Auditions Announced for ALICE IN WONDERLAND and ELF The Musical JR. at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

TCTC_new logoAUDITION CASTING NOTICE FOR ALICE IN WONDERLAND and ELF The Musical JR.

PLEASE NOTE OUR AUDITION PROCESS HAS CHANGED!

This year, we are auditioning in May for our first two MainStage productions of the 16-17 season, followed by auditions in August for our last two productions.

All roles are paid positions.

Upon audition registration, you may indicate which shows you would like to be considered for this season, including our touring productions for TCT On Tour.

Auditions are by appointment only.

Children ages 9-17 and adults 18+ may visit http://tinyurl.com/tctmainstageauditions to make an audition appointment.  Appointments can be made on:

  • Monday, May 16, 2016 between 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016 between 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 between 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 19, 2016 between 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

You MAY be asked to return and attend a “movement callback” on the day of your audition, which will take place from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  ALICE IN WONDERLAND callbacks will take place on Saturday, May 21, 10 AM – 1:30 PM.

ELF The Musical JR. callbacks will take place on Sunday May 22, 6 PM – 9:30 PM.

Auditions and Callbacks are held at our offices located at:  4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati OH 45227.

Please bring a memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (1 minute max). Remember your PIANO SHEET MUSIC for your song as we will NOT be auditioning your a cappella skills.  An accompanist will be provided. Your sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line.

You do NOT need to prepare a monologue.

You may be asked to show your dance ability, so come prepared.  Wear appropriate shoes.  No flip flops.

Please bring a RECENT 8×10 headshot and UPDATED performance resume.

Please plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment to check/correct previously submitted paperwork.

If we are ahead of schedule, we will audition you early.

Due to concentrated rehearsal periods, we ask that you do not have conflicts during rehearsals. In an effort to best facilitate all rehearsal times, all those auditioning will be asked to list all conflicts at the time of the audition. This season, all conflicts will result in a stipend adjustment. Please take note of when rehearsals begin, the day and evening tech and performance schedule, and bring your calendar with you to the audition.

Auditions are by appointment only.  Visit:  http://tinyurl.com/tctmainstageauditions.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Directed and Choreographed by: Roderick Justice
Music Direction: Jamey Strawn
Book, Music, and Lyrics: by: Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman

Rehearsals: September 12, 2016
Tech Rehearsals: October 12-14, 2016
Performances: October 15-23, 2016

About the Show:  This brand new, world-premiere musical takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice, the White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Zany characters, mad tea parties, flamingo croquet on the lawn, and tap dancing playing cards, all in a land where nothing is as it seems, make Alice in Wonderland a madcap and fun musical adventure for the whole family.

Seeking the following:

  • Alice
    Female – must be able to portray age 7-11, Actor, Singer, Dancer
  • Loreena (Alice’s Sister) / Tweedle Dee
    Female – play age 16-17 – Singer, Actor, Dancer. Also portrays Tweedle Dee and a Caucus Race Animal
  • Alice’s Mother
    Adult Female – Actor, Singer, Mover.  Also Portrays a Caucus Race Animal
  • Queen of Hearts
    Adult Female – Actor, Singer, Dancer
  • The White Rabbit
    Adult Male – Singer, Actor, Mover
  • The Mad Hatter
    Adult Male- Actor, Singer, Mover
  • The Doormouse / Two-of-Hearts Tap-Dancing Card and Rose Painter
    Adult Male- Singer, Dancer, Actor
  • The Mock Turtle
    Adult Male- Singer, Actor, Mover
  • The Dodo Bird / Five-of-Hearts Tap-Dancing Card and Rose Painter
    Adult Male- Singer, Dancer, Actor
  • The Cheshire Cat
    Adult Male- Singer, Actor, Mover
  • Tweedle Dum
    Adult Male or Female- Singer, Actor, Dancer
  • The Knave of Hearts (a Jack of Hearts Card) / Caucus Race Animal
    Adult Male- Singer, Actor, Mover
  • The Caterpillar / Caucus Race Animal / Seven-of-Hearts Tap-Dancing Card and Rose Painter
    Adult Male- Singer, Actor, Dancer
  • The March Hare
    Adult Male- Singer, Actor, Mover
  • Ensemble Men (2) Pit Singers / Caucus Race Animals/ Tap Dancing Cards
    Male- Singer, Dancer, Understudies Most Male Roles
  • Ensemble Women  (5) Pit Singers/ Pop-Up Flowers  and Tap Dancing Cards
    Female- Singer, Dancer, Understudies Female Roles and March Hare, Dodo Bird, and Doormouse

