Tyler Perry Plans Auditions Aboard The Fantastic Voyage Cruise

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By Daphne R

If you’re planning to step aboard Tom Joyner’s The Fantastic Journey 2014, you may be in for an added treat, especially if you’re an aspiring actor/actress. Tyler Perry has announced a special offering for the trip next year. He will be giving those cruise-goers aboard the ship a chance to audition for a role in an upcoming Tyler Perry project. At this time, Perry doesn’t know for sure whether the part will be in his next Tyler Perry film project or for one his television productions, “For Better or Worse.” “The Haves and the Have Nots” or “Love Thy Neighbor”, airing on the OWN Network.

The Fantastic Voyage 2014 sets sail from Miami, Florida on the Carnival Conquest cruise ship and will head down to St Thomas, Virgin Islands March 16-23. The cruise benefits the Tom Joyner Foundation, which supports Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with scholarships, endowments and capacity building enhancements. To date the Tom Joyner Foundation has awarded more than $65 million to support more than 29,000 students at HBCUs.

Perry will have a casting director on the cruise who will be audition people the entire time. ‘I’m sure you will have a lot of people that will be good and a lot of people that will be like ‘what the hell,’ Perry says. ‘But I have a rule – you have to audition after you have a few drinks. That’s going to really tell the truth right there,’ he says. ‘If you don’t drink, that’s fine, I want you have about 10 cups of coffee and four Mountain Dews and come on up there and do your audition.’

‘I’ve been on the cruise and I know how much fun that is. You know how you go through all week and all year? This is just a great time to let your hair down and have some fun for a great cause. If you don’t have hair, then let someone else’s hair down.’

Perry’s latest film project, A Madea Christmas, will be released in theaters on December 13th.

To keep up with the latest Perry news and updates you can stay connected to him via social media and on his website: TylerPerry.com


Daphne R is an experienced marketing and communications professional that provides social commentary, self-help, tips, and reports news of events that matter to African Americans.

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