RWM and Viva set stage for Bituing Walang Ningning: The Musical

Premier lifestyle destination Resorts World Manila (RWM), Full House Theater Company in cooperation with Viva Communications, Inc. (Viv...


Premier lifestyle destination Resorts World Manila (RWM), Full House Theater Company in cooperation with Viva Communications, Inc. (Viva) brings to life a story that has transcended Philippine entertainment. The blockbuster collaboration is set to produce a theater adaptation of the classic drama BituingWalangNingning.

The story tells of a singer’s rise up 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, BituingWalangNingningwas made into a blockbuster movie in 1985 starring Sharon Cuneta, Cherie Gil and Christopher De Leon and was then re-made into a hit television series back in 2006 with Sarah Geronimo, Angelika dela Cruz, and Ryan Agoncillo playing the lead roles.

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 ‘BituingWalangNingning: 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, ‘BituingWalangNingning: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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