The hit musical Ang Huling El Bimbo (AHEB) is making its much-awaited return onstage this 2023 at Newport World Resorts, the country’s premier lifestyle and entertainment destination.

Full House Theater Company (FHTC), Newport World Resorts’ production arm, has recently announced its open casting call for lead and ensemble roles of the show.

Interested and aspiring stage actors are encouraged to submit their 3-minute audition video to singing a track from the musical, along with their CV, a scanned copy of their vaccination card, and a half-body photo. Deadline of submissions is on Aug. 20, 2022, 5 pm. Selected actors will be notified for an in-person audition.

FHTC is looking to cast new male and female actors to play various principal and ensemble roles, including the lead characters of Joy, Hector, Emman, and Anthony.

For the older casts, aspirants must be 35 to 45 years old. Their vocal range must be in tenor with strong top notes (old Emman and Hector), high baritone or tenor with strong mid-tones (old Anthony), and alto with strong low tones (old Joy). Dancing skills are not required.

Those interested in auditioning for the younger set of roles and Andre’s character must be 23 to 30 years old, whose vocal range falls under tenor with strong top notes (young Hector and Andre), tenor with strong mid-tones (young Anthony), baritone strong mid and top notes (young Emman), and alto with strong top notes (young Joy). In addition, young Anthony should exemplify good comic timing. Basic dancing skills are required for these roles.

Both sets of roles have a minimum height requirement of 5’5 for males and 5’4 for females. Their vocals fit a pop/rock sound or have a musical theater belt.

A child actress aged 8 to 12 years old with singing talent and acting background is needed to fill the role of Ligaya. Ensemble roles are also open for both males and females aged 20 to 35 years old with good singing and dancing skills.

AHEB the musical follows the trials and triumphs of four friends, set to the music of one of the most iconic ‘90s OPM bands. The musical was first staged to major success in July 2018 followed by another run featuring a new cast the following year.

The filmed version of the musical was made available for online streaming in 2020 in partnership with ABS-CBN Foundation’s Pantawid ng Pag-ibig campaign. The collaboration project was able to raise P12M in total donations for the benefit of those affected by Covid-19 and ECQ. Last year, Ang Muling El Bimbo homecoming concert kickstarted the return of live concerts at the award-winning stage of the Newport Performing Arts Theater.

Take this great opportunity to be part of AHEB’s brilliant production and perform alongside some of the Philippines’ best talents. Newport World Resorts continues to level up the musical theater experience and showcase world class-thrills.

Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts, you know you want to. For more information on Ang Huling El Bimbo, visit and follow @newportworldresorts on Facebook and Instagram, and @nwresorts on Twitter.

Source: Manila Bulletin (