Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds Youth 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)

CTC's artistic team is casting for the following roles:

  • ZIGGY – a sweet but cautious boy with long dreadlocks, from Cattawood Springs, a small village on the Island of Jamaica. 11 years old. We are seeking a young male actor of African American or Afro-Caribbean descent, 13-17 years old, who is a confident singer and dancer. The role demands deep emotion as well as humor and joy.
  • NANSI – a sassy, mischievous girl also from Cattawood Springs. Also 11 years old. Nansi also plays several chorus roles. We are seeking a young female actor of African American or Afro-Caribbean or Indian descent, 13-17 years old, who is a confident singer and dancer. The role demands comedy, playfulness, joy, and tenderness.

Youth Auditions

SATURDAY, July 27th from 10:00AM-2PM

Youth Callbacks

(NEXT DAY) SUNDAY, July 28th from 10:00AM-1PM

  • 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.

Three Little Birds Run Dates:

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


If you are a student actor and would like to audition for Three Little Bird'splease click on this link and sig-up through our Airtable form, along with selecting a slot for the day of auditions here: TLB Auditions Sign-Up

Annie Youth Auditions (Currently Filled)

Directed by Peter Rothstein

Musical Direction by Victor Zupanc

Choreography by Kelli Foster Warder

It’s a goose-bump-inducing, gorgeous production that fills the stage and the hearts of everyone who watches it. Times are tough, spirits are low, and the world is in dire need of hope. Enter, stage left: a delightful underdog — a cute, yet mischievously feisty little girl. She takes on the world and, with an equal share of moxie and music, unlocks hearts and changes lives through kindness, love, and spirit.


  • Saturday, August 10th from 10:00AM-5:00PM
  • Sunday, August 11th from 10:00AM-5:00PM

AUDITION DETAILS (Please Note.  Deadline for Annie Auditions Sign-up will be Friday, August 9th at Noon, 12:00PM.)

*Please Note: these details may be subject to change prior to sign-up, please lookback at these details periodically

  • CTC's Annie artistic team will be auditioning for all student actor roles in Annie.  Youth ages 10-18 Interested in auditioning for Annie will do all of the following:

o   Upon sign-up will be placed in a group of 10-15 students

o   Students will be given a song to sing in their group and will have time to sing individually with our Music Director, Victor Zupanc.

o   Following singing, students will participate in a small excerpt of dance with Choreographer, Kelli Foster Warder.

  • Callbacks will take place on Monday, August 12th from 3-8PM and Wednesday, August 14th 4:30-9:30PM.Please be prepared for these dates in the case you are invited to one of these callbacks.Notice of Callback will go out the night of August 11th.



  • If you would like to sign-up for Annie auditions, please sign-up through our airtable form by clicking on the date you'd like to come in for auditions:
    • Airtable Link for Sat., August 10thCLOSED
    • Airtable Link for Sun., August 11th:CLOSED

o   Once you have sign-up, you will receive an email prior to your audition about reminder details on what to expect.

o   Please take a moment and fill out our Auditions Form, Conflicts Form (run dates of Annie below),  and Photo/Video Waiver Form all on the right side of this page highlighted in blue.  PLEASE NOTE.  Do not submit forms online and please bring to the audition directly.  If you have any issues printing, then please email your forms to before Wednesday, August 7th at 5:00PM.


  • Both August 10th and 11th will take place at CTC in our Rehearsal Hall 3M space on the 4th Floor, near the South side of the building along Third Avenue.
  • 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: March 17, 2020
  • Opening: April 24, 2020
  • Closing: June 21, 2020


Email with the subject line “Annie Auditions”

Student Audition Form
Click here to download the student actor form
Photo/Video Waiver Form
Click here to download the Photo/Video Waiver Form
Conflicts Form
Click here to download the form
Adult Audition Form
Click here to download the form

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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