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Children's Theatre of Charlotte holds unified season auditions for adult actors for both our Mainstage productions and our touring company. Children, ages 8 and older, may audition for certain Mainstage productions with youth in the cast. See below for specific audition information.

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Unified Auditions for Adults - (Ages 18+)

Adult auditions will be held for the following 2017-18 MainStage Productions:

  • Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
  • The Snowy Day and Other Stories
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
  • Madagascar - A Musical Adventure

NOTE: Unified Adult Auditions for our 2017-18 season are now closed. Information below is for reference only.

Type Date(s)  
Audition Dates Friday, May 12 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Callback Dates Sunday, May 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, May 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Unified Auditions for Students - (Ages 8 - Grade 12)

Student auditions will be held for the following 2017-18 MainStage Productions:

  • Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
No children under 8-years-old, please.

Please prepare a maximum 90 seconds of material – your choice of combination of monologues and/or music. We ask that your music selections be from a musical (no pop music, please), and that you provide sheet music for the provided accompanist. NOTE: The deadline to submit an online SOTT/Student Audition Form has now passed. If you would still like to audition, please bring six (6) copies of your headshot and resume to one of the Audition Dates below and we will work you in as a walk-up audition if possible.

Type Date(s)  
SOTT Student Audition Date
This date is specifically for students enrolled in our School of Theatre Training (SOTT) program.
Monday, May 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
Student Audition Date
This date is open to all interested students.
Tuesday, May 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
Callbacks for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical Wednesday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
Callbacks for Mary Poppins Thursday, May 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates

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 are typically Tuesday-Friday mornings (for school shows); Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (for public shows).

Show Date
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins (musical) 1st rehearsal: Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
1st tech: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
Rehearsals will be afternoons and evenings, Monday-Friday, including some weekends
Performances: Wednesday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

NOTE: Jane and Michael (children’s roles) will be double cast in order to allow flexibility during the performance schedule.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories 1st rehearsal: Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
1st tech: Friday, Oct. 17, 2017
Rehearsals will be 9 am - 6 pm, Monday-Friday, including some weekends
Performances: Wednesday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

NOTE: possible extension through December.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical (musical - weekend & evening rehearsals) 1st rehearsal (Students): Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
1st rehearsal (Adults): Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
1st tech: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Rehearsals will be evenings, Monday-Friday, including some weekends
Performances: Friday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
(OFF Sunday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 25, 2017)

NOTE: All Student Roles will be understudied to allow flexibility during the performance schedule. All students are guaranteed one performance in the role they are understudying.
NOTE: possible extension through December

And in This Corner: Cassius Clay 1st rehearsal: Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
1st tech: Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Rehearsals will be 9 am - 6 pm, Monday-Friday, including some weekends
Performances: Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
Madagascar - A Musical Adventure (musical) 1st rehearsal: Monday, March 12, 2018
1st tech: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Rehearsals will be 9 am - 6 pm, Monday-Friday, including some weekends
Performances: Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, May 6, 2018
Balloonacy 1st rehearsal: Jan. 2018
Rehearsals times are TBD at this time
Tour dates: January through mid-March 2018
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?
See above for specific audition requirements for Adults and Students.

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