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Fox Announces Open Casting Call For 'Glee'

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 11th 2010 6:00PM
Still upset that you're not on the up-and-coming season of 'American Idol'? Good news: Fox's other flagship show involving singing, 'Glee,' will begin a nationwide search to find the three newest Gleeks to add to the mix.

While it's too late to get into the back nine episodes (those are currently in production now) should you have the right stuff, you'll be featured in the upcoming second season.Still upset that you're not on the up-and-coming season of 'American Idol'? Good news: Fox's other flagship show involving singing, 'Glee,' will begin a nationwide search to find the three newest Gleeks to add to the mix.

While it's too late to get into the back nine episodes (those are currently in production now) should you have the right stuff, you'll be featured in the upcoming second season.

According to the Fox website, auditions will be open to both professionals and amateurs ranging from ages 16-26. Further details will be rolled out soon, with an online submission process in the works. In other words: get those audition tapes ready.

But there's more to look forward to for those of us who have no vocal or acting talents. The Wrap confirms that Fox plans to air the audition process as a "multipart special," which will air prior to the season 2 premiere. That said, this isn't like 'American Idol' in the sense that you'll be surrounded by those of similar talents and unknown backgrounds.

While the show has taken off for many reasons, there's no denying that the cast are well accomplished as professionals in both theatrical and musical realms. Most notably, Lea Michele (who plays Rachel Berry) spent her teen years on Broadway, belting out for the Tony award-winning show 'Spring Awakening.' Kevin McHale had minor success as a boy-band protégé, working with uber-producer Timberland. And Matthew Morrison (who plays Mr. Schue) also spent a number of years in off-Broadway and Broadway productions, including the part of Link Larkin in 'Hairspray.'

Needless to say, whoever the casting directors settle on should be prepared to join a hard-working cast, where the job description includes not only memorizing lines and choreography but also studio recording. Slackers need not apply.

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