The ‘80s classic ‘Bituing Walang Ningning‘ which catapulted legendary actresses Sharon Cuneta and Cherie Gil to full stardom – and of course, not to forget the classic movie line, “You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying-hard, copycat!“, made this Emmanuel H. Borlaza one of the pillars in Philippine cinema movie trends, produced by Viva Films, released in 1985.
30 years after, now Viva Communications, Inc. and Resorts World Manila signed a landmark partnership agreement to produce a first of its kind musical production scheduled to be staged in the second quarter of 2015 at RWM’s world-class Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT). Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical will be the first Philippine to be produced based on popular komiks writer and fictionist Nerrisa Cabral’s illustrated story of the same title helmed by Borlaza which starred Cuneta, Gil, and Christoper de Leon portraying major characters of the said film.
Present during the contract signing were Colin Kerr, RWM Chief Entertainment Officer and Managing Director of Full House Theater Company; Kingson Sian, RWM President; Vicente R. Del Rosario, Jr., Viva Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Vincent G. Del Rosario, Viva Executive Vice President.
While the signing was made one week after Boss Vic and RWM President Sia met, the media announcement happened on January 28 at TAPS, Genting Club, Resorts World Manila during the launch of Imperial Festival 2015 which also featured Asia‘s leading Feng Shui expert and consultant Joey Yap.
Presented during the Bituing Walang Ninging: The Musical media launch were Cris Villonco, who will play Lavinia Arguilles and Mark Bautista as Nico Escobar. Theater and Concert Director Freddie Santos will head the newest musical production for NPAT showing.
The challenging part of this musical is the search for the newest and fresh talent who will portray Dorina Pineda, the main protagonist in the story. And to make the search more entertaining, fans, guests, and shoppers of Resorts World Manila will get to see and join the search as they will be treated with a ‘live talent audition for the next Dorina Pineda’ inside the Newport Mall on February 28 and March 1, 2015.
If you’re a fan of the movie and you want to find out who will be the lucky girl who will be joining the Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical cast, head on to Newport Mall on the said dates.
The lucky girl, must be aged 16-20 years old, will not only have her first musical starring role but will also bagged a movie and recording deal worth Php 1M under Viva Communications, Inc. The search is on to all aspiring actresses, amateur or professional, who can act and sing her way to Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical.
For more information, visit www.rwmanila.com or contact Tourist/Hotline at (632) 908-8833.
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