A Pinay has been chosen to portay the lead role of Carmen in Fame the Musical that will be shown in Australia starting April 18 next year. Rowena Vilar auditioned for the role. She has been a theater actress here in Manila. She played Anita last year in the West Side Story where she wowed the audience with her performance. Rowena has also worked with Hugh Jackman in Boy From Oz and was part of Miss Saigon in Australia.
Another Australian-Filipina actress will join her in Fame who is Rebecca Mendoza.
Fame the Musical will kick off its national tour at the Melbourne’s Regent Theater on April 18 then in Brisbane at the Lyric Theater on June 20 and in Sydney on September 2010.