Universal Studios Singapore is embarking on an 11-city
audition world tour. The company is in search of the world’s best stunt
performers, stilt walkers, puppeteers, vocal impersonators, singers,
dancers, and actors. As well as celebrity lookalikes for, among others,
Charlie Chaplin, Princess Fiona, BeetleJuice and of course, the
Hollywood screen legend Marilyn Monroe.
Auditions in Singapore will kick off the world
tour on 27 and 28 April 2009. The audition team will then travel
to 10 other cities – Kuala Lumpur (4+5 May), Hong Kong (10+11
May), Manila (15+16 May), Gold Coast (20+21 May), Melbourne (25,
26+27 May), Auckland (31 May + 1 June), Orlando (6,7+8
June), Toronto (13+14 June), Salt Lake City (18+19 June) and
Hollywood (23, 24+25 June).
Nearly 200 talents are needed for various attractions
within the highly-anticipated 20-hectare Universal Studios
Singapore, which will open in early 2010. Universal Studios
Singapore is Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios
theme park, and is part of Resorts World at Sentosa – a brand new
US$4.32 billion integrated family destination located on the
tropical holiday island of Sentosa.
The sought-after talents
needed include stuntmen for the Waterworld Stunt Show, stilt
walkers for street parades, vocal impersonators for the Shrek 4D
show as well as roving celebrity lookalikes and animated mascots
to meet and greet guests in the park – a signature of every
Universal Studios theme park.
Ms Andrea Teo, Vice President of
Entertainment, Resorts World at Sentosa said, “In keeping with the
world-class entertainment standards of Universal Studios theme
parks, we want to attract the world’s best talents, making
Universal Studios Singapore an experience that will leave everyone
breathless – from the death-defying stunts at the Waterworld Stunt
Show, to the elaborate costumes that the mascots don, with full
characterisation of the characters.”
“We are offering full-time
jobs to a group of skilled performers who have traditionally
relied on short-term gigs and ad-hoc performances as livelihood.
And of course, the chance to work in cosmopolitan Singapore, and
become the pioneer team of performers in the latest Universal
Studios theme park in the world,” Ms Teo added.
Talents will be
assessed on their skills-sets, adaptability and showmanship by a
panel of judges from Universal Studios Singapore in the
Successful talents will be notified by
August and offered a contract with Resorts World at Sentosa, home
of Universal Studios Singapore.
Not only will they be trained by
show directors and stunt coordinators for their performances at
the park, this might be a chance-in-a-lifetime for some talents to
relocate to cosmopolitan Singapore by year-end, in preparation for
the park’s opening early 2010.
Universal Studios Singapore is
part of Singapore’s newest integrated mega family resort, Resorts
World at Sentosa. It will boast 24 rides, shows and attractions
spread across seven themed zones, with 18 attractions either brand
new concepts or highly popular themes redesigned especially for
This includes the world’s first ‘Transformers’ ride,
based on the award-winning 2007 box office blockbuster movie and
its scheduled June 2009 sequel.
Besides being home to Southeast
Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the 49-hectare
Resorts World at Sentosa, designed by American architect Michael
Graves, will also showcase the world’s largest oceanarium, as well
as six hotels and a myriad of entertainment offerings.
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