Casting Performers and Models in Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade

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Performance Type: Parade walk

The Bud Billiken Parade is scheduled for August 13, 2016 in Chicago. This casting notice is a great opportunity for all people who want to become a part of this parade in a unique way.

Event planners from Chicago are looking for 50–100 people to become a part of their Bud Billiken Parade performance. It is a unique type of performance that includes crazy dance steps and unique performance. Tony Brown also requires 3–4 people to portray the family of President Obama, along with around 4 men to portray the security guards. You may apply if you are not a real life security guard.

About Bud Billiken Parade

If you are a resident of Chicago, IL then you might already know about Bud Billiken Parade. It is an annual parade, with strong historic importance. The parade started in 1929 and is now organized on the second Saturday of August and is the second largest parade in United States.  It started as a celebration of African-American lifestyle.

The parade starts from Bronzeville and ends in the Washington Park in Chicago. It is also televised, which means that the chances of becoming the face of this parade are excellent!

Details and Requirements

This casting notice is for everyone who wants to play unique and fun in the public. Tony Brown along with a companion is looking for volunteers, around 50–100 to play in the Bud Billiken Parade.

Tony Brown also requires around 4 people. Tony will be playing Barack Obama. Other characters required for the parade include look alike of Michele Obama, look alike of Sasha Obama, and look alike of Malaia Obama.

Around 4–5 strong, tall and bulky men are also needed to play the role of security guards. Some Obama supporters will also be required.

  • Attach at least two recent photos.
  • Write the name of the role you want to play in the subject line.
  • Write your full name, age, height, weight, address, and immediate contact number in the email body.

The last date to submit for these roles is July 09.

Only locals of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Remember that travel expenses and living costs will not be covered by the production team. Rehearsals will begin soon after the selection of candidates.


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