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Could the next "MasterChef" hail from the Twin Cities?
The Hit Fox series, featuring judge Gordon Ramsay, will hold open auditions in Minneapolis on Oct. 13. Contestants must bring one prepared dish to be served to the food judges (sorry, the celebs most likely won't be on site; expect to feed producers and casting agents). There will NOT be a kitchen to cook or warm up anything, so be prepared!!
Details of the times and site have not been announced so you'll have to keep an eye on www.masterchefcasting.com, which also features the application form you'll need to fill out and bring in.
Minneapolis is the second stop on the casting tour.
The Guthrie Theater has announced casting for the Christopher Hampton festival, which starts next month with “Tales from Hollywood.”Thirty-nine actors will be used for three productions – primarily for “Hollywood” and Hampton’s new play, “Appomattox.” To state the obvious, that’s a lot of actors.
Among some of the highlights: Keir Dullea, pictured, who made his mark long ago in the film “2001” will play German novelist Heinrich Mann in “Hollywood.” Lee Sellars plays the principal role in that production, narrator Odon von Horvath. Stephen Yoakam plays Bertolt Brecht and New York actor Allison Daugherty plays Mann’s wife, Nelly. The play is about German expatriate writers in Hollywood in the 1940s. Ethan McSweeny (“Arms and Man”) is directing at the Guthrie.
"Appomattox” begins in 1865 at the end of the Civil War and jumps to 1965 and the civil rights struggles.
Harry Groener (at right), from TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” plays both Abraham Lincoln and LyndonJohnson. Groener was nominated for Tonys for his work in “Oklahoma” and “Crazy for You.” Sally Wingert plays Mary Todd Lincoln and Lady Bird Johnson.
Shawn Hamilton and Greta Oglesby are slated to portray Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. David Esbjornson (“The Great Gatsby”) will be at the helm.
The third play in the festival is “Embers,” a small work planned for the Studio theater. Barbara Bryne and Nathaniel Fuller are both well known to Guthrie audiences. Joe Dowling directs in the black-box theater that bears his name for the first time.More information here.
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton won't be making the trip when NBC's "The Voice" holds auditions in St. Paul in July, but those who shine may get a chance to fly to Los Angeles and perform in front of the judges.
Tryouts will be held July 14 and 15 at the Saint Paul River Centre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd. SIngers should prepare three current recognizable songs and be ready to share personal stories. Applicatants must be at least 15 and be a legal US resident. All artists must register at www.nbc.com/the-voice/about/casting/.