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Information is outlined here 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)
  • 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 or ►Youth Audition Application , which includes a link to sign up for a specific audition slot (day and time).
 
For information on script submissions, ►click here
2020-21 Unified Auditions for Adults (ages 18+)
Auditions will be held for the following productions:
  • Annie (musical)
  • Grace for President (musical)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • The Magician’s Secret (musical)
  • Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
  • The Secret Life of Girls
  • 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 Dates: Friday, May 8, 2020; 5-9 p.m. & Saturday, May 9; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Callback Dates: Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Adult Audition Application
2020-21 Unified Auditions for SOTT Students (ages 9 - grade 12)
Auditions will be held for the following productions:
  • Annie (musical)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
  • The Secret Life of Girls
Audition Dates: Monday, May 18, 2020; 5-9 p.m.

Callback Dates: Wednesday, May 20, 2020; 5-9 p.m. & Thursday, May 21, 2020; 5-9 p.m.

Youth Audition Application
2020-21 Unified Auditions for all other Youth (ages 9 - grade 12)
Auditions will be held for the following productions:
  • Annie (musical)
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
  • Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
  • The Secret Life of Girls
Audition Dates: Tuesday, May 19, 2020; 5-9 p.m.

Callback Dates: Wednesday, May 20, 2020; 5-9 p.m. & Thursday, May 21, 2020; 5-9 p.m.

Youth Audition Application
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).
Annie
1st rehearsal (Students): Monday, August 3, 2020 (daytime when no school otherwise evening/weekend)
1st rehearsal (Adults): Monday, August 17, 2020 (Adults Daytime/evening/weekend, Students evening/weekend)
CMS start classes: Monday, August 31, 2020 (youth switch to evening and weekend rehearsals; adults may still have some daytime rehearsal)
1st tech: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Performances: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – Sunday, November 1, 2020
There will be two student casts that will rotate performances. Each student cast will perform in 8 school performances where school will have to be missed, and half of the public performances.

Roles

Adult Ensemble
Oliver Warbucks - (B3 - Gb5) - Age 40-55 - Successful businessman with a warm heart
Grace Farrell - (Bb3 - G5) - Age 20-35 - Assistant to Oliver Warbucks
Miss Hannigan - (A3 - F5) - Age 35-50 - Orphanage matron who hates children but is fond of liquor
Rooster/Ensemble - (B3 - G5) - Age 30-40 - Miss Hannigan’s brother
Lily/Ensemble - (B3 - G5) - Age 20-30 - Rooster’s significant other
Bert Healy/Ensemble - (E4 - G5) - Radio personality
President Roosevelt/Ensemble - (Eb3 - F4) - Age 40-60 - A Democrat and friend of Warbucks
Various Ensemble

Youth Ensemble
Annie - (A3 - G5) - Age 11-14
Molly - Age 9-11 - The littlest
Kate - Age 10-12 - The next to littlest
Tessie - Age 11-13 - The cry baby
Pepper - Age 13-15 - The toughest
July - Age 13-15 - The quietest
Duffy - Age 13-15 - The biggest
Various Ensemble

Grace for President
1st rehearsal: Monday, September 28, 2020
1st tech: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Performances: Wednesday, October 21 – Sunday, November 15, 2020

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.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: the Musical
1st rehearsal (Students): 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 tech: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Performances: Friday, November 27 – Sunday, December 20, 2020
Holiday break (no performances) Thursday, November 26, 2020

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

The Magician's Secret
1st rehearsal: Monday, January 4, 2021
1st tech: Tuesday, January 26, 2020
Performances: Wednesday, February 3 – Sunday, February 21, 2021

Roles

Finn - (Mezzo-Soprano) - Age 15 - a very quirky 15-year-old. Finn should be good with physical comedy. She’s a mentalist, an escape artist, and good with clowning
Jay-K - (Pop Tenor) - Age 16 - a close-up magician. He is smooth and deliberate in his moves and words. He is an observer with a cool, hip street kid look.
Magic Wanda - (Mezzo Soprano, "belter" type) - Age 16 - is brash and full of herself. She’s like Reese Witherspoon in “Election” meets Reese in “Legally Blonde.” Her act is disappearing and floating wands, performed like a baton twirler.
Eric the Great - (mid-Baritone) - Age 16 - is mister Las Vegas. He’s slick and all show. He is cocky and wears the tacky velvet paisley lapels tux.
Eva - (Soprano) - Age 14 - is Eric’s younger sister. If he is mister Las Vegas, she is the bored snarky sister forced to stand in the shadow.
Oliver Mars - (Baritone) - Age 15 - nerdy Mister Spock type who is an expert in the history and lore of magic. He is all about space and the future. His act is a futuristic robot.
Max Best/Dudley Hammersmith - (Baritone) - Age 19 - Max is the villain. He is Bob Fosse as the snake in The Little Prince - vest, pants, bowler. Sleeves rolled up. Cool customer.
Magda/Marvellini/Mom - (Alto) - Age 40-60 - Magda disguises herself as Marvellini the master magician. She is an actress able to play a credible older wizard and an elegant, but aged, assistant.

Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba
1st rehearsal: Monday, February 8, 2021 (Rehearsals will be in the afternoon/evening and weekends)
1st tech: Tuesday, March 2, 2020
Performances: Wednesday, March 10 – Sunday, March 28, 2021

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

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
1st rehearsal: Monday, March 15, 2021
1st tech: Friday, April 2, 2021
Performances: Friday, April 9 – Sunday, May 9, 2021

Roles

Adult Ensemble
The Cat - Any age/gender with excellent comedic timing and strong clowning skills
Fish Puppeteer - Any age/gender with skills and experience as a puppeteer
Boy - Strong physical acting skills
Sally - Strong physical acting skills

Youth Ensemble
Thing 1 & 2 - Any age/gender - Strong physical clowning and acrobatic skills

The Secret Life of Girls
1st rehearsal: Monday, March 22, 2021 (Adults Daytime/evening/weekend, Students evening/weekend & Daytime when no school)
1st tech: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Performances: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Sunday, April 25, 2021
Please note that this show will rehearse during CMS spring break There will be two student casts that will rotate performances. Each student cast will perform in 8 school performances (where school will have to be missed), and half of the public performances.

Roles

Adult Ensemble
Sutton’s Mom/Coach
Abby’s Mom

Youth Ensemble
Abby - an adolescent girl
Stephanie - an adolescent girl
Rebecca - an adolescent girl
Kayla - an adolescent girl
Sutton - an adolescent girl
Anna Marie - an adolescent girl
Chandler - an adolescent girl/New Girl

The Lizard and el sol (Touring/In-House Performance)
1st rehearsal: Monday, January 4, 2021
Tour Begins: Monday, February 1, 2021
Tour Ends: Friday, March 26, 2021
Rehearsal/Tech for In House Run: Tuesday, May 25 & Wednesday, May 26, 2021
In House Performances: Thursday, May 27 – Sunday, June 6, 2021

Roles

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

CTC Resident Touring Company
1st rehearsal: Monday, August 10, 2020
Tour Begins: Monday, September 21, 2020
Tour Ends: Friday, May 21, 2021
Rehearsal/Tech for In House Run: Sunday, December 6, 2020 – Monday, December 7, 2020 & Monday, January 4, 2021 – Tuesday, January 5, 2021
In House Performances: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – Thursday, December 17, 2020 & Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – Saturday, January 16, 2021

Role

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