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Thursday, 11 November 2010

Get caught in the spotlight - Playboy launches Bunny Hunt in Australia

The brand new Playboy Club Macao atop the luxury Sands Macao Hotel is set to open on November 24, 2010, and the global hunt is on. Tomos Griffiths Creative Director of Entertainment, spearheading the Playboy Bunny Hunt is heading to Australia - for one day only - searching for stylish, intelligent, sophisticated women, with sizzling and engaging personalities, to audition to become an iconic Playboy Bunny - and an Ambassador for the world's most recognized entertainment lifestyle brand, Playboy.

Auditions for the Playboy Bunny Hunt will take place at "Tank Nightclub" at Establishment,  5 Bridge Lane, Sydney between 9am and 6pm on Wednesday November 17th, 2010.

Those lucky few, chosen at the Sydney audition will be awarded a prized, six month employment contract in the new Playboy Club, with return airfares to Macao, accommodation, meals, uniforms, work visa, and all training included, plus an enticing wage each month. All must be over 18 to audition.

They will follow in the footsteps of over 25,000 Bunnies over the past 50 years, and will join a team from around the globe, offering a red carpet service, and enjoying an international life, amongst the high rollers, in a luxury dream job.

Potential candidates can pre-register or if you simply can't make it to Sydney, you can also register your interest on-line at www.playboymacao.com

Don't fancy a fluffy tail? If you can sing and dance, or entertain the crowds, there's also an opportunity to win a contract as an entertainer at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel. There you may find yourself fortunate to be chosen to perform in a 15,000 seat Cotai Arena™with the likes of Beyonce and Linkin Park - as auditions are being held in the genres of ballroom, showgirl, musical theatre and themed work, as follows:

Auditions for female dancers (only) will be held between 9am and 3pm on Thursday November 18th at Sydney Dance Company, Pier 4 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW.

The dance program at The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is under the direction of Keith Hawley. Keith's prolific career, both on and off the stage, coupled with his innate creative abilities is an asset to the program and its future development. Keith's vision is to create a dance program so well known, that dancers from all over the world aspire to procure a contract with this program. The number shows that are produced on a rotating schedule are 12 shows every 3 months.

The corporate event market Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao and The Plaza Macao secured, is yet another opportunity for the contracted dancer to further their abilities and also add to their CV. For example dancers have been asked to work with such artists as Mariah Carey, Rain, Peter Andre, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga, to name a few.

Singers are also sought for The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel's entertainment program, to be trained as a world famous Gondoliers, performing in the Streetmosphere program, performing in the in-house jazz, rock and pop bands, or even in the Special Event productions such as "The Venetian's Rat Pack", "The Singing Gondoliers", and "Divas".

Singers of opera, musical theatre, jazz and pop, (male and female) get their chance on Thursday November 18th 3pm-6pm, and again on Friday November 19th,  9am – 6pm, at Sydney Dance Company, Pier 4 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW.

Again, an enticing six-month contract, complete with housing allowance, return airfares, meals, and possible travel opportunities throughout Asia will be offered to a select number of highly talented performers.

"As an Australian it is a huge thrill to be coming home to search for the finest young talent in the country and offering them work in one of the world's most exciting entertainment destinations. Of our 200 artists currently on contract in our 3 properties in Macao our best people are always found in Australia. As an artist myself I understand the importance of being able to offer diversity in the work. One day they will be performing at a corporate function for major banks the next day they could be performing with Lady Gaga. It is amazing to see the growth in our artists during their contracts," according to Tomos Griffiths, Creative Director for Sands Macao.

THE AUDITION CRITERIA
For all auditions there is checklist of what to expect, and what to bring.

You will have five (5) minutes per audition
You will be judged by a panel including the Creative Director for Sands Tomos Griffiths; and the Senior Manager of dance and wardrobe for the Venetian, Keith Hawley.

Playboy Bunny Hunt
You must be at least 18 years
You must be able to speak and write basic English
Be well groomed and have a professional manner
No work experience is required, but you will require a high school certificate
Great interpersonal skills
Best fitness and flexibility levels
Be prepared to work shift-work, in a fast paced and fun environment
For more detailed information go to www.playboymacao.com

Dress attire for your audition;
Your favourite outfit and a bikini to walk the catwalk.

Dancers
Dress attire for auditions;
Sports bra, crop top & dance shorts, or leotard and flesh legs, heels and Jazz shoes/sneakers
Please also have a printed copy of your photo, CV or Biog, Video / DVD footage of yourself in performance, show-reel, correct and current measurements and your current contact details

Singers – you have five (5) minutes to razzle-dazzle us
Your own smart casual attire with a neat and tidy appearance
Please also have a printed copy of your Photo, CV or Biog, Video / DVD footage of yourself in performance, show-reel, correct and current measurements and your current contact details.
And please also prepare two (2) songs – 1 classical (preferably) and the other your own choice and bring sheet music (backing tracks are acceptable BUT not preferred)


About The Playboy Club: First opened to the public in 1960, The Playboy Club quickly became symbolic of glamour, luxury and 'the good life.' At the height of its popularity there were more than 30 Playboy Clubs owned or licensed by Playboy, with more than 1 million Playboy Club key holders worldwide.

Described as a 'Disneyland for adults' by Newsweek, the first Playboy Club opened in Chicago in 1960. An instant hit, The Chicago Playboy Club soon became one of the busiest nightclubs in the world.

In addition to providing a glamorous and lavish entertainment destination for revelers, Playboy Clubs attracted the most sought after entertainers of the time, including Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Charles, George Carlin, Chubby Checker, Bob Hope, Steve Martin, Liza Minnelli, Sonny & Cher and Flip Wilson – among many others.

Playboy Clubs eventually included more than 30 properties across the world. Playboy Clubs employed more than 25,000 iconic Playboy Bunnies, the iconic mainstay of the Playboy brand. Playboy Bunnies were carefully chosen and went through an audition and strict training and were required to maintain very high standards of etiquette, behavior and dress.

The first uniform to be issued a trademark registration by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the original Bunny Costume started as a modified one-piece swimsuit.  Actresses Lauren Hutton, Julie Cobb, Lynne Moody, Maria Richwine and Barbara Bosson all worked as Bunnies, as did rock star Deborah Harry.  One of the world's most recognized uniforms, the Playboy Bunny Costume was redesigned in 2006 by Roberto Cavalli for the Playboy Club Las Vegas Bunnies and Playboy Club Celebrity Dealers, including Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra.

Playboy Club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, will make its highly anticipated debut atop Sands Macao Hotel later this year. The 12,000 square foot penthouse club will incorporate high-end gaming and an opulent lounge overlooking the Macao skyline. The venue will feature Playboy inspired d├ęcor and artwork, high-tech media rooms, private gaming areas, live entertainment and a unique VIP arrival experience.

About Sands Macao: Opened on May 18, 2004, Sands Macao is the first Las-Vegas-style casino in Macao. It quickly redefined the entertainment experience and set the standard for future developments in Macao.  The stunning, reflective gold glass exterior houses a wide range of diversions, from 289 suites, signature restaurants, a theater, outdoor swimming pool, deluxe spa and salon, conference and banquet facilities, unrivaled shows to a vast array of gaming offerings.

More information:
For more information on the auditions for Bunny Hunt, dance and singing, please contact Julie Skelton on 0412 908 711 or email Julie-skelton@hotmail.com


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