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AUDITIONS

We are thrilled you are interested in auditioning for Virginia Children’s Theatre! Below are our upcoming auditions. Specific audition information and preparation materials will be posted one month prior to each audition on this page. We look forward to seeing you soon!

ADULT PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONERS

As always, adults are welcome to submit a performance reel, resume and headshot to brett@virginiachildrenstheatre.org at anytime throughout the year!
We are now accepting adult audition submissions for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH (Spring/Summer 2023) and A WHOLE NEW WORLD (Summer 2023 Concert)

UPCOMING YOUTH AUDITIONS

2023 VCT4TEENS: Lift Every Voice
About the show: Based on a true story, Lift Every Voice explores the impact of racism in an urban high school. When a racist message gets posted on social media and shared around the high school, students find themselves examining loyalties, privilege and even their own history. Critical social issues that are prevalent in the U.S. take center stage in this production. VCT4TEENS is a program that provides a unique and creative approach to connecting with young people about current issues through a theatre arts experience.

Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: Rehearsals: 1/22-2/2
Public Performances @ The Jefferson Center: 2/3 & 2/4
School Performance Tour: 2/6-2/17 (Actors WILL miss school during this time. They will be provided with absence letters addressed to their school principals. Most days will be half days of missed school).

Audition Information:
Who: Seeking teen actors (13 and up) for the following roles:
RICKY TANG - Person of Color
TOM BANKS - White
ESTRELLA “STAR” RUIZ - Hispanic/Latinx
JAMES WILSON - Black/African American
GRACE GARRETT - Black/African American
AMY LANGFORD - White

What: Please submit the following to Producing Artistic Director, Brett Roden at brett@virginiachildrenstheatre.org.
1) A youth audition form (provided on this page), headshot and resume (if available).
2) A short video including the following:
a) Your personal story (answering the following questions):
b) A short (One minute or under) monologue discussing a struggle, miscommunication or issue with a family member or friend OR the feeling of being an "outsider."  

When: Video submissions are due no later than Monday, December 12th

Callbacks: In-person callbacks will be held on Thursday, December 15th from 5-6pm.
JANUARY 2023 TALENT SEARCH
2023 KIDS ON STAGE (Spring Break Production): Willy Wonka Jr
About the show: We invite you to join us for a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. The iconic candy manufacturer creates a spectacular contest where tickets are hidden in his famous candy bars. The lucky recipients of the tickets will win a free tour of his factory and a lifetime supply of candy! Join us for Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr.

Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: Rehearsals: 4/3-4/7 8am-5pm (RCPS Spring Break)
*Added rehearsal on 3/31 from 4-7pm*
Performances @ North Cross School: 4/7 & 4/8

Audition Information:
Who: Actors age 5 and up
When: January 9th- Melrose Library (2502 Melrose Ave NW) 4-5pm
January 10th- Williamson Road (3837 Williamson Rd) 4-5pm
January 11th- Raleigh Court (2112 Grandin Rd SW) 4-5pm
*Please pick ONE location/ date to attend. Your actor will be needed for the entire 4-5pm timeframe*
Details: No preparation or prior sign-up needed. Come ready to sing, dance and act!
*Please fill-out and bring a youth audition form to the audition (provided on this page).*
*Please arrive at 3:45 to sign-in/ get your number and headshot taken*


Callbacks: Callbacks will be by invitation ONLY on January 12th. You will receive an email inviting you to callbacks with preparation materials. We will communicate with you through the email that is listed on your audition form. Callbacks will take place at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Roanoke.

If you do not receive a callback, this does NOT mean you have not been cast. This simply means that we have seen everything we need to at this time. We will be in touch regarding casting within 3 weeks.
2023 Spring Professional Mainstage Production: James and the Giant Peach
About the show: Captivating audiences of all ages, James and the Giant Peach is full of unique comedy, over the top characters, a clever set and fashionable costumes that will keep audiences engaged the entire time. The amazing adventure of a young orphan boy will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. This story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization. Families will fall in love with the magical sweetness of a young boy on a whirlwind musical adventure to find his chosen family!

Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: Rehearsals: 4/10-4/26
Performances @ The Jefferson Center: 4/27-4/29

Audition Information:
Who: Actors age 8 and up
When: January 9th- Melrose Library (2502 Melrose Ave NW) 4-5pm
January 10th- Williamson Road (3837 Williamson Rd) 4-5pm
January 11th- Raleigh Court (2112 Grandin Rd SW) 4-5pm
*Please pick ONE location/ date to attend. Your actor will be needed for the entire 4-5pm timeframe*
Details: No preparation or prior sign-up needed. Come ready to sing, dance and act!
*Please fill-out and bring a youth audition form to the audition (provided on this page).*
*Please arrive at 3:45 to sign-in/ get your number and headshot taken*


Callbacks: Callbacks will be by invitation ONLY on January 12th. You will receive an email inviting you to callbacks with preparation materials. We will communicate with you through the email that is listed on your audition form. Callbacks will take place at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Roanoke.

If you do not receive a callback, this does NOT mean you have not been cast. This simply means that we have seen everything we need to at this time. We will be in touch regarding casting within 3 weeks.

NOTE TO PARENTS:

We would love to cast every youth who auditions for us but unfortunately we cannot cast everyone who auditions. At many of our auditions, we have had over 100 auditioners! Casting decisions are based on many different aspects including (but not limited to)- cast size, specific show needs, age, height, actor type, dance/ vocal/ acting ability, maturity and ability to work well with others as a team. If they don't get casted this time, please encourage them to audition again! Many times, their 2nd or 3rd audition lands them a part because they are much more comfortable with the audition process. When preparing your youth for auditions, the most important thing to do is practice! The more prepared they are, the less nervous they are likely to feel. Also encourage your student to sign up for one of our classes. Participating in our education programs allows us to get to know your child and help them strengthen their abilities so that they might perform more confidently at their next audition. Break a leg!

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