Rob Ford musical seeks 'quirky' actor to play infamous mayor

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (QMI Agency files)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. (QMI Agency files)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:38 PM ET

TORONTO Can you act like you're in a drunken stupor?

An open casting call for "Rob Ford the Musical: The Birth of a Ford Nation" is being held Monday.

Set to open Sept. 16 at Toronto's Factory Theatre, the musical promises to be an "unabashed, take-no-prisoners comedy.

While Ford has been the star of his own ongoing political drama/comedy/tragedy, the musical has yet to cast someone to play the embattled mayor.

Organizers put the call out Thursday for those interested in playing Ford.

Performers are encouraged to bring "their quirky, talented, interesting self, ready to preform a one-minute comedy monologue and one pop, rock, or comedy song."

"Feel free to dress as Rob Ford," the release stated. "No resemblance required 'colour blind' casting."

Along with casting someone to portray Ford, the show is also looking for someone to play his brother, Coun. Doug Ford.


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