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Washington casting call: 'America’s Got Talent,’ ‘Bad Girls Club,’ ‘MasterChef’

West Springfield High School's dance team is one of the recent DC-area acts to compete on reality TV. (Trae Patton/TRAE PATTON/NBC)

Any DC-area resident looking for 15 minutes of fame, you could be in luck — “America’s Got Talent” (the NBC competition that featured local acts West Springfield High School dance team and University of Maryland’s Gymkana this past season) will be in Washington on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 for an open casting call.

The show notes that all performers (musicians, dance crews, magicians, contortionists, comedians, singers, jugglers, animal acts, etc.) are welcome.

But if you haven’t practiced your juggling or contortionist act in awhile, there’s another opportunity. Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club” will be in Adams Morgan looking for contestants this Saturday.

The reality show, which puts a group of outrageous women in a house and sees what happens, has decided the District is the place to find women who “recognize that their fun, outrageous behavior has hindered their relationships, careers, and lives.” Then, once they’re all living together, the show tries to find out if being together will help them set aside the drama and turn their lives around. And how do you think that turns out?

And not into talent shows or cohabiting with misbehaving strangers, but still want to be in front of reality show cameras? There’s another option.

“MasterChef,” one of Gordon Ramsay’s many shows on Fox, is looking for amateur cooks who secretly want to become a famous chef...and also win $250,000. Anyway, casting directors will be in town on Nov. 12.

Here are details for the casting calls:

“Bad Girls Club”


Club Heaven and Hell

2327 18th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009


Saturday, October 29

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“America’s Got Talent”


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW

Washington, D.C. 20001


Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6

Registration: 8 7 p.m.

For more information and to register for these auditions, visit:



Trinity Washington University

125 Michigan Ave Northeast

Washington DC 20017


Saturday, November 12

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More info here.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.


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