Auditions

Currently Casting For:

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man
2021 Replacements – Virtual Audition Submissions

Directed by Michael Brindisi
Choreography by Tamara Kangas Erickson
Music Direction by Andy Kust

We are currently accepting submissions for the following roles:

Ewart Dunlop: Member of the quartet. Strong tenor or high baritone. Must be comfortable with tight harmonies.
Vocal Range: D3 – G4

Adult Male Ensemble:  Vocal Range: Bb2 – G4

Adult Female Ensemble: Sings Soprano 1
Vocal Range: D3 – G5 (excellent high Bb a plus!)

Child Male Ensemble: Can play age 8-11


SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ROLES BELOW REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL DANCE REEL.
Prepare a video dance sample consisting of single or double pirouettes (right and left), your best jump/leap combo, and an optional tumbling pass for males.

Zaneeta Shinn: The Mayor’s daughter. Sweet and outgoing. Appears to be daffy at times. Great dancer (ballet technique) with a strong alto voice.
Vocal Range: Bb3 – E5

Teen/Young Adult Male and Female dancer/singers: Can play ages 12-19

  • Females – excellent singers with strong ballet technique.
  • Males – excellent singers with partnering experience; tumbling/acrobatics a plus.

WHAT TO PREPARE

  • One 60-90 second cutting of a musical theatre song with accompaniment (can be live or recorded). Please choose a song in the style of the show that shows off your voice.
  • If you are submitting yourself for consideration for the roles of Zaneeta Shinn or the Teen/Adult Singers and Dancers, prepare a video dance sample consisting of single or double pirouettes (right and left), your best jump/leap combo, and an optional tumbling pass for males.

HOW TO SUBMIT

TWO STEPS:
1. Fill out the form.  This is where you will copy/paste your video links.

2. Email your headshot and resume to Nick Haug: nhaug@chanhassendt.com

Submission deadline is Friday, May 21.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is committed to equity throughout our organization, and we strongly encourage performers across diverse backgrounds to submit materials for review.

Casting Status

BY PRODUCTION

The Music Man
  • Currently casting for replacements. Information above.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, May 21.
Footloose
    • Auditions have not been scheduled yet.
Actors

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is a professional status theatre company presenting members of Actors’ Equity Association. As a member of these unions, CDT primarily employs union members. A union contract permits us to hire a very small percentage of non-union actors. Auditions are held for both union and non-union actors a few months prior to each CDT production.

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Musicians

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is a professional status theatre company presenting members of the American Federation of Musicians.  We do not hold auditions for musicians.  AFM membership required.  If you would like to be considered, please email your resume of experience to Nick Haug.  You will then be contacted by the music director if a position opens up.

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