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SeaWorld San Diego Holds Most Unique Hollywood Casting Call in History as Auditioners Compete to Earn World’s First Performing Arts “B.A.” (Balancing Arts) Degree

PERFORMERS ON FIRE — SeaWorld San Diego held one of the most unique casting calls in Hollywood history with talent scouts searching through a wild array of fire daredevils, aerialists, stilt walkers, high-wire walkers, Russian Bar performers, Cyr artists, power skippers and more, competing for roles in SeaWorld San Diego’s new nighttime spectacular — Electric Ocean — scheduled to debut this summer. (Photo: Business Wire) Multimedia Gallery URL


Scores of aspirants who live “balanced lives” were put through their paces in some of the entertainment world’s most dizzying and dangerous performances as they strove for roles in one of the country’s biggest nighttime spectaculars, “Electric Ocean” planned for SeaWorld San Diego this summer.

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SeaWorld San Diego’s new nighttime spectacular — Electric Ocean — will transform the park this summer into a sea of glowing color and energy, inspired by the phenomenon of ocean bioluminescence with the world’s most unusual performers.

The auditions, conducted at the famed Hollywood training facility Cirque L.A., offered the entertainment’s world’s first true opportunity for “higher education” culminating with the granting of the only B.A. degree that really matters — a B.A. degree for “Balancing Arts.” The “chosen ones” received their degrees in a very special ceremony by balancing in a world of fire and danger. Literally.

“The new Electric Ocean is an example of how we’re integrating emerging technologies and performers to raise the bar — even if it’s on fire,” said Rick Schuiteman, SeaWorld San Diego’s vice president of entertainment. “Lasers and lights will create a fantastical simulated underwater experience, like the Northern Lights, but inspired by the sea with “bioluminescent” animals floating through the sky. This unique nighttime event will transform the park into a canvas painted with light. It’s a reinvention of what a nighttime experience in a theme park can be.”

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