AuditionsBob Marley’s Three Little Birds Auditions

Directed by Sha Cage

Musical Direction by Sanford Moore

Ziggy’s afraid to leave the house. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and a sneaky, freaky, hair-grabbing Duppy! But, with the help of some feathered friends, Ziggy learns “every little thing is gonna be alright.” A musical that jams Jamaican style, it’s a timeless tale of peace and love, and of course, Bob Marley, man.

Things to Know About the Show

  • This is a musical featuring the music of Bob Marley, performed by a small group of actor/dancer/singers.
  • This show is based on the book Three Little Birds written by Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley.
  • Jamaican dialect and phrases are used. Characters use phrases and count in multiple languages including Spanish, Swahili, Chinese, and Hindi!

Children’s Theatre Company is looking for actors of color for this audition call.  See below for more details:

  • 16-32 bars of a song
  • 1-minute monologue (comedic monologue preferred, but not required)

ROLES (African/ African American)

  • (Youth role) Ziggy – a timid boy with long dreadlocks – 11 (played by a youth 11-18 years)
  • (Adult Role) Duppy - an evil spirit bird with a head full of human hair taken from children, 30’s
  •               (Also: Villager #1/Great Grandfather Spanish Bird)
  • (Adult Role) Cedella – Ziggy’s Mother, 40’s (Also Montego, a bird/Spanish Bird#1/Great Aunt African Bird)
  • (Adult Role) Tacoomah – a bird (plays – Villager #2/Great Grandmother British Bird/Cousin Chinese Bird

ROLES (Actors of Colors)

  • (Youth Role) Nansi – a trickster girl – 11 (Also: Spanish Bird#2/British Colonizer Bird, Sister Indian Bird)
  • (Adult Role) Doctor Bird – a lucky bird, Ziggy’s pet and best friend, 20’s  
  • Adult Auditions

    1. Adult Call | Date & Time TBD
  • Youth Auditions

    1. Youth Call | Date & Time TBD
  • Adult/Youth Callbacks (with 7 min slots)

    1. Date & Time TBD 

  • Location:
    CTC is located at 2400 Third Avenue S in Minneapolis, and is connected to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Mia). Those who audition should enter through the Stage Door entrance.

  • First Rehearsal: December 17th, 2019
    Opening: January 24th, 2020
    Closing: March 1st, 2020

Annie Student Auditions

Save the Date: Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 10 and 11th. information to come on July 17th.

  • First Rehearsal: March 17, 2020
  • Opening: April 24, 2020
  • Closing: June 21, 2020

CTC GENERAL CASTING STATEMENT

Children’s Theatre Company is actively recruiting and seeking performers from under-represented communities including, but not limited to, people of color, performers with disabilities, and LGBTQ performers for all casting, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience on stage.

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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.

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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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