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Script Submissions
At this time we are accepting new, previously unproduced plays (45 – 90 minutes) focused on ages 3-18 from literary agents. We are unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you do not have an agent, you can send us a letter of inquiry along with a synopsis and a 10-page selection from the script. If the material interests us, we will contact you with a request for the complete script. Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as "professional representation" in this venue.

Send script submissions to:
scripts@ctcharlotte.org or mail to:

Script Submissions
Children's Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

2014-15 Audition Information

Unified Adult and Youth Auditions are held once each season in the summer. Complete audition information for both Adult and Youth is below, including a links to the Adult and Youth Audition Registration forms. All Auditions will be held at ImaginOn. More general information on the Audition process is listed below the 2014-15 Performance and Rehearsal Schedule.


Adult Audition Information

Unified Auditions for Adults - Ages 18+
Adult auditions will be held for the following 2014-15 MainStage Productions:

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Scrooge!
  • The Story of the Little Gentleman
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
  • Jackie & Me
  • Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat

Audition Dates & Times: Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 1-5 pm & Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 5-9 pm

Callback Dates & Times: Monday, June 23, 2014 from 5-9 pm*

*Callbacks for 101 Dalmatians, Jackie & Me, and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse ONLY. Additional callbacks for the remainder of the season will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Adult Audition Requirements

  • If you are singing...
    Please prepare 2 minutes of material total: your choice of a combination of monologue(s) and/or music. We ask that your music selections be from a musical (no pop music, please), and that you provide sheet music for the provided accompanist. You must fill out the Adult Audition application for consideration; a link to the application will be provided here when the application process opens.
  • If you are not singing...
    Please prepare 1 1/2 minutes (90 seconds) of monologue(s). You must fill out the Adult Audition application for consideration; a link to the application will be provided here when the application process opens.

Adult audtiion applications have closed.


Youth Audition Information

Unified Auditions for Students - Ages 8 - Grade 12
Youth auditions are upcoming for the following 2014-15 MainStage Production:

  • Scrooge!

Audition Dates & Times:
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from Noon-5 pm & Sunday August 17, 2014, from 5-9 pm

Callback Date & Times:
Monday, August 18, 2014 from 5:30-9:30 pm

Youth Audition Requirements - No youth under age 8 may audition!

  • Please prepare 2 minutes of material total: your choice of a combination of monologue(s) and/or music. We ask that your music selections be from a musical (no pop music, please), and that you provide sheet music for the provided accompanist. You must fill out the audition registration form for consideration.

Click here for the Scrooge! Youth Audition Registration form (will open in a new window).

NOTE for Youth: Because we do weekday performances for schools, you will be required to miss the following school days if you are cast in these productions:

Scrooge!
Thursday, December 4th – 8:30am-1pm for 9:30am/11:30am Performances
Friday, December 5th – 9am-11:30am for 10am Performance
Tuesday, December 9th - 8:30am-1pm for 9:30am/11:30am Performances
Wednesday, December 10th - 8:30am-1pm for 9:30am/11:30am Performances
Thursday, December 11th - 8:30am-1pm for 9:30am/11:30am Performances
Friday, December 12th – 9am-11:30am for 10am Performance
Tuesday, December 16th - 8:30am-1pm for 9:30am/11:30am Performances
Wednesday, December 17th - 8:30am-1pm for 9:30am/11:30am Performances
Thursday, December 18th - 8:30am-1pm for 9:30am/11:30am Performances
Friday, December 19th – 9am-11:30am for 10am Performance
Monday, December 22nd – 10am-3:30pm for 11am/2pm Performances (CMS OUT)


2014-15 Production Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsal/Performance dates are listed below. Please confirm you are available for tech and performance dates prior to confirming your availability for a production - some conflicts may be considered but only if they are listed on your audition form. Performance dates include morning performances during most weekdays.

101 Dalmatians (musical) - Adults only
1st rehearsal: Monday, August 18, 2014
1st tech: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Performances: Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scrooge! (musical) - Adults and Youth
1st rehearsal: Monday, October 27, 2014
1st tech: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Performances: Thursday, December 4 – Monday, December 22, 2014
(weekend and evening rehearsals; weekday and weekend performances)

The Story of the Little Gentleman - Adults only
1st rehearsal: Thursday, November 13, 2014
1st tech: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Performances: Tuesday, December 9 – Wednesday, December 31, 2014
(OFF Monday, December 22 – Friday, December 26, 2014)

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse - Adults and Youth
1st rehearsal: Saturday, December 13, 2013
1st tech: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Performances: Thursday, January 22 – Sunday, February 15, 2015
(weekend and evening rehearsals; weekday and weekend performances; no rehearsals December 24-26)

Jackie & Me - Adults only
1st rehearsal: Monday, February 2, 2015
1st tech: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Performances: Thursday, February 26 – Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat - Adults and Youth
1st rehearsal: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
1st tech: Thursday, April 2, 2015 (OFF Good Friday and Easter)
Performances: Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
(weekend and evening rehearsals; weekday and weekend performances)


Frequently Asked Questions

Are actors paid?
Adult actors are compensated on a weekly rate. Youth actors are not compensated, but gain valuable stage experience performing in a professional production alongside adult “working” actors.

What material do I need to prepare for my audition?

  • If you are singing...
    Please prepare 2 minutes of material total: your choice of a combination of monologue(s) and/or music. We ask that your music selections be from a musical (no pop music, please), and that you provide sheet music for the provided accompanist. You must fill out the Audition application for consideration; a link to the application will be provided when the application process is open.
  • If you are not singing...
    Please prepare 1 1/2 minutes (90 seconds) of monologue(s). You must fill out the Audition application for consideration; a link to the application will be provided when the application process is open.

Do I need a headshot (picture) and a resume?
We require that you fill out the online audition application form, which will be linked when audition registration opens, prior to the audition.

The deadline for submitting the Scrooge! Youth Audition application is Saturday, Aug. 9.

Any applications submitted without a headshot and resume, or after this deadline, will not be considered.

Can my parents watch my audition?
No. Parents are welcome to accompany you before and after the audition. There will be a place for them to wait while you are in your audition.

What happens if I cannot make the audition dates?
Unfortunately, if you cannot make the audition date then you will not be able to audition. We are not able to set up individual auditions.

What should I wear?
An audition is much like a job interview; you should try to look professional.

Will I have to audition in front of anyone else who is auditioning?
Sometimes, yes. If asked to do a cold reading, you may be asked to read with other people for the scene.

What is a callback?
The "callback" is a second (sometimes third, fourth or fifth) audition where the selection process becomes more specific. At a callback you will be asked to read additional scenes from the show, prepare music from the score, and learn additional dance combinations. The callback is also an opportunity for the director to see and hear different combinations of actors.

What if I am not called back?
Not being called back doesn't always mean that you aren’t being cast in the show. Sometimes a callback is needed for a director to look at the way specific groups of people fit together.

What if I can’t make all rehearsals?
A calendar with all the possible rehearsal dates and all performances is located above. We are often able to work around the availability of the actors we cast. Sometimes the availability of an actor is the final deciding factor in casting. Always be honest about your availability.

How will I know if I am cast in the show?

  • For Adult Actors...
    If you are cast in a show you will receive a phone call or email from Stage Management or director(s). Callbacks are scheduled on an as-needed basis throughout the season, sometimes several months after the initial auditions. Because casting continues throughout the season you will only receive a call if you are cast. If your availability changes for a production or you are being considered for a role at another company, you may call Stage Management to check on your current consideration status.
  • For Youth Actors...
    You or your guardian will be contacted within one week of your audition to let you know if you have been cast in Scrooge! or Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.
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