Motown The Musical Holiding Open Auditions in Atlanta

The music of Motown has given us some of the most memorable songs and artists of all-time, so when the idea of a Broadway show based solely around the music of the Detroit powerhouse was announced it was an immediate frenzy. Fast forward to the show officially opening on Broadway and becoming the fastest grossing musical of all-time. Beginning next year, the show will hit the road and before it lands in several stops throughout the country open auditions are set to be held here in Atlanta to find the next superstar.

Find out how and where you can audition with hopes of being cast in Motown The Musical ! Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce "Makin' It Motown," a nationwide open call casting search for African-American singers for both the Broadway production of Motown The Musical and the upcoming national tour, with a rare opportunity to audition for this hit Broadway musical at the 14 th Street Playhouse (173 14 th Street NE, Stage Three) in Atlanta, GA, on Sunday, November 10 th , in partnership with Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta. The first national tour will launch in Chicago in April 2014 with Atlanta performance dates to be announced at a later date.

Motown The Musical is seeking African-American men and women, ages 20s-40s, with exceptional voices. They are also seeking an African-American boy, age 8 to 13, to play young Michael Jackson / Berry Gordy / Stevie Wonder. No prior theatre experience is necessary. All candidates must have amazing soulful voices to play different performers from Motown history. All vocal parts are encouraged to attend. Atlanta Open Call Date: Sunday, November 10 th , 2013 Time: 11:00am-2:00pm (sign-in begins at 10:00am) Location: 14 th Street Playhouse, Stage Three 173 14th Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 What to Bring Bring sheet music for a song of choice from the Motown songbook that best features vocal range. Bring a picture and resume including contact information (cell phone, email) stapled together. A recent snapshot is sufficient in the absence of a formal headshot.

An accompanist will be provided. For more information on the open call auditions visit: http://www.motownthemusical.com/casting . For details about what to bring and what to prepare, email casting@motownthemusical.com . About Motown The Musical Based on the life of iconic Motown founder Berry Gordy, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, began performances March 11, 2013, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 th Street), and officially opened April 14, 2013. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Motown The Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, the next electrifying chapter in the Motown story, can be experienced on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical and soon around the country as the national tour launches in 2014. Motown The Musical 's creative team features choreography by Patricia Wilcox ( Blues in the Night ) and Warren Adams ( Toy Story ), scenic design by David Korins ( Bring It On: The Musical , Annie ), costume design by Tony Award nominee ESosa ( The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , "Project Runway"), lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz ( Once , Sister Act ), sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski ( Rock of Ages , The Scottsboro Boys ), projection design by Daniel Brodie ( Jekyll and Hyde ).