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Auditions and Assistant Directors

Children's Casting Notice:

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!


The Old Globe is looking for San Diego-based boys and girls (ages 6-15) for its 2014 production!
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Project: Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Authors: Timothy Mason and Mel Marvin
Director: James Vasquez
Roles: Girls ages 6-10 for the role of Cindy Lou Who
Boys and girls ages 6-12 for the Who Family and Child Ensemble roles
Boys and girls ages 13-15 for the Teen Ensemble
Dates: Auditions: By appointment only, on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20
Callbacks: By appointment only, on Friday, July 25
First Rehearsal
: Cindy-Lou Who: October 25; Who Family and Child/Teen Ensemble: October 28
First Preview: November 15
Opening: November 20
Closing: December 28

(All children are double cast and will perform approximately five to six times per week, including several weekday morning matinees.)
Salary: All children will be paid $9.00 per hour, regardless of role.
Submissions: Please email one picture of your child and a one-page resume that includes height, weight, date of birth, parent/guardian names, address, phone numbers, and email address to: casting@theoldglobe.org
—OR submit via snail mail to—
GRINCH KIDS
The Old Globe
PO Box 122171
San Diego, CA 92112-2171

NO FOLLOW-UP PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Eligibility: All auditioning must be residents of San Diego County. Children cannot be members of Actors’ Equity. Girls auditioning for Cindy Lou must be ages 6-10, no taller than 50” and weigh no more than 55 lbs. Those interested in Who Family and Child Ensemble roles must be ages 6-12, no taller than 60” and weigh no more than 100lbs. Those interested in the Teen Ensemble must be ages 13-15, no taller than 65” and weigh no more than 125lbs. These terms are non-negotiable.
Audition Info: Once we’ve determined that your child meets all the criteria, and there is still space available, you will be contacted via email (starting mid-June) with audition details, so please remember to include a valid email address with your submission.  Appointments will be given as long as space is available.
Special Note: The rehearsal and performance schedule requires that your child miss time from school (amount of time varies according to the role), however, most rehearsals do not interfere with class schedules.  We will have a studio teacher present to help children keep up with class work, but please only submit your child for an audition if you and your child’s school are amenable to absences during this time.

Click here to download this notice as a PDF.

Audition Policy

The Old Globe is a LORT B Theatre and hires actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association. Occasionally local non-union actors are hired in large cast shows in supporting roles. However, most of our non-union actors and understudies are drawn from our M.F.A. program in association with the University of San Diego. Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only. If you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association and would like to submit your headshot and resume to be kept on file, please submit to:

  • CASTING- Self-Submissions
  • The Old Globe
  • P.O. Box 122171
  • San Diego, CA 92112-2171

Twice a year The Old Globe holds general auditions through the Actors’ Equity Association. Non-union actors may audition if time allows. Information regarding these auditions is available through the Actors’ Equity Association and Backstage West. Please do not contact the theatre directly regarding open calls.

Assistant Directors

The Old Globe uses Assistant Directors for shows on a case-by-case basis. For more information please send letters of inquiry and a resume to:

  • Assistant Director Submissions
  • The Old Globe
  • P.O. Box 122171
  • San Diego, CA 92112-2171

For additional information, contact ArtAssist@TheOldGlobe.org. No phone calls, please.

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