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Scottsdale's Maya Day and Nightclub to Open in April, Will Hold Casting Call on Monday

Summertime is going to be here before you know it. And with it comes the annual surfeit of posh pool parties at upscale swimming joints. One of the more popular places that the well-heeled bikini and boardshorts crowd will be flocking to will be the Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale.

The 27,950-square-foot attraction -- perched along Saddlebag Trail, it will feature a gigantic swimming pool, ritzy amenities, and several adjacent nightlife establishments -- is tentatively scheduled to open in April. And in preparation for its launch, Maya's proprietors are holding a big casting call on Monday in order to fill a variety of positions at the club, ranging from bartenders and wait staff to go-go girls, DJs, and other entertainers.

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According to the folks at Steve Levine Entertainment, which is helping run the casting call that will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the nearby W Hotel Scottsdale, anyone at least 19 years or older is encouraged to attend to apply for employment at Maya.

The establishment, which formerly was to be called Scottsdale Beach Club, is looking to hire not only management, servers, bar staff, and both hosts and hostesses, but also security, photographers, and videographers. Everyone is encouraged to bring a résumé to the casting call.

SLE spokespersons told Jackalope Ranch that Maya's proprietors are on the lookout for those in the entertainment industry, including DJs (natch), live bands, go-go girls, and other performers to do their thing during various gigs at the establishment in the month's ahead.

DJs and musicians are encouraged to bring along a demo CD to help show off what they've got. Go-go dancers who turn out for the event won't be asked to don either skimpy outfits or furry boots, however, as the casting call will serve as a chance to get their feet in the door and get their faces seen, and provide their résumés.

The casting call will also serve as an initial interview of sorts and a chance for dancers to be seen and maybe be asked a few questions. A separate audition will like take place sometime indeterminate point the immediate future.

Anyone interested in applying for employment at Maya and is planning to attend the casting call is encouraged to check out its Facebook page for more details.

The Maya Day and Nightclub casting call will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, at W Hotel Scottsdale.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.