28 October 2016Last updated

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The big talent hunt is on

Dubai Parks and Resorts set to hire 400 performers. Auditions are on

31 Jan 2016 | 04:57 pm
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It will be the biggest casting call in the history of showbiz. The region’s largest integrated theme park destination Dubai Parks and Resorts, that will open in October this year, requires more than 400 performers to be part of its inaugural entertainment cast.

Auditions are planned throughout February with artists across MENA being invited to ensure they hire the best talent in the Middle East for the many planned shows and performances.

The offerings at the resort will range from stage shows to street performances and character meet-and-greets. So, the hunt is on for a variety of talents from singers, dancers and actors through to puppeteers and trampolinists.

The audition tour, which will take place in several continents, will start in the Middle East in Lebanon from late January before travelling to Egypt, Morocco and the UAE. It will also be visiting the UK and Australia to hire talents specific to those countries.

‘The ethos of Dubai Parks and Resorts – bringing together the best from East to West, means we are looking for a very diverse cast of talented individuals - from Bollywood performers to hip hop dancers, actors to celebrity look-a-likes,’ says Jason Ramsburg, director of Live Entertainment at Dubai Parks and Resorts. ‘We have already had a round of auditions in India and we will soon also be having auditions in Australia and the United Kingdom. We want to make sure that the many talented artists that we have here in the Middle East have a chance to audition and so we have organised a fairly wide reaching tour to meet as many performers as possible.’

Those interested in auditioning may visit for further details on the roles required and the audition process.

The auditions in the MENA region will be as follows:

2 and 3 February - Cairo, Egypt, Higher Institute of Ballet, The Academy of Arts Giza

6 and 7 February – Casablanca, Morocco, Sport Plaza, Art’s Plaza Academy

25 and 26 February – Dubai, UAE, James & Alex Dance Studios