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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.

Auditions for our 2020-2021 Season have now closed. Information on rehearsal dates, etc. is provided below for reference.

Information is outlined below as follows:
  • 2020-21 Unified Auditions for Adults (ages 18+)
  • 2020-21 Unified Auditions for our School of Theatre Training (SOTT) Students (ages 8 - grade 12)
  • 2020-21 Unified Auditions for all other Youth (ages 8 - grade 12)
  • Character Information
  • Audition FAQs
*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 submit a ►Youth Audition Application .
 
For information on script submissions, ►click here
2020-21 Unified Auditions for Adults (ages 18+)
Auditions were held for the following productions:
  • Grace for President (musical)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Snow White
  • Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
  • Dragons Love Tacos
  • The Lizard and el sol (runs in-house and will also tour)
  • CTC Resident Touring Company (performance schedule varies; touring productions also have runs in-house for selected dates)
Audition submissions are now closed | Callback Process TBD
2020-21 Unified Auditions for SOTT Students (ages 8 - grade 12)
Auditions were held for the following productions:
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
Audition submissions are now closed | Callback Process TBD
2020-21 Unified Auditions for all other Youth (ages 8 - grade 12)
Auditions were held for the following productions:
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
Audition submissions are now closed | Callback Process TBD
Character Information
Revised Rehearsal/Performance dates will be listed soon. At that time 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).
Grace for President

Roles

Mrs. Barrington - (Mezzo) - 3rd Grade Teacher
Grace Campbell - (Alto/Mezzo) - African American 3rd grader who gets angry that there has never been a female President. She decides to run for her class President.
Robbie - (Baritone) - Student
Sam - (Tenor) - Quiet student who often sits alone and becomes friends with Grace.
Rose/Mrs. Phillips - (Soprano) - Student/Mrs. Phillips the librarian
Anthony/Mr. Waller - (Baritone) - Student/3rd Grade Teacher
Thomas/Henry - (Tenor) - Student who is an overly confident super achiever who runs against Grace for President.

1st Rehearsal:

Monday, September 21, 2020

1st Day of Tech:

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Performances:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Sunday, November 1, 2020


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical

Roles

Adult Ensemble
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

Youth Ensemble
Ralph Herdman
Imogene Herdman
Leroy Herdman
Claude Herdman
Ollie Herdman
Gladys Herdman
Beth Bradley
Charlie Bradley
Alice
Elmer
Teddy
Ivey
Various Ensemble

1st Rehearsal Students Only:

Monday, October 19, 2020 (daytime when no school otherwise evening/weekend)

1st Rehearsal Students & Grace:

Monday, October 26, 2020 (daytime when no school otherwise evening/weekend)

1st Rehearsal Full Company:

Monday, November 2, 2020 (Adults Daytime/evening/weekend, Students evening/weekend)

1st Day of Tech:

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Holiday break (no shows) Thursday, November 26, 2020

Performances:

Friday, November 27, 2020 - Sunday, December 20, 2020


Snow White

Roles

Male adult
Female adult

1st Rehearsal:

Monday, January 4, 2021

 1st Day of Tech:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Performances:

February 2-28, 2021


Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

Roles

Adult Ensemble
Daniel - An 11-year-old German refugee arriving in Cuba during the Holocaust
Paloma - An 11-year-old Cuban girl who befriends Daniel
Papa/Ensemble - Age 40’s - A businessman turned Minister of Immigration and a single parent of Paloma
David/Ensemble - Age 70’s - An ice cream seller from Russia with a past he never talks about
Marta/Ensemble - 40’s - Miriam’s daughter-in-law and survivor
Miriam/Ensemble - 60’s - Marta’s mother-in-law and survivor

Youth Ensemble
Child - Age 9-11 - Any gender for two key moments in the play

1st Rehearsal:

Monday, February 8, 2021 (Rehearsals will be in the afternoon/evening and weekends)

1st Day of Tech:

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 

Performances:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - Sunday, March 28, 2021


Dragons Love Tacos

Roles

Boy - age 11
Leroy, a dog - Any age - Very physical and expressive
Man in Suit/Ensemble - age 30-50 - Comedic character actor
Red Dragon - Strong dancer
Blue Dragon - Strong dancer
White Dragon - Strong dancer
Yellow Dragon - Strong dancer

1st Rehearsal:

Monday, March 15th, 2021

1st Day of Tech:

Friday, April 2, 2021

Performances:

Friday, April 9, 2021 - Sunday, May 2, 2021


The Lizard and el sol (Touring/In-House Performance)

Roles

Lizard - LatinX any age/gender - Physical actor that can speak Spanish
Woodpecker - LatinX any age/gender - Physical actor that can speak Spanish

1st rehearsal:

Monday, January 4, 2021

Tour Begins:

Monday, February 1, 2021

Tour Ends:

Friday, March 12, 2021

Rehearsal/Tech for In House Run:

Tuesday, May 25 & Wednesday, May 26, 2021

In House Performances:

Thursday, May 27 - Sunday, June 6, 2021


CTC Resident Touring Company

Role

We are looking for one musician/actor with a background preferably in guitar.

1st rehearsal:

Monday, September 21, 2020

Tour Begins:

Monday, November 2, 2020

Tour Ends:

Friday, May 21, 2021

Rehearsal/Tech for In House Run:

Sunday, December 6th & 7th, 2020; Monday, January 4, 2021 - Tuesday, January 5, 2021 & Monday, May 3, 2021

In House Performances:

Tuesday, December 8 , 2020 - Thursday, December 17, 2020; January 6, 2021 - Saturday, January 16, 2021 & Wednesday, May 4, 2021 - Sunday, May 16, 2021

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 – your choice of a 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 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.

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