OPEN CALL at Birmingham Children’s Theatre
Adult Actors and Young Artists for Holiday shows
Also Seeking adult actor to play the role of Jackie Robinson
Babes in Toyland (Mainstage BCT Premiere)
Director: Leah Luker
Assistant Director/ Choreographer: Jessie Lane Kisor
An Elf Tale (Wee Folks World Premier)
Director: Will Harrell
Play to Win (Mainstage Spring 2015 Tour)
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
ADULTS (ages 18 and up) will be seen from 3:00pm-4:30pm. 2:30-3:00- Sign In.
Note: Sign in WILL CLOSE at 3:00. There will be a briefing from our Director of Production at 3:00pm. Please be here prior to 3:00PM. If you were seen at the April 3 call, you will not need to be seen at these open calls. You will be contacted about callbacks.
YOUNG ARTISTS (ages 10-17) will be seen from 4:30pm -6:30pm. 3:45-4:30- Sign In.
Note: Sign in WILL CLOSE at 4:30pm. There will be a briefing from our Director of Production at 4:30pm for auditionees and guardians. Please be here prior to 4:30pm.
Callbacks for Babes in Toyland will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Please wear movement/dance clothes for your callback.
Callbacks for An Elf Tale will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Please wear movement/dance clothes for your callback.
Birmingham Children’s Theatre
2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35201
OUR GPS ADDRESS IS:
All Auditions will be held in the Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s rehearsal hall. Park on 19th Street North, enter the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center and come down the large set of stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, take a left and come to “Backstage Door 2." Signs will be posted to point the way.
What to Bring:
- A 30 second memorized monologue
- 30 seconds (16-32 bars) of a musical theatre song or a Christmas Carol that showcases your voice. Please provide marked sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.
- Headshot and resume
- A 60 second memorized monologue
- 30 seconds (16-32 bars) of a musical theatre song. Please provide marked sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.
- Headshot and resume
Rehearsals and Performances (Schedule):
Babes in Toyland (Mainstage Holiday)
All rehearsals will be held between the hours of 12:00pm-4:00pm at Birmingham Children’s Theatre from Tuesday, November 4, 2014-Tuesday, November 25, 2014. The theatre will be dark from Wednesday, November 26-Monday, Sunday, November 30, 2014. There will be a four hour rehearsal (2pm-6pm) on Sunday, November 30, 2014 and an all day tech rehearsal (9am-5pm) on Monday, December 1, 2014.
The Show opens at BCT on Tuesday, December 2 and runs Monday through Friday at 10:00am and 12:30pm from December 2, 2014-December 19, 2014. Public Performances: Saturday December 6 and 13 at 2:00pm and Sunday December 7 and 14 at 2:30pm.
An Elf Tale (Mainstage Holiday)
All rehearsals will be held between the hours of 9:00am-1:00pm at Birmingham Children’s Theatre from Thursday, November 6-Friday, November 21 with a four hour rehearsal (Time TBD) on Sunday, November 23.
The Show opens Monday, November 24 and runs Monday through Friday at 9:30am, 11:00am and occasionally at 12:30pm (contingent upon demand). The show will run November 24 and 25 and again from December 1, 2014-December 19, 2014 (the theatre will be dark from Wednesday, November 26, 2014-Sunday, November 30, 2014). Public Performances: Saturdays December 6 and 13 at 10:00am and 12:00 noon with possible added performances on December 7 and 14 at 2:00pm
Play to Win (Mainstage Tour)
Seeking African American male age 21-35 to play the role of Jackie Robinson. All rehearsals will be held between the hours of 12:00pm-4:00pm at Birmingham Children’s Theatre from Monday, January 12, 2015-January 30, 2015. There will be an all day tech rehearsal on Monday, February 2, 2015.
The Show opens at BCT on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 and runs Monday through Friday at 10:00am and 12:30pm from February 3, 2015-February 20, 2015. Public Performances are Saturday February 7 and 14 at 2:00pm.
Tour begins February 21, 2015 and will end on April 29, 2015.
This show DOES NOT CONFLICT WITH EITHER HOLIDAY SHOW. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DO BOTH IF CAST IN BOTH.
21 Adult and Young Artist Roles available in Babes in Toyland CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
4 Adult and 1 Young artist role available in An Elf Tale
1 African American Male Adult role available for Play to Win
All Adult roles are paid.
All physical types encouraged to audition. BCT is an equal opportunity employer.
Questions? Please email Jen Lane.
Please take a moment and review BCT's Audition Tips from our Director of Production and Education, Jen Lane, in order to better prepare yourself for auditions.
Adult Actors interested in BCT who have missed the audition date, or are between audition dates, may still submit information to be included on our mailing list for audition announcements. Please submit your name, date of birth, address, home/cell phone number, and email to Leah Luker via email. Please also attach your resume and headshot. If you prefer to mail your information, please address it to: Birmingham Children's Theatre, Attn. Leah Luker / Auditions, P.O. Box 1362, Birmingham, AL 35201.
Children Auditioning must be available during weekdays to rehearse and perform. BCT accepts auditions from both Home School children and public school children. Public School children MUST obtain permission from their administrators to miss school during the rehearsal period and run of the show.
Please fill in the information below if you would like your child to be considered for roles here at Birmingham Children’s Theatre. We will add your information to our audition mailing list. Please call 205-458-8193 or email Leah Luker for more information and to set up an audition!
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