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All Adult and Youth auditions for Children’s Theatre Company shows are listed here and on MinnesotaPlaylist.com. CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Adult Auditions

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.

 

Youth Auditions

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.

 

TAT Auditions

Some Theatre Arts Training classes and camps require an audition before enrolling.

TAT AUDITIONS

Auditions Listing


Youth Casting Call

AN AMERICAN TAIL the MUSICAL

At Children’s Theatre Company (CTC)
Book by Itamar Moses
Music and Lyrics by Michael Mahler & Alan Schmuckler
Directed by Taibi Magar

The film received critical praise and was nominated for an Academy Award and received two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. An army of cats forces young Fievel Mousekewitz and his family to escape from Russia by boat. When a storm at sea separates them, Fievel arrives alone in the vast city of New York. In this riveting new musical based on the hit animated film, the steadfastly optimistic Fievel makes his way as a new immigrant, encountering friends and foes (including a few scene-stealing cockroaches!). In spite of everything stacked against him, Fievel clings to his dreams of a better life and reuniting with his family. Are they Somewhere Out There?

Things to Know About the Show

  • An American Tail the Musical is a large-scale musical performed by a large cast of adults and students.
  • Based on the 1986 movie by the same name, the musical includes favorite songs including Somewhere Out There and There are No Cats in America, while adding new songs.
  • Some characters sing in Hebrew
  • Content Advisory:
    • A cat tells another cat to “shut up.”
    • Fievel falls into the ocean and is thought to be dead.
    • Fievel is sold into indentured servitude and is chained to his work station.
    • Fievel is imprisoned by the cats who threaten to eat him.
    • The city erupts in chaos and riots over a political argument.
    • Warren T. Rat smokes a cigar.
    • Fievel and his family lose their house and village to a fire and must leave Russia due to persecution from the cats.
    • A police officer threatens Bridget with a baton.
    • Mice attend the funeral of a mouse who was killed by a cat.

 

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of young people to tell our stories onstage.  We strongly encourage and welcome student actors who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.  We are gender-inclusive – all are welcome.

Due to our current COVID protocol, we will only be casting youth 10-18 who are fully vaccinated.

 

ROLES

  • FIEVEL MOUSEKOWITZ(LEAD) – Actor plays a young mouse who finds himself in a number of different adventurous and dangerous scenarios when he separated from his family soon after immigrating to America . Seeking strong young performer with a powerful, singing voice. Preferably Jewish.
  • TANYA MOUSEKOWITZ (SUPPORTING) – Actor plays Fievel’s older sister. She makes the bold decision to leave her home to search relentlessly for her brother. Seeking strong young performer with a powerful, singing voice. Preferably Jewish.
  • DARFON (SUPPORTING) ASIAN – Actor plays an orphan mouse that Fievel meets while separated from his family
  • SHLOMO (SUPPORTING) – Actor plays an orphan mouse that Fievel meets while separated from his family
  • JOHAN (SUPPORTING) – Actor plays an orphan mouse that Fievel meets while separated from his family
  • ENSEMBLE– ANY ETHNICITIES Seeking additional performers to play a variety of roles, including a chorus of Mice, Cats and Roaches. Must be able to sing and dance.

 

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE DATES

March 21, 2023 through June 18, 2023 (with a possible extension to June 25)

We rehearse/perform Tuesday through Sunday – after school and all day on the weekends.  There would be a ten-week period (April 18 – June 18) in which students would be required to work with their schools to be out of school during our technical rehearsals and for student matinee performances.

 

AUDITION DATE

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 – 4:30-8:30pm
Thursday, May 19th, 2022 – 6-8pm

  • We will be holding these auditions in person at the Children’s Theatre Company at 2400 Third Avenue South/Minneapolis 55404.
  • We share the building with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).  Our entrance for auditions is through the Stage Door on the south side of the building across from the parking ramp.
  • We will be following our COVID protocol for these auditions – everyone will be masked.  More information will be sent closer to the audition date.
  • To sign up for a time slot, follow this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FABAA23A5FA7-anamerican

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

  • Please follow this link https://airtable.com/shrVeTvVcHIPj8dKh to fill out our audition form.
  • There is no need to prepare anything.  We will teach you a song and a dance combination during the time of the audition.

