Auditions

Sacramento Music Circus 2018 Auditions

Members of Actors’ Equity should refer to the Casting Call Notice posted online at www.actorsequity.org for information regarding union auditions held in New York.

Non-equity and EMC actors should refer to Casting Notices posted with playbill.com.

We do not accept unsolicited video submissions in lieu of a live audition.

We are seeking adult actors and singers, including local non-union, EMCs and AEA members, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9, 2018. Children’s auditions will be held on Sunday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Non-Union Local Actors – Adults

Non-Union Auditions will be held Thursday, March 8, 2018, at The E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts. For consideration, please submit a headshot and resume between 9:30am and 5pm, Monday through Friday to:

Attn: Local Auditions
Sacramento Music Circus
1510 J Street #200
Sacramento, CA 95814

* Materials must be received no later than Friday, February 16, 2018, by 5:00pm.
* Please make sure that your resume includes a phone number and email address.
* Per our agreement with AEA, applicants must be a local resident of Sacramento, residing within 50 miles of the theater.
* Applicants must be 16 years or older.
* Videos submissions will not be accepted in lieu of a live audition.

Should you be selected for an audition appointment, you will be contacted with your appointment time and instructions for audition preparation. All audition appointments will take place the evening of March 8, 2018. If you are unavailable to audition on this date, please refrain from submission.

Actors’ Equity Association Auditions

Members of Actors’ Equity should refer to the Casting Call Notice posted online at www.actorsequity.org for information regarding AEA auditions held in Sacramento on Friday, March 9, 2018, at The E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts.

Members of the AEA EMC program may request audition appointments on Friday, March 9, 2018. Appointments will be granted on a first come, first serve basis and be subject to availability after all AEA members have been scheduled. Please refer to the audition posting on playbill.com for more information.

Children’s Auditions

You must call to reserve an audition appointment: 916-446-5880 x147 Sunday, February 25 between 10:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 2:00pm.

Children ages 9-13 are invited to audition for children’s roles in the 2018 Music Circus season.*

Available roles include:

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – performances June 12-17, 2018

  • Young Don
  • Young Cosmo

NEWSIES – performances July 10-15, 2018

  • Les

GYPSY – performances July 24 – 29, 2018

  • Baby June
  • Baby Louise
  • Children’s Ensemble – 4 members

*Because all available roles require dance, children interested in auditioning for a role in the 2018 Music Circus season MUST attend the Children’s Dance Audition held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, from 10:00am –12:00pm at Sierra II Center, Studio 2, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.

Appointments are not required and separate audition appointments for dancers will not be scheduled. Check in begins at 9:00am and the audition will begin promptly at 10:00am. Dancers should be registered, dressed appropriately and warmed up by this time. Performers should be prepared to learn dance combinations from a choreographer. We are seeking young dancers proficient in tap, ballet and jazz. Acrobatics are a plus.

Children’s auditions will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018, between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at The E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts by appointment only. To reserve an audition appointment, call 916-446-5880 x147 Sunday, February 25 between 10:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 2:00pm. No email messages, voicemail messages or calls placed outside of this time frame will be accepted. Audition slots are limited and will be filled on a first call, first served basis.

For the audition, each child should prepare 16 bars of an age-appropriate musical theatre song to sing and must provide the sheet music in his or her own key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume to the audition.

Children ages 9-17 may audition for California Musical Theatre’s Broadway Sacramento Gala. Those selected will participate in a performance at this celebrated event at Memorial Auditorium on May 5, 2018. Each member will need to be available for various weekend and/or evening rehearsals (to be set at a later date) leading up to the event.

California Musical Theatre Casting Policies and Theatre Information

California Musical Theatre actively solicits women and minorities for non-traditional casting opportunities. Music Circus was founded in 1951 as the first professional musical theatre in the round west of the Mississippi. Until 2002, its first-class summer stock productions were presented under a canvas tent, the last of its kind in the country. In 2003, the company introduced its new, modern tent-theatre, the Wells Fargo Pavilion, which combines the traditional arena stage with improved audience comfort.

Music Circus is the largest, continually operating musical theatre-in-the-round in the country, making it a landmark in the professional theatre community and a living museum of musical theatre history: Sacramento Music Circus is America’s theatre-in-the-round. Music Circus operates under a contract with Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors in the United States, and the majority of the principal and ensemble cast members have extensive Broadway and national tour credits. The acting company for each Music Circus season is announced in late spring. Music Circus is presented under the leadership of President & CEO Richard Lewis, Producing Artistic Director & COO Scott Klier and Artistic Consultant Glenn Casale.