smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, will be holding auditions in Manila for the upcoming National Theatre, London production which opens in September.

Under the direction of Tony Award-nominated director Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love continues to play in New York City at the Public Theater’s LuEsther Hall. Here Lies Love was conceived by David Byrne, and features lyrics by Byrne, music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson.

Within a pulsating dance club atmosphere, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of First Lady Imelda Marcos retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Here Lies Love is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda’s near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.

Here Lies Love is looking for actors aged 20 to 35 of various ethnic backgrounds to represent the diverse population of the Philippines. All must have a great pop singing voice and move well, and be proficient in the English language.

Audition if you would be able to temporarily relocate to London and are available for the following dates: rehearsals starting Aug. 18 or Aug. 25, first preview is on Sept. 30, press night is on Oct. 13, playing at the National Theatre, London until January 2015, with the possibility of a future life in London throughout 2015.

Please be prepared to attend a one-hour dance call. Successful participants will then be asked to sing a contemporary pop song and bring the sheet music. No backing tracks or minus one allowed. A pianist will be provided. Please bring a CV and photograph stapled together and be prepared to wait.

Open call auditions for Here Lies Love will be held on July 5, Saturday, and July 6, Sunday, at the Opera Haus, 3657 Bautista Street (near the corner of Buendia), Makati City. Registration for auditions will be held on July 2, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. also at the Opera Haus.

For information, call 0943-2514532 or follow ATEG on Facebook for the latest updates.

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