While embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford auditions for another term, musical theater actors will be auditioning to portray him next Monday.
We're talking about "Rob Ford The Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation," which, believe it or not, is a real thing. The production, which opens Sept. 15, bills itself like this: "The gravy train meets the crazy train in the first ever stage musical tribute to Toronto’s infamous Mayor Rob Ford."
The June 16 open casting call says the production is looking to fill three roles it describes this way:
1. Rob Ford -- "25-40's, strong singer and comedic ability."
2 Doug Ford -- "30-40's, strong voice, and acting ability. "
3.“Tranny” -- "20-30's, black/brown male, great comedic ability, must be able to move and strong vocals. Will be playing a transvestite."
Hopefuls must prepare both a song and a comedic monologue, the casting call says. It also says casting will be "color blind."