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Audition Listings

Audition dates:  October 11 & 12, 2016
Show dates:   December 2 - 23, 2016
Rehearsals begin: October 24, 2016
Rehearsals will be Monday - Thursday & Saturdays (Tentative) October 24 - November 23, 2016
Tech Week daily rehearsals will be November 26 - December 1, 2016
(Doors open for audition registration at approximately 3:30pm)

Auditions will take place at
Valley Youth Theatre
525 North First Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(Downtown Phoenix on the S/E corner of First Street & Fillmore)
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail Book, Music & Lyrics are by James W. Rodgers and 
Inspired by A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company.

Mainstage Auditions for Spotlight Arts' “Guys & Dolls” 
Join us for our Winter Mainstage production and perform in the classic musical comedy, “Guys & Dolls" with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows! Auditions for this large scale commercial production with direction by industry professionals are by appointment only and are open to ages 8-22. Auditions take place on Friday, October 7th from 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday, October 8th from 3:00-7:00pm at the Studio Around the Corner, 67 Main Street, Brewster NY.
The show rehearses intensively 3 nights a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) throughout December and January only. Show week takes place January 29th through February 4th.

"Guys & Dolls" is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. For more information and to schedule your audition appointment, visit or call 845.444.ARTS

Casting Call for MTA’s Elf the Musical JR.

Audition Preparation Workshops Available  

Anthem, Ariz.  September 13, 2016 – Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces auditions for Elf the Musical Jr., based on the cherished holiday film by New Line Cinema, featuring songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.  Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 6-18 will be held October 22-23 at MTA in Anthem.  

A hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy, Elf the Musical Jr. follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth!  With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.   This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her "inner elf" with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type. The award-winning production staff includes director and stage manager Sarah Brayer, choreographer Lyndsie Clymer, vocal director Karen Blanzy and assistant stage manager Jessica Kishbaugh.  Rehearsals begin October 27, with performances taking place December 8-18.  

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m.  The Dance Call will be on Sunday, October 23 starting at 9 a.m. with Callbacks at 10:30a.m. Auditions, callbacks, and rehearsals will be held at MTA’s theatre performance space at 42323 N. Vision Way, Anthem, AZ  85086.  Those auditioning should prepare a musical theatre song, 16-32 bars or one minute in length.  Bring an accompaniment CD or iPod to sing with; you may also sing a capella if needed.  Please have your registration materials (available on the website) completed prior to coming to the audition.  If you are unable to make the scheduled audition time, please contact for an alternate appointment time.  

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held on Thursday, October 20 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. –  7:30.p.m, as well as Friday, October 21 from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at MTA.  During these 90-minute sessions, participants will be instructed on cold reads, acting technique, characterization and more.  Participants of the workshops will get to audition prior to the general audition time.  Cost is just $35 and space is limited to just 18 participants per session.  There is a 10% sibling discount.  For more information and to reserve your spot, visit   

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment.