The producers of hit shows Footloose and The Wedding Singer have teamed up with bosses at Westfield Shopping Malls to stage a series of open talent calls to seek out an unknown who will star in El Portal Theatre’s Cinderella, A Modern Magical Musical Extravaganza this Christmas (10).
Shankman, DioGuardi and Harris will each judge three separate mall auditions next month (Jul10).
The director will lead the panel at Westfield Topanga, American Idol judge DioGuardi will oversee the talent at Westfield Santa Anita and actor Harris will lead auditions at Westfield Culver City.
The overall winner of the star search will lead the cast in the traditional pantomime at North Hollywood’s El Portal Theatre. The show will be produced by Nigel and Bonnie Lythgoe, the couple responsible for TV talent shows So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.