National Artists Ryan Cayabyab & Alice Reyes Holds Aditions For Rama Hari

The creative team behind the Filipino Rock Opera Ballet, RAMA, HARI is searching for new talents to complete the production’s cast of Singers.

A Filipino modern rock opera ballet, RAMA, HARI is an acclaimed collaboration among five National Artists – Alice Reyes for direction and choreography, Ryan Cayabyab for music, Salvador Bernal for production design, Bienvenido Lumbera for the libretto, and English translations by Rolando Tinio. An adaptation of the Sanskrit epic poem Ramayana, this masterpiece features renowned singers in the Filipino music industry and incorporates traditional theatre, song, and dance devices found and shared among Asian nations.  

Past incarnations of this Filipino Masterpiece boasted a star-studded lineup of stars in the Philippine Music and Theater industry, with the original cast comprising of OPM Legends, Basil Valdez, Kuh Ledesma, and Leo Valdez as the Singing counterparts of Rama, Sita, and Ravana, respectively. This year, we open the search to discover a new generation of talents to join our cast of established artists and take on the show’s iconic singing roles. 

The casting call is open to singers aged 18 years old and above. All must be able to sing and dance well and be proficient in the Filipino language.

Auditionees must fill out the online audition form at https://forms.gle/KnGitzn3mAvvX8wx7 and submit the following:

CV

Headshot and Full Body Photos 

Video Performing an OPM song showcasing one’s vocal range.

Upload Unlisted Audition Video on YouTube

Intro Format: Name, Role, Song

Video Title Format: [Role] - [Last Name, First Name] - [Song]

Video Clips showcasing the auditionee’s dance skills.

Upload Unlisted Audition Video on YouTube

Video Title Format: [Last Name, First Name] - Dance Video - Rama, Hari Audition

Online Auditions begin May 12, 2023. Auditionees will be emailed callback results by May 28, 2023. 

RAMA, HARI featuring Artists of CCP’s Professional Artist Support Program and Alice Reyes Dance Philippines will run at the Metropolitan Theater, September 15-16, and at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater, September 22-23, 2023. Auditionees must be available for ALL rehearsals and performances.

The deadline for online video submissions is May 21, 2023. For inquiries please e-mail ardancephilippinesinc@gmail.com







ROLE BREAKDOWN

RAMA

Baritone/Tenor

Can Dance and Move Well

The Prince and son of King Dasaratha

SITA

Mezzo-Soprano with a Belt

Can Dance and Move Well

Princess of Mithila. Rama’s beloved wife

RAVANA

Tenor

Capable of singing Pop/Rock/Theatre Genres

Can Dance and Move Well

Main Antagonist, the most powerful of Demons

KING DASARATHA

Baritone

Excellent in Drama

Rama’s Father and King of Kosala

SOORPANAKHA/KOONI

Dual Role

Soprano with a Belt

Can Dance and Move Well

Excellent in Drama and Physical Comedy

Soorpanakha is Ravana’s demon Sister

Kooni is a devious witch and adviser to Queen Kaikeyi

KAIKEYI/GINTONG USA

Dual Role

Soprano with a Belt

Excellent in Drama

Kaikeyi - The Third Wife of King Dasaratha

LAKSHMANA/HANUMAN

Dual Role

Baritone/Tenor

Can Dance and Move Well

Able to sing and dance with High-Energy Choreography

Lakshmana - Rama’s Younger Brother

Hanuman - General of the Monkey Army of Kiskinda

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