WANTED:

Visionary Directors, Choreographers, Set Designers, and Costumers for our exciting 2019 Season!

 

Apply Today!

Submissions Due By: Monday, November 12, 2018

Those interested in other positions such as, but not limited to, Stage Managing, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Deck Chief, Crew, Make-up, Hair, Board Operators, Assistant Stage Manager,
please submit a resume along with a list of what positions interest you and on which shows.

The Shows

Chicago • April 5-28, 2019

Performed at the MTS Center for Theatre

Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fossee; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum
Script adaptation by David Thompson

Important Dates

Workshop: January 26, 2019
Auditions: February 8-10, 2019
Read-through: February 13, 2019

About the Show

In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.

Accolades

NOMINEE! 1975 Tony® Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score
WINNER! 1997 Tony® Award, Best Revival of a Musical

Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical • July 11-August 11, 2019

Performed at the MTS Center for Theatre

Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Important Dates

Workshop: April 20, 2019
Auditions: May 3-5, 2019
Read-through: May 22, 2019

About the Show

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and seize the day.

Disney’s Newsies, based on the 1992 motion picture, features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. Newsies is inspired by the real-life “Newsboy Strike of 1899,” when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst and other powerful newspaper publishers. Timely and fresh, the fictionalized adaptation of Newsies addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version introduces eight brand-new songs by the original team of Menken and Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Accolades

NOMINATED for Eight Tony® Awards in 2012
WINNER! 2012 Tony® Award for Best Choreography, Best Original Score

Hedwig And The Angry Inch • October 11-November 3, 2019

Performed at the MTS Center for Theatre

Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask

Important Dates

Workshop: August 3, 2019
Auditions: August 16-18, 2019
Read-through: August 21, 2019

About the Show

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig And The Angry Inch is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is “groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time” (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Directed by Tony Award® winner Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) and winner of four 2014 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival, Hedwig And The Angry Inch played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and promises to take North America by storm with what Time Magazine proclaims is “the most exciting rock score written for the theatre since, oh, ever!”

Accolades

WINNER! 2014 Tony® Award for Best Musical Revival

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA The Musical • December 13-29, 2019

Performed at the African American Performing Arts Center

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Important Dates

Workshop: September 21, 2019
Auditions: September 27-29, 2019
Read-through: October 2, 2019

About the Show

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Accolades

NOMINATED for Thirteen Tony® Awards in 2013
WINNER! of Five 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Book of a Musical and Honors for Excellence in Theatre

How to Submit

All submissions must include the following:
  1. A Letter of Interest stating your desire to become a member of the production team of which show(s) you are interested in and a basic concept for the stated show(s). Please consider applying for more than one show.
  2. Concept should include:
    1. Your overall vision for the show(s).
    2. Technical aspects such as set, costumes, sound, lights, props, and special effects and any photos, drawings or renderings that may contribute to your concept (for directing only).
    3. What makes you a good fit for this production? What skills and experience do you have that will contribute to making it a success?
  3. Current Resume that includes all productions either directed, stage managed or choreographed, including location and year. Relevant theatre experience may be included as well as additional support materials and current contact information (phone and email address mandatory).
  4. Schedule of conflicts that may exist during the pre-production, tech week, production, and performance dates of the show(s) of interest. Please see production dates associated with each show synopsis.
  5. References, a list of 3-5 familiar with your past work. This list must include each reference’s name, address, telephone number and email address.

Email applications to [email protected] with the subject line: “MTS Team Application 2019”.
The application package must be in either MS Word or PDF format.

Any questions concerning the process should also be directed to [email protected] with the subject line, “Application Inquiry”.

Submissions Due By: Monday, November 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind consideration!