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CTC is proud to be an organization where a diverse mix of talented, committed and enthusiastic people gather to do their best work. CTC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Information is outlined here as follows:

  • 2018-19 Unified Auditions for Adults (ages 18+)
  • 2018-19 Unified Auditions for our School of Theatre Training (SOTT) Students (ages 8 - grade 12)
  • 2018-19 Unified Auditions for all other Youth (ages 8 - grade 12)
  • Rehearsal and Performance Dates* | Character Information
  • Audition FAQs
*Please confirm you are available for rehearsal, tech and performance dates prior to auditioning for a production - some conflicts during rehearsals may be considered. Performance runs include morning performances for school field trip audiences Tuesdays through Fridays, plus Friday evening and Saturday/Sunday matinee performances for the public. Generally, there are no performances on Mondays. After confirming your availability you may sibmit an ►Adult Audition Application , which includes a link to sign up for a specific audition slot (day and time).
 
For information on script submissions, ►click here
2018-19 Unified Auditions for Adults (ages 18+)
Auditions will be held for the following productions:
  • Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
  • The Lion and the Little Red Bird (Preschool Tour)
  • Last Stop on Market Street
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
  • Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds
  • The Ghost of Splinter Cove
  • Pete the Cat (musical)
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee

Audition Dates: Friday, June 8, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Callback Dates:
 
Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Last Stop on Market Street; Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds
Monday, June 11, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Ghost of Splinter Cove 
Tuesday, June 12, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Wednesday, June 13, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
Monday, June 18, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical; Pete the Cat (musical)
Tuesday, June 19, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 21, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Shows TBD
Click to Submit an Adult Audition Application

NOTE: Adult Audition Applications submissions have closed. You may still Audition as a walkup - please arrive with 6 copies of both your headshot and your resume; you will be worked into the auditions as time permits.
2018-19 Unified Auditions for SOTT Students (ages 8 - grade 12)
Auditions will be held for the following productions:
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical

Audition Dates: Monday, May 21, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Callback Dates: Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

NOTE: SOTT Youth Auditions have closed.
2018-19 Unified Auditions for all other Youth (ages 8 - grade 12)
Auditions will be held for the following productions:
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical

Audition Dates: Tuesday, May 22, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Callback Dates: Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

NOTE: Youth Auditions have closed.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates | Character Information
Rehearsal/Performance dates are listed below. Please confirm you are available for tech and performance dates prior to confirming your availability for a production - some conflicts during rehearsals may be considered. Performance dates include morning performances during most weekdays. Character descriptions are included below, with general age and description, plus vocal range and dance experience needed (if applicable).

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

1st rehearsal (Students): Monday, August 6, 2018
1st rehearsal (Adults): Monday, August 13, 2018 (some daytime, evening and weekend rehearsals)
CMS start classes: Monday, August 27, 2018 (switch to evening and weekend rehearsals)
1st tech: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Performances: Friday, September 28 – Sunday, October 21, 2018
NOTE – Matilda will be performed with a British dialect. If you are auditioning for this production please feel free to use a dialect with either your song or your monologue.
Adult Roles
Miss Honey - age 25-35 - Soprano
Mr. Wormwood - age 35-40 - Tenor
Mrs. Wormwood - age 30’s - Alto
Michael/Others
Mrs. Phelps/Others - age 30’s – 50’s
Rudolpho/Others - age 25-35 - High Baritone - Latin ballroom experience a plus
Escape Artist/Others - age 30’s - Lyric Baritone
Acrobat/Others - age 30’s - Strong Dancer
Doctor/Others - age 30’s - High Tenor
Female Ensemble - age 30’s

The Lion and the Little Red Bird (Tour)

1st rehearsal: Monday, August 6, 2018
1st tech: Monday, August 20, 2018
Performs in House: Thursday, August 23 – Sunday, September 2, 2018
Tour dates: October/November 2018
Adult Roles
Red Bird - A puppet
Lion - Masked actor who doesn’t speak
Elements - Operates several puppets

Last Stop on Market Street

1st rehearsal: Monday, October 1st, 2018
1st tech: Friday, October 17, 2018
Performances: Wednesday, October 31 – Sunday, November 18, 2018
Adult Roles
CJ - age 5-7 - A curious, precocious young boy of color
Nana - age 50-65 - CJ’s nana
Actor 3 - Male Blind Man and other characters
Actor 4 - Female Butterfly Lady, Trixie, and other characters
Actor 5 - Female Well-dressed Woman and other characters
Actor 6 - Male Mr. Dennis and other characters
Actor 7 - Either

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical
Musical | Weekend & evening rehearsals

1st rehearsal (Students): Monday, October 8, 2018
1st rehearsal (Adults): Monday, October 22nd, 2018
1st tech: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Performances: Friday, November 23 – Saturday, December 29, 2018
Holiday break (no performances) Monday, December 24 – Thursday, December 27, 2018)
Adult Roles
Grace Bradley - age 30-40 - Mezzo with belt - Sweet, good-humored, slightly frazzled mom
Bob Bradley - age 35-40 - Baritone - Easygoing dad, wry sense of humor
Reverend Hopkins - age 40-50 - Occasionally befuddled, always well-meaning
Helen - age 40-50 - Alto - Leader, steamroller, always in charge.
Luanne - age 35-40 - Mezzo - Sassy, tells it like it is
Betty - age 30-40 - Alto - Sweet southerner, calls everyone “honey”
Connie - age 30-40 - Soprano - Direct, no-nonsense type

Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

1st rehearsal: Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Holiday break (no rehearsal) Monday, December 17, 2018 – Sunday, January 6, 2019
Resume rehearsal: Monday, January 7, 2019
1st tech: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Performances: Friday, January 18, – Sunday, February 10, 2019
Adult Roles
Judy Moody - age 8-10 - A resourceful 3rd grader with powerful emotions
Stink - age 6-8 - An impulsive 2nd grader who’s a younger brother
Mom/Cap’n Mom - age 30-40 - Judy’s mother, silly but stern
Dad/Peg Leg Dad - age 30-40 - Judy’s dad, likeable man who loves bad jokes
Tall Boy/Others - age 8-10 - Judy’s nemesis in the treasure hunt, Smart Girl’s brother
Smart Girl/Others - age 8-10 - Judy’s nemesis in the treasure hunt, Tall Boy’s sister
Scurvy Sam/Others

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds (musical)

1st rehearsal: Monday, January 7, 2019
1st tech: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Performances: Wednesday, February 6 – Sunday, February 24, 2019
Adult Roles
Ziggy - age 11 - A timid boy with long dreadlocks
Doctor Bird - Any age - A lucky bird, Ziggy’s pet and best friend
Nansi/Others - age 11 - A trickster girl
Duppy/Others - age 35-45 - An evil spirit bird with a head full of hair taken from children
Cedella/Others- age 35-45 - Ziggy’s mother
Tacoma/Others - Any age - A bird

The Ghost of Splinter Cove

1st rehearsal: Monday, February 25, 2019
1st tech: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Performances: Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, April 7, 2019
Adult Roles
Cora - age 10 - Nate’s older sister
Nate - age 8 - Cora’s younger brother
Sydney - age 9 - A new female friend
“J” - age 35-40 - Cora and Nate’s imaginary friend
Tobias - age 40’s - A man looking for his son

Pete the Cat (musical)

1st rehearsal: Monday, March 4, 2019
1st tech: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Performances: Wednesday, April 10 – Sunday, May 5, 2019
Adult Roles
Pete the Cat - age 20-30 - A super zen cat who lives in a VW bus
Jimmy Biddle - age 7 - A very put-together 2nd grader who overthinks things
Olive Biddle - age 4 - A rambunctious preschooler, Jimmy’s little sister
Mom - age 30-40 - Jimmy’s nervous mother
Dad - age 30-40 - Jimmy’s nervous father

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

1st rehearsal: Monday, April 29, 2019
1st tech: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Performances: Wednesday, May 29, – Sunday, June 9, 2019
Adult Roles
This piece is still in development. We will hire 2-3 actors to play multiple roles. Puppetry experience a plus.
Audition FAQs

Where are auditions held?
All auditions will be held at ImaginOn.

Are actors paid?
Adult actors are compensated at a weekly rate. Student actors gain valuable stage experience rehearsing and performing alongside working professionals.

What material do I need to prepare?
Please prepare a maximum of 90 seconds of material comprising monologue(s) and - if you are auditioning for a musical - 16 bars of music. We ask that your music selections be from a musical (no pop music, please), and that you provide sheet music for our accompanist.

Do I need a headshot (picture) and a resume?
Yes. Please fill out the online audition application form (link provided above) prior to the audition. Any applications submitted without a headshot and resume will not be considered. The deadline for submitting the application is one week prior to the audition date (Friday, May 5, 2017).

Can my parents watch my audition?
No. Parents are welcome to accompany you before and after the audition. There will be a place for them to wait while you are auditioning.

What happens if I cannot make the audition dates?
Unfortunately, if you cannot make the audition date then you will not be considered for casting. We are not able to set up individual auditions.

What should I wear?
An audition is much like a job interview; you should try to look professional.

Will I have to audition in front of anyone else who is auditioning?
Sometimes, yes. If asked to do a cold reading, you may be asked to read with other people for the scene.

What is a callback?
The "callback" is a second (sometimes third, fourth or even fifth) audition during which the selection process becomes more specific. At a callback, you will usually be asked to read additional scenes from the show, prepare music from the score, or learn a dance combination. The callback is also an opportunity for the director(s) to see and hear different combinations of performers.

What if I am not called back?
Not being called back doesn’t always mean that you aren’t being cast in a show. Sometimes a callback is needed for a director to look at the way specific groups of people fit together, sometimes not.

What if I can’t make all rehearsals?
Rehearsal and performances dates for each production are listed above. We are often able to work around minor conflicts in the availability of the actors we cast. Sometimes however, the availability of an actor is the final deciding factor in casting. It is wise to always be honest about your availability.

How will I know if I am cast in the show?
If you are cast in a show you will receive a phone call or email from Stage Management or director(s). Callbacks may be scheduled on an as needed basis throughout the season, sometimes several months after the initial audition. If your availability changes for a production or you are being considered for a role at another company, please email Stage Management: stagemanagement@ctcharlotte.org.

Script Submissions

We would love to read and consider your previously unproduced play or musical (45 – 90 minutes) focused on ages 3-18. Please email your script in either .doc or .pdf format to the email address below, and include a letter of inquiry and a biography of the playwright with contact information. Feel free to follow-up with us about your submission, but realize that we receive a large number of scripts and are not always able to read them immediately. We will also provide feedback if you wish and if time permits.

literary@ctcharlotte.org  or mail to:
Script Submissions
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202