Urgent Cirque du Soleil Need

New Creation

Role: Understudy for the role of “The Manager”

Name of show: Banana Shpeel
Name of role: The Manager – Understudy
Location: North America – Theatrical Touring Show
Auditions: Saturday and Sunday, March 6th and 7th, 2010 – By invitation only
Deadline for submissions: Immediately

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an urgent casting call – so all submissions must be accompanied by a CV and photo; preferably video excerpts as well (may be Youtube clips, in Quicktime or Windows Media formats, etc.

Please note that who are unable to attend this audition or who live too far from the New York area may still be considered for the role.  For these submissions, a video demo may be requested.

Audition Announcement

Cirque du Soleil is currently searching for a male actor to fill an understudy position on its newest creation, Banana Shpeel.

The role:

A middle-aged Caucasian male comic actor with a strong sense of improvisation and who can move well. He is an imposing impresario who is as arrogant as he is funny.


  • Theater actor or stand-up comedian;
  • Strong stage presence, comedic sense, and charisma;
  • Improvisational skills;
  • Good dance or movement ability;
  • Diverse stage experience (Broadway, stand-up, etc.);
  • Good physical shape and no predilection for vertigo (fear of heights).

Auditions will be held in New York City, this Saturday and Sunday, March 6th and 7th, 2010.

Auditions will be on an invitation-only basis.  In order to be considered for this audition, you must e-mail a photo and resume to Sylvia Téolis at Sylvia.teolis@cirquedusoleil.com or by phone at 1-800-678-2119 ext. 8242.

Submission deadline: Friday, March 5th 2010 at 5:00 PM EST

Selected participants will receive an invitation to audition by e-mail.

Cirque du Soleil presents multidisciplinary shows combining circus arts, acrobatics, music, singing, dance and theatre. Cirque du Soleil productions Saltimbanco, Alegría, Quidam, Dralion, Varekai, Corteo, KOOZA and OVO are touring shows under the Big Top, whereas Mystère, “O”, Zumanity, KÀ, LOVE,,CRISS ANGEL Believe and Viva Elvis (in Las Vegas), La Nouba (in Orlando), ZAIA (in Macau) and ZED (in Tokyo) are resident shows presented in theatres. Wintuk (in New York) is a seasonal show, performed during the Holiday season.

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