Motown Musical Searches for Little Michael Jackson

on Jul 18, 2012 03:58 PM EDT

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is looking for a young musical star to play little Michael Jackson, young Stevie Wonder, and pre-teen Gordy himself.

The music mogul  launched an audition website on Tuesday to find a multi-talented African-American youth between 8 and 11 who can play three roles in upcoming production.

"I'm not looking for imitators," Gordy said in a video interview in the audition website. "What I'm looking for is people that are smart, and can be themselves in the role."

"He has to be extremely talented, plus he has to give me the same chills that I got when I saw Michael Jackson in the first place," Gordy added.

Written by Gordy and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the show will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music from the Motown catalogue, including songs made widely-known by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, and The Jackson Five.

The audition website for the nation-wide search is Candidates will perform one of the three songs - "I Want You Back," "I'll Be There," or "Who's Loving You."

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