TEN has a new talent show in the pipeline that will see a performer given a role in the Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in the role of Tick (played originally by Hugo Weaving).
FremantleMedia Australia is casting for I Will Survive, modelled on similar talent shows such as the UK’s Any Dream Will Do. Participants will have to prove they are a ‘triple threat’ actor / singer / dancer.
According to audition info: “We start with open auditions, the most talented performers will then join us on the famous Priscilla bus as we retrace the steps of the box-office smash movie, from Sydney to Alice Springs, performing at each outback location on the way.
“Along this incredible ride our judges, mentors and industry professionals will challenge, train and critique each of our performers.”
The field is whittled down to a final four in Alice Springs who are flown to New York for three weeks of intensive training.
How profile the show is remains to be seen.
It may well be a form of branded-entertainment such as Ultimate School Musical: Fame was for Foxtel, or even summer entertainment filler in the same way as It’s a Knockout.