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Auditions have closed. 2021-2022 season audition information coming Summer 2021.

Where are auditions held?
All auditions will be held at ImaginOn.

Are actors paid?
Adult actors are compensated at a weekly rate. Student actors gain valuable stage experience rehearsing and performing alongside working professionals.

What material do I need to prepare?
Please prepare a maximum of 90 seconds of material – your choice of a combination of monologues and/or music . We ask that your music selections be from a musical (no pop music, please), and that you provide sheet music for our accompanist.

Do I need a headshot photograph and a resume?
Yes. Please submit the online audition application form with headshot and resume at least one week prior to the audition.

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 auditioning.

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

What should I wear?
An audition is much like a job interview. Please look professional.

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

What is a callback?
A callback is another more specific audition during the selection process. You will usually be asked to read additional scenes from the show, prepare music from the score, or learn a dance combination. Callbacks are an opportunity for the director(s) to see and hear different combinations of performers.

What if I am not called back?
Not being called back doesn’t always mean that you aren’t being cast in a show. Callbacks aren't always necessary.

What if I can’t make all rehearsals?
The availability of an actor can be the final deciding factor in casting. Rehearsal and performances dates are listed with audition information. We may be able to work around minor availability conflicts, but is wise to always be honest about your availability.

How will I know if I am cast in the show?
If you are cast in a show you will receive a phone call or email from Stage Management or director(s). Callbacks may be scheduled on an as needed basis throughout the season, sometimes several months after the initial audition. If your availability changes for a production or you are being considered for a role at another company, please email Stage Management: stagemanagement@ctcharlotte.org.

Script Submissions

We would love to read and consider your previously unproduced play or musical (45 – 90 minutes) focused on ages 3-18. Please include a letter of inquiry and a playwright biography with contact information. Feel free to follow-up with us about your submission, but we appreciate your patience in advance. Thank you for sharing your work.

You may send your submission to
literary@ctcharlotte.org (DOC or PDF) or by mail sent to:

Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Attn: Script Submissions
300 E 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202