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Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 2020 Children's Casting Notice

A Note from the Casting Department:
The Globe is committed to the health and safety of our audiences and artists. At this juncture, it is still our hope to produce our 23rd annual production of the Grinch. Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, we would do so only in accordance with local and state guidelines and regulations. In order to begin the production process in a timely manner there will be NO in person Grinch auditions.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION:

Play: Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Authors: Timothy Mason and Mel Marvin
Director: James Vásquez
Venue:The Old Globe
Auditions: VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY THROUGH 6:00 P.M. ON JULY 24, 2020
Callbacks: By request only
Seeking: 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
1st Rehearsal: Cindy-Lou Who - October 10, 2020
Who Family and Child/Teen Ensemble - October 13, 2020
1st Preview: November 1, 2020
Opening Night: November 6, 2020
Closing Night: December 26, 2020
Performances: All children are double cast and will perform approximately five to six times per week, including several weekday mornings matinees
Salary: All children will be paid $13.00 per hour, regardless of role
Eligibility: All children must be residents within San Diego County. These roles are intended to be performed by children from the community who are not professional actors. Therefore, children who are members of a performers Union including Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA will not be considered. In order to be considered for the role of Cindy-Lou Who, your child must be between 6-10 years old, no taller than 50" and weigh no more than 55lbs. In order to be considered for Who Family and Child Ensemble, your child must be between the ages of 6-12, no taller than 60", and weigh no more than 100lbs. In order to be considered for Teen Ensemble, your child must be between ages 13-15, no taller than 65", and weigh no more than 125lbs. These terms are non-negotiable.

Health and Safety: The Globe is committed to the health and safety of our audiences and artists. We are following local and state authorities in conjunction with the Actor's Equity Association. As these guidelines are ever changing the Globe is committed to exceeding all expectations.

Special Note: We do not currently have information on if your child will be required to miss time from school (amount of time varies according to the role) during rehearsal and performance schedule. PLEASE NOTE: Our plan to produce is predicated up on following all state and county health and safety standards. We will continue to update the community as we know more information. A detailed letter outlining the terms of the contract will be released in the event we decide to produce.

VIDEO AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Old Globe is seeking 6 