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Motown seek next Young Michael Jackson

Published 24 February 2017

The West End production of Motown The Musical will hold open auditions on Saturday 18 March for the opportunity to portray the young Michael Jackson with the adult cast of the hit musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Natalie Gallacher at Pippa Ailion Casting, Casting Director for Motown The Musical said: “Since we opened the show here in London we have had the pleasure of working with some great children.

“We are now looking for the next group of boys to join us at the Shaftesbury Theatre to play one of the most iconic roles in the music industry. If you are male, black or mixed race, aged 8 to 13 years old with an unbroken voice, and you can to commute to London, then we would love to hear from you.”

Charles Randolph-Wright, Director of Motown The Musical, said: “We have previously found extraordinary talent to play Michael Jackson, as well as young Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder. We are again looking for boys who have excellent singing and acting skills and of course, must also be able to move like Michael! I am excited to meet the next young cast members of Motown The Musical.”

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, the production features a sixteen-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine. Charles Randolph-Wright’s production tells the story behind the classic hits, charting founder Berry Gordy’s rise from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul.

Open auditions will take place on Saturday 18 March 2017 at Hackney Empire, with registration between 9.30 – 10.30am. Auditions will commence from 10.15am and finish at 1pm.

For further information please visit the show’s website.

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