Now casting: Octomom: The Musical.
L.A. based character actor Christian Voltaire has written a musical about Nadya Suleman, the 33-year-old unemployed Orange County mother of fourteen, who gave birth to octuplets in January.
Although his portfolio includes a number of bit acting roles, Octomom is Christian’s first production. And it will be a campy one indeed — Christian hopes to have babies flying over the heads of the audience as part of his production. He also envisions a delivery scene in which members of the audience get wet, according to MSNBC.com.
Show producers are looking for a women in her 20s or 30s for the role of Suleman. According to the official casting call, Nadya hopefuls must be: “Funny, whimsical, but not too charactery. She should be able to command authority, play broad range of facial expressions plus physical comedy. Sketch and improv experience a plus. Likable, energetic and at the same time able to be emotionally expressive and believable. Can handle musical theatre and pop styles a plus. Actress who can move.”
More than 100 actors showed up for auditions earlier this week, but the leading role is still open.
“We’re looking for a great singer, pole dancer and child-rearing comedienne,” Christian explains. And of course, it would help “if they looked a little like Angelina Jolie.”
He adds, “We want someone who is not going to prejudge the Octomom. We intend to portray her as an American patriot who’s doing her best to stimulate the economy the only way she knows how.”
Octomom: The Musical will debut in Los Angeles on June 20 at the Bang Studio, 457 N. Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles. Advance tickets cost $20.