MEDIA ADVISORY - Toronto casting call: Do you have what it takes to play Rob Ford?

Open casting call for "Rob Ford The Musical" on June 16

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Calling all the Rob Ford freaks, theater geeks, political lovers and performers alike. This September the crazy train is coming to town. "Rob Ford The Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation" will be an unabashed, take-no-prisoners comedy, and Toronto's response to our unique political 'situation'.

The musical opens September 16th at Toronto's Historic Factory Theatre, but before the show goes on, a Mayor Ford must be found.

Media are invited to attend what is sure to be a casting call unlike any other.


What: Open Casting Call for 'Rob Ford The Musical'

When:  Monday June 16, 10am-2pm

Where: Second City Training Center, 70 Peter Street Lower Level, Toronto

Performers Should Bring: Their quirky, talented, interesting self, ready to preform a one-minute comedy monologue and one pop, rock, or comedy song and headshot and resume. Feel free to dress as Rob Ford. No resemblance required - 'colour blind' casting.

Note: Equity Members call Brett McCaig (416) 500-8102

About "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation"
This September, "Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of a Ford Nation" will take to the stage as an unabashed, take-no-prisoners comedy. In true Canadian form, it tackles the issue head on, through irreverence and fearless self-deprecation.

Promising lampoon everyone and anyone who has been involved with the mayoral chaos, this urban satire follows the personal and political journey of Rob Ford as he ascends to power and global attention. The media, the police chief and the city itself are not off limits in Toronto-based writer Brett McCaig's latest musical comedy. For more information visit, or

SOURCE: Rob Ford The Musical

For further information: Media Contact: Shelley Thomas, Narrative PR, 416-357-7829,

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