Star search

In what appears to be a first for a casino show, "Cirque Dreams Pandemonia," the summer-long attraction at Trump Taj Mahal, is conducting a public talent search.

Saturday, "Pandemonia" creator-producer Neil Goldberg and his creative team will be at the Taj auditioning anyone who thinks he or she has what it takes to appear in a performance of the show that runs through Labor Day weekend.

"The only requirement is talent," said Goldberg. "If you're outgoing, ever dreamed of being in a Broadway-caliber show and have a unique skill, we'd love to see your talent. We're looking for that star quality...that special something that makes you different from the others."

The competition is open to people of all ages. The winner will be trained by the "Pandemonia" crew for a one-time-only star turn in an upcoming show performance. To participate, just show up at the Taj's Xanadu theater between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.,

The public is invited to watch the tryouts. Admission is free.