Kids Casting: Nickelodeon Series ‘Young Dylan’ Needs Talent + More Great Gigs

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Don’t miss any of the top gigs casting kids today! “Young Dylan,” a Nickelodeon show starring the titular young rapper, is casting child actors to play prep school students. Plus, a production of the musical “Annie,” a Netflix feature starring Idris Elba, and more are casting nationwide.

Casting is underway for background roles in the Nickelodeon show “Young Dylan,” which will follow the titular rapper. Talent, aged 9–15, is wanted to play prep school kids. Filming will take place in January and February in Atlanta, Georgia. Pay is $80 for eight hours of work. Apply here!

New Bedford Festival Theatre is casting talent for a production of the musical “Annie” to be presented at the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center’s 1,200-seat proscenium theatre. A female actor, aged 8–12, is wanted to play the eponymous role. Strong dancing skills are required. Additionally, actors, aged 30–60, are wanted to play other principal roles including Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan. There will be auditions in New York City on Feb. 21–22. Rehearsals will begin on July 6 in New Bedford, Massachusetts with performances on July 24–Aug. 2. Salaries are negotiable. Apply here!

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Background casting is underway for “The Harder They Fall,” a Netflix feature Western period piece. Black and white actors, aged 12–15, is 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!

Kidz Bop, the number one music brand for kids in the U.S., is searching for performers. Kids, aged 9–13, who are great at singing and hip-hop dancing are wanted. Production dates, locations, and pay are TBD. Apply here!

Tastemade is seeking kid bakers, aged 8–14, who have experience baking from scratch to compete in a baking competition pilot. Kids will compete in pairs with other kids, either family members or friends. Filming will take place on Feb. 28–29 in Los Angeles, California. Pay is $250 per day per kid. Apply here!

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The Los Angeles Clippers are looking for enthusiastic and talented kids, aged 6–12, to join the Kid Clippers Dance Team. There will be an open casting call on Jan. 26 in L.A. Rehearsal dates and pay are TBD. Apply here!

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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