Open casting call for ‘The Wiz’ announced

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Fincannon & Associates, Inc. Casting, a Wilmington, N.C.-based motion picture casting company, is preparing auditions for an upcoming Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller feature film entitled “The Marc Pease Experience."

The premise of the film includes a high school stage production of the hit Broadway musical, “The Wiz." Consequently, the film’s producer’s are preparing an open casting call for singers and dancers to portray the roles from the play to be included in the film. 

The audition is open to the public. Roles will be open to any high-school/college aged actors (18-23 years of age) of all ethnicities. The film will be shot in the Wilmington, N.C. area from March 15, through April 30, 2007.

All roles will be paid according to the Screen Actors Guild payment schedule. Any actors chosen from outside the Wilmington area will be provided housing during production. Each person selected will not be needed everyday of the filming.

Auditions are open to the general public and will be held at the Lucille Shuffler Center, located at 2011 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington. Singers/dancers should come prepared with the song Ease On Down The Road from “The Wiz”. To ensure an appointment time, please contact Kelly or Tara at Fincannon and Associates by phone at 910-251-1500 or by e-mail to wilmywiz@yahoo.com.