Wednesday, November 30, 2016

audition notice - DISNEY'S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS - Musical Theatre of Anthem - January 14

Casting Call for MTA’s Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS, a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film.

Auditions for this no-cut production for ages 6-10 will be held January 14, with callbacks on January 15, in Anthem.

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl but soon discovers that the mysterious Backson has captured Christopher Robin! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and of course…sharing snacks. Featuring favorite songs from the film as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is a favorite for children to perform.

The award-winning production staff includes Directors, Choreographers, and Stage Managers Sarah Brayer and Jessica Kishbaugh and Vocal Director Karen Blanzy.  Rehearsals begin January 19 with performances taking place February 23-26, 2017.

General vocal auditions will be held Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. with callbacks on Sunday, January 15 starting at 10 a.m. Auditions 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.  The tuition and costume fee for this production is $275, with a 10% sibling discount.  Scholarships are available for participants who might otherwise not be able to participate.  Please visit our website for more information.

Audition Preparation Workshops will be held Thursday and Friday, January 12 and 13, from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. & 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

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