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Dust Off Your Comedy Routines: Center Theatre Group to Hold Online Talent Search for 'Funny Girl'

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Aspiring actresses across America are about to have their chance to become the next Barbara Streisand; the Center Theatre Group is holding an online casting call for the role of Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl," and auditions are open to anyone and everyone. In a statement, representatives from the company said that they were casting a wide net to find the right woman for the job:

Women, ages 21 to 35, whether they are Actors’ Equity Association members or non-members, are encouraged to submit an audition video through CenterTheatreGroup.org/FunnyGirlCasting to be considered for this star-making role.

They ask that the video be limited to 90 seconds, and include one song which showcases the actress' vocal and emotional range. And thy don't mince words when explaining the caliber of ability that they're looking for -- according to the group's website, the role will be given to "a once-in-a-generation talent."

No pressure.

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"Funny Girl" is the semi-biographical story of Brice, a young woman who becomes famous through her role in the Ziegfeld Follies, and goes on to support her mother and husband until he loses their money in an investment gone wrong. The show centers on flashbacks as she waits for him to be released from prison.

The role was originated on Broadway by Streisand.