CASTING ALERT: Get Cast in a Show at Walt Disney World, a Hulu Drama + More Gigs in Georgia and Florida

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Start 2019 by landing a role in one of these Southeast opportunities. Walt Disney World’s show “The Spirit of Aloha” is casting dancers, singers, and comedic actors familiar with Polynesian dance to join the production. Hulu true crime series “The Act” is casting young talent for background roles and a war drama set in the 1960s is casting talent to play students. Plus, a “Great Gatsby”–themed event is casting models and athletes for staff positions and a California-based production of “Br’er Cotton” is seeking talent to join the cast. Find your next role today!

“SPIRIT OF ALOHA”
The Walt Disney World show “Spirit of Aloha” is casting dancers, singers, and actors. The show, in the style of musical theater, is an interpretation of a classic Hawaiian Luau, combining contemporary music with traditional Polynesian dance. The show is casting male Polynesian dancers strong in Kahiko, Hula Auana, and Samoan Slap dance, and female Polynesian dancers strong in Hula Auana and Tahitian dance, with proficiency in four poi balls and uli uli. Additional roles are available for male and female talent with familiarity in Polynesian dance, including singing and comedic roles. Talent will be paid $17.08 per hour, including AEA pension, Equity 401k, and a Disney health plan. Performances are ongoing. Any talent that signs contracts with Walt Disney World becomes eligible for membership in Actors’ Equity Association. An open casting call is scheduled for Jan. 7 in Kissimmee, Florida. Apply here!

“THE ACT”
The Hulu true crime series “The Act” is casting babies and kids to appear in background roles. The series stars Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb, and Patricia Arquette, and follows a young girl trying by any means to escape a dangerous and literally toxic relationship with her mother. The production is seeking Caucasian babies and young talent, aged 0–7, for the roles. Shooting is scheduled for Jan. 7 in Savannah, Georgia. Talent will be compensated. Apply here!

WAR DRAMA, 1960s
A 1960s war drama is casting background roles. The production is seeking Caucasian female talent, aged 18–21, with natural hair color to play students from the era. Shooting is scheduled for Jan. 7–11 in Atlanta, Georgia. Talent will be paid $75 for eight hours. Apply here!

“GREAT GATSBY” EVENT
A “Great Gatsby”–themed event is casting male models or athletes that clean up well for roles as staff. The production is filling four roles for attractive models with stunning looks and sophisticated sex appeal. Talent should be Caucasian, Latino/Hispanic, or ethnically ambiguous, with no tattoos or piercings. The event will take place in January 2019 in Miami, Florida. Talent will be paid $300, plus travel, food, drink, and wardrobe. Apply here!

“BR’ER COTTON”
A production of “Br’er Cotton” is casting Atlanta-based Equity and nonunion actors. Available roles include Ruffrino, for African American male talent, aged 14, Nadine, for African American female talent, aged 30–35, Matthew, for African American male talent, aged 18 and older, and Caged_Bird99, a character with cerebral palsy, for a Caucasian female actor, aged 14. Vanguard Rep encourages actors with disabilities to apply. Rehearsals begin July 1, and the show will run from Aug. 2–18 in Glendora, California. Actors will be paid under an Equity Guest Artist Agreement. An Equity Principal Audition is scheduled for Jan. 8–9 in East Point, Georgia. Apply here!

Check out Backstage’s Atlanta audition listings!

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