Looking for a Cinderella who can sing, dance and, oh, yes, fit into that glass slipper
The chance to meet Prince Charming?
But also to sing, dance and act before a bunch of celebrity judges -- just like they do on TV.
Lythgoe Family Productions is bringing an "'American Idol'- style talent hunt to three L.A. area shopping malls in search of a winner who'll star in "Cinderella, a Modern Musical Extravaganza" this fall at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood.
Young women ages 16 to 26 can perform a song at the following open auditions:
Wednesday, July 7, at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park for a panel that includes Adam Shankman, the director of the movie "Hairspray" and a judge on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"
Friday, July 9, at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia for a panel that includes Kara DioGuardi, singer-songwriter and a judge on Fox's "American Idol"
Wednesday, July 14, at the Westfield Culver City mall for a panel that includes actor Neil Patrick Harris.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Auditions begin at 10 a.m. Callbacks will be in September.
"Cinderella," which will run Nov. 27-Dec. 19, is described as a mash-up of old-school fairy tale and modern music in the style of a wacky British holiday show. The production will feature choreography by "Dancing With the Stars' " Derek Hough, audience participation, comedy and magic.
The Cinderella talent search and show are being presented by Lythgoe Family Productions, which includes producer-director Nigel Lythgoe -- whose credits include shows such as "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American Idol" -- his former wife, Bonnie, and son, Kris.
More information is available at www.searchforcinderella.com
-- Karen Wada
Photo: Kara DioGuardi will be a "Cinderella" talent search judge. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press