Auditions

Do you love video games and fast-paced action adventure? Do you want to spend your summer running, jumping, and diving in order to defend the Nautilus?

Join us in saving the world this summer with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Children’s Theatre Company!

We are currently looking for performers to collaborate with professional actors, members of CTC’s acting company, and University of Minnesota students in 20,0000 Leagues Under the Sea. This large cast will be interacting directly with audience members to give them a theatre experience that is FAR from traditional!

This production is a unique, immersive adventure that is based on the novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Created and conceived by Ryan Underbakke and Nick Ryan, this exciting voyage will take place in hallways, underground passageways, and other unexpected places where the actors will take audience members through an experience of being part of Nautilus. Ryan Underbakke directs.

We are looking for actors who have an intensity in performance, total commitment and quick rhythm. An ability to give a close, almost film acting quality to the script is particularly important.

Auditions will be on Tuesday, April 28th at 4pm at Children’s Theatre Company.

Please sign up for an audition time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let us know your name, age and what year in school you are. Students ages 14-18 are encouraged to audition.

Important Dates for the production-
Rehearsal and Tech Dates- June 2, 2015 through July 9, 2015
*Rehearsals are Tuesday through Sunday
Opening- July 10, 2015
Closing- August 23, 2015

Specific performance weeks may vary slightly, but a typical performance week is as follows-
Monday- Day Off
Tuesday- 7 pm performance
Wednesday- 7 pm performance
Thursday- 7 pm performance
Friday- 6 pm performance
Saturday- 11 am performance and 4 pm performance
Sunday- 11 am performance and 4 pm performance

Children’s Theatre Company is actively recruiting and seeking performers of color for all casting, recognizing the value and importance of reflecting the diversity of our audience on stage as much as possible. As a national leader in the field, Children’s Theatre Company serves our region’s intergenerational audience of over 250,000+ annually of children, teachers, families, and community members.

General Information

Auditions for youths (student actors) between the ages of 8 and 18 are held at various times during the year depending on the needs of each production. Typically, we hold auditions anywhere from 6-9 months in advance of the production’s first rehearsal. Our auditions for student actors are usually group-style format. Each audition notice will detail the specifics of who we are looking for, what the actor will do (e.g. sing, dance, monologues, etc.) and how to schedule an audition. All auditions are by appointment only. The student actor positions are unpaid.

Auditions for adult Equity and non-Equity actors are held periodically throughout the year. Preparation is needed and based on the specific needs of each production. Adult actor positions are paid.

All auditions are listed here and on MinnesotaPlaylist.com.

CTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We advocate for diversity throughout the organization and strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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