Open casting call at ACT theatre for Norwegian reality TV show featuring Norwegian-Americans

Chicago’s O’Connor Casting Company is holding an open casting call on Sunday, October 18th at Seattle’s ACT Theatre for Norwegian-Americans interested in applying for Season 7 of Norway’s hit Reality TV show “Alt for Norge” (AKA “The Great Norway Adventure”).

The Norwegian Emmy award winning series follows 12 Norwegian-Americans who fly to Norway and dive into the culture by competing in a series of fun and adventurous challenges. The winner receives a CASH prize of $50,000.00 and meets Norwegian relatives they don’t even know exist.

According to series Casting Producer Joan O’Connor, Seattle is an ideal place to have an open call. “There are 365,000 Norwegian-Americans in Washington and it’s the perfect place to find fun and adventurous people. We’ve featured someone from Washington every season, including season one winner Doug Miner, and we’d love to discover more!”

The series is tremendously popular in Norway and has featured 70 Americans from all over the United States including season six cast member Joel Hilmo from Bellevue, Washington.

Hilmo says, “It was a life changing experience! I never felt like the crew was creating drama. The whole experience was about falling in love with Norway, which I did.” Some of Hilmo’s adventures range from reconstructing a famous WWII sabotage to sailing an old ship to ski jumping.

But according to fellow season six cast member Hannah Tjoflat, there is also a transformative emotional component to the show. Tjoflat says, “I gained a greater understanding and appreciation for where I come from and it helped me have a better view of where I'm headed. I now have a deeper confidence in who I am in the world and left Norway feeling more empowered than ever."

The open call is on Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101. Enter at ticket office door. To get on the VIP list (slots are limited) email

If unable to attend the open call, people can still apply online. To be eligible, applicants need to be a U.S. citizen with Norwegian ancestry (even a little bit counts), age 18+ and have never traveled to Norway. For all information and to apply online go to

“Alt for Norge” is produced by Norway’s Monster Entertainment and currently airs only on Discovery Networks Norway. For PRESS INFORMATION contact Joan O’Connor at 312-226-9112 or email To view clips go to

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