Buddhist Light International Association (BLIA) Cebu Chapter, the producer’s of SIDDHARTHA: A Musical Journey to Enlightenment, is holding open auditions on two consecutive Saturdays, November 22 and 29, 2008, at the Chu’un Temple, V. Rama, Cebu City, for performing artists ages 7- 40 years old, willing to become part ot the musical’s scheduled shows during the summer of 2009.
FREE Registration is accepted only between 2pm and 4pm with auditions starting at 2:30pm until all applicants are entertained. Interested parties may download application form from http:// bliacebu.multiply.com and submit the form upon registration. The applicants should prepare a 2-minute Broadway musical song number, a 2-minute Broadway musical dance number, a CD of their audio materials and must be dressed up in workout or dance attire.
The BLIA Officers headed by President Susan Tantiansu, VP External Ben Chua and VP Education Erwin Go together with the creative team of the musical composed of Cebu’s well-respected professional artists, Art Director Walfrey Mercado, dance director Marijo Cypril Jamora, musical director Jude Gitamondoc, production manager Michelle Simtoco and artistic director Daisy Ba-ad, have outlined different projects that could be undertaken to pave the way for building a world class performing group in Cebu starting with the Siddhartha performers. A long term goal is to eventually establish a performing arts center dedicated to offering scholarship grants to the talented yet underprivileged artists in Cebu as a way of contributing to the culture and arts program of the city.