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Universal Studios Singapore embarks on 11-city Audition World Tour

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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 closed-door auditions.

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 Singapore.

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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