Open casting call for Netflix’s "The Prom" this Sunday in Bakersfield

Open casting call for Netflix’s "The Prom" this Sunday in BakersfieldBy BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

A Los Angeles casting company has announced an open casting call in Bakersfield for the upcoming Netflix-produced musical film “The Prom,” starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and James Corden.

According to a release from Dixie Webster-Davis Casting, the call is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center. The company is seeking men and women over 18 of all ethnicities as paid extras.

Filming on location in Bakersfield will be Jan. 24 and 25. There are no sign-up fees and participants must bring two forms of identification. No acting experience is necessary.

“The Prom” is based on the 2016 musical of the same name and also features Kerry Washington and Keegan-Michael Key of “Key & Peele.”

Among Dixie Webster-Davis’s casting credits are “Dunkirk,” “Interstellar,” “The Revenant” and Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

The convention center is located at 801 Truxtun Avenue in Bakersfield. For more information, call 818-755-1404 or email

Story First Published: 2020-01-14