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Youth Theatre Auditions


You’re invited to audition for the first Youth Theatre production of Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s 100th season, Tomie dePaola’s “Strega Nona,” directed by Scott Dunlap.
Auditions will be held in-person on September 25 and 26th at 5:00PM. Auditions will generally last between 1 and 1.5 hours depending on the number of actors auditioning. Click the button at the bottom of this page to sign up for an audition slot. 
If you have any questions, please contact the director at S[email protected]. No video submissions will be considered.
24 hours prior all those who have signed up will receive any updated information you need for the audition. No preparation is required to audition. You are not required to have a headshot; we will take photos of actors at the audition. The only preparation necessary is that you have a list of ANY conflicts you might have with rehearsal. This is vital! We MUST know any days you will miss in ADVANCE of casting.
The Buongiorno Cast will perform on December 1 at 7:30pm, December 2, 10 and 16 at 2:30pm with daytime School Performances on December 7 at 10:30am, December 8 and 12 at 9:30 and 11:30am
The Arrivederci Cast performs on December 2 at 7:30pm, December 3, 9 and 17 at 2:30pm with daytime School Performances on December 5 and 13 at 9:30 and 11:30am and December 14 at 10:30am
(Actors are called one hour prior to showtime).
You must also be available for all tech rehearsals. Tech will begin SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 from 1:30pm to 5:30pm and then resume on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 from 4:30 to 7:30pm. A more detailed rehearsal and performance schedule will be available at the first read-through. 
Strega Nona, the beloved ‘Grandma Witch’ of Calabria, needs help so she hires the first person to apply: Big Anthony, a tall, clumsy new guy in town. Bambolona, the Baker’s daughter is feed up with doing all the work at the bakery, so she leaves and convinces Strega Nona to teach her magic. Big Anthony wants to learn magic too, and when he’s told no he gets mad and tries to learn it by eavesdropping. Oh Anthony! He turns people into toads, he makes himself handsome for the town dance and then must run for his life, but his biggest mistake is the overflowing pasta pot taking over the town!
We will be casting for 3 males, 5 females, and some ensemble roles. The roles for this show are mostly 5th grade and up, with a few ensemble roles available for younger actors (3rd grade and up).