Disney Talent Search 2012 for shows coming in 2013
Disney Channel and Disney XD just announced their 1st (and maybe only) open auditions and casting call for 2012.
Disney does annual talent searches in various US cities and the next Disney Channel casting will be held in Kansas city on May 26th 2012.
What these casting calls are for is for talent to meet with Disney casting agents for them to be considered for new and existing TV shows and Disney original movies. The casting directors are not specifically looking to fill any particular role, they are there to meet with potential talent to possibly be cast in a project in the future, as a guest star or maybe in something they are working on for 2013. They are looking for kids and teens who can act, sing or dance but are really interested in kids that can do all three.
Disney also really likes kids that can do comedy since most of their shows and TV series are comedic in nature. Recently, the network has also done a few sketch type shows with a new one called “Bits & Pieces”.
There will be a part on the application that will ask about comedic ability and improv experience.
Last year, they announced that they were scouting potential talent for the following projects:
- Pair of Kings
- Gulliver Quinn
- Shake It Up
- So Random
- Ant Farm
- Kickin’ It
- The Little Leftover Witch
- Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie 2
- and various new projects and Disney Channel original movies that were in the works
Reps will be looking for very talented young actors and actresses from 10 to 18 years of age. Experience is not necessary – but both experienced child actors and non-experienced child actors are welcome to attend the event. Disney tryouts are for kids who have an interest in acting, dancing, or singing.
This is an Official Disney Channel audition and there are never any fees. The only fees that you and your family may be charged is for parking near the facility. Parking will be available in nearby lots for 7 to 10 dollars per car.
The event will be held on
Saturday, May 26, 2012
from 9AM to 3PM
Kansas City Convention Center
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Once you are there you will be given an application to fill out and a monologue that you will need to memorize and then perform. The application form that you will be given is fairly simple and only 1 page. It will ask basic information like your name, contact info, city you live in, parents name and a few lines that allow you to describe any acting, singing or dance experience or training you may have.
All kids MUST come with their parents or guardians or they will not be able to tryout.
Please note that these events are usually very crowded and it is recommended to get there sooner rather than later in order to be seen. Everyone comes to these events without an appointment, so be prepared for long lines and a long wait. It may be a good idea to pack some drinks and a few snacks for your wait.
If you are planning on coming from out of town, please make sure to reserve your rooms because many people come from out of town for such events and hotel rooms near the location may be booked. The Kansas City Convention Center is a very large place and is connected to 2 hotels. If planning to stay at one of those 2 hotels, make sure to book your room early.
Kids represented by agents are welcome along with kids who do not have an agent.
These talent searches have been a way for Disney talent scouts to see kids that do not live in L.A. Years ago, Selena Gomez was discovered in this manner.
At the moment, this is the only Tryout for Disney Channel that has been announced for 2012. Last year, there were 2, one in Austin Texas and another in Richmond. At this time there is no other information about a second casting call for the year or what city it will be held in if they decide to schedule another one.