Do you dream of having a chance to tryout for the Disney Channel and show your talent to the networks casting directors?
Many people do and we are hoping word on the casting event and tryouts for 2013 / 2014 will come in soon. Yes, we are still waiting to hear if there will be a Disney talent search in 2013.
Just Updated! Disney has announced that there will be a Disney Talent Search and Disney open casting call 2013! See Disney Channel tryouts 2013 / 2014 and casting call for more details
The news just came in and Disney will be holding the event in the summer of 2013. The city has not been announced yet but they have stated that they are looking for kids, tweens and teens that are 10 to 17 years old for upcoming projects, Disney movies and new TV shows. They are looking for talented kids who can act, sing or dance and that have an interest in trying out for the network.
The news just came in and this page will soon be updated with the information for the upcoming auditions. Stay Tuned!
Last year at this time Disney Channel had already announced the time and place of their annual open call auditions. This year seems to be a little bit different. Disney officials have yet to announce the date and time of their very popular casting event or even if they will be having one in 2013 or 2014.
These large events are not for specific TV shows, movies or projects, well, not that are advertised. The cattle calls are said to be for upcoming projects and the opportunity for casting directors to scout new talent for the channel.
Actually, last year there was a rumor circulating that the event may be the last for the company, but that was a rumor and no official word followed. We all hope the rumors aren’t true and that they have not completely cancelled these very popular events. In past years these large tryouts have gotten some bad press and have been criticized for being over crowded, having very little face time in front of casting directors and being more of a publicity stunt rather than a real Disney talent search. However, some real great talent has been discovered this way and people outside of Los Angeles had a chance to take a shot at the big time.
Every year for some years now,since the early 2000’s, the Disney Channel has held an open casting call and tryout event in the spring. The event was a chance for potential Disney stars, wanna be Disney stars and child actors from all over to meet face to face with Disney Channel and Disney XD casting directors and show them what they have to offer to the popular kids network. Through the years, a few Disney child stars have even been discovered this way. Selena Gomez attended a Disney tryout in 2004 and we know she went on to become a household name landing multiple projects, guest star roles and lead roles in network series. Because some big names on the network have been discovered this way, kids and their families come from all over the united States to take a shot.
Due to how popular these events are and how many people attend, the tryouts are usually held in a large place such as a convention center. As always, Official Disney Cattle calls are free to the public and every one who wants to can attend. Families however do need to cover their own travel expenses to the venue as well as parking.
These casting events are held in different places every time and the last 3 were in Austin Texas, Kansas City and Virginia. You can see the details of prior events here.
So, there still is a chance that Disney tryouts for 2013 will be announced. In past years they have been held between April and June with an official announcement going out a few weeks before the event will be held. If they do not announce an event for 2013, we all hope that the break will end and that 2014 will bring better news for Disney hopefuls.
So stay tuned for the latest information and we will keep you informed whenever the announcement comes.
Even without these large cattle calls, Disney does announce projects they are casting for now and then. At the moment, there is an online casting call for Disney’s movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day. The movie is casting for a boy 10 to 13 for the lead role of Alexander and you can submit online! If you want the go for the part of Alexander, you better hurry up because the deadline to submit is May 21 2013.
Updated – See tryouts 2013 / 2014 for more details