March 17, 2014 |
Aspiring singers, get ready to audition April 8 in Chicago for another TV singing competition. ABC is getting into the singing competition business with "Rising Star," the first contest in which the audience has the final say in real-time voting. Says ABC: "The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is...
February 4, 2014 |
After skipping over Chicago for last year's audition process, "So You Think You Can Dance" will conduct open-call auditions Feb. 27 and March 1. On Thursday, Feb. 27, producers from the show will audition candidates at the Oriental Theatre. Saturday's call-backs will be in front of judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, guest judge Jenna Elfman and possibly host Cat Deeley. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the theatre. Some rules via Fox: Dancers either must be U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents of the U.S. or possess current legal...
December 18, 2013 |
"MasterChef Junior" will be searching for talented young home cooks at an open casting call in Chicago and other cities in January. The Fox series is looking for kids ages 8 to 13 as of March 10, 2014. The Chicago casting call is set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Chicago Hyatt Mag Mile, 633 N. St. Clair. Minors coming to the open call must be accompanied by an adult guardian, and applications must be completed by parents or legal guardians. Other casting calls are planned in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas.
August 27, 2013 |
Two area Haunted Houses are looking for actors to haunt their halls in October and have scheduled several casting calls beginning Saturday. Fear City Chicago 2013 and Carnivale at Fables Studios need more than 100 actors aged 16 and up of all shapes and sizes to perform during the run of shows beginning Oct. 4. Anyone under 18 must have parental approval to accept the jobs. Improvisational actors, dancers, performance artists and general haunters are encouraged to apply for the paid roles.
August 27, 2013 |
When NBC's "Sunday Night Football" debuts Sept. 8, Carrie Underwood will be singing the theme song with the help of 13 NFL players. OK, that's the "big" news coming from the NBC Sports Group today, but the better news is the list of NBC stars who will not be performing "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night. " Over the summer, NBC had open auditions to find the perfect voice to sing the song, and created a compilation video showcasing the "talents" of stars Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al...
June 22, 2013 |
With their costar both co-writing and co-directing a film, cast members of "Community" probably expected to have a leg up on the competition when they auditioned for a role in "The Way Way Back," the new comedy from Oscar winners Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton on the NBC sitcom, and Nat Faxon. As you can see in this newly released video from the casting process, things didn't go so well for Chicago native Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown or "Saturday Night Live" cast member Will Forte.