Disney Channel series Madison High to start filming June, 2011 as casting is ongoing

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Disney Channel is currently moving full steam ahead on a new single camera series called “Madison High”. The series is a spin-off from the hugely popular “High School Musical” franchise. The show follows Ms. Darbus – High School Musical’s East High drama teacher – as she moves to a new school and casts a diverse group of both polished and untrained actors to create an original musical production based on their lives.

Disney Channel held an intensive national talent search looking for for “triple threat” performers (click here for that post). A “Triple Threat” performer is a performer who can Act, Sing and Dance. “Triple Threat” performers are multi-talented and well rounded performers who have generally had years of education and performing experience in Acting, Dancing, and Singing.

The series premier episode was helmed by Directors Guild of America Award winning Paul Hoen. Hoen is no stranger to directing Disney Channel productions, and has directed the Disney Channel Original Movies and series “The Luck of the Irish,” “Tru Confessions,” “You Wish!,” “Even Stevens,” “Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off,” “Read It and Weep,” “Jump In!,” “The Cheetah Girls: One World,” “Dadnapped,” “Jonas,” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

There will be numerous roles cast for high school students, especially talent over 18 years of age to play high schoolers. The same goes for extras, who will be cast throughout Summer, 2011. Unlike the High School Musical films which were filmed in Utah, shooting on “Madison High” takes place in Los Angeles beginning mid-June, 2011. The show’s premier is scheduled for early 2012.

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Sally Stiner
Barbie Block
Madison High Casting
1201 W. 5th Street
Suite M120
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Extras Casting:

Jimmy “JJ” Jue
Central Casting:
220 South Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Information: (818) 562-2755

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Disney Channel
3800 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Borden and Rosenbush Entertainment
3122 Santa Monica Blvd
Ste 200
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Producers:

Lester Lewis
Paul Hoen
Bill Borden
Barry Rosenbush

Director:

Paul Hoen

Starring:

Luke Benward – Devin Daniels
Katherine McNamara – Cherri O’Keefe 
Leah Lewis – Peyton Hall
G Hannelius – Wednesday Malone
Alyson Reed – Ms. Darbus

Story:

The show follows Ms. Darbus, the drama teacher from High School Musicals’ East High, to a new high school away from Albuquerque called Madison High. Ms. Darbus embarks on building a revolutionary theatre program, and mentors a pool of students who, by the end of the year, will have produced an original piece based on their lives.

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