Sacramento Music Circus Auditions

Actors’ Equity Association Auditions:

Members of Actors’ Equity should refer to the Casting Call Notices posted online at www.actorsequity.org for information regarding union auditions held in Los Angeles, New York, and Sacramento.

2017 SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS – LOCAL AUDITIONS
Music Circus auditions are just around the corner for the 2017 summer season. We are looking for adult actors and singers, including local non-union, EMCs and members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3, 2017. Children’s auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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Non-Union Local Actors
We are seeking talented adult singers and actors who move well and are local to the Sacramento area. These auditions will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. Please submit a headshot and resume for audition appointment consideration. Materials may be sent to or dropped off (9:30am-5pm, M-F) at:

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

  • Headshots and resumes must be received no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
  • 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 local resident within 50 miles of the theatre.
  • Applicants 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 2 and given instructions for audition preparation. Please do not submit if you are unable to attend an audition held that evening in Sacramento.
  • Videos and CDs will not be accepted in lieu of an audition.

Actors’ Equity Association Auditions
Members of Actors’ Equity and EMCs should refer to the Casting Call Notice posted online at www.actorsequity.org for information regarding union auditions held in Sacramento on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.

Children’s Auditions
Children ages 10-13 and under 4’8” are invited to audition to play Chip in Music Circus’ production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with performances June 20 – July 2, 2017. Children ages 12-17 may audition for California Musical Theatre’s Broadway Gala, to be held May 6, 2017.  Auditions will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2017 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at the Wells Fargo Pavilion by appointment only.

To reserve an audition appointment, call 916-446-5880 x147 Saturday, February 25 between 10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm. No email messages, voicemail messages or calls placed outside of this time frame will be accepted. There are a limited number of audition slots available and they 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. Any child interested in being considered for the role of Chip in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be provided the specific music he should prepare for the audition. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume to the audition.

Those selected as Broadway Gala Singers (ages 12-17) will participate in a performance at this celebrated event at Memorial Auditorium on May 6, 2017. 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 and CEO Richard Lewis, Producing Artistic Director Scott Klier and Artistic Consultant Glenn Casale.

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