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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:

  • 2019-20 Unified Auditions for Adults (ages 18+)
  • 2019-20 Unified Auditions for our School of Theatre Training (SOTT) Students (ages 8 - grade 12)
  • 2019-20 Unified Auditions for all other Youth (ages 8 - grade 12)
  • Rehearsal and Performance Dates* | Character Information
  • Audition FAQs
NOTE: Information below is for reference only. Dates and times for our 2020-2021 Season auditions will be posted here in the spring of 2020.

*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.
 
For information on script submissions, ►click here
2019-20 Unified Auditions for Adults (ages 18+)
Auditions will be held for the following productions:
  • Peter Pan (musical)
  • The Invisible Boy (musical)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • GRIMMZ Fairy Tales (hip-hop musical)
  • Dragons Love Tacos
  • Afflicted: Daughters of Salem
  • Balloonacy (runs in-house and will also tour)
Audition Dates: Wednesday, May 15, 5-10 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 5-10 p.m., Friday, May 17, 3-6 p.m. (overflow)

Callback Dates: Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, TBA as needed

NOTE: Information below is for reference only. Dates and times for our 2020-2021 Season auditions will be posted here in the spring of 2020.
2019-20 Unified Auditions for SOTT Students (ages 9 - grade 12)
Auditions will be held for the following productions - youth will be trying out for parts in these four productions in various roles:
  • Peter Pan (musical)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Afflicted: Daughters of Salem
Audition Dates: Monday, May 20, 5-9 p.m.

Callback Dates: Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 5-9 p.m.

NOTE: Information below is for reference only. Dates and times for our 2020-2021 Season auditions will be posted here in the spring of 2020.
2019-20 Unified Auditions for all other Youth (ages 9 - grade 12)
Auditions will be held for the following productions - youth will be trying out for parts in these four productions in various roles:
  • Peter Pan (musical)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Afflicted: Daughters of Salem
Audition Dates: Tuesday, May 21, 5-9 p.m.

Callback Dates: Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 5-9 p.m.

NOTE: Information below is for reference only. Dates and times for our 2020-2021 Season auditions will be posted here in the spring of 2020.
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).

Peter Pan

1st rehearsal (Students): Monday Aug. 5, 2019 (daytime when no school otherwise evening/weekend)
1st rehearsal (Adults): Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 (daytime when no school otherwise evening/weekend)
CMS start classes: Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 (switch to evening and weekend rehearsals)
1st tech: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Performances: Wednesday, October 2 – Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

Adult Roles

Peter Pan - age 14 - Alto - Strong singer/actor/mover; Gymnastics/aerial training a plus
Mrs. Darling/Ensemble - age 35-40 - Soprano - Strong singer/actor with great movement training; stage combat experience a plus
Mr. Darling/Hook - age 40-50 - Baritone - Strong actor/singer/mover; stage combat experience a plus (particularly with sword)
Smee/Ensemble - age 50 - Bari/tenor - Strong singer/actor with great movement training; stage combat experience a plus
Nana/Starkey/Ensemble - age 25-45 - Strong singer/actor with great movement training; stage combat experience a plus
Older Wendy/Ensemble - age 40-50 - Strong singer/actor with great movement training; stage combat experience a plus
Tiger Lilly/Ensemble - age 25-35 - Mezzo - Strong dancer/mover; stage combat experience a plus
Noodler/Ensemble - Strong singer/actor with great movement training; stage combat experience a plus
Jukes/Ensemble - Strong singer/actor with great movement training; stage combat experience a plus
Liza/Mullins/Ensemble - Strong singer/actor with great movement training; stage combat experience a plus

Youth Roles

Wendy Darling
John Darling
Michael Darling
Ensemble – Lost Boys
Ensemble – Tiger Lily’s Pounce (female warriors)

The Invisible Boy

1st rehearsal: Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 (daytime with some evening/weekend)
1st tech: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Performances: Wednesday, October 30 – Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019

Adult Roles

Brian - 3rd Grader - Tenor - Shy boy who doesn’t’ have any friends at his school.
Ms. Carlottie - Teacher - Alto - Pleasant woman who tries to be reasonable in any situation, almost to a fault in that she lets the children guide the spirit of the classroom.
Nathan - 3rd Grader - Bari/tenor - A silly loud-mouthed student who doesn’t always think about what he says before he says it.
Madison - 3rd Grader - Mezzo - A self-assured girl whose overwhelming personality draws her to the center of attention all of the time.
Sophie - 3rd Grader - Mezzo - Righteous girl who is always focused on what is supposed to happen as it has been outlined by those in authority.
Carla - 3rd Grader - Alto - A fun-loving girl who is very artistic and enjoys expressing herself in a theatrical manner.
Justin - 3rd Grader - Bari/tenor - New student of Korean descent. Confident and poised.

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

1st rehearsal (Students): Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 (evening and weekend)
1st rehearsal (Adults): Monday, October 28, 2019 (evening and weekend)
1st tech: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Performances: Friday, Nov. 29 – Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019
Holiday break (no performances) Dec. 23 – Thursday, Dec. 26 , 2019

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  

Youth Roles

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

Akeelah and the Bee

1st rehearsal (Students): TBD, Dec.
1st rehearsal (Adults): Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 (daytime when no school otherwise evening/weekend)
1st tech: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020
Performances: Wednesday, Jan. 29 – Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Adult Roles

Gail Anderson - age 35 - Black - Akeelah’s mother
Reggie Anderson - age 17 - Black - Akeelah’s brother
Dr. Josh Larabee - age 50 - Black - Akeelah’s spelling coach
Batty Ruth - age 70 - Black - Neighbor
Drunk Willie - age 70 - Black - Neighbor
JT - age 21 - Black - Thug basement neighbor
Dylan’s dad/Ensemble - age 40 - Asian

Youth Roles

Akeelah Anderson - 11, black
Georgia - 11, black, (Akeelah’s best friend)
Dylan Singh - 12, Asian
Javier Mendez - 12, Latino
Ensemble Girl - plays Izzy, Crying Girl, Snorting Girl
Ensemble Girl - plays Trish, Mohawk Girl, Horse Girl
Ensemble Girl - plays Ratchet Rhonda, and JT’s customer

Grimmz Fairy Tales

1st rehearsal: Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 (daytime with some evening and weekends)
1st tech: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
Performances: Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Sunday, Mar. 15, 2020

Adult Roles

TBA - This is a new hip-hop musical. We will be looking for ensemble members to play multiple characters.

Dragons Love Tacos

1st rehearsal: Monday, Mar. 2, 2020 (daytime with some evenings and weekends)
1st tech: Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 2020
Performances: Wednesday, Apr. 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2020

Adult 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

Balloonacy

1st rehearsal: Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 (daytime with some evenings and weekends)
Touring Dates Monday Feb. 3 – Friday Mar. 13th 2020
Shows at ImaginOn Monday, May 18, – Sunday, June 7, 2020

Adult Roles

Old Man - Strong sense of physical comedy ala Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin
Narrator

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem

1st rehearsal: TBA, Late March (daytime when no school, otherwise evening/weekend. There will be rehearsal during CMS Spring Break)
1st tech: TBA
Performances: Apr. 17 - 26, 2020

Adult Roles

Tituba

Youth Roles

Ann Putnam
Mercy Lewis
Abigail Williams
Mary Warren
Betty Parris
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