Marvel Universe LIVE! - Performer Auditions
Scheduled Audition Dates & Locations:
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - New York City, NY - CLICK HERE FOR INFO
Performers who wish to demonstrate solo weapons work (nunchaku, kali sticks, sai) are welcome to bring equipment for a solo demonstration. Pair or multi-performer weapon and sword work should be sent to us as a video submission. All candidates must be at least 18 years of age to audition.
Participants with aerial skills (silks, straps, wheel, etc.) should prepare a 1-2 minute solo aerial routine which you may be asked to perform. Aerialists will be required to participate in the full combat assessment prior to presenting their aerial routines. The audition facility will have a single point hook up available. We will not be able to accommodate multiple point equipment. Please provide all required gear.
For additional information, or to submit video footage of skills which are unable to be demonstrated in an audition setting, please contact us at [email protected].
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to attend an audition in order to be cast in the show?
Our audition process is very specific to the intricate and unique nature of our show. It is imperative that all interested performers attend a live audition so that we can adequately assess them on the show’s very specific needs. We also use our audition process as a way of getting to know the candidates on a personal level, so we would love to meet you in person. All of the performers in Marvel Universe LIVE are part of a hard working, cohesive team, and at the audition, we look to see how you would fit into our team and family atmosphere.
If I can’t make it to an audition, can I send in a video?
We prefer to have the opportunity to meet all interested performers in person at one of our live auditions around the world. We love to see video of your exceptional skills and tricks that are unable to be showcased in the audition setting, however, we only use video submissions as a means to supplement the material that we captured at a live audition in which you attended.
What do I need to prepare for the audition?
The vast majority of the audition process will consist of learning stage combat choreography from the show, which we will teach you on site. Following that portion of the audition, we may ask some performers to do a freestyle demonstration of some of their tricks or skills that were not showcased in the stage combat portion, however, having something prepared for this is not a requirement.
What types of weapons training are you looking for?
Martial Arts Weapons: Spear, bo staff, single and double stick escrima, three section staff, chain whipStage Combat Weapons: Long sword, broadsword, two-handed knife or dagger, bullwhip, quarterstaff, cutlassSpecialty Weapons: Flaming swords, whips, poiFirearm experience is a plus.
How much do performers on the show get paid?
All of our performers receive a competitive weekly salary, which includes health benefits and travel. Additional details are discussed in the contracting process.
What should I wear to the audition?
We kindly request that all performers come dressed in fitted athletic attire. All of our costumes in the show feature performers wearing form-fitted unitards, body harnesses, and stunt gear. So, it is important that we are able to accurately assess your silhouette for these roles. It is also very important that ladies and gentlemen with long hair have their hair pulled back away from their face, and for everyone's safety, please remove all jewelry and piercings. We also kindly request that performers do not wear hats or accessories that may distract or hinder your performance. In most audition venues, it is also required that performers are in bare feet or socks while working on the mats.
Can I still attend the audition if I don’t have a headshot or resume?
Absolutely! Our comprehensive registration process will include us taking your photograph, as well as capturing your contact information, measuring your height, and entering some brief performance history. Please be sure to arrive during the registration hour to leave time to complete these steps.