Rosario Garcia is a 16 year old spitfire but a highly insecure young woman. Her ambition sometimes gets the better part of her.  Even when people taunt her and call her “YELLOW ROSE,” she becomes more defiant.  She loves her mother but also feels alienated from her and the entire Filipino culture. She’s a Texan through and through, and her worst nightmare is to be shipped back to the Philippines.  When she was a little girl her father gave her a guitar and ever since then she has seen herself being the new Loretta Lynn. While she loves Texas and everything about it, the problem is that Texas doesn’t really love her back.  Pictured: Kirby Asunto

Jimmy Redburn

Charming but broken, Jimmy, 50, is as brash and bold as Texas itself.  He was a one hit wonder back in the day, but disappeared from the music scene for almost a decade. He has recently returned to playing small honky tonks in order to try and pay his substantial debts.   DALE WATSON


Elliot, 17, is rebellious son of the conductor in town.  He spent his junior year abroad in England and now obsesses about New Wave music.  He hates his Dad who doesn’t have time for him and can’t wait until he’s old enough to not only leave Lubbock for good. To annoy his Dad even more, he pretentiously speaks in a faux British accent. He takes a liking to Rose because she’s represents everything his life is not. CONSIDERATIONS:  Kier Gilgrist, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller




Jolene - Honky Tonk Owner

Jolene runs the Honky Tonk.

CONSIDERATIONS:  Frances McDormand, Patricia Clarkson


Priscilla Garcia - Rose's Mom

Hardworking and intelligent, Priscilla, 39, is a total survivor.  She loves and misses her home country of the Philippines but takes on any job to stay in America because she knows her daughter loves Texas. She may look fragile but she is the strongest when put in front of adversity.  CONSIDERATIONS:  Lea Salonga,  Maricel Soriano