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Season Auditions at NCT

Monday, March 19, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Email NCT's Company Stage Manager, Daniel Brewer at dbrewer(@)nashvillect.org starting 9am CDT Tuesday March 6, 2018. Requests received earlier than this will not be processed. In your email, indicate any conflicts you have for that day (e.g.“ I can't audition before 3pm” or “I need to be done before 6pm” etc.). Daniel will send back a confirmation email with your audition time. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reserved time. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.


  • Actor: $509.00/week
  • Actor/A.S.M.: $531.00/week;
  • 1st A.S.M: $539.00/week

Equity adult actors for various roles. Local Nashville actors strongly encouraged to audition. Each production will include an Actor/A.S.M. Full and fair casting consideration will be given to ethnic minorities, women, seniors and actors with disabilities.

Prepare two contrasting monologues together totaling no more than three (3) minutes. To be considered for any musicals, prepare 16 bars of a show tune with sheet music in the desired key and include the 16 bars within your three minute audition time. Please bring a current headshot and resume.

Nashville Children's Theatre
25 Middleton St
Nashville, TN 37210-2040
Copeland Rehearsal Hall
(turn on Middleton Street off 2nd Ave) (free parking)

Company Stage Manager: Daniel Brewer

If you do not have email access, you may request an audition time by leaving a message and your phone number at 615-252-4668. However, please note that you will receive your audition slot more quickly if you send your request via email. Equity actors must show their valid membership cards An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination.
Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal  employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages
performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Each production will include an Actor/A.S.M. Description of duties: assist being on book, assist stage manager set up rehearsal set pieces and props, and assist with monitoring breaks in rehearsal. A Stand-alone SM will be hired for DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID. 

2018-2019 Season includes:

Created by Ernie Nolan
Director: Ernie Nolan
Rehearsals: July 30 - August 10, 2018
Run: August 11 – September 9, 2018


  • Glimmer - a responsible and serious star keeper.
  • Sparkle - an absent-minded star keeper.

Book by Claudia Sher and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Director: Ernie Nolan
Music Director: David Weinstein
Rehearsals: August 23-September 12, 2018
Run: September 13 – October 7, 2018


  • Winnie Foster - an 11-year old young woman who has lost her father; too skeptical for her age, but with an unknown longing for romance and adventure; must sing very well and be a subtle actress with the ability to hold a stage. Played by adult actor. Soprano.
  • Granny Foster - a gentle woman almost broken by grief and fear and loss; adversity finds her brave and unbending. Mezzo-Soprano
  • Man in the Yellow Suit - creepy and persuasive; a man with an obsession, a secret; must sing;
  • Constable - seemingly a buffoon, his simple manner belies a sharp wit and kind heart.
  • Hugo - painfully shy, awkward, and goofy; but smart and eerily observant; his father (Constable Joe) knows this; the two of them have a routine that fools most of the people all of the time. Tenor.*
  • Mae Tuck - matriarch, a mother, a wife; her homespun wisdom is leavened by her humor and
  • still girlish delight. Jesse and Miles’ mother. Mezzo-Soprano.
  • Angus Tuck - a fond if forgetful husband, but a true soul with a deep well of love and profound understanding of the life around him. Tenor. 
  • Miles Tuck - a burned and bitter man; his natural sweetness shut away; lost his wife and child, doomed to live with regret; Baritenor. 
  • Jesse Tuck - light and laughing, he is eternal youth writ large, the lightness shown all the brighter for the shadow of loneliness that he has; pop tenor; must sing very well. Tenor. *

*denotes NCT Drama School acting apprentice role

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Directed by: Ernie Nolan
Music Director: David Weinstein
Rehearsals: October 18 – November 7, 2018
Run: November 8 – December 23, 2018


