TCT Holding Auditions for MainStage Productions!

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is holding auditions in August for the last two MainStage productions of the 18-19 season! Auditions for Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and Sleeping Beauty start Aug. 20.

All roles are paid positions and are open to all ethnicities. Upon audition registration, actors can indicate which shows they 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. Visit to sign up for an audition appointment.

Appointments can be made for:

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 between 5:30 and 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018 between 5:30 and 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018 between 5:30 and 8:30 pm
  • Thursday. August 23, 2018 between 5:30 and 8:30 pm

Actors may be asked to return and attend a “movement callback” on the day of their audition, which will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 pm.  

  • JUNGLE BOOK callbacks will take place on Saturday, August 25, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • SLEEPING BEAUTY callbacks will take place on Sunday, August 26, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Auditions and Callbacks are held at TCT’s headquarters located at: 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati OH 45227.

For information concerning auditions call Eric Byrd at 513-569-8080 ext. 21 or email [email protected]. Visit to sign-up for an audition appointment.

Related: Get your Season Tickets for the 2018-19 MainStage season at the Taft!


Please prepare one memorized song that best shows your vocal range. (1 minute max).  The song must be an age appropriate.  Remember to have your PIANO SHEET MUSIC, 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 only need a song. You do NOT need to prepare a monologue.  

You may be asked to show your dance ability later in the evening. Please bring attire with you to change into in case we ask you to return.

You must bring a RECENT 8×10 headshot and UPDATED performance resume. Even if you upload to the audition website, a hardcopy of your headshot and resume is required.

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 may 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. 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. 


DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK KIDS is based on the classic Disney musical film with standard vocal requirements.  

Directed by: Roderick Justice

Choreographed by: Paula Rakestraw and Anupa Mirle

Rehearsals: January 12 – February 9, 2019       

Tech Rehearsals: February 13 – 15, 2019            

Performances:  February 16 – 25, 2019


MOWGLI: Young Male, Portrays 9-10 years old. A joyful and curious natured boy raised by wolves. Must be able to carry the show and captivate the audience. Loveable but must be a bit feisty. Actor, Singer, Dancer

BAGHERRA: Adult Male or Female. A wise panther who is physically agile and uninhibited. The actor should also be able to lift the actor who plays Mowgli. Bagheera is like an older brother or sister to Mowgli. Actor, Singer, Dancer.

BALOO: Adult Male or Female. Baloo the bear is exuberant with a great natural talent for comic timing, as the comedic relief in the story. Must be able to  lift the actor who plays Mowgli. Actor, Singer, Dancer.

KAA: Adult Male or Female. Kaa, the snake is a threat to Mowgli’s journey out of the jungle. Puppetry skills are a plussss. Alto/Tenor

SHERE KAHN: Adult Male. Shere Khan, the tiger, is King of the Jungle. He is the villain the audience loves to hate. Actor, Singer, Dancer. A Strong Rich Bari-Bass sound.

COLONEL HATHI: Adult Male. Colonel Hathi, the elephant, is in charge of the elephant brigade. but is also a little forgetful. He is good at giving commands but doesn’t really understand what’s going on around him. Actor/Singer

BABY ELEPHANT: Young Child 9-10 years old (Mowgli Understudy). Cute Character voice. Actor, Singer, Dancer.

KING LOUIE: Adult Male. King Louie is King of the Monkeys. A cool, hip, and swingin’ kinda guy! Singer Dancer and Actor with strong comedic timing.  Baritone.

SHANTI: Young Female Portrays 9-11 years old (Baby Elephant Understudy) Shanti is the girl who takes Mowgli to the village at the end of the story. She is hiding in the jungle the entire time. She should exude sweetness and kindness, but have a natural ability to command the audience’s attention as she tells much of the story. Flight experience a plus. Must not be afraid of heights.

ENSEMBLE: Adults and Teens Snake Puppeteers, Monkeys, Vultures, Elephants, Jungle Chorus. Strong Dancers and Singers. Tumblers and Percussionists are also encouraged to audition.    Indian Dance experience a plus.

SLEEPING BEAUTY is a world-premiere rock musical.

Directed by: Ken Jones

Music Direction: Jamey Strawn

Written By: Ken Jones, Jamey Strawn, and Christine Jones

Choreographed by: Eric Byrd

Rehearsals: March 23 – April 19, 2019       

Tech Rehearsals: April 24 – 26, 2019                          

Performances:  April 27 – May 6, 2019


NARRATOR/ BISHOP: Adult male. The actor should be adept at physical comedy.

KING CHARLES:  Adult male. King Charles is a kind and warm ruler of the Kingdom. He has a fascination with “modern” technology. Actor, singer (Baritone)

QUEEN GENEVIEVE: Adult female. The Queen cares for everyone. She is especially protective of the Princesses. Actor, Singer (Mezzo)

BRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Snow White. Also plays Snow White. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Belt/Mixer)

GRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of the Little Mermaid. Also plays the Little Mermaid. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Belter)

DRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Rapunzel. Also plays Rapunzel. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Mixer)

PRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Gerda (Snow Queen). Also plays Gerda. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Belt/Mixer)

TRINHILDA: Adult or Teen Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Cinderella. Also plays Cinderella. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Mixer)

MAGNILDA: Adult Female. The Fairy Godmother of Princess Aurora. She becomes the Evil Fairy’s Maleficent. Actor, Singer. Must have ability to sing a Rock and Roll style. (Belter – Rock Riff)

AURORA: Adult or Teen Female. She is strong, smart, and independent. She is Sleeping Beauty. Actor, Singer, Dancer. (High Belt, Strong Mixer)

PRINCE PHILLIP: Adult or Teen male. Kooky, funny, disheveled. Actor, Singer, Dancer (Tenor)

(The following Princes are stereotypical Princes…) (3 Baritones, 2 Tenors)

Prince EDWARD: (also Nobleman 1, Witch’s Guard) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince FREDERICK: (also Nobleman 2, Witch’s Guard) Strong, handsome and clueless.  A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince WILLIAM: (also Attendant, Dragon Puppeteer) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince CHRISTOPHER: (also Attendant, Dragon Puppeteer) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

Prince CHARMING: (also Attendant, Dragon Puppeteer) Strong, handsome and clueless. A Singer, Dancer, and Actor with strong comedic timing.

ENSEMBLE: Young males and females. 10 and up. Puppeteers and scenic movers. Strong Dancers and Singers. Understudies many characters.

For more information, visit The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s website.

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