Although Oxygen Media has not made an official announcement that “The Glee Project” has been picked up for a second season, the hugely popular reality show has announced open casting call cities and begins accepting online video auditions. The reason Oxygen has not officially stated that “The Glee Project” has the green light for season two, is because the series “Glee” has not officially been picked up for a season 4. It is widely accepted that “Glee” will be given a pick up for a fourth season.
“Glee” airs on Fox Network, and “The Glee Project” was created to enhance Oxygen’s 2010 deal for the off-network rights to “Glee”. “The Glee Project” debuted on Oxygen June 12, 2011 to mediocre ratings, but by the end of its first season, the show developed into a huge critically acclaimed and rating hit for the NBC Universal owned cable network.
“The Glee Project” is executive produced by Primetime Emmy Award winning Ryan Murphy of Ryan Murphy Productions. Murphy won the Emmy for “Glee”, for which he was also nominated for three Writers Guild of America WGA Awards, two Directors Guild of America DGA Awards, and two additional Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Michael Davies, who is President of Embassy Row also serves as executive producer.
For the next season of “The Glee Project,” three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director Robert Ulrich and his team are seeking singularly talented young men and women with strong vocal, acting and dancing abilities with big, oversized personalities. Musical theater experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age – but able to convincingly portray the role of a teenager – and be legally eligible to work in the United States. Candidates must also be available for production in or about January through April 2012 and be willing to travel as part of production.
The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide includes the following documents for foreign talent who would like to audition for “The Glee Project” or “Glee”:
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• Acting Schools List
• Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• General Talent Agent Information
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Child Work Permit Information
• Miscellaneous Resources
• PDF Users Guide
The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.
“The Glee Project” will be holding auditions in the following cities:
CHICAGO – Sunday, Nov. 6th & Monday, Nov. 7th from 10am-6pm
McCormick Place Convention Center
South Hall, Floors 4 & 5
2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616
Click here for directions.
**Parking will be available in lot B for $14/day and in Parking Garage C for $19/day.
NASHVILLE – Wednesday, Nov. 9th & Thursday, Nov. 10th from 10am-6pm
Nashville Convention Center
West Exhibit Hall, Floors 1 & 2
601 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Click here for directions.
Click here for a list of parking lots.
NEW YORK – Saturday, Nov. 12th & Sunday, Nov. 13th from 10am-6pm
Roy Arias Studios & Theaters
300 West 43rd Street (3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Floors)
New York, NY 10036
Click here for directions
**There are THREE parking garages on 43rd between 8th and 9th
Here are the audition songs:
• “The Edge of Glory” – Lady Gaga
• “I’m Yours” – Jason Mraz
• “Drops of Jupiter” – Train
• “Unchained Melody” – Rightious Brothers
• “Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood
• “Ordinary People” – John Legend
• “This Kiss” – Faith Hill
• “Out Here on My Own” – from Fame (Irene Cara & Naturi Naughton)
Robert J. Ulrich
4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA 91607
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
325 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Ryan Murphy Productions
5555 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
75 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Jason S. Edwards
Dante Di Loreto
Mark S. Jacobs
To Be Cast
A groundbreaking competition series that finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on “Glee” From thousands of entries, and an exhaustive nationwide talent search, the series uncovers a unique group of artists from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog has a fighting chance at stardom.