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Audition Winners to be announced Tomorrow

 The top three winners of the People's Choice Award for the SEARCHING FOR A SHOOTING STAR auditions for PANAMÁ: THE MUSICAL will be announced tomorrow Oct 30 at 12 noon. Please see our Facebook page for the results:


Good news for tourism and our musical especially!

Amador cruise terminal in two years
Future berth for cruise ships

PANAMA’S $165 million cruise terminal in Amador will be ready in two years to receive cruise ships from the Alaska, Caribbean, Pacific and California routes.

A Communications secretariat release says the terminal will have the capacity to receive, simultaneously, two mega vessels with up to a total of 10.000 passengers.


Clarification on New Tax Laws in Panama

This article is from Inside Panama Real Estate newsletter

National Assembly approves reform that reduces property tax in Panama!
The National Assembly approved Monday in the third and final debate a controversial bill that reforms the Tax Code on Property Tax (IBI), considered by the Government as the "most important" reduction of this tax in 40 years.


Auditions announced for PANAMA: THE MUSICAL

 Auditions for PANAMÁ: THE MUSICAL written by Yolanda van der Kolk-Brown and T Rob Brown, Music and Lyrics by Tara Van Der Kolk and Yolanda van der Kolk-Brown were announced today.

Auditions for all roles will be held Sunday Oct 8, 2019 @ 3 PM and Monday Oct 9 @ 8 PM at Studio 9, Paitilla Plaza next to Super 99 in Panama City.

NOTE: This is the first musical written about Panama IN ENGLISH since Cole Porter's Panama Hattie in 1940.

ALL PERFORMERS will be required to perform IN ENGLISH.

The following roles are avaiable:


Tourism incentives outside Panama City

Almost five years after the Tourism Benefits Act was approved outside of the District of Panama, it has been announced that the regulation will be ready in the coming weeks.


You are never too old to start a new career

 Some people choose a different career, in a way they reinvent themselves when they retire: For example, my wife and I, at ages 55 & 61 years old decided to begin a new career as playwrites, and are launching our first musical on Feb 1, 2018 (

Others choose different career paths. Some of which are a little dangerous.


128 days until Opening Night

 Auditions are on Sunday Oct 8 @ 3 PM - call backs on Monday Oct 9 @ 8 PM.

Only 128 days to Opening Night!!! - tickets go on sale November 1.


Great News for property owners in Panama

This article is from the 

This huge and a real game changer for property owners in Panama. If you own a primary residence with a registered value of $120,000 or less, you pay no real estate taxes – Forever!!!


159 Days until Opening Night

 Ok, it is safe to say that Yolanda and I are officially excited. And terrified. And Feaked Out, but mostly excited.

The performance of our song WANTED on London's West End was a huge success and we are riding rainbows. Then it strikes us - 159 days until Opening Night!!!!!!! (This is where the freaked out/terrified part comes in).


Tourism Authority sends out a Press Release

ATP promotes "Panama: The Musical", a new tourist attraction in English

"Panama: The Musical" will be the first Panama musical written in English created to attract tourists from Canada, the United States and Europe and boost the talent of Panamanian actors.

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