ELF The Musical JR.
Directed by: Roderick Justice
Choreography by: TBA
Music Direction: Steve Goers
Book, Music, and Lyrics: by: Thomas Meeham, Bob Martin, Matthew Skylar, and Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film, written by: David Berenbaum

Rehearsals: November 5th- December 6th, 2016
Tech Rehearsals: December 7-9th, 2016
Performances: December 10th- 19th, 2016

About the Show:  Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list, and his stepbrother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

Seeking the following:

  • Buddy the Elf
    Male, Late 20s – Early 30. Very strong singer and comedian. Made famous by Will Ferrell in the movie, he is funny and warm with an infectious personality.  Preferred Height: Over 6′
  • Walter
    Male, 45-55  An upscale successful business man who has become cold and distant with his family until Buddy enters the picture
  • Emily
    Female, 45-55  Warm, great singing voice.
  • Michael
    Boy, Portrays age 10.  Funny, sharp, witty, great singer.
  • Jovie
    Female, Early 20s -30.  Singer, Actor. Funny, warm, but a great dry comedic quality.
  • Store Manager
    Adult Male 40-50 Years old.  Full of character and lots of attitude.
  • Deb
    Adult Female, 30s, Actor, Singer, Mover, Quirky Secretary, sharp wit.
  • Mr. Greenway
    Adult Male, 60s, Shrewd businessman, great voice and a stern comic quality.  Doubles as “Fake Santa”, Understudies Santa.
  • Santa
    … Santa…
  • Elves/New Yorkers (8)
    Boys and Girls under 4’5″, Excellent Singers and Movers, We seek children with elf-like qualities. “Charlie” and “Shawanda” are two elves with features.
  • Ensemble Man 1
    Adult Male, 30s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Sam”, “Matthews”, (who both work with Walter), “A New Yorker,” “Policeman #2,” “Flyer Guy #1,” “Macy’s Employee,” “Caroler.”
  • Ensemble Man 2
    Adult Male, 30s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Jogger,” “Policeman #1,” “Chadwick,” ‘New Yorker,” “Macy’s Employee,” “Caroler.”
  • Ensemble Man 3
    Adult Male, 30s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Security Guard #1,” “Flyer Guy #2,” “New Yorker,” “Macy’s Employee,”  “Caroler.”
  • Ensemble Man 4
    Portrays Adult Male, Late 20s-30s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Security Guard #2”, “Passer-by” , “Caroler”, “New Yorker Parent.”
  • Ensemble Man 5
    Portrays Adult Male, 20s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Fake Santa”, “New Yorker”, “Cameraman”, “Office Staff Member”, “Caroler”, Understudy Buddy, Walter, Mr. Greenway.
  • Ensemble Woman 1
    Adult Female, 20s-30s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Sarah,” “A Business Woman,” “Emma Van Brocklin,” “New Yorker Parent,” “Caroler.”
  • Ensemble Woman 2
    Adult Female, 20s-30s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Comforting New Yorker/ Parent,” “Saleswoman,” “Charlotte Dennon,” “Caroler.”
  • Ensemble Woman 3
    Adult Female, 20s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Mother,””Darlene Lambert,” Office Staff, New Yorker,” “Caroler.”
  • Ensemble Woman 4
    Female, 20s-30s, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Macy’s Employee,” “New Yorker- Mascot Character,” “Caroler,” Understudy for Jovie, Deb, and Emily.
  • Ensemble Woman 5
    Portrays Adult Female, 18-25, Dancer, Actor, Singer, Plays a variety of roles, including “Santa’s Helper,” “Teenager,” “New Yorker,” “Office Staff Member,” “Caroler.”
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