2013 MUSIC CIRCUS AUDITIONS
Music Circus auditions are just around the corner for the 2013 summer season at Music Circus. We are looking for adult actors, both local non-union and members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Monday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 13, 2013, respectively. Children’s auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. All auditions in Sacramento will be held at the downtown Wells Fargo Pavilion located at 1419 H Street, Sacramento CA 95814.
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Non-Union Local Actors
We are seeking talented adult singers and actors who are local to the Sacramento area. Please submit a headshot and resume for audition appointment consideration. Materials may be sent to or dropped off Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at:
California Musical Theatre
ATTN: Local Auditions Sacramento Music Circus
1510 J Street #200
Sacramento, CA 95814
- Headshots and resumes must be received no later than Tuesday, February 26.
- Please make sure that your resume includes a working phone number and email address so we may potentially contact you to set up an appointment.
- Per union regulations, applicants must be a resident within 50 miles of the theatre and must be at least 16 years old.
- Should you be selected for an audition, you will be contacted with your appointment time for the evening of March 11 and given instructions for audition preparation.
- Videos and CDs will not be accepted in lieu of an audition.
- Equity Membership Candidates should submit to this address for appointment consideration.
Actors' Equity Association Auditions
Members of the Actors' Equity should refer to the Casting Call Notice posted online at www.actorsequity.org for information regarding union auditions held in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Children's Auditions and The Music Circus Junior Company
Auditions for children (ages 7 - 13) for participation in the 2013 Music Circus Junior Company will be held Tuesday, March 12, 4:00pm - 8:00pm, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion at 1419 H Street, Sacramento 95814 by appointment only. The audition hotline (916) 446-5880 extension 147 is open Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1 between 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. only. Please note that NO EMAIL OR VOICEMAIL MESSAGES WILL BE TAKEN AND NO CALLS WILL BE TAKEN OUTSIDE OF THESE TIMES. A limited number of audition slots are available and are filled on a first call, first served basis.
For the audition, each child must be prepared to sing 16 bars of a classical musical theatre song and provide the sheet music in his or her own key. An accompanist will be provided. The Music Circus Junior Company is a three-week fee-based program of the California Musical Theatre education department. The program culminates in the students participating in each performance of a Music Circus production(s). The fee for the Music Circus Junior Company program is $650.
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 and CEO Richard Lewis, Artistic Director Glenn Casale and Executive Producer Scott Klier.