From Singers and Actors to Bollywood dancers and movie star look-a-likes: Dubai Parks and Resorts commences search for more than 400 performers who will be the stars of the destination
Audition tour across region announced in search of cast members for motiongate™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park and Riverland™ Dubai
Dubai, UAE – January 24, 2016: Dubai Parks and Resorts, set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination upon opening in this year in October, has announced its audition plans to recruit more than 400 performers to be part of its inaugural entertainment cast. Auditions will be held throughout January and February and artists across MENA are being invited as part of the destination’s vision to secure some of the best talent in the Middle East for the many planned shows and performances.
Dubai Parks and Resorts is planning a range of different offerings. With everything from stage shows to street performances and character meet-and-greets, the destination is subsequently looking for a variety of talents from singers, dancers and actors through to puppeteers and trampolinists.
The audition tour – which will take place in several continents, will start in the Middle East in Lebanon from late January before travelling to Egypt, Morocco and the UAE. It will also be visiting the UK and Australia in search of some of the best talent that the world has to offer.
Jason Ramsburg, Director of Live Entertainment at Dubai Parks and Resorts, said, “With less than a year to go until opening we are now focused on bringing to life the many entertainment offerings that Dubai Parks and Resorts has to offer and are excited to be announcing our audition tour. The ethos of Dubai Parks and Resorts – bringing together the best from East to West, means we are looking for a very diverse cast of talented individuals - from Bollywood performers to hip hop dancers, actors to celebrity look-a-likes. We have already had a round of auditions in India and we will soon also be having auditions in Australia and the United Kingdom. We want to make sure that the many talented artists that we have here in the Middle East have a chance to audition and so we have organised a fairly wide reaching tour to meet as many performers as possible.”
Those interested in auditioning are urged to visit www.dprauditions.com for further details on the roles required and the audition process.
Auditions will be held across the MENA region as follows:
· 30th/31st January - Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon Dance Academy, Private Club, Cosmopolitan Hotel
· 2nd/3rd February - Cairo, Egypt, Higher Institute of Ballet, The Academy of Arts Giza
· 6th/7th of February – Casablanca, Morocco, Sport Plaza, Art’s Plaza Academy
· 25th/26th February – Dubai, UAE, James & Alex Dance Studios
Dubai Parks and Resorts will feature motiongate™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. Committed to bringing together the best of the East and West, Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first ever theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families.
Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising three separate theme parks: motiongate™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination that will showcase the authentic Bollywood movie experience. In addition LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children 2-12 will also open on the site.
The destination will also host the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed hotel which will be managed by the Marriott Group, and Riverland™ Dubai, a centrally located district of 220,000 square feet of leasable retail, dining and entertainment space connecting the three theme parks, water park and hotel.
Set to open in October 2016, the large-scale AED 10.5 billion project is spread across 25 million square feet of land strategically located on Sheikh Zayed Road close to the Palm Jebel Ali between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 6.7 million ticketed visits are expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.