Yep, you read that right. The infamous mayor of Toronto will now be getting a musical all about him.
The show describes itself as a musical tribute and is where “the gravy train meets the crazy train“.
Rob Ford may be the first politician whose life is interesting enough to entertain the masses in a musical, hopefully comedic, journey through his infamy. The show promises that no political official will be off-limits in this no holds barred journey of Rob Fords rise and media circus that seems to follow it.
The lines “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Probably in one of my drunken stupors” and “I’m happily married. I’ve got more than enough to eat at home” will be making the comedic circuit again and the productions casting directors are looking for performers who can deliver those lines as well as Rob Ford did. The good news is, you don’t necessarily have to look like Rob Ford. The producers will considering actors of all ethnicities and sizes.
The show is holding open auditions for the lead role of Rob Ford as well as other parts in the new show. The show is open to both union and non-union performers in the Toronto area. Equity members will be given priority though. Auditions will be taking place this coming Monday in Toronto.
This September, “Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation” will take to the stage as an unabashed, take-no-prisoners comedy. In true Canadian form, it tackles the issue head on, through irreverence and fearless self-deprecation.
Promising to lampoon everyone and anyone who has been involved with the mayoral chaos, this urban satire follows the personal and political journey of Rob Ford as he
ascends to power and global attention. The media, the police chief and the city itself are not off limits in Toronto-based writer Brett McCaig’s latest musical comedy.
BOOK AND LYRICS BRETT MCCAIG & P. JOSEPH REGAN MUSIC ANTHONY BASTIANON
The gravy train meets the crazy train in the first ever stage musical tribute to Toronto’s.
Performers Should Bring: Their quirky, talented, interesting self, ready to preform a one-minute comedy monologue and one pop, rock, or comedy song and headshot and resume. Feel free to dress as Rob Ford. No resemblance required – ‘colour blind’ casting.
Do you have what it takes to play Rob Ford?
- Rob Ford – 25-40’s, strong singer and comedic ability.
- Doug Ford – 30-40’s, strong voice, and acting ability.
- “Tranny” – 20-30’s, black / brown male, great comedic ability, must be able to move
and strong vocals. Will be playing a transvestite.
1. Prepare 1 Minute Comedy Monologue and 1 Song
2. Colour blind casting, all considered
3. Equity Members receive priority auditions
When: Monday June 16th, 10am – 2pm
Where: Second City Training Center, 70 Peter Street Lower Level
Note: Equity Members call Brett McCaig (416) 500-8102
Rob Ford, The musical will open September 16th at Toronto’s Historic Factory Theatre.