Star-Bulletin Features

Tuesday, January 8, 2002


Casting call goes out
for Bruce Willis film

Open casting will take place for an as-yet-untitled movie expected to star Bruce Willis and set to be filmed in Hawaii from March through July.

The casting call takes place 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel.

Actors are being sought to play West African men, women, children and babies of all ages, plus military personnel 18 and older, of all ethnicities.

Actors will portray hotel employees, embassy staff, limo drivers, soldiers, bodyguards and commandos. Stand-ins and photo doubles are also needed. Show up casually dressed or in uniform.

In the film, a civil war erupts in Africa and a team of U.S. Navy Seal commandos is sent to evacuate civilians.

All positions will be paid. Actors should bring a resume and recent photo. Those unable to make the open call can mail a photo only to Untitled Hawaii Project Casting, 758 Kapahulu Ave. PMB No. 415, Honolulu 96818. Include name, phone numbers, age and availability information through summer 2002. Call the casting hot line at 593-3737 for more information.

Auditions set this month at Jamarama for 'Joseph'

Auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will take place this month at Jamarama Studios, 935 Dillingham Blvd.

>> Auditions for the children's chorus will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
>> Auditions for adults will be held at 7 p.m. Jan 25 and 1 p.m. Jan. 26.
>> Callbacks will take place Jan. 27.

Participants are asked to bring sheet music in the appropriate key and be prepared to dance. Rehearsals will begin in February for the production running April 18 to 21.

The popular Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical enjoyed a sold-out run at Diamond Head Theatre a few years ago. Matthew Pederson will reprise his role as Joseph.

The show will once again be directed and choreographed by Andrew Sakaguchi, who most recently directed and choreographed this season's smash hit "Smokey Joe's Café" at Manoa Valley Theatre.

Call Jamarama Productions at 561-1412.


The following is a preview of a movie opening this weekend. "Preview" runs Tuesdays in the Star-Bulletin:

"Orange County" -- Tom Hanks' son Colin stars as an affable teenager who turns from the life of surfing to writing, so much so that he becomes an overachieving high schooler. In his attempts to be accepted at the university of his desire, he enlists the help of his dysfunctional family. Co-starring Jack Black as his slovenly brother, the supporting cast includes such heavy hitters as Catherine O'Hara, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, Ben Stiller, Kevin Kline, Jane Adams and Chevy Chase. From MTV Films (PG-13).

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