Monday, October 28, 2019

Nickelodeon Now Casting for New Musical Series 'Counting Stars'

If you’re ready to become the next big Nickelodeon star, today’s casting announcement is for you! Nickelodeon is casting its new show, Counting Stars, a brand-new series following a group of mega-talented freshmen at the most elite music performance boarding school in the country who compete to perform at the year end talent showcase.


For the show, Nickelodeon is seeking actors aged 12–15 for the series leads. Strong singing and acting skills are required. The ability to dance or play a musical instrument is a plus. Rehearsals will begin in December followed by filming in January 2020 with locations and pay TBD. Apply here!

Although currently unconfirmed, it is thought that Counting Stars is the Simon Fuller/Ryan Tedder-Produced Untitled Project announced during Nickelodeon Upfront 2019. The project announcing during Nick's Upfront revealed that it would be a scripted music series set in a boarding performing arts high school, with original music in every episode. A nationwide search will be conducted to cast the show. Simon Fuller is a legendary, multi-hyphenate creator, producer and manager behind iconic franchises such as the global Idol phenomenon and Spice Girls. Grammy Award-winning Ryan Tedder is the frontman of OneRepublic and writer behind countless hit songs from artists ranging from Beyoncé and Adele, to Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran and Kelly Clarkson, among others.

Here are the full details of the Nickelodeon casting call!:

Company:

Uptown/Nickelodeon
Danielle Pretsfelder, NY casting dir.; Samantha Steele, NY casting assoc.; Rob Kelly & Kerrie Mailey, casting dirs.; Lori Gottlieb, casting assoc.; Sam Kirby, casting assist.

Production Description

Casting "Counting Stars," a new show on Nickelodeon. Synopsis: A group of mega-talented freshmen at the most elite music performance boarding school in the country compete to perform at the year end talent showcase.

Roles

Taylor Hutchinson (Lead): Female, 13-15
the most talented singer in the class, Taylor is a street-smart girl who’s bursting with natural vocal talent. She’s genuinely kind to everyone, though having been in and out of foster care for most of her life, she tries to keep people at an arm’s length and hide her vulnerability. MUST have strong singing and acting skills. All genres and styles of music welcome. Ability to dance, play acoustic guitar and/or other musical instruments a plus.
Apply

Eva Ruiz (Lead): 13-15
can authentically portray Latinx. Eva is incredibly energetic, talkative, and righteous. She is beyond thrilled to be at her dream school. She is a perfectionist who is driven to be the very best performer there – until she meets her roommate Taylor, who actually is the best performer there. This just makes Eva work harder at her craft, because nothing is going to get in her way. Must have strong singing and acting skills. All genres and styles of music welcome. Ability to dance, play piano and/or other musical instruments a plus.
Apply

Madison Montgomery: 13-15
a smart, wealthy Manhattanite whose father is a famous manager/producer for pop stars – and she’s going to follow in his footsteps. Madison is acerbic, confident, and witty. She stands up for herself and her friends no matter the situation. She’s at this school for songwriting and her skills are undeniable. Must have strong comedic acting skills. Ability to sing, dance and play musical instruments a plus. All genres and styles of music welcome.
Apply

Jacob Evans (Lead): 12-15
has a great natural singing voice but a bit of stage fright, since this is his first performing situation ever. Jacob is savvy and entitled with a rebellious streak – in a young frat boy sort of way. Jacob immediately assumes he’s one of the coolest kids at school, which is probably true. Must have strong singing and acting skills. All genres and styles of music welcome. Ability to dance and play musical instruments a plus.
Apply

CHASE JONES (Lead): 13-15
a great singer who is more comfortable following the lead of others, especially his roommate Jacob. He is friendly, laid-back, and cool. He’s a super athletic former football player who secretly auditioned to get into school, much to the disappointment of his father. Must have strong singing and acting skills. All genres and styles of music welcome. Ability to dance, play guitar and/or other musical instruments a plus.
Apply

Austin Peterson (Lead): 13-15
a big fish in his hometown, though his voice and ego are put to the test at this new school. He is a cocky but naive kid who never puts down his phone. He wants to keep his almost 350 followers constantly in the know so he never stops posting, selfie-ing, or texting. Must have strong singing and acting skills. All genres and styles of music welcome. Ability to dance and play musical instruments a plus.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses Dec. 2019; shoots Jan. 2020 (location TBD).

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pay TBD.

Key Details

Seeking talent from: New York City, NY

Click here to apply now! Break a leg!

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Originally published: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 19:33 GMT.
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