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AUDITION NOTICE

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

CCT is seeking performers for the 2024-2025 Season!

 

AUDITIONS JUNE 22 – 24, 2024

VIRTUAL SUBMISSIONS ARE WELCOME

Seeking adults and youth artists (10+)

 

 

Columbus Children’s Theatre is committed to creating a space where everyone is not only welcomed, but also celebrated. CCT strongly encourages individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, identities, abilities, sizes, ages, and experience levels to get involved on and off the stage with our organization. 

Upcoming Shows

"CCT encourages performers of all races, ethnicities, genders, identities, abilities, sizes, ages, and experience levels to audition."

Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Location: Lincoln Theatre

(769 E. Long St. Columbus, OH 43204)

Showtimes (April 26 – May 5, 2024):

April 26 | 7:00 PM

April 27 & May 4 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

April 28 & May 5 | 2:00 PM

May 3 | 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Two-Act Musical with Intermission | 120 minutes

 

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all. 

2024-2025 Season

The Sandbox Series brings little ones some of their first adventures into theatre! Intended for audiences of 0-8 years old, this series focuses on brief, easily digestible theatre designed for young audiences specifically. Whether it’s a Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) production with sensory play and immersion, or an adaptation of a beloved childhood story, your child’s journey with theatre starts here!

The Spotlight Series highlights students onstage and backstage. Geared toward families or youth audiences, this series offers more opportunities for young artists to experience the magic of theatre, hone their craft, and learn from seasoned veterans onstage. These shows bring relevant, engaging works into view, and allow audience members of all ages to see the performers shine. Unless listed for a specific age range, these productions are great for the whole family.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:

The Musical

Location: Riffe Center, Studio 1

(77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215)

Showtimes (August 9 – 18, 2024):

August 9 | 7 PM

August 10 | 2 PM & 7 PM

August 11 | 2 PM

August 15 | 7 PM

August 16 | 10 AM & 7 PM

August 17 | 2 PM & 7 PM

August 18 | 2 PM

2 Act Musical with. Intermission

Middle school, ugh. It’s the worst. But Greg is determined not to be at the bottom of the popularity chart. He’ll leave that to his weird neighbor, Fregley. Or maybe Greg’s best friend, Rowley Jefferson. But it’s not going to be Greg…no way.

Jeff Kinney’s popular character takes center stage as Greg’s cartoon diary becomes a hilarious and heartfelt musical. Will Greg’s plans to become popular lead him to sacrifice his one true friend? Can anyone avoid the dreaded Cheese Touch? Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for an adventure familiar to anyone who actually survived middle school.

Santa’s Workshop

Location: CCT Studios

(177 E Naghten St, Columbus, OH 43215)

Open Hours (November 30 – December 23, 2024):

Saturdays | 10 AM – 9 PM

Sundays | 10 AM – 7 PM

 

Hang out with Santa and his crew! With reindeer games, hot cocoa, and festive crafts – get into the holiday season in the North Pole!

[working title] : a devised piece

Location: CCT Studios

(177 E Naghten St, Columbus, OH 43215)

Showtimes (February 27 – March 9, 2025):

February 27 | 7 PM

February 28 | 7 PM

March 1 | 4 PM, 7 PM

March 2 | 2 PM, 4 PM

March 6 | 7 PM

March 7 | 7 PM

March 8 | 4 PM, 7 PM

March 9 | 2 PM, 4 PM

Devise your own masterpiece! Led by CCT Alum and theatre professional, Ellie Levine, dive into the world of playwriting and performance! 

The Professional Series features local professionals on stage, primarily adults alongside some advanced student performers. This series presents professional quality shows, produced by performers, designer, and technicians of the highest caliber from around the State and beyond. Perfect for an evening out with the family, date night, or a solo trip to see the best that theatre in Columbus has to offer! 

Next to Normal

Location: Riffe Center, Studio 1

(77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215)

Showtimes (October 25 – November 10, 2024):

October 25 | 7 PM

October 26 | 2 PM, 7 PM

October 27 | 2 PM

October 31 | 7 PM

November 1 | 10 AM, 7 PM

November 2 | 2 PM, 7 PM

November 3 | 2 PM

November 7 | 7 PM

November 8 | 7 PM

November 9 | 2 PM, 7 PM

November 10 | 2 PM

 

2 Act Musical with. Intermission | PG-13

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

 

This deeply moving piece of theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for performers to explore dramatic material and showcase vocal talents with an energetic pop/rock score. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.

