Audition Casting Notice For Peter Pan JR. and Cinderella

This season, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati will hold auditions in May for the first two MainStage productions of the 17-18 season, followed by auditions in August for the last two productions.

All roles are paid positions. 

Upon audition registration, you may indicate which shows you would like to be considered for this season.

Auditions are by appointment only.  You only need ONE audition appointment even if you are interested in both productions.

Children ages 9-17 and adults 18+ may make an audition appointment.  Appointments can be made for:

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM (CHILDREN ONLY Age 9-17)
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM (CHILDREN ONLY Age 9-17)
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM (ADULTS ONLY  18+)
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM (ADULTS ONLY 18+)

You MAY be asked to return and attend a “movement callback” on the day of your audition, which will take place from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Peter Pan JR.  callbacks will take place on Saturday, May 20, 3 PM to 7 PM

Cinderella callbacks will take place on Sunday May 21, 6 PM to 10 PM.

Auditions and Callbacks are held at our offices located at:  4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati OH 45227.

Please bring a memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (1 minute max). Remember your PIANO SHEET MUSIC for your song as we will NOT be auditioning your a cappella skills.  An accompanist will be provided. Your sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line, and music should be in a 3-ring binder with the cut CLEARLY marked for the accompanist.

You do NOT need to prepare a monologue.

You may be asked to show your dance ability, please bring appropriate movement clothes and shoes.

Please bring a RECENT 8×10 headshot and UPDATED performance resume.

Please plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment to check/correct previously submitted paperwork.

If we are ahead of schedule, we will audition you early.

Due to concentrated rehearsal periods, we ask that you do not have conflicts during rehearsals. In an effort to best facilitate all rehearsal times, all those auditioning will be asked to list all conflicts at the time of the audition. This season, all conflicts will result in a stipend adjustment. Please take note of when rehearsals begin, the day and evening tech and performance schedule, and bring your calendar with you to the audition.

Auditions are by appointment only. Visit to schedule an audition.

For information concerning auditions call Eric Byrd at 513-569-8080 ext. 21 or email [email protected].

Peter Pan JR. 

Directed by: Roderick Justice

Choreographed by: Eric Byrd

Music Direction: Jacob Priddy

Based on the Play by: Sir J.M. Barrie

Music, and Lyrics: by: Morris (Moose) Charlap, Carolyn Leigh, July Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green

Rehearsals: September 18th-October 14th 2017

Tech Rehearsals: October 15th-October 20th 2017

Performances: October 21st-October 30th 2017

Seeking the Following:

[PETER PAN] Female or Male, a boy without a care in the world who leads the Darling’s on an adventure to Neverland.  Strong actor, singer, dancer, belt to a C.  Must be comfortable with heights & flights.

[WENDY] Female, the eldest of the Darling children with a certain maternal quality.  She is very bright, ever practical and ready for an adventure. Strong actor/singer, sings up to D-flat.  Must be comfortable with heights & flights.

[JOHN] Male, the middle Darling child, he is amicable and more proper than his younger brother Strong singer/actor/mover sings up to D-flat.  Must be comfortable with heights & flights.

[MICHAEL] Male, the youngest Darling boy with unlimited energy who is also a bit stubborn.  Strong singer/actor/mover sings up to D-flat.  Must be comfortable with heights & flights.

[NANA] Male or Female, the Darling’s dog.  Strong actor/mover with a good sense of physicality.

[MRS. DARLING] Female, the loving matriarch of the Darling family, who is able to manage the entire household with ease.  Strong actor/singer, sings up to a D-flat.

[MR. DARLING/CAPTAIN HOOK] Male, the father of Wendy, John & Michael, a man with one concern: keeping his house in order.  Doubles as Captain Hook, the leader of the Pirates and villain of the show who is also a bit of a clown.  Strong actor/singer with GREAT comedic timing, sings to an E.

[LIZA] Female, the Darling’s housekeeper who always seems to be in a bit of a frenzy as she tries to keep everyone pleased.  Strong actor/singer.

[TIGER LILY] Female, the fearless leader of the Brave Girls.  Strong technical dancer/singer/actor, sings up to a D-Flat.

[SMEE] Male, Hook’s sidekick who wants nothing more than to see Hook succeed in his evil plotting.  Strong comedic actor.

[MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE] Skilled and versatile dancer/actor/singers of all ages to portray Lost Boys including (Nibs, Slightly, Curley, Tootles & Twins), Brave Girls, and Pirates and possibly cover principal roles.  Tumbling skills and dance technique a HUGE plus!


The classic story of Cinderella, told in the style of British pantomime, featuring a score of pop hits from artists past and present.

Directed & Choreographed by: Roderick Justice

Music Direction: Jacob Priddy

Book by: John B. Davidson

Music & Lyrics by: Various Artists

Rehearsals: November 4th-December 2nd 2017

Tech Rehearsals: December 4th-December 8th 2017

Performances:  December 9th- December 18th 2017

Seeking the Following:

[GRANDFATHER] Male, a wise old man, who at Christmas time, shares with his granddaughter the story of Cinderella.  A narrator of sorts, he should be warm and friendly, with charisma, strong actor/singer with pop sensibility.

[LITTLE GIRL] Female, a sweet young girl, the epitome of innocence and curiosity who experiences the story of Cinderella for the first time, strong actor/singer.

[CINDERELLA] Female, a young house maid who is treated poorly by her Stepmother and Stepsisters, but with spunk and a little magic is transformed into a beautiful princess who’s dreams come true.  Strong actor/dancer/singer with powerful pop vocals.

[STEPMOTHER] Female, Cinderella’s wicked matriarch who is obsessed with power and status and determined to marry off one of her daughters to the prince.  Strong actor/singer with powerful pop vocals.

[DORIS] Male, Cinderella’s robust and evil stepsister, she is obsessed with food and eager to find her prince charming. Extremely strong comedic actor/mover/singer with pop sensibility. Very active role.

[PEARL] Male, Cinderella’s scrawny and evil stepsister, she is obsessed with her looks and eager to find the man of her dreams.  Extremely strong comedic actor/mover/singer with pop sensibility. Very active role.

[FAIRY GODMOTHER] Female, Cinderella’s mother figure, a loving nurturing fairy who makes Cinderella’s dreams come true.  Starts off as an old beggar woman and is transformed into her beautiful fairy Godmother.  Strong actor/singer with pop vocals.

[PRINCE DANIEL] Male, a dashing, handsome young prince who is currently searching for a girl who loves him for who he is and not for his wealth or power.  Strong actor/dancer/singer with pop sensibility.

[LORD HIGH CHAMBERLAIN] Male, the Prince’s right hand man, a stuffy, yet nurturing assistant who is determined to help the Prince find a princess.  Strong comedic actor.

[LIVERY] Male, the Lord High Chamberlain’s assistant who works with him to find the foot the fits the slipper.  Strong actor/singer/dancer.

[MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE] 4 men, 4 women, to portray various characters in the ensemble, including birds, horses, mice, and Christmas ball guests.  Seeking extremely strong actor/singer/dancers with pop/rock voices and hip-hop/jazz dance training.  Puppeteer and tumbling skills a HUGE plus!

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