Children’s Theatre Company is seeking student ensemble actors, for the upcoming holiday production of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on the United Health Group Stage! Rehearsals begin October 3rd, 2017 and performances run through January 7th, 2018.  

CTC will be holding an open call for students between the ages of 10 and 17 from 4:00pm-7:00pm on May 1st and May 2nd, 2017 at CTC. 

To schedule a timeslot, please email with Grinch Auditions in the subject line with the following:  Name, age, parent/guardian name and preferred date and 1-hour timeslot* EXAMPLE: Tuesday, 5-6pm. 
*The audition will likely require the entire hour.

We will respond within 2-3 business days with more preparation and location details!  We look forward to receiving your request!

CTC Seeks Actors/Puppeteers/Violinists/Guitarists for
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax for both Minneapolis and The Old Globe Productions

Directed by Old Vic Associate Director Max Webster, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is seeking multi-talented local adult actors for multiple roles in the upcoming Spring/Summer musical, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax.

Casting for this production requires a multitude of specific talent combinations: dancer/singers, actor/puppeteers, actor/musicians, etc.

Rehearsals begin March 13th, 2018 – local performances run through June 10th, 2018 and will then transfer to The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California from July 4th through August 13th, 2018. 

Initial auditions will be held at CTC.  We will be isolating audition slots accordingly:

Friday, May 5th, 2017:  11:00am- 4:00pm:
Musicians, Actors, Dancers*

Saturday, May 6th, 2017:
  11:00am- 4:00pm
Musicians, Actors, Dancers*

Sunday, May 7th, 2017:
Musicians, Actors, Dancers*

Monday, May 8th, 2017:

There will be a short small-group workshop at the top of each hour.  The puppetry is similar in style to War Horse and Lion King.

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017: Callbacks- Daytime Schedule TBD
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017: Callbacks- Daytime Schedule TBD
Thursday, May 11th, 2017:  Potential callback date TBD

*You may be asked to attend more than one initial audition based on your skill set.
Please contact with the following:

  • Lorax Auditions in the subject line
  • Your skill set: dancer, actor/singer, guitarist, dancer, violinist, puppeteer (or combination of)
  • Resume/headshot if available

And you will receive a response with your time slot within 2-3 business days with your specific preparation requirements.

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.

General Information

Auditions for youths (student actors) between the ages of 8 and 18 are held at various times during the year depending on the needs of each production. Typically, we hold auditions anywhere from 6-9 months in advance of the production’s first rehearsal. Our auditions for student actors are usually group-style format. Each audition notice will detail the specifics of who we are looking for, what the actor will do (e.g. sing, dance, monologues, etc.) and how to schedule an audition. All auditions are by appointment only. The student actor positions are unpaid.

Auditions for adult Equity and non-Equity actors are held periodically throughout the year. Preparation is needed and based on the specific needs of each production. Adult actor positions are paid.

All auditions are listed here and on

CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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