Audition Information is outlined below. For information on Script Submissions, click here.
Unified Adult and Youth Auditions are held once each season. Information on our 2015-16 Auditions is outlined below. Once you have reviewed the information, use these links to submit the appropriate Audition Applications (Mainstage – Adult, Mainstage – Youth and Touring). NOTE: If you are Auditioning for both the Touring Company and for our Adult Mainstage productions, you must submit BOTH applications.
2015-16 Adult Audition Application
2015-16 Youth Audition Application
2015-16 Touring Company Audition Application
2015-16 Touring Audition Dates – Ages 18+
Tuesday, April 28, 5-9 pm
Thursday, April 30, 5-9 pm
2015-16 Adult Mainstage Audition Dates – Ages 18+
Friday, May 15, 5-9 pm
Saturday, May 16, 11 am -3 pm
Coraline – Friday, May 22, 5-10 pm
Ella’s Big Chance: A Jazz Age Cinderella – Saturday, May 23 – 10 am-3 pm
Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play! - Saturday, May 23, 10 am-3 pm
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Saturday, May 23, 2-3 pm
Schoolhouse Rock Live! – Saturday, May 23, 4-9 pm
Journey to Oz – Saturday, May 23, 1-5pm
2015-16 Youth Mainstage Audition Dates – Ages 8-17
Friday July 24 – 1-5 pm
Saturday July 25 – 1-5 pm
Sunday July 27
You will have 2 minutes of total time. You must prepare at least one monologue and one song. You will not be allowed to audition unless you have one of each.
You will have 90 seconds of total time. Please prepare two short monologues.
Our 2015-16 Mainstage Productions are:
Music and Lyrics by Stephin Merritt • Book by David Greenspan • Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman • Directed by Mark Sutton
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. Bored by her colorless surroundings, Coraline goes exploring through a magic door and gets trapped in a strange, unsettling parallel world. Get scared out of your wits for Halloween with this creepy musical version of the popular fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman. We are producing this in partnership with the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Casting 3 men 4 women.
Ella’s Big Chance: a Jazz-Age Cinderella
Book, Music and Lyrics by Joan Cushing • Based on the book by Shirley Hughes • Directed by Adam Burke
A Cinderella happy ending – just not the one you would expect. In this world premiere musical infused with the dance and fashions of the Roaring ‘20s, Ella’s new stepmother and sisters snap up the dazzling dresses she designs, but don’t think she’s worthy of their glamorous life. When the Duke proves them wrong, Ella must look inside to choose the right path for herself.
Casting 6 men + 6 women + 10 youth ages 12-17 + 4 youth ages 8-11.
Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!
Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems • Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma • Based on the book series by Mo Willems • Directed and Choreographed by Ron Chisholm
Best friends Gerald and Piggie are surprised to find themselves on a fun musical adventure in front of an audience – you! – in this adaptation of Mo Willems’s popular Elephant & Piggie books.
Casting 1 man + 4 women.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
By Dwayne Hartford • Based on the book by Kate DiCamillo • Directed by Adam Burke
Edward Tulane, a toy china rabbit with a devoted girl for an owner, loves himself. But when he is lost, he goes on a decades-long journey around the world and discovers his capacity for loving others.
Casting 2 men + 2 women to play multiple roles.
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
Book by Scott Ferguson and Kyle Hall and George Keating • Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and Bob Dorough and Dave Frishberg and Kathy Mandry and George Newall and Tom Yohe • Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bobbitt
Learning never rocked this hard! This musical adaptation of the classic TV show uses clever songs to teach about history, grammar, politics, math and more. Sing along with “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” with your own kids!
Casting 3 men + 3 women
Journey to Oz
Written and Directed by Christopher Parks • Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s original stories
The audience is in the middle of the action in this fun, experiential show as Dorothy and her friends battle the Wicked Witch to find the brains, the heart, and the courage they never knew they had. Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s original stories, you’ll rediscover an iconic story you only thought you knew.
Casting for 5 men or women
We are looking for one actress and one actor for an 11-month benefit eligible contract. Each actor will be cast in multiple roles in four different productions. The contract will begin July 1, 2015 and will continue through May 31, 2016 with a possible extension through June 2016. The actors travel in the region to schools, libraries and other performing arts centers in a van with a trailer. The company is required to leave very early each morning and often performs multiple times per day. The company is also required to set up and take down the sets.
Actors will perform 2 short monologues and 16-32 bars of a song a capella. Your time cannot exceed 2 minutes.
2015-16 Touring Productions are:
‘Twas the Night Before…
Written and directed by April Jones
Created just for Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, ‘Twas the Night Before… weaves together stories and music celebrating the spirit and traditions of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa.
Danny King of the Basement
By David Craig • Directed by Mark Sutton
10-year-old Danny and his mom can’t scrape together enough money to live in one place for very long. So, Danny gets really good at making friends quickly and keeping the real reasons for moving to himself. When his new friends discover his secret, he sees what true friendship really looks like.
The Commedia Princess & the Pea
By Lane Riosley • Directed by Carlos Alexis Cruz
A tiny pea under twenty mattresses is the Queen’s final test to see if her beloved son’s chosen bride is worthy of his hand. Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale meets the comic storytelling of Italian Commedia dell’arte.
The Magic Kite
By Jose Cruz Gonzalez • Directed by Adam Burke
Tito’s family reels when Papa is unexpectedly sent back to Mexico…then Tito remembers that he knows how to build a magic flying kite. This world premiere play with music and puppets, is an inspirational story of how a family leans on love and hope during a difficult time.
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