Attention young actors, singers and dancers ages 14 to 17: Disney Channel is holding an open casting call for High School Musical 4, the fourth installment of the movie franchise.
The network said today that video auditions will be accepted from April 18-May 2 via the Disney Applause App available on both iOS and Android. From the network:
Guidelines on how to submit the audition video and a brief scene will be available at http://www.DisneyChannel.com/opencall on Monday, April 18. Applicants must receive permission from a parent or legal guardian before participating.
The audition is not a contest. There is no guarantee of employment. There will never be a fee to audition for “High School Musical 4” or any Disney Channel talent search.
High School Musical 4 will continue the story of High School Musical and introduce new East High Wildcats and their cross-town school rivals, the West High Knights. The High School Musical franchise started on TV with the first two films before transitioning to the big screen with the third chapter.
Jeffrey Hornaday (Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie) is attached to direct and choreograph the movie, which is being cast by Jason La Padura, Natalie Hart and Kendra Patterson of LaPadura/Hart/Patterson.
Dan Berendsen (creator/executive producer of Freeform’s Baby Daddy) and Peter Barsocchini (writer of all three High School Musical movies) are the screenwriters of High School Musical 4. Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush return as the executive producers.
Directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega, High School Musical premiered January 20, 2006, drawing 7.7 million total viewers in the U.S. – at the time, the highest ratings for any telecast ever on Disney Channel. It became the first TV movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and went on to become the No. 1 album of 2006. Sequel High School Musical 2 ranks as the No. 1 basic cable telecast of all time (18.6 million viewers for its August 17, 2007, premiere). The third movie, Walt Disney Pictures’ High School Musical 3: Senior Year, was released in October 2008 and grossed more than $250 million at the worldwide box office. The franchise launched the careers of its young stars, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale.