AUDITIONS to find a young ‘Michael Jackson’ and other Motown singers, are being held in Manchester next month.

The producers are looking for black and mixed-race boys, aged between eight and 13 with unbroken voices and under 4ft 11in to play Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy.

Producers are also looking for black and mixed-race male and female performers aged over 18 to portray the iconic stars of the Motown era. They must have fantastic singing voices with dance/movement and acting skills.

It follows a decision by producers of the hit West End show Motown the Musical, which is set to embark on its first ever UK and Ireland tour, whilst the show continues to play at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre

The open auditions for talented child and adult performers to play iconic Motown artistes in the touring production on Saturday, June 16 at Manchester’s Opera House.

Children auditionees will be taught a short dance routine and the song I Want You Back.

Please take trainers, comfortable clothes to dance in and plenty of water. The children’s auditions will be from 10am to 1pm with registration from 9am to 10am.

Adult auditions will be from 2pm to 5pm with registration from 1pm to 2pm

Auditionees need to prepare two Motown songs with the sheet music (no backing tracks) and will need to bring a CV and recent photograph/headshot.

Casting director Natalie Gallacher said: “Since we opened the show in London we have had the pleasure of working with some great children. We are now looking for the next group of boys from across the UK to join us in our brand-new tour to play one of the most iconic roles in the music industry, Michael Jackson.

“If you are male, black or mixed race, aged 8 to 13 years old, then we would love to see you at our open auditions.

“We are also always excited to find brand new undiscovered talent for our adult company. If you’re black or mixed race, aged over 18 and have a passion for singing and performing we’d love to see you”.

The tour will start in the autumn and play Manchester Opera House from February 26 to March 23, 2019

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