‘Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark’ Producers To Hold Open Casting Calls

By Maryann Yin Comment

Ever dreamed of being a Marvel superhero? The producers behind Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark are holding open casting calls to find the next Spider-Man (a.k.a. Peter Parker) and Mary Jane Watson.

On the west coast, casting will take place on August 12th at the Hollywood United Methodist Church. Over at the east coast, it has been scheduled for August 19th at New York City’s Stage 48 & Sky-Lounge.

The L Magazine adds that the producers intend to cast a Spider-Man who is “in their late teens to early 20’s of any ethnicity. They must have a great rock singing voice. They can be nerdy with an understated sex appeal and a good sense of humor.”

Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor helmed the show until March 2011.

During a TED talk, she talked about her career in the entertainment industry and showed clips from the Spider-Man musical.