Titanic the Musical

Location: Lincoln Theatre

(769 E. Long Street, Columbus, OH 43203)

Showtimes (May 2 – May 11, 2025):

May 2 | 7 PM

May 3 | 2 PM, 7 PM

May 4 | 2 PM

May 8 | 7 PM

May 9 | 10 AM, 7 PM

May 10 | 2 PM, 7 PM

May 11 | 2 PM

2 Act Musical with. Intermission | PG

 

April 10, 1912: the RMS Titanic sets out from London on her maiden voyage, across the Atlantic. Billed as “The Largest Floating Object in The World,” the Titanic is already big news. April 15, 1912: Titanic, the “unsinkable” ship, sinks, killing over 1500 men, women and children. Spanning all classes, Titanic captures the stories from the whole range of humanity aboard the ship: from workers in the boiler room to first-class attendants, from the poorest passengers, who scraped together their life savings to purchase third-class tickets to America, to some of the wealthiest men of the Victorian age, including John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim. Full of memorable characters based on the real men and women on the ship, Titanic is a powerful, complex look at the making of a tragedy.

Past Productions

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Paint a Picture, Stitch a String

Location: Studio One, CCT Studios

(177 E. Naghten Street, Columbus, OH 43215)

Showtimes (March 1 – 10, 2024)

March 2, 3, 9, 10 | 2 PM

March 10 | 5 PM

March 1, 2, 9 | 7 PM

Recommended ages 5+

 

Join CCT for the premiere of “Paint a Picture, Stitch a String.” This brand-new piece has been carefully devised by seven talented high schoolers under the guidance of director Ellie Levine. Transcend the boundaries of time as “Paint a Picture, Stitch a String” weaves together stories spanning several centuries into a tapestry of diverse emotions and shared experiences. Each scene is a brushstroke, painting a vivid picture of human connection and the universal threads that bind us. Be a part of the journey that transcends the ordinary as this young ensemble brings their imagination to life.

The Sleepwalker of Holstenwall

Location: 278 N. Fifth Street | In the Warehouse District 

Showtimes (October 19 – November 12, 2023)

October 19 | 7:00 PM

October 20 | 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

October 21 | 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM

October 27 | 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

October 28 | 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM

November 3 | 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

November 4 | 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM

November 10 | 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM

November 11 | 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM

Immersive Experience | Approx. 60 minutes

 

Through its cross between immersive theatre and escape room, audiences will enter the world of Dr. Caligari, a delusional Doctor who arrives in Holstenwall to present a fortune-telling spectacle at the annual fair. When dark prophecies begin to come true, folks in town are left to reckon with fate, or the fear that something… or someone may be behind these nefarious schemes. Based on the 1920 film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Sleepwalker of Holstenwall is an unforgettable theatrical experience that is sure to amaze and surprise every participant. With multiple storylines to be a part of, residents to meet, and set pieces to interact with, the audience will walk through twists and turns, and no two people will share the same experience! You won’t want to miss this groundbreaking world premier!

Mr. Scrooge the Musical

Location: Studio One, Riffe Center

(77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215)

Showtimes (December 1 – 23, 2023)

December 1 | 7 :00 PM

December 2 | 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7::00 PM

December 3 | 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

December 8 | 10:00 AM

December 9 | 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM

December 10 | 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

December 15 | 10:00 AM

December 16 | 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM

December 17 | 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

December 21 | 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM

December 22 | 1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

December 23 | 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM

One-Act Musical without Intermission | 60 minutes

 

A tradition returns to CCT this holiday season! An adaptation of Charles Dickens’  A Christmas Carol, this is the story you know and love presented in a family-friendly, hour-long performance. Join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, and dozens of other colorful characters as we watch Ebenezer Scrooge change his ways when he learns the true meaning of Christmas. Bring your entire family and see how this heart-warming classic fills audiences with joyous holiday spirit!

The No Good, Very Bad, Disaster of a Science Experiment

Location: CCT Naghten Studio One

(177 E. Naghten Street, Columbus, OH 43215)

Showtimes (June 24-25, 2023):

June 24 | 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:00 PM

June 25 | 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM

Theatre for the Very Young Interactive Experience| 30 minutes

 

SPLOOOOOOOF! Dive head first into the scientific laboratory of Sammy Scientist, as he carefully calculates the perfect recipe for his SUPER SPECIAL SECRET FORMULA!!! He won’t be taking on this task alone, however, as Emerson and Vinny are standing by eager to help. Eager to prove that they are way more than just kids, Emerson and Vinny begin the steps of the Secret Formula by themselves! Can they figure it out without Sammy’s help? Perhaps YOU can help them before The No Good, Very Bad, Awful, Terrible, Disaster of a Science Experiment goes wrong!!!