For the 2019-2020 Season

MainStage Season Auditions

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) is holding auditions August 12-15, 2019 for two MainStage productions in the company's 100th Season: ANNIE JR. and ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL.

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 30.

Callbacks will be held on August 17 and 18.

TCT is the nation’s oldest children’s theatre and is a professional theatre company. All roles are paid positions.  

TCT is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and committed to diverse casting process. All roles are open to all ethnicities and backgrounds. 

Upon audition registration, you may indicate which shows you would like to be considered for this season. Auditions are by appointment only.

Young Artists ages 9-18 and Adults 18+ may make an audition appointment. 

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

Please visit our website on July 30 to sign up for an appointment.


You only need a song. You do NOT need to prepare a monologue. 

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 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 8x10 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.