January 22, 2008 13:36 ET

CBS 3 and the CW Philly 57 Join Cirque du Soleil for 'Free To Be Expressive' Auditions Thursday, January 24, 11AM-1PM

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57 are joining together with Cirque du Soleil to offer local performers the chance to appear on television and receive a grand prize -- a VIP experience at the latest Cirque action-packed production, KOOZA. Whether it's acrobatics, singing, dancing or juggling, contestants can show off their talents on Thursday, January 24th from 11a.m. to 1p.m. at the "Free To Be Expressive" casting call. Auditions will take place at the CBS 3 and CW Philly 57's new studios located at 1555 Hamilton Street in Philadelphia. Auditions will also be featured online at

One lucky winner will be featured in a promotional spot that will air on both CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57. The winner will also receive a VIP Cirque du Soleil KOOZA package when the show comes to Philadelphia in May. The prize includes tickets and backstage passes.

CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57 program and promotion managers will videotape auditions at the studios and review the footage with Cirque du Soleil staff to determine a winner. Contestants should bring a photo ID and picture of themselves to the audition. Photos will not be returned. Applications are available on site and online at

Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA is an energetic, compelling, funny and slightly provocative show that combines two circus traditions -- acrobatic performance and the art of clowning. KOOZA highlights the physical demands of human performance in all of its splendor, presented in a colorful blend of slapstick humor and storytelling.

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Joanne Calabria
    (215) 977-5610
    Rachel Ferguson
    (215) 977-5612