Open casting call for 'Rob Ford The Musical' set for Monday
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford shares a laugh with one of his staff members outside his office at city hall in Toronto on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:39AM EDT
TORONTO -- Rob Ford impersonators, this is your time to shine.
An open casting call for the upcoming "Rob Ford The Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation" will be held at Toronto's Second City Training Center next Monday.
The facility has been rented by McCaig Regan Productions, the group prodcing the show.
Producers say it's a "colour blind casting" and that a resemblance to the embattled Toronto mayor isn't required.
Hopefuls must perform a one-minute comedy monologue and one pop, rock or comedy song. A headshot and resume are also required.
The stage show by Toronto-based Brett McCaig is described as "an unabashed, take-no-prisoners comedy" about Ford's personal and political journey.
It's set to open at Toronto's Historic Factory Theatre on Sept. 16.