Thursday, January 29, 2015

RWM and Viva Set Stage for Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical


Growing up, I would watch Sharon Cuneta movies, while reading classic novels during TV commercials.  One of her epic movie that probably many adored was Bituing Walang Ningning.
Having found out from the event hosted by Resorts World Manila yesterday that a new musical will be bringing into life one of Sharon's movie, I know without skipping a heartbeat that it would be the aforementioned movie.

Premier lifestyle destination Resorts World Manila (RWM), Full House Theater Company in cooperation with Viva Communications, Inc. (Viva) collaborated to stage a story that has transcended Philippine entertainment. This blockbuster is set to produce a theater adaptation of the classic drama Bituing Walang Ningning.



The rags to riches plot of the story have won many hearts as it was re-made into a hit television series back in 2006 with Sarah Geronimo, Angelika dela Cruz, and Ryan Agoncillo playing the lead roles. Inspired b the story of a singer who rose up from the competitive ranks of show business following her plight through love and the hardships she endured on her way up its steep ladder to success.
A story originally told over a serialized comic strip by fictionist Nerissa Cabral, Bituing Walang Ningning was made into a blockbuster movie in 1985 starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil and Christopher De Leon.

At the said event, Collin Kerr, President of Resort's World Manila introduced two of the lead cast of the musical.  Playing for Nico Escobar is Mark Bautista ad Lavinia Arguelles is Cris Villonco.





Similar to how the plot of the story unfolded, the doors are open for local aspirants to play the lead role of Dorina Pineda popularized in the movie by Sharon Cuneta and by Sarah Geronimo in the drama’s TV run.

Staying true to its advocacy to ‘Champion the Filipino’ by supporting local artists and promoting performing arts, RWM together with Full House Theater Company and Viva will hold auditions for the lead of ‘Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical’.  The role calls for females with the following criteria: 1) Between 16 to 20 years of age; 2) Exceptional talent for singing and acting and can speak Filipino fluently; and must have 3) Pleasing personality and good moral character. The open auditions will be held at The Plaza in Newport Mall on February 28 and March 1, 2015 and is open to both amateur and professional artists.

The upcoming musical will mark the first time a contemporary drama has crossed over mainstream Filipino media. From print, cinema, television, and now on stage, ‘Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical’ promises to shine anew under the bright lights of RWM’s award winning Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) with veteran director Freddie Santos at the helm.

For more information about RWM shows and events visit www.rwmanila.com or contact the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 908-8833.
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ABOUT RESORTS WORLD MANILA:
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is the first one-stop, nonstop entertainment and tourism destination in the Philippines that features exciting recreational thrills, outstanding performances, unique events, and spectacular lifestyle and leisure options. Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.
The premier integrated lifestyle hub is home to three superb hotel brands: the all-suite luxury MAXIMS Hotel; the five-star brand MARRIOTT Hotel Manila; and REMINGTON Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value. With a variety of sumptuous dining options of over 50 food and beverages outlets ranging from international fine dining to casual quick service restaurants, RWM also offers a wide range of culinary fare.
RWM also serves as the home of The NEWPORT Mall which features high-fashion and international luxury brands. Experience a unique viewing experience at The Newport Cinemas with stadium seating and ultramodern cinema technology. Watch grand-scale performances at the 1,500-seater Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), which boasts of state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED wall in all of Southeast Asia, or relax in the cozy interior and superlative 24/7 entertainment provided at Bar 360, located at the casino ground floor.
Spend a whole family day affair with the many attractions offered by GameZoo amusement center, which includes the exclusive multi-dimensional virtual rides, an assortment of arcade games, a soft play area for toddlers, and more exciting activities for kids of all ages.
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