  • Ariel- a headstrong young woman searching for how she fits in to the world. Strong singer and who must be able to convey meaning through gesture and movement. Vocal Range: Soprano Bb3-Eb5.
  • Ursula, precast 
  • Mersister/Ensemble/Carlotta
  • Mersister/Ensemble/Princess
  • Mersister/Ensemble/Princess*
  • Mersister/Ensemble/Princess*
  • Prince Eric - a handsome, adventurous Prince who capture’s Ariel’s heart. Strong actor and singer. Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor Bb3-Eb5. 
  • Sebastian - a meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe. Strong singer and comic actor who can do a Caribbean accent. Puppetry experience a plus. Vocal Range: Strong Mix-Belt B3-D5.
  • King Triton - Ariel’s commanding and over-protective Father. Vocal Range: Baritone/ Tenor Ab2-F4. Doubles as Chef Louis. 
  • Flounder - Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. Spunky actor and  singer. Vocal Range: G3-Db5.*
  • Scuttle - a loudmouthed, optimistic seagull who is in ‘expert’ in human artifacts. Strong Character Voice and movement. Tap Experience a plus. Vocal Range: Tenor/Alto C3-G4.
  • Flotsam/Jetsam - the oily and spineless eel lackeys to Ursula. Strong character movement. Vocal Range: Varies. Puppetry experience a plus.* 
  • Grimsby - Prince Eric’s stuffy British guardian. Strong comedic actor who can do British accent. Vocal Range: C3-C4.
  • Ensemble/Pilot/Gull/Chef*
  • Ensemble/Sailor/Gull/Chef/Priest*
  • Ensemble/Sailor/Gull/Chef*

*denotes NCT Drama School acting apprentice role

By Idris Goodwin
Based on the book Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Director: Ernie Nolan
Rehearsals: December 31 - January 16, 2019
Run: January 17 - February 3, 2019

  • Actor #1
  • Actor #2
  • Actor #3
  • Actor #4
  • Actor #5
  • Actor #6
  • Actor #7
  • Actor #8

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller
Based on Eric Carle’s books
Director: Ernie Nolan
Rehearsals: February 4 – 20, 2019
Run: February 21 – April 7, 2019


  • Puppeteer #1- multiple roles
  • Puppeteer #2- multiple roles
  • Puppeteer #3-multiple roles

By José Cruz González
Adapted from the book by Pat Mora
Director: Alicia Fuss
Rehearsals: Apr. 8 - 24, 2019, Run: Apr. 25 – May 19, 2019.


  • Male Actor - a storyteller. He will transform into Young Tomás, age 9, and Adult Tomás. Also plays Florencio and the voice Papá Grande. (Bilingual Role).
  • Female Actor - a storyteller. She will play Nightmare Teacher, Josefa, Library Lady, and Enrique. (Bilingual Role).

NCT operates under the Actor's Equity Association Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) 2015-2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Tennessee is a right to work state; membership in AEA is not a prerequisite. The complete agreement can be viewed here. 

The Dragonkeeper Program at NCT

The Dragonkeeper program is a student training program for high school and college students ages 16 and up that gives participants (Dragonkeepers) the opportunity to experience the different aspects of daily operations in a professional theatre company for young audiences. The program offers Dragonkeepers a variety of workshops and training opportunities to learn about aspects of the theatre's administrative, artistic and educational components. As a part of the Dragonkeeper program, participants are also eligible to work in a paid capacity as an usher for weekend performances. Click here for more information.

The Dragonkeeper program is currently fully staffed. We regularly accept applications for the program each summer. Check back in spring/summer 2018 for next season. 

Job Opportunities at NCT

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT) seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative, and detail-oriented Director of Production to lead the company’s production staff in executing our season’s programming. FULL POSTING HERE.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT) seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative, and detail-oriented Scene Shop Foreman to collaborate with the company’s technical staff in executing our season’s programming. FULL POSTING HERE.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE (NCT), the largest professional theatre in Middle Tennessee, seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative, and detail-oriented Costume Shop Manager to lead the company’s costume shop in executing our six show season. FULL POSTING HERE.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE is seeking resumes for possible per show/seasonal positions in Scenic Art, Props, Audio, Electrics and Assistant Stage Management. Please send a resume with three professional references to Rachael Silverman by April 26, 2018.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S THEATRE seeks creative, energetic and compassionate theatre educators to join our roster of teaching artists. Teaching artists are hired per class, on a temporary employee basis. At this time, we are seeking qualified individuals for our 4 to 5-year-old classes and our 6 to 7-year-old classes, to begin teaching with us during Summer 2018. FULL POSTING HERE. 

Equal Opportunity Employment: Nashville Children’s Theatre is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described in our job posts are representative to those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job described. While performing the duties of the job described, the employee is regularly required to handle, feel, talk and hear and frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms above the shoulder. The employee is frequently required to sit and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate, however during a performance the noise level can be loud. Customary to a theatrical environment, the employee may be required to operate in a low-light backstage environment. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds. 

Disclaimer: NCT job postings are not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While the posts are intended to be an accurate description of the current job on the date it is posted, it is not intended to exclude that other, different tasks may be required when circumstances change (e.g.: emergencies, change in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments or advancements).