 

CALLBACKS

If the artistic team would like to see you again to spend more time with the work, those callback times will be the week of June 13, most likely in the evening.

 

CTC GENERAL CASTING STATEMENT

To ensure the safety of our company and audiences from COVID-19, we will follow all CDC guidelines, along with our industry union approved protocols throughout the production period.  All company members must be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2022 (if they are able) and provide proof of vaccination.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to auditions@childrenstheatre.org

Youth Casting Call

Dr. Seuss’s HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

At Children’s Theatre Company (CTC)
Directed by Peter Brosius
Choreographed by Linda Talcott-Lee
Music Direction by Victor Zupan

A miserly and miserable, ever-so-cantankerous Grinch has observed the despicable Christmas joy of the Whos with disdain, from a distance, for decades. Enough! In this favorite holiday story, filled with music and Seussian rhymes, he conceives a dastardly plot to destroy what they love. It’s the smallest of the Whos, tiny Cindy Lou, who extends a hand. Through the combination of kindness and community, we witness not only a change in the course of Who-History, but the size and capacity of the old green guy’s heart.

Things to Know About the Show

  • This show will be a full-time commitment during the winter holiday season
  • Content Advisory:
    •  The Grinch is rejected by the Whos and lives alone on an isolated mountain cliff with only his dog Max for company.
    • The Grinch can be intimidating and scary.
    •  Max (the dog) is pushed around by the Grinch and gets dragged by his tail.In a nightmare sequence, distorted projections of Whos laughing are used to create a horror movie-like atmosphere.

 

CTC is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and justice in our organization and our community, and thus we seek a broad spectrum of young people to tell our stories onstage.  We strongly encourage and welcome student actors who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color, as well as those who are from other underrepresented communities.  We are gender-inclusive – all are welcome.

Due to our current COVID protocol, we will only be casting youth 10-18 who are fully vaccinated.

 

ROLES

  • CINDY LOU WHO:  the young Who that changes the Grinch’s heart through her extreme kindness.  Seeking a youth actor with strong singing ability
  • YOUNG MAX: the Grinch’s dog and accomplice.  Seeking a youth actor with strong singing and acting ability.
  • WHO FAMILY CHILDREN: We are looking for youth and teens of various ages to play the children in the Who family.  They will also appear with the ensemble.
  • WHO ENSEMBLE: We are looking for youth and teen ensemble members and understudies who are strong singers and dancers.

 

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE DATES

October 4, 2022 through January 8, 2023

We rehearse/perform Tuesday through Sunday – after school and all day on the weekends.  There would be a ten-week period (November 1 – January 9) in which students would be required to work with their schools to be out of school during our technical rehearsals and for student matinee performances.

 

AUDITION DATE

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 – 4:30-8:30pm
Thursday, May 19th, 2022 – 6-8pm

  • We will be holding these auditions in person at the Children’s Theatre Company at 2400 Third Avenue South/Minneapolis 55404.
  • We share the building with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia).  Our entrance for auditions is through the Stage Door on the south side of the building across from the parking ramp.
  • We will be following our COVID protocol for these auditions – everyone will be masked.  More information will be sent closer to the audition date.
  • To sign up for a time slot, follow this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FABAA23A5FA7-anamerican

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

  • Please follow this link https://airtable.com/shrVeTvVcHIPj8dKh to fill out our audition form.
  • There is no need to prepare anything.  We will teach you a song and a dance combination during the time of the audition.

 

CALLBACKS

If the artistic team would like to see you again to spend more time with the work, those callback times will be Saturday, May 21 from 9:00a-1:00p.  Please be aware that we will be contacting people Thursday and Friday morning to set up callback times.  It will be a quick turnaround.

 

CTC GENERAL CASTING STATEMENT

To ensure the safety of our company and audiences from COVID-19, we will follow all CDC guidelines, along with our industry union approved protocols throughout the production period.  All company members must be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2022 (if they are able) and provide proof of vaccination.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions to auditions@childrenstheatre.org

Casting Call

CARMELA FULL OF WISHES

At Children’s Theatre Company (CTC)
Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he goes to the laundromat. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, meeting various character as they go.  Along their journey Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . .

Things to Know About the Show

  • This play is an adaptation of Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña
  • The characters in this play display various degrees of fluency in Spanish
  • Both adult actors sing a capella during the play
  • Content Advisory: This play touches on the topic of deportation — Carmela’s father is physically absent in the story because he must get his “papers fixed”

 

ROLES (Latinx)
We are looking for Latinx actors to be at this audition call.

Youth Roles (We are casting youth age 10 and up.)

  • Carmela – turns 7 years old at the beginning of the play; friendly and determined.
  • Big Brother – older than Carmela; is often annoyed by his little sister.

 

Adult Roles

  • Mamí/ Hunched Old Lady/ La Paleta Lady – mid-30’s-mid-40’s; needs to be able to play a range of characters
  • Papí/ Señor Lopez /Flower Boy/ Bodega Owner – mid-30’s-mid-40’s, has a nice singing voice; needs to be able to play a range of characters of different ages

All roles are understudied.  We will be casting 2 adult understudies and 2 youth understudies.

 

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE DATES

September 14 through December 4, 2022

We rehearse/perform Tuesday through Sunday – after school and all day on the weekends.  There would be a eight-week period in which students would be required to work with their schools to be out of school during our technical rehearsals and for student matinee performances.  For the technical rehearsals (October 11-22), they would be able to attend school in the morning – needing to be at the theatre by 11:30am.  For the student matinees (October 25-December 4), they would be called at the theatre from 9:30am–12:30pm Tuesday through Friday.

 

AUDITION DATE

YOUTH AUDITION: Sunday, May 1, 2–5pm (additional time will be added if needed)
ADULT AUDITION: Monday, May 2, 2–5pm (additional time will be added if needed)

  • We will be holding these auditions in person at the Children’s Theatre Company at 2400 Third Avenue South/Minneapolis 55404.
  • We share the building with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia). Our entrance for auditions is through the Stage Door on the south side of the building across from the parking ramp.
  • We will be following our COVID protocol for these auditions – everyone will be masked. More information will be sent closer to the audition date.
  • To sign up for a time slot, follow this link*: Carmela Full of Wishes Audition Times

*Please note that there are different audition slots for Youth and Adults

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

  • YOUTH: Please follow this link (Youth Audition Form) to fill out our audition form.
  • ADULTS: Please follow this link (Adult Audition Form) to fill out our audition form.
  • Please follow this link (Conflict Form) to fill out a conflict form for any conflicts you may have between September 14 and December 4.
  • You will be reading a section of the script (“sides”) for the director of the production, Tatyana-Marie Carlo. CTC Casting Director, Traci Shannon will read the script along with you.  A member of the stage management team will also be present, watching and participating.
  • Sides will be provided by the theatre on the day of the audition.

 

SIDES

CARMELA – SIDE 1

CARMELA – SIDE 2

MAMI – SIDE 1

MAMI – SIDE 2

MIGUEL – SIDE 1

MIGUEL – SIDE 2

PAPI

 

CALLBACKS

If the director, Tatyana-Marie Carlo, would like to see you again to spend more time with the script, those callback times will be determined closer to the audition date.

To ensure the safety of our company and audiences from COVID-19, we will follow all CDC guidelines, along with Equity approved protocols throughout the production period.  All company members must be fully vaccinated and boosted if eligible by August 1, 2022 and provide proof of vaccination.

 

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.