Current Casting Calls

CURRENT CASTING CALLS

OPEN CALL: CHILD ACTOR CASTING FOR PARAMOUNT THEATRE’S 2019-2020 SEASON

Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm. Click each show for more details.

To check in electronically at General Auditions, please fill out the Audition Check-In and Contact Form:

AUDITION CHECK-IN


For questions, please contact:

Trent Stork
Broadway Series Casting Director
casting@paramountarts.com

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Newsies

child actor CASTING CALL: “newsies”

AUDITIONS:

  • What: Child Actor Open Call
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm
    • Lunch from 1:00-2:00pm
  • Where: North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506
  • Child Actors will be seen in the order they arrive and check in.
  • This is an open call, so no appointments will be made. Please arrive any time between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

SEEKING:

  • Seeking strong child actors/singers (under 16 years old) of all genders, ethnicities and types.
  • Please see below for a more detailed breakdown of available roles.

PREPARATION:

  • HEADSHOT & RESUME
    • Parents/guardians should bring ONE copy of their child’s headshot and resume. If your child does not have a headshot, a school picture will suffice. If your child does not have an acting resume, please detail your child’s performance experience on paper in some form.
  • INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FORM
    • At the check-in table of the open call, parents/guardians will fill out a form detailing which role(s) their child is interested and available for.
  • HEIGHT
    • Parents will be asked the height of their child. Please be ready to give this information.
  • WHAT TO PREPARE
    • Please have your child actor prepare a one-minute portion of a song that shows off their voice and stage presence. Please bring legible sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Kids may sing along to a recorded track but must provide their own music-playing device. We ask that they not sing along to a melody on the track, meaning that they can sing to a recording of accompaniment but not to a track that is also singing their line (karaoke track).

Parents will not be allowed in the audition room, and we will not be taking requests to record their child’s audition.  

NEWSIES AVAILABLE child ROLE:

  • LES
    • Male Identified, 10 years old
    • Strong Singer
    • Any ethnicity but especially looking for male identified performers of color
    • Davey’s cheeky younger brother who is inspired by the freedom of the newsies and loves their independent lifestyle
    • A precocious and natural newsie, Les is an intuitive sales boy and a pint-sized charmer.
    • This role will be double cast.

PERSONNEL:

  • Director: Jim Corti
  • Choreographer: Joshua Blake Carter
  • Music Director: Tom Vendafreddo
  • Associate Director and Casting Director: Trent Stork

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: August 5, 2019
  • First Public Performance: September 4, 2019
  • Press Opening: September 13, 2019
  • Closing Performance: October 20, 2019

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Beauty and the Beast

child actor CASTING CALL: “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

AUDITIONS:

  • What: Child Actor Open Call
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm
    • Lunch from 1:00-2:00pm
  • Where: North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506
  • Child Actors will be seen in the order they arrive and check in.
  • This is an open call, so no appointments will be made. Please arrive any time between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

SEEKING:

  • Seeking strong child actors/singers (under 16 years old) of all genders, ethnicities and types.
  • Please see below for a more detailed breakdown of available roles.

PREPARATION:

  • HEADSHOT & RESUME
    • Parents/guardians should bring ONE copy of their child’s headshot and resume. If your child does not have a headshot, a school picture will suffice. If your child does not have an acting resume, please detail your child’s performance experience on paper in some form.
  • INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FORM
    • At the check-in table of the open call, parents/guardians will fill out a form detailing which role(s) their child is interested and available for.
  • HEIGHT
    • Parents will be asked the height of their child. Please be ready to give this information.
  • WHAT TO PREPARE
    • Please have your child actor prepare a one-minute portion of a song that shows off their voice and stage presence. Please bring legible sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Kids may sing along to a recorded track but must provide their own music-playing device. We ask that they not sing along to a melody on the track, meaning that they can sing to a recording of accompaniment but not to a track that is also singing their line (karaoke track).

Parents will not be allowed in the audition room, and we will not be taking requests to record their child’s audition.  

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AVAILABLE CHILD ROLE:

  • CHIP
    • Male or Female Identified, 7-10 years old
    • An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little child
    • They are innocent, playful and bright-eyed.
    • Male/Female Range: A3 – F5

PERSONNEL:

  • Director: Amber Mak
  • Choreographer:  Megan E. Farley
  • Music Director: Kory Danielson
  • Casting Director:  Trent Stork

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: October 14, 2019
  • First Public Performance: November 13, 2019
  • Press Opening: November 22, 2019
  • Closing Performance: January 19, 2020

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The Secret of My Success

child actor CASTING CALL: “The Secret of my success”

AUDITIONS:

  • What: Child Actor Open Call
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm
    • Lunch from 1:00-2:00pm
  • Where: North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506
  • Child Actors will be seen in the order they arrive and check in.
  • This is an open call, so no appointments will be made. Please arrive any time between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

SEEKING:

  • Seeking strong child actors/singers (under 16 years old) of all genders, ethnicities and types.
  • Please see below for a more detailed breakdown of available roles.

PREPARATION:

  • HEADSHOT & RESUME
    • Parents/guardians should bring ONE copy of their child’s headshot and resume. If your child does not have a headshot, a school picture will suffice. If your child does not have an acting resume, please detail your child’s performance experience on paper in some form.
  • INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FORM
    • At the check-in table of the open call, parents/guardians will fill out a form detailing which role(s) their child is interested and available for.
  • HEIGHT
    • Parents will be asked the height of their child. Please be ready to give this information.
  • WHAT TO PREPARE
    • Please have your child actor prepare a one-minute portion of a song that shows off their voice and stage presence. Please bring legible sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Kids may sing along to a recorded track but must provide their own music-playing device. We ask that they not sing along to a melody on the track, meaning that they can sing to a recording of accompaniment but not to a track that is also singing their line (karaoke track).

Parents will not be allowed in the audition room, and we will not be taking requests to record their child’s audition.  

The Secret of My Success AVAILABLE CHILD ROLE:

  • ERNIE MENDEZ
    • Male Identified, Age 8-11 to play 8-year-old boy
    • Any ethnicity but especially looking for African American or Hispanic boys
    • Christy’s precocious son, Ernie wants to spend more time with his mom and feels the pain of separation but turns it into humor.
    • As a passing form of protest, he has decided not to learn how to tie his shoes until his biological father comes back home.
    • Seeking excellent comic actor with good singing ability.

PERSONNEL:

  • Director and Co-Book Writer: Gordon Greenberg-
  • Choreographer: Amber Mak
  • Music Director: Tom Vendafreddo
  • Co-Book Writer: Steve Rosen
  • Music and Lyrics: Alan Schmuckler
  • Music and LyricsL Michael Mahler
  • Senior Vice President, Universal Theatrical Group: Chris Herzberger
  • Casting Director: Trent Stork

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: January 13, 2020
  • First Public Performance: February, 12, 2020
  • Press Opening: February 21, 2020
  • Closing Performance: March 29, 2020

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Kinky Boots

child actor CASTING CALL: “Kinky Boots”

AUDITIONS:

  • What: Child Actor Open Call
  • When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00am-5:00pm
    • Lunch from 1:00-2:00pm
  • Where: North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506
  • Child Actors will be seen in the order they arrive and check in.
  • This is an open call, so no appointments will be made. Please arrive any time between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

SEEKING:

  • Seeking strong child actors/singers (under 16 years old) of all genders, ethnicities and types.
  • Please see below for a more detailed breakdown of available roles.

PREPARATION:

  • HEADSHOT & RESUME
    • Parents/guardians should bring ONE copy of their child’s headshot and resume. If your child does not have a headshot, a school picture will suffice. If your child does not have an acting resume, please detail your child’s performance experience on paper in some form.
  • INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FORM
    • At the check-in table of the open call, parents/guardians will fill out a form detailing which role(s) their child is interested and available for.
  • HEIGHT
    • Parents will be asked the height of their child. Please be ready to give this information.
  • WHAT TO PREPARE
    • Please have your child actor prepare a one-minute portion of a song that shows off their voice and stage presence. Please bring legible sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Kids may sing along to a recorded track but must provide their own music-playing device. We ask that they not sing along to a melody on the track, meaning that they can sing to a recording of accompaniment but not to a track that is also singing their line (karaoke track).

Parents will not be allowed in the audition room, and we will not be taking requests to record their child’s audition.  

The Secret of My Success AVAILABLE CHILD ROLES:

  • YOUNG CHARLIE
    • Male Identified to play 7 years old
    • Any Ethnicity
    • Our hero at a young age.
    • Even from childhood, it is clear Charlie wishes to blaze a trail of his own and dreams life outside Northampton.
    • Precocious little light of the factory.
  • YOUNG LOLA/SIMON
    • Male Identified to play 10-12 years old
    • African American,
    • Lola as a young boy.
    • A confident child who finds glory and freedom coming from living life 6 inches off the ground.
    • Destined to a life in heels.
    • Should have an unabashed sense of adventure, not afraid to let his fierceness shine through.

PERSONNEL:

  • Director and Casting Director: Trent Stork
  • Music Director: Kory Danielson
  • Co-Choreographers: Isaiah Silvia-Chandley and Michael Samarie George

PRODUCTION DATES:

  • First Rehearsal: Monday, March 30, 2020
  • First Public Performance: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • Press Opening: Friday, May 8, 2020
  • Closing Night: Sunday, June 14, 2020

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