How to Audition for ‘Rob Ford the Musical’
Everyone’s favorite Toronto mayor is getting his own musical.
The always combative, always good-for-a-sound bite Rob Ford is having his highs (ahem) and lows commemorated in the upcoming stage production of Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation, which will run in Toronto’s Factory Theater September 15 to 28.
Brett McCaig, P. Joseph Regan and Anthony Bastianon penned the book and lyrics. No details about the script have been released, but the production’s website announced that an open casting call will be held on Monday at the Second City Training Center in Toronto. The auditions are in-person only and videos will not be accepted. Those trying out must prepare one song and a one-minute comedy monologue, as well as provide a headshot and resume.
Those trying out must prepare one song and a one-minute comedy monologue, as well as provide a headshot and resume.
In addition to the controversial Ford, the directors are also looking to fill the role of his brother, Doug, and a character simply called “Tranny.” The casting call has also stated that the audition will be “color blind,” so a physical resemblance to the Toronto mayor isn’t necessary.
Ford has taken a leave of absence from office and checked into rehab, but still plans to run for another term as mayor. However, it’s unlikely he will win as his approval ratings hit an all-time low this week at 28 percent.
For those looking to audition, weaving one of these classic Ford-isms into the monologue will only help with landing one of the coveted roles.
- “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine… Probably in one of my drunken stupors.” – Ford acknowledging drug use last November
- “It’s very preventable. If you are not doing needles and you are not gay, you wouldn’t get AIDS probably, that’s bottom line.” – Ford’s reported comments about AIDS in 2006
- “I’m happily married. I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.” – Ford responding to accusations last November that he engaged in oral sex with another woman
- “Women love money. You give them a couple thousand bucks and they’re happy.” – Ford talking about Christmas gifts during a radio interview last December
- “Bumbaclot, mon.” – Ford speaking in a Jamaican accent during a videotaped rant last January
- “I have no reason to resign.” – Ford, after police announced last October that they had a video of him smoking crack cocaine
- If all else fails, channel your inner Chris Farley for the audition
Details: The casting call will take place Monday, June 16 at the Second City Training Center in Toronto. For more information, visit robfordthemusical.com.
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