Cirque du Soleil Casting Call Gives Hints of New Disney Springs Show, Opening Timeframe
A casting call was posted this month and gives us some insight into the new Cirque du Soleil show scheduled to come to Walt Disney World.
Cirque du Soleil posted a casting call for a youth or adult who could play a 12-year-old Caucasian girl. Other requirements: The performer must be between 4 feet and 5 feet tall and she must have a slim figure. The casting call also requests that those who audition have professional acting experience. Skills in drawing and other performing arts such as gymnastics, dance and circus arts are considered a plus.
This character will be the lead of the new show. The description of the character is said to be “sensitive on the inside, yet fearless on the outside.”
Disney World has been without a Cirque show since “La Nouba” closed December 31st, 2017, and there has been anticipation for a new show, announced to be based on “Disney’s heritage of animation”, ever since. A name has not yet been announced for this new show, but we will keep you updated as we learn more.
The cast call also indicates it will most likely be over a year until we are able to enjoy this new show. The notice states that those who get parts in the show will need to be available beginning in September 2019 for at least two years. Depending on how long the show needs to rehearse, the earliest the new show could possibly open would be for the holiday season next year, and that would be a tight time-frame.
Matt Simon, the vice president of Disney Springs, spoke about the progress of the development of the show: “I can tell you that the concepts that I’ve seen for Cirque du Soleil are like none I’ve ever seen before,” he told Sentinel reporter Dewayne Bevil. “They are world-class and completely unexpected but truly capture an emotion and feeling that you can never feel anywhere other than on a Disney property.”
If you’re interested in auditioning for the new show or simply want to see what it takes to be part of the cast, go to cirquedusoleil.com/casting and click on the “jobs” button at the top of the page.