Monday, July 13, 2009

Auditions for Hongkong Disneyland Performers on July 16 and 17

I received this note in my email twice, so now I feel compelled to blog about it. Hahaha!

Around 5 years ago, I would have auditioned, if just for the heck of it. I did for Miss Saigon Korea, and actually got a callback. :p I sang "Why, God, Why?" I did well enough, I guess, but couldn't impress the panel for the dance auditions. Hehehe...

Now, the first time I auditioned for a play outside of UP and of the UPCC was for Repertory Philippines' "The Secret Garden." I sang "Lily's Eyes," a duet. For that, I also got a callback and a semi-compliment from the late Bibot Amador (on my way out of the theater she asked me if I was going to the "callback", and I said yes). Too bad I did poorly at the callbacks, forgot the words both times I sang it. :p Haha!

Even if I never fulfilled my dream to be a professional thespian (see Profile: "...frustrated thespian") I had tremendous fun auditioning for these plays, and now remember fondly how nervous and excited I was during the auditions and how great it was to get a thumbs up afterwards. At the end of the day though, I knew that it wasn't for me, I am happier being a nerd than a rockstar. :p So as it turned out, not being hired was perfect for me! Hehe!

But for the rest of you out there who "dream the dream", get your dancing shoes and vocal chops ready! Mickey wants you in his Kingdom!

Here are the details of the Hongkong Disneyland Auditions:

In partnership with The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab,

representatives from Walt Disney Entertainment Talent Casting will be holding auditions in Manila searching for Vocalists and Dancers to perform at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Professional performers at least 18 years old who possess both excellent musicianship and showmanship are being sought in auditions that will be held on the following dates:


Vocalists should bring sheet music of two contrasting songs.
Pre-recorded accompaniments in any format and a cappella are not allowed.
10:00 a.m., July 16, 2009 (Thursday)
The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab, Robinsons Galleria


Dancers will be taught a dance combination. Wear appropriate dance attire.
9:00 a.m., July 17, 2009 (Friday)
Halili-Cruz School of Ballet, 1227 Quezon Avenue

Pre-registration is now going on!!!

Please bring one non-returnable recent 2" x 2" colour photo and resume to:

The Music School of Ryan Cayabyab
Park Avenue, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Ave. cor. EDSA, 1100 Quezon City
Telephone: 637-9840 and 914-5055 / E-mail:

For more information concerning Hong Kong Disneyland, please visit:

ps. this is not a paid advertisement!

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  1. ok, the new comment registration is a beast. think i will hold off on the auditions. oh and you never know when that dream of yours may come back around.

  2. Who knows one day they will call you gain.=D Or you might saw new career in the future.=D More great things coming on your way friend.=D

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  3. sorry about that brian. hopefully i've sucessfully disabled the registration requirement! :-P

  4. @yuriandre hi jules! lol. thanks for the visit. hopefully more things do come my way, like a promotion! :D hehehe!

  5. Yes, Rey, now I can comment. Sorry It took me so long. I had just arrived from work. Super Toxic, ang daming deadlines, as usual.
    This is a good venue for aspiring singers. Dapat ma -tweet ito lagi para we could spread the word.

    Thanks for sharing, Rey. Good Karma iyan!

  6. Thanks for testing! :D
    Yang trabaho na yan panira talaga sa social life. (or lack of social life = flourishing internet life, haha!)

    cge, will tweet this again!

  7. Ah, baka pwede ako ang magaudition. hehehe. Pwede ang talent ang singing badminton player? LOL just kidding! All the singing I do is with the company of friends in front of a videoke machine. On occasions, in front of a live audience with lots of alcohol and bets from friends. hehehe


  8. Ang saya nito, if I possess the voice talaga maguauaudition ako. :D Kaso boses lang ni Shakira kaya ko hihihihi. Woot!

  9. Hmm.. I'm trying to think of a Disney character who plays badminton... :p

    Pwede na siguro yan Doc Z. Laro tayo badminton! :D :)

  10. Uy! Magaling naman si Shakira eh. :D Pwede ka na siguro si Pocahontas! woot!

  11. Yikes! I have no idea which one of them play badminton play LOL!

    Sure, I've been trying to get @Ceblogger and @JeDChan to play, but our schedules wont match.


  12. Puede ba boses Carpenters na "luma" =-X. I love to sing, pero ang music ayaw sa akin. bakit kaya? :'(

  13. Rey, How much ba pa tutor sa iyo? :)

  14. ayan, ayan, andami na ah, puntang Pinatubo, videoke tapos badminton pa! haha... =-O

  15. @JenaIsle wahaha! libre kasi wala naman akong matuturo! :p
    I love the Carpenters! My mom always played their cassette tapes when I was growing up, kaya na memorize ko tuloy a lot of their songs. :D 8-)

  16. :'(Your Mom! Nahahalata ba ang edad? =-X, I like most especially " Superstar". Do you listen to ABBA too?

  17. Not in that specific order, right? hehehe Ayos!!! Kumakati nanaman ang mga paa ko!

  18. baka alipunga na yan doc Z! :-P sige, magandang unahin na yang videoke na yan! san ba OK?

  19. @JenaIsle lol. I like the Carpenters more than Abba, but I do know a lot of their songs too! :D

    When I was young (I'd listen to the radio.. :p) everytime I listen to Superstar, nalulungkot ako. Isn't it such a heartbreaking song?

  20. @Zorlone i actually live only about half an hour away from Trinoma. :p Videoke na! Sino sasama?

  21. Yes it is Rey. I like the melody and the poignant feelings it evokes. But "Top of the World" revives the merry "me". For ABBA I like the fast tunes, Dancing Queen, Chiquitita...What are your favorite artists now? :) I like Westlife and the Shontelle.

  22. We have to extend our invitation to our dear friends. hehehe.

    @Jena? @Jan? @JedChan? Teka lang muna, puro kayo J dito!!! Ah, si @Roy din and @Ada heheeh


  23. Does Westlife still have an album out or are they making one? 8-) Haven't heard from them in a while.

    Hm. I like most kinds of music, except Rock (altho I do like Aerosmith!) Current artists I enjoy: Justin Timberlake, Beyonce. :D :-D

  24. Hahaha, at hindi mo naitatanong ay "J" ang palayaw ko sa bahay! :-P
    You're all invited! Let's have a bloggers night out! :p

  25. Beyonce is cool too. I was looking for your MTV vote tabs I can't find it. =-X

  26. lol, it's there somewhere. haha. :D but i think you found it already!