Peter and the Starcatcher

Logo for Peter and the StarcatcherThe Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Artistic Staff

  • Director: Ally Tierney
  • Music Director: Laura Tayman

Disney’s Descendants: The Musical

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films! It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains.

Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos—the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil and Jafar—are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: Should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

Ages: 8-14
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Time & Date: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday, July 11-29, 2022
Performances: 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, and 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30
Tuition $800 (with current annual registration)*

Artistic Staff

  • Director: Becca Vourvoulas
  • Music Director: Marie Harrison
  • Choreographer: Heather Harris

Matilda the Musical Auditions

Logo for Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical"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 lovable 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!

Audition Dates

  • Auditions: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23, and 5 to 9 p.m. July 25, 2022 + Virtual Option (See Instructions Below)
  • Callbacks: July 26, 2022 (In-Person)

To audition, please…

Audition Ages

8 to 18 (as of audition date; you must not have graduated from high school)

Artistic Staff

  • Director: Atticus Cooper Boidy
  • Music Director: Emily L. Sergo
  • Choreographer: Brandon Glass

Virtual Audition Instructions

  • Sign up online for auditions and submit the audition form electronically with the link above.
  • Virtual auditions must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2022. Auditions for this show require singing, acting, and dancing.
  • Virtual auditioners should prepare and record a video of a musical selection of a song in the style of the show. Please prepare approximately 16-30 bars of music. No recorded music with vocals or a cappella singing is allowed. Please choose a song from the musical theatre genre (no pop/rock/etc.). In the video, please introduce yourself with your name, age, and the title of your musical selection.
  • Virtual auditioners should prepare and record a video performing the provided choreography (links above). The video should show the auditioner performing in full length. In the video, please introduce yourself with your name and age.
  • Virtual auditioners should prepare and record a video performing the provided script sides (coming soon!) The video should show the auditioner performing from waist up at a minimum. In the video, please introduce yourself with your name, age and the character you are portraying from the script sides.
  • Submit all three (3) virtual audition videos by the deadline to shows@childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Footloose: Youth Edition

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Ages: 12-18
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Time & Date: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday, August 1-19, 2022
Performances: 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 19, and 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20
Tuition: $800 (with current annual registration)*

Artistic Staff

  • Director: Jake Schwartz
  • Choreographer: Becca Vourvoulas
  • Music Director: Marie Harrison

For the Love of CTA — A Fundraising Event

On September 17, 2022, CTA is hosting “For the Love of CTA,” a fundraising event—our first in more than three years! This vital fundraiser supports our operating budget, which allows CTA to continue offering high-quality theatrical performances for Central Maryland audiences, as well as performing and technical theatre arts education for our community’s children.

FEATURING

  • A hilarious performance from mentalist Brian Curry
  • Mystery Boxes & Auctions
  • Beer & Wine
  • Hors D’oeuvres

This is a 21-and-over event.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Peter and the Starcatcher Auditions

Logo for Peter and the StarcatcherThe Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Audition Dates

  • Auditions: October 8 & 9, 2022
  • Callbacks: October 10, 2022

Ages

8 to 18

Artistic Staff

  • Director: Ally Tierney
  • Music Director: Laura Tayman

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever—Monday Classes

Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped in the backyard, the kids realize they must create a brand new society. However when they elect Skyler’s older brother, Charlie, as their ruler, things really begin to spin out of control. Eventually the kids learn a big lesson in responsibility, while Skyler and Charlie develop a greater respect for one another. By Denver Casado and Bettina Hershey

Ages: 7-18
Time & Date: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, October 10, 2022, to January 16, 2023 (No classes on 10/31, 11/21 and 12/26)
Performance: 7:30 p.m. January 16, 2023
Tuition: $320 (with current annual registration)*

Artistic Staff

  • Tiffany Shannon Productions

The Fairy Tale Network—Tuesday Classes

The Fairy Tale Network is a television network that needs to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming.  The three mice working as creative consultants for the studio each must come up with a story idea to pitch to their new chief, the Cat.  And they need to pitch their ideas fast before they become a fancy feast!  They retell the well-known tales of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but now with new, unexpected twists! By John Woodard

Ages: 7-18
Time & Date: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 11 to December 20, 2022 (No class 11/22)
Performances: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 20
Tuition: $320 (with current annual registration)*

Artistic Staff

  • Tiffany Shannon Productions

The Fairy Tale Network—Thursday/Homeschool Classes

The Fairy Tale Network is a television network that needs to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming.  The three mice working as creative consultants for the studio each must come up with a story idea to pitch to their new chief, the Cat.  And they need to pitch their ideas fast before they become a fancy feast!  They retell the well-known tales of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Pigs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but now with new, unexpected twists! By John Woodard

Ages: 7-18
Time & Date: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 13, to December 22, 2022 (No class 11/24)
Performances: 6 p.m. Thursday, December 22
Tuition: $320 (with current annual registration)*

Artistic Staff

  • Tiffany Shannon Productions

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever—Wednesday Classes

Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped in the backyard, the kids realize they must create a brand new society. However when they elect Skyler’s older brother, Charlie, as their ruler, things really begin to spin out of control. Eventually the kids learn a big lesson in responsibility, while Skyler and Charlie develop a greater respect for one another. By Denver Casado and Bettina Hershey

Ages: 7-13
Time & Date: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, October 19, 2022 to January 18, 2023 (No classes on 11/23 and 12/28)
Performance: 7:30 p.m. January 18, 2023
Tuition: $320 (with current annual registration)*

Artistic Staff

  • Tiffany Shannon Productions