"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" National Talent Search and Open Auditions

SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, featuring direction by Julie Taymor (Across The Universe, Frida, The Lion King on Broadway) with music and lyrics by 22-time Grammy® Award-winners Bono and The Edge (from U2) will be holding open casting calls at major cities across the country starting next week on April 9, 2009. SPIDER-MAN is seeking principals and understudies for the roles of ‘Peter Parker,’ ‘Mary Jane,’ and ‘Female Lead Villian.’ The production is looking for performers with dynamic rock/pop voices including those with experience in bands and as solo performers. Regardless of experience, anyone who thinks they might be qualified is encouraged to audition.

"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," is a $40-million production that will bring the superhero on stage in his own Broadway production in early 2010.

Open casting calls are being organized by Telsey + Company (Rent, Across The Universe, Sex & The City, Wicked) and will be held in the following cities:

ORLANDO, FL (Thursday, April 9; 10 AM – 5PM)
Orlando Marriott World Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

NEW YORK, NY (Monday, April 13; 10 AM – 5PM)
The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013

LOS ANGELES, CA (Saturday, April 18; 10 AM – 5PM)
Hollywood United Methodist Church
6817 Franklin Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

SEATTLE, (Monday, April 20; 10 AM – 6PM)
Theatre Puget Sound
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

CHICAGO, IL (Thursday, May 7; 10 AM – 5 PM)
Visceral Dance Chicago
2820 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

AUSTIN, TX (Wednesday, May 27; 10 AM – 6 PM)
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

The production is looking for candidates to fill the following roles (both principals and understudies):


PETER PARKERMale. 16-20’s. Must have a great rock tenor voice. Can be nerdy with understated sex appeal and a good sense of humor.

MARY JANEFemale. 16-20’s. Beautiful girl next door. Strong pop/rock singing voice required.

LEAD FEMALE VILLAINFemale. 25‐35 years old. All ethnicities encouraged. Must have an amazing rock voice. Think Sinead O’Connor with a Middle Eastern /Bulgarian/Greek twist. Foreign and/or world music types are great. Foreign accents are great.


WHAT TO BRING: All interested people should bring a snapshot or photo of themselves and a brief pop/rock or rock song to sing. Please note that no accompanist or audio equipment will be provided.

Please email for more specific information such as parking and sign in procedure about this audition city.

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