Two weeks ago, we learned from an inside source that Saban would be having casting calls sometime this month for the next batch of Power Rangers for the 2012 season. A week later, we found out that they had cancelled the bigger casting call event, with no reason given. Well, now we’ve learned that they are going to hold auditions for the 2012 Power Rangers season!
While no big announcement has been made, casting call “sides” have popped up on services like Showfax.com, and the parts shown so far are for the Red, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Pink Rangers, indicating a Goseiger adaption. Other people have already purchased/downloaded the sides, and so far it seems to be the same sides that they posted for the Power Rangers Samurai auditions [last year's casting sides here]. They’re even using the same casting director, Iris Hampton, who at one time listed Power Rangers in her Facebook job description, but had to change it because of overzealous fans constantly bothering her. Anyway, here’s an excerpt from one of the casting sides, courtesy of PowerAnimals:
POWER RANGER SIDES
SADIE (PINK RANGER) – AVA (YELLOW RANGER)
• AUDITION ADDRESS
1950 Sawtelle Blvd Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90025
• Please correspond by email if you need to re-schedule your audition time.
• If you are running late please note that my audition schedule for the week of August
22nd is Monday through Thursday from 10-noon and 1:00-5:00 PM.
• Please park on street – metered parking
• Please bring 2 headshots and resumes.
EXT. HALLWAY – DAY
SADIE stands outside the gym where the rescued children play. She is wounded
just above her right hip. Slowly, she sits on the floor and leans against the wall.
AVA comes looking for her.
SADIE, SADIE, are you okay?
Yes, it’s nothing.
AVA notices blood.
You’re injured. Let me see.
I told you. Don’t worry. Just go back. I’ll meet you inside.
I won’t leave you like this.
I’m fine, please.
I think you need to rest a while.
The kids are fine.
SADIE looks into the room and sees a group of girls playing with dolls and toys.
I always wanted to play like that.
SADIE turns to AVA. She smiles but is sad.
I never got to play with other girls. When I was young,
all I wanted to do was play house, pretend I was the mom, but…I
always had to practice, to train…I’m sorry for
talking this way. I don’t quite feel like myself.
It’s okay. That’s your dream? To marry…
Sometimes, I just wish I could have a normal life; become a normal
wife, maybe even a normal mother one day.
I am sure you will be all of those things.
Well, that was the plan. But sometimes, I think
about what would happen if we…
Sadie brushes it off with a smile.
I’m sorry. I’m just being…such a
No. It’s fine. I understand.
Let’s go back inside. C’mon. I don’t know
what’s gotten into me. I’m getting so emotional…
Sadie smiles to AVA and tries to get back up, but she is
held back by the shooting pain in her side.
Very deep stuff. Anyway, like it said in the thing, auditions will be held next Monday, the 22nd, until Thursday the 25th, from 10:00-Noon and 1:00-5:00 pm. You’ll need to email them to set up an audition time. If you’d like to download any of the other sides, just click the Showfax.com link above.
For anyone out there bold enough to try out, I say good luck to you! Break a leg, just not your own!
-M.C., the Quantum Twin