Casting Call: The Romance of Magno Rubio – LA

"You're Not From" with Bernardo Bernardo, Narciso Lobo and Erick Esteban in THE ROMANCE OF MAGNO RUBIO; a musical highlight of the Lonnie Carter play (Lyrics by Ralph Pena, Music by Fabian Obispo), directed by Loy Arcenas.

For the past two years that I’ve been blogging, many of you know how much I talk about wanting to see another production of the Romance of Magno Rubio.  If you don’t know how much of a fan I am, please refer to my interview with Fil-Am actor and friend Erick Esteban.  I know I’ve been out of the blogging scene for a while due to some personal commitments, but this update was way too important to postpone. I just got great news this week from our friend Lorely Trinidad on a new production of my all time favorite musical, The Romance of Magno Rubio.

PAE Live! is seeking bilingual English/Tagalog fluent speaking actors for both Tagalog AND English performances of Lonnie Carter’s THE ROMANCE OF MAGNO RUBIO (based on Carlos Bulosan’s short story) directed by Bernardo Bernardo depicting the lives of 1930s Filipino migrant workers. 

Dates of Audition

8/14/2011 and 8/15/2011

Audition Location

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

1238 W. First Street

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Street Parking

Time(s)

By appointment only. 20 minute slots are first come, first served.

Sunday 8/14/2011 10:00am-5:00pm

Monday 8/15/2011 6:00pm-10:00pm

Contract: 99-Seat AEA

Pay rate: Equity Waiver

Personnel

Ed Ramolete, Producer

Rehearsals begin: September 13 (Tuesday-Friday evenings; Saturday-Sunday daytime)

Performances: November 4-December 11 (Thurs-Sun evenings, Sunday matinee, possibility of some Wednesday evenings) at [Inside] the Ford

Seeking:

MAGNO (Lead alternate/understudy) – Filipino Male, 25-35, no taller than 5’2,” intense, romantic farm worker with strong comedic skills. Must speak fluent Tagalog. Singing ability and physical agility a must.

NICK – Filipino Male, 25-35. Magno’s calm, scholarly confidante, humble and withdrawn. Must speak fluent Tagalog. Singing ability and physical agility a must.

ATOY – Filipino Male, 20-30. Youthful, puckish troublemaker concealing his insecurities and relative inexperience. Must speak fluent Tagalog. Singing ability and physical agility a must.

CLARO – Filipino Male, 25-35. Street-smart, vain and arrogant, foolish enough to believe in El Dorado dreams. Must speak fluent Tagalog. Singing ability and physical agility a must.

PRUDENCIO – Filipino Male, 40-50. The quintessential “Manong” (bunkhouse elder), peace-maker and the “stoop-laborers’ fount of wisdom. Must speak fluent Tagalog. Singing ability and physical agility a must.

CLARABELLE – Female, any ethnicity, 30-40. Preferably 6’0” tall, vivacious, curvaceous schemer. Fluency in Tagalog not required, but considered.

CLARABELLE U/S – Female, any ethnicity, 30-40. Preferably 6’0” tall, vivacious, curvaceous schemer. Fluency in Tagalog not required, but considered.

CHORUS: 3 Males, Serving as Singing/Narrating Chorus and to understudy/swing for Main Cast. Must speak fluent Tagalog. Singing ability and physical agility a must.

Preparation

We will provide sides to cold read at the audition.

Male roles: Please prepare one Tagalog song, acapella. Ability to play guitar, a plus.

Submissions

Electronic Submissions Only.

Please e-mail a headshot and resume to ed.ramolete@gmail.com Subject: MAGNO RUBIO AUDITION. Please specify the role you are auditioning for, preferred time and date of audition (see above) and your contact number.

Other

For more information, please contact e-mail ed.ramolete@gmail.com or call 213- 321-6089


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