Cincinnati Children’s Theater is hosting ONLINE auditions for the first MainStage production in its 102nd season! Submissions will only be accepted until THIS MONDAY, MAY 10th 2021.
TCT is the oldest children’s theater in the country. All roles are paid positions.
Cincinnati Children’s Theater believes that the stories on their stages and the work they do behind the scenes must reflect the diverse communities they serve. They believe that inclusive work cultures trigger wide-ranging, exploratory conversation and learning. Therefore, they strongly welcome and encourage people of all origins, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, religions, abilities and age groups to apply if they continue to advocate diversity and create an inclusive environment at TCT.
Auditions can only be submitted online.
Young artists currently in high school and adults 18 and older can submit an foreplay video.
All actors in Disney’s Descendants must authentically portray characters aged 16 and over.
You need to register online and include a YouTube link (marked as unlisted) in the registration. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL YOU COMPLETE YOUR VIDEO REVIEW. If you need to cancel or make changes, please follow the link in your registration email. Multiple slots for a single actor will be canceled. You have to register for a certain period of time which is only used for internal purposes. DO NOT REPORT TO TCT IN PERSON.
Visit www.thechildrenstheatre.com/audition to sign up and submit your video audition.
Submissions will be accepted from April 26th to May 10th, 2021
You may be asked to return and attend a “socially distant” personal callback if you are considered for a particular role. They will contact all subjects directly who they wish to call back. Recalls will take place in mid-June 2021.
Recalls are being made at TCT’s headquarters: 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati OH 45227.
For information on auditions, email Eric Byrd at [email protected]
Please prepare a memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (Maximum 1 minute). The song needs to be age appropriate and reflect the style of the characters you would like to be considered for.
All you need is a song You do NOT need to prepare a monologue.
You must submit a RECENT 8×10 headshot or photo and an UPDATED performance resume.
Due to concentrated rehearsal times, they ask you not to have any conflicts during rehearsals. In order to simplify all rehearsal times as much as possible, all auditions are asked to list all conflicts at the time of the audition. Additional conflicts could lead to a scholarship adjustment. Before rehearsals begin, please make a note of when the rehearsals begin, the technical schedule and the performance schedule for the day and evening.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Book by Nick Blaemire
Songs by Johan Alkenas, Adam Anders, Aristeidis Archontis, Antonina Armato, Howard Ashman, Par Astrom, Stephen Mark Conley, Doug Davis, Charity Daw, Andrew C. Dodd, Josh Edmondson, Pipo Fernandez, Nikki Hassman, Samuel Hollander, Ben Hosteler, Hannah Jones, Jack Kugell, Craig Lashley, Andrew Lippa, Jeannie Lurie, Alan Menken, Grant Phillip Michaels, Anthony Mirabella, Shayna Mordue, Chen Neeman, Susan Paroff, Shelly M. Peiken, Joacim Persson, James K. Petrie, Timothy James Price , Adam Schlesinger, Adam Schmalholz, Tyler Shamy, Jodie Shihadeh, Nikki Ann Sorrentino, Thomas Armato Stör, Ali Dee Theodore, Matthew Wong, David Zippel.
Music adaptation by Madeline Smith
Singing and side arrangements by Madeline Smith
Additional texts by Nick Blaemire
Orchestrations by Matthew Tishler
Music produced by Matthew Tishler
Directed by Roderick Justice
Based on the popular original Disney Channel films, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand new musical comedy featuring the popular characters and hits from the movie.
Rehearsals: August 28th – October 2nd, 2021 (September 3rd – 6th for Labor Day)
Mon – Thu: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 a.m., Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tech in the Taft Theater: 6-8 October 2021
During the day / evening
Performances: 9.-19. October 2021
Morning performances on weekdays / school days. Mornings, afternoons and evenings from Friday to Sunday.
LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING
MAL: Female identification, our hero and the daughter of Maleficent. Beneath her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range G3-D5
EVIE: Feminine, the daughter of the evil Queen Grimhilde. She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range G3-D5
JAY: Male identification, Jafar’s son, an outwardly arrogant thief who hides a strategic, collaborative nature. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range Eb3-G4
CARLOS: Male identifier, Cruella deVil’s son, despite being afraid of dogs and almost everything else, he has the ability to be brave and kind. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range Eb3-G4
MALEFICENT: Feminine Identification, The Notorious Bad Fairy. She is a deeply selfish absentee mother with an insatiable taste for revenge. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range A3-D5
GRIMHILDE: Female identification, Snow White’s evil opponent. As an aging beauty queen, she is still desperately interested in being the most beautiful of them all. I’m looking for a strong, comedic actor.
JAFAR: Male identification, Aladdin’s archenemy. He’s a slimy, stranded criminal desperate for a way back to the top. I am looking for a strong singer, actor with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range B2-E4
CRUELLA DE VIL: Female identification, a Dalmation-loving dog catcher, she is an obsessive, eccentric and arrogant helicopter mother. I am looking for a strong singer, actor with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range B3-B4
BEN: Male identification, Son of Beast and Belle. He is a classically regal, optimistic boy who bears the weight of soon to become King of Auradon. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range Ab2-Bb4
KING BEAST: Male identifier, Ben’s father and King of Auradon. He’s regal and rule-driven and knows a little bit how to be marginalized. I am looking for a strong actor.
QUEEN BELLE: Female identity, Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon, warm but careful, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation. I am looking for a strong actor.
FAIRY GODMOTHER: Feminine Identity, Headmistress of Auradon Prep. Busy and bubbly, she will do anything to keep the school afloat. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range D4-D5
JANE: Woman identifies, Fairy Godmothers daughter, meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she seeks her moment to shine. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range E4-D5
AUDREY: Feminine identification, Sleeping Beauty daughter. The vicious queen bee from Auradon Prep has her eye on the throne. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range A3-B4
CHAD: Male identification, Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son. As an arrogant and spoiled fool, he never wanted anything. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range B2-D4
DOUG: Male identifier, Dopey’s son, nerdy and cute, he does all the work his fellow students don’t want to do. I am looking for a strong singer, actor, dancer with pop / rock singing sensitivity, vocal range C4-E4
MAURICE: Male ID, chemistry teacher, and Belle’s father. He’s crazy and stuck in his ways. Singing strong character actors.
SNOW WHITE: Female identifying reporter on the red carpet. She is the voice of the masses. I am looking for a strong actor.
ENSEMBLE: A group of adults and teenagers who play multiple roles in the ensemble, including the Royal Guard, Royal Page, Isle Ensemble, Auradonians, Coronation Crowd, and Auradonian Choir covering lead roles. Stumbling a plus!