The open casting call for High School Musical 4 has officially begun. The Disney Channel is making it easier than ever before to audition, via the Disney Applause App. Young dancers, singers, and actors between the ages of 14 and 17 are highly encouraged to submit their videos. Permission from a parent or legal guardian is necessary in order to participate.
According to Deadline Hollywood, audition submissions will be accepted from April 18 through May 2. Those interested can download the Disney Applause app, which is available on Android and iOS platforms.
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It should be noted that the audition for High School Musical 4 is not a contest. There is no fee to audition and no guarantee of any type of employment. Interested teens are encouraged to dust off their dancing shoes, polish up their singing voices, and submit their videos as soon as April 18 hits the calendar.
Disney Channel representatives have done all they can to make auditioning simple. Once the Applause app is downloaded, teens are invited to watch videos featuring audition tips from Jacob Bertrand (Kirby Buckets) and Paris Berelc (Lab Rats: Elite Force).
It goes without saying that Disney Channel is hoping the newest installment of the popular High School Musical franchise will be a hit. High School Musical 4 continues where High School Musical left off, for the most part. It introduces a new class of East High Wildcats and their rivals the West High Knights.
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On the High School Musical 4 production front, both Barry Rosenbush and Bill Borden are returning as executive producers. Directing and choreograph duties are going to Jeffrey Hornaday, who directed Teen Beach Movie. Peter Barsocchini is reclaiming his screenwriter position, along with Dan Berendsen from Baby Daddy. High School Musical 4 casting directors are Kendra Patterson, Jason La Padura, and Natalie Hart.
In case you’re new to the whole High School Musical scene, the first two productions was shown on TV. High School Musical 3 was the first installment to hit the big screen.
The original High School Musical premiered in January 2006. A total of 7.7 million viewers in the United States alone tuned in to watch. At the time, it was Disney’s highest-ranking telecast in history. The soundtrack of the movie made it to the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart and ended up the No. 1 album of 2016.
As you might guess, installments 2 and 3 were hits as well. The popularity of the franchise resulted in high school music programs across the country putting on their productions.
At the time of this writing, no storyline or premiere date for High School Musical 4 has been announced. Stay tuned to Inquisitr for further updates.
International Business Times offers the following advice for anyone who submits a High School Musical 4 audition video. That advice is simply “do your best.” Why? Many times, audition tapes have a way of coming back to haunt the person who made them.
Are you looking forward to High School Musical 4? Do you know someone between the ages of 14 and 17 who is talented enough to be the next Zac Efron or Vanessa Hudgens? If so, don’t hesitate to share this video submission information with them. You might be instrumental in helping someone jump-start their career. What could be better than that?
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