Expected panelists include: Kim Williams (film and TV casting director whose credits include Tyler Perry's "Madea's Big Happy Family" and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman"); Charlie Walk (TV producer and president & CEO of CWE Media); Doug Scott (executive director of Branded Content and Entertainment at Ogilvy & Mather); Barry Habib (producer of "Rock of Ages" and multiple movies); and Tony-nominated actor-singer Constantine Maroulis ("Rock of Ages"). To add to the excitement, a major cable network will be present to capture some of the audition action.
These auditions are for male and female triple-threat performers, actors, singers, and dancers with outstanding performance skills. Performers must appear to be at least 18 years old.
Auditions will be held March 26 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Pearl Studios, 519 Eighth Ave. (btwn. 35th & 36th sts.), Studio D, NYC. To register for these auditions, visit www.backstageopencallnyc.eventbrite.com. The dancing auditions will take place from 6:30-7:30; acting auditions will take place from 7:30-8:30; and singing auditions will take place from 8:30-9:30. Bring headshots and résumés. Prepare a one-minute monologue or one-minute song; an optional one-minute monologue and one-minute song will also be provided at the audition. Choreography will be provided during the dance audition.
Note: Not everyone will have a chance to audition; actors, singers, and dancers will only be seen as time permits. However, a major cable network will be present and filming some of the auditions, so there may be an opportunity for some national exposure. This event is free.