Great Explorations wants your kids for new show!
Actually, Great Explorations Childrens Museum in St. Petersburg always wants your children to come in and get their hands on the interactive exhibits. But this time, Great Ex wants to use 150 local kids as extras in a new Saturday morning children's show, "Rummi and Friends", that will film at the museum Sept. 17-19. An open casting call is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9 -- that's TODAY -- from 4:30-6 p.m. at the museum, 1925 Fourth St. N. You can also submit your child's resume and headshot to Molly Marsters-Paolino, public relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marsters-Paolino said the show will feature Rummi the pirate parrot, Captain Dave, Hanna Banana and "The Great Explorers" Kids. The show focus' on children learning through play, performing arts and science, she said, but also educates children on important issues such as saving the environment and positive self esteem.
They are casting for a group of eight kids -- "The Great Explorers" -- who will be in the show as well as part of the variety cast, and for 150 extras. The Explorers will also do shows for the museum, commercials and basic entertainment, she said. The local extras in the cast will play games on the show, explore the museum and be part of the audience.
Boys and girls, ages 3-14, will be needed for the children's variety television show, which debuts at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 on a new network called Vision TV/Vision Network, Marsters-Paolino said.
It is currently scheduled to be on a new network called Vision TV/Vision Network, a part of Verizon Fios, Masters-Paolino said. "We are hoping that it will go national in early 2009," she added.
For the casting call, bring a photo of your child, a resume and have your child wear a bright-colored shirt that does not have logos or a collar. If you don't have a resume, Marsters-Paolino said that's fine. "We want kids to have fun with this, we want kids to be kids!" she said.
Better take those headshots fast and scoot on over to Great Ex!
-- Sherry Robinson