Kids Casting: Broadway’s Revival of ‘The Music Man’ Starring Hugh Jackman Needs Talent + More Great Gigs

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Today’s top gigs are anything but trouble! The upcoming Broadway revival of the classic musical “The Music Man,” starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, is seeking its young Winthrop Paroo. Plus, DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol,” a Nevada state infomercial, and more are seeking child actors around the country.

THE MUSIC MAN,” B’WAY, ROLE OF WINTHROP PAROO
The upcoming revival of the classic Broadway musical “The Music Man” is seeking a strong actor-singer, aged 7–10, to play the role of Winthrop Paroo, a shy, young boy who speaks with a lisp. Rehearsals will begin in July in New York City with performances beginning in the fall. Pay is TBD. Apply here!

“DOOM PATROL”
Casting is underway for the DC Universe live-action TV series “Doom Patrol.” Talent, aged 9–17, is wanted to play kids at a carnival. Filming will take place on Feb. 27–28 in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay is $100 for eight hours of work. Apply here!

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SNWA INFORMERCIAL
Casting is underway for an infomercial to bring awareness of the watering laws in the state of Nevada. Actors will portray a family at a gathering. Two Latinx actors, aged 6–12, are wanted to play great-grandchildren in the commercial. Additionally, talent, aged 35–80, actors are wanted for lead roles. Filming will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on dates TBD. Pay is $500–$1,000 per role. Apply here!

UNTITLED DISNEY SERIES
An untitled episodic Disney project is seeking actors for a variety of roles. Three Latinx or Hispanic actors, aged 5–14, are wanted to play a trio of lead roles. Filming will take place in June through December in Europe. All talent and their guardians must have valid passports. Talent will be paid under a SAG-AFTRA contract. Apply here!

“THE HARDER THEY FALL”
Background casting is underway for “The Harder They Fall,” a Netflix feature Western period piece. Black and white actors, aged 12–15, are wanted to portray 1800s townsfolk. Filming will take place in March in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pay is $100–$175 per day with a travel and housing stipend available. Apply here!

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“MACBETH,” A FILM BY JOEL COEN
“Macbeth,” an upcoming feature from Joel Coen, is casting thin white boys, aged 9–14, to play apparitions. Filming will take place in Los Angeles on dates TBD. Talent will be paid on the standard SAG scale. Apply here!

FIRST AID KIT MOM & SON SHOOT
A real-life mother, aged 28–36, and son, aged 4–8, are wanted for a photo shoot for a new line of on-the-go first aid kits. Acting or modeling experience is preferred. The shoot will likely take place in February on dates TBD. Pay is $350 with snacks and refreshments provided. Apply here!

“LUCITA”
Join the cast of “Lucita,” a gritty short film that follows an abandoned migrant child who is found at the border by a pair of fleeing criminals. A Latinx female actor, aged 6–10, is wanted to play the eponymous Lucita. Talent must be fluent in Spanish to apply. Filming will take place during the first quarter of 2020 in L.A. Pay is $125 per day with travel and meals provide. Apply here!

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