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Motown The Musical to Hold Open Casting Call in Detroit

The Broadway and touring casts are looking for singers with "amazing soulful voices."

Brandon Victor Dixon and the cast of Motown The Musical.
(© Joan Marcus)

Motown The Musical has announced an open-call casting search for African-American singers for both the Broadway and national touring productions. Hopefuls will have the rare opportunity to audition in the famed Studio A at Hitsville U.S.A., home to the Motown Museum in Detroit. Auditions will be held October 21.

Studio A is where Motown's legendary artists and groups recorded much of the iconic music that is featured in Motown The Musical. The show is seeking "African-American men and women, ages 20s-40s, with exceptional voices. Also seeking an African-American boy, age 8 to 13, to play young Michael Jackson / Berry Gordy / Stevie Wonder" and "all candidates must have amazing soulful voices to play different performers from Motown history." No prior theater experience is necessary. For more information, click here.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown The Musical follows the life of Berry Gordy from his childhood to his career as the music impresario who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and many others.

The show, which will play its final performance at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on January 18, 2015, opened its first National Tour of Motown opened this spring.

For tickets and more information, click here.