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Universal Studios Japan, Audition Tour

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Company

Universal Studios Japan

Production Description

Universal Studios Japan® is returning to the USA, and looking for excellent talent to join its team in Osaka, Japan in 2015. Casting character actors & hosts, dancers who sing well, singers who move well, and female dancers with technical training.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs 2015 in Osaka, Japan.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: Salt Lake City, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Orlando, FL; New York, NY Sign up or Log In to apply.

Character Breakdown

Character Descriptions for Female Actors & Hosts
Strong acting ability a must, with the flexibility to convincingly lip-synch Japanese dialogue.
Actors and Hosts will be featured in regular, seasonal and special shows, greetings, events and parades. Singing and dancing skills a plus, but not required.
Female Actor Roles:
Alice (from “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland” series) - Cute and perky ingénue who is able to play ages 12-20.
Cinderella – Sweet, beautiful female actress to portray the fairy tale princess. Must be able to play the age range 18-25.
Princess Fiona (Human version) - Sweet, beautiful and smart female actress to portray pre-orge Fiona from the Shrek® series.
Marilyn Monroe - Sexy female actress to portray the American Icon for guest greetings in the Hollywood section of the Park. Must be able to convey the subtle screen goddess nuances while interacting with guests.
Triwizard Tournament Prefect - Female actress to serve as host for the Triwizard Tournament Experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Must look and be able to portray high school age and speak English with a British accent. Will be required to learn and perform an English/Japanese script. A script and guide vocal will be provided to candidates prior to the audition so they can attend the auditions with the basic script memorized. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors
Choir Master – Frog Choir - Female actress to serve as Choir Master and host for the Frog Choir Experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Must look and be able to portray high school age and speak English with a British accent. Frog Choir Master candidates must have a sense of rhythm. Prior choir conducting experience a plus, but not a requirement. Will be required to learn and perform an English/Japanese script. A script and guide vocal will be provided to candidates prior to the audition so they can attend the auditions with the basic script memorized. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors.

Character Descriptions for Male Actors & Hosts
Terminator 2:3-D®: The Terminator, Sara Connor and T-1000 come to life here, in the world’s first 3-D cyber adventure. This surround sound experience takes you beyond imagination as the battle for our planet rages on between plasma blasts, explosions and a hail of gunfire. It’s a pulse-quickening, live action stunt spectacular!
Male Actor Roles:
The Terminator - Tall, handsome, body-builder type with strong features and good resemblance to original movie character. Universal Studios Japan® requires male performers of good physical strength and high athletic ability for running, jumping and climbing, to perform the T2:3D show as well as seasonal shows, events, greetings and parades.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is at Universal Studios Japan®. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts™ castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade™ and experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement.

Male Actor Roles:
Hogwarts Express Conductor - Seeking male performers to portray mid 30's - 60's. Must be able to speak English with a British accent. Will be required to learn and perform an English/Japanese script. A script and guide vocal will be provided to candidates prior to the audition so they can attend the auditions with the basic script memorized. Must have at least an N2 level of Japanese Language Proficiency (New JLPT N2) for speaking and listening in order to react with guests in the park. Must be willing to work outdoors.
Wandkeeper at Ollivanders™- Seeking male performers to portray mid 30's - 60's. Must be able to speak English with a British accent. Will be required to learn and perform an English/Japanese script. A script and guide vocal will be provided to candidates prior to the audition so they can attend the auditions with the basic script memorized. Japanese language fluency/experience a plus but not required.

Singers who move well
Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show™

Beetlejuice™, the comic king of souls recently departed, hosts this rock and roll/pop extravaganza. Frankenstein™, his Bride, The Wolfman, affectionately called “Wolfie” and Dracula join Beetlejuice™ in his favourite graveyard at midnight as they rock the night away accompanied by Hip and Hop, the mistresses of the morbid.

Singer Roles:
Frankenstein - Male baritone pop singer 6’0 or taller, who sings to an F with nice low tones and a strong falsetto. Male singers who are called back for Frankenstein will be taught the Universal Studios Japan® audition version of Carlos Santana’s “Smooth”.
Bride of Frankenstein – Soulful, sassy and sexy female, alto or soprano, with a strong belt up to C#. Must have basic dance skills and a strong stage presence. Female Singers who are called back for the role of Bride Of Frankenstein will be taught the Universal Studios Japan® audition version of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”.
Male and Female Singers who Move well:
Throughout the year, we feature grand productions and fun, energetic musical shows featuring a variety of singers.
Roles:
Male and Female Pop Singers who are comfortable with various styles of singing including one or more of the following: gospel, pop, R&B and classical. Singers must be able to perform simple jazz style combinations. Additional dance ability a plus.

Dancers who sing well
Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show™
Beetlejuice™, the comic king of souls recently departed, hosts this rock and roll/pop extravaganza. Frankenstein™, his Bride, The Wolfman, affectionately called “Wolfie” and Dracula join “BJ” in his favorite graveyard at midnight as they rock the night away accompanied by Hip and Hop, the mistresses of the morbid.

Dancer Roles:
“Wolfie” - Excitable, young male, preferably 175cm (5’9”) and under in height, pop tenor who sings to a G and is not afraid to howl at the moon. Must be a strong dancer with great energy. Male dancers who are called back for ‘Wolfie’ will be asked to learn and sing the Universal Studios Japan® audition version of Bon Jovi’s “ONE WILD NIGHT”.
Dracula - Strong, sexy male, preferably 175cm (5’9”) and over in height, pop tenor/baritone who can sing to an F# and is also a great dancer. Male dancers who are called back for ‘Dracula’ will be asked to learn and sing the Universal Studios Japan® audition version of Ricky Martin’s “LA VIDA LOCA”.
Hip and Hop - Cute, perky female dancers and pop singers able to belt a C#. Looking for cheerleader types. Female dancers who are called back for ‘Hip/Hop’ will be asked to learn sing the Universal Studios Japan® audition version of Donna Summer’s “HOT STUFF”.

Female Dancers with technical training
The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter™ – Triwizard Tournament Beauxbatons
Universal Studios Japan® features elegant Female Dancers with Technical Training to perform in our grand productions and fun, energetic musical shows.
Female Roles:
Beauxbatons Students - Seeking female dancers 162cm or taller with strong ballet technique who can play high school age for roles as students of the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic. Performers will also be required to participate in a variety of seasonal and special shows, events and parades outside of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Rhythmic gymnastics skills a plus. Performers must be willing to work outdoors.