Many thanks to the many Friends of Unfair Park who've directed our attention to this announcement: On January 8 and 9, Glee casting director Robert Ulrich will be in Dallas auditioning wannabes for "a new role" to debut during the FOX series' third season. The location's yet to be announced, but Dallas is one of only two cities in which they're holding open calls; Chicago's the other, with open auditions set there for next month. So, then, what do it take to get on Glee?
Musical theater experience is a plus, but not required. If chosen to participate, professionals will train you, so raw talent is welcome. If you have the performing fundamentals and a big personality, we want to meet you!
Keep in mind, you're going up against some 34,000 who've already submitted their applications online. And then there's this word of warning: You'll have to sing 16 bars, all by your lonesome, of one of the songs from this 10-title list. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"? Not. A. Problem.
Update at 2:14 p.m.: NBC/Oxygen's PR people just sent a few more details which appear on the other side. Long story short: Before you can make it on Glee, you gotta make it past The Glee Project -- "where performers will compete for a multi-episode guest-starring role on season three of hit series Glee." The audition series debuts on Oxygen in June 2011.
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OXYGEN MEDIA ANNOUNCES OPEN CASTING CALLS FOR THE GLEE PROJECT
Open Calls Kick-Off in Chicago December 18 & 19
NEW YORK - November 16, 2010 - Oxygen Media and Casting Duo, in association with Robert Ulrich, casting director of Glee, will begin the casting search for The Glee Project with open calls in Chicago on Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 and in Dallas on Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9. Aside from these open calls, the team will also be reaching out to the next wave of professional performers through official industry channels in order to ensure everyone is included in this opportunity. The Glee Project, where performers will compete for a multi-episode guest-starring role on season three of hit series Glee, will premiere on Oxygen in June 2011.
Oxygen is looking for talented young men and women with strong vocal, acting, dancing abilities and big personalities! Musical theater experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age (but able to convincingly portray the role of a teenager) and be legally eligible to work in the United States. Candidates must also be available to the production in or about January through April 2011 and be willing to travel as part of production.
Additional information about the casting calls, prizing, eligibility as well as a list of approved audition songs can be found at http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com. In addition, the website will have photos of the "Glee" cast, "Glee" trivia, fan blogs and message boards.
All of the 34,000 applications submitted through the earlier MySpace/"Glee" auditions have now been processed and the shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Friday, November 19. Applicants who are not shortlisted may still choose to attend an open call. Please go to http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com for more information and to pre-register for the casting call you plan to attend.