CTC Seeks Actors for The WIZ- directed by Lou Bellamy, assistant directed and choreographed by Patdro Harris and music direction by Sanford Moore.
Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is seeking African American triple-threat adult and student actors for multiple roles in the upcoming musical, The Wiz. Directed by Penumbra Theatre founder, Lou Bellamy, The Wiz is an epic re-imagination of L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that features an all-African American cast.
The Wiz follows a young woman who finds herself magically whisked away to a fantasy world where she encounters good as well as evil, and yearns to find her way back home.
Rehearsal dates are as follows:
Rehearsals begin December 19th, 2017- performances run from January 26th, 2018- March 18th, 2018 with possible 1-2 week extension TBD.
Initial auditions will be held at CTC on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017: Adults only- 11:00am- 3:00pm (1-hour increments w/ dance call), Students only- 4:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017: Adults only- 11:00am- 3:00pm(1-hour increments w/ dance call), Students only- 4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday, April 20th, 2017: Callbacks TBD*
Friday, April 21st, 2017: Callbacks TBD*
All interested in auditioning should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please add ‘The Wiz Auditions’ in the subject line.
- Please include your available dates and times in 1- hour increments: i.e. “11-12pm and 2-3pm only”.
- *Let us know if you are NOT available for callbacks.
Adults, please prepare: 32 bars of an up-tempo pop or R&B song, as well as 32 bars of a pop or R&B ballad and two contrasting 1-minute monologues.
Students will be asked to participate in a group dance call and will be sent preparation materials closer to the audition date.
CTC 2017-2018 Performing ApprenticesChildren’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the leading theatre for multigenerational audiences in the nation, is currently seeking two African American Performing Apprentices for our upcoming and highly anticipated 2017-2018 Season, which will feature multiple musicals.
As Performing Apprentices at CTC, these young artists are given the opportunity to prepare for the beginning of their professional career as performers in a professional setting. Apprentices act in lead roles, ensemble roles, understudy, and participate in readings and workshops of new works. They also have the unique opportunity to perform on our stages alongside our Resident Company members, student actors, as well as locally, nationally and internationally renowned guest artists.
What is a Performing Apprentice?
Watch this short video featuring two of our former Performing Apprentices, China Brickey and Traci Allen Shannon.
WHO WE ARE
CTC has proudly received a Tony Award for Sustained Excellence and has just concluded its 50th Anniversary Season with 5 world premieres, including the world premiere of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical with Producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q) and Fox Stage Productions, as well as a transfer to the Arena Stage in Washington, DC of its production of Akeelah and the Bee directed by Charles Randolph Wright (Motown: the Musical).
CTC’s 51st 2017-2018 Season will be featuring multiple world premieres, national and international partnerships and large-scale musicals. CTC operates out of its three theatre complex with a 746-seat proscenium theater, a 299-seat reconfigurable theater and a 100-seat teaching theater. It is also one of the few theatre companies in the country to have a Resident Equity Acting Company and a resident composer.
Ideal candidates will be recent college graduates that have strong dance and vocal ability/training.
Unlike other apprenticeships where you pay to participate, the Children’s Theatre Company Performing Apprentice Program pays YOU. Apprentices are paid a weekly salary of $455, participate in company health insurance and receive 15 weeks EMC credit. There is no crew, strike, or other technical requirement. PA contract for next season will likely span a full year from August 2017-August 2018.
We ask that any/all auditions be submitted via DVD, YouTube (private link), or other online sharing website- Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. and all vocal selections be accompanied.
Please submit two contrasting monologues: one contemporary, one classical: no more than two minutes per monologue as well as two contrasting 32-bar cuts of a vocal selection: one in a musical theatre canon and one from a contemporary pop song.
We ask that you ‘slate’ at the top of your audition with your pieces listed in order: “Hello, my name is _____ and I will be performing (monologue title/play/playwright) and singing (Song title/show/composer).”
And please attach the listed paperwork:
- Performing Apprentice Audition Form
- Conflict form- list any weddings, vacations, etc over the course of the Apprenticeship program dates, which, at this time, is slated for August, 2017 to August, 2018 (beginning date may change slightly)
- An updated headshot
All submissions must be received by February 24th, 2017
Children’s Theatre Company is actively recruiting and seeking performers of color for all casting, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience on stage as much as possible. As a national leader in the field, Children’s Theatre Company serves our region’s intergenerational audience of over 250,000+ annually of children, teachers, families, and community members.