Madame Tussauds New York Launches Search For A Teen Who Can Wax Eloquent

02/12/12 | 11am-2pm

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This open audition for teens who want to become a reporter for a national TV news show will be held in Madame Tussauds New York's new B&H Television Studios.

Madame Tussauds New York is hosting an open casting call in search of a new entertainment reporter for the award-winning TV news show "Teen/Kids News." Kids ages 13-19 are invited to audition at the newly installed B&H television studio in the heart of Times Square.

Seated at a news desk amid wax figures of famous journalists such as Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey, and Barbara Walters, each applicant will be given the chance to read (on camera) a pre-written 15-second story for a panel of judges. The producers of "Teen/Kids News" and Madame Tussauds will choose the teen who has the right stuff to become the show's next entertainment reporter. The weekly half-hour program airs on more than 200 TV stations and is carried by educational channels to 12,600 schools.

All teens auditioning are encouraged to register in advance at If younger than 18, teens must be accompanied to the audition by a parent or guardian. Because "Teen/Kids News" will be shooting a report on the casting call, everyone auditioning who is younger than 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian sign a release form.

The selected teen reporter will be given the opportunity to work with a professional news crew and cover a story for a future program. Please note that the teen will not receive any compensation for appearing on "Teen/Kids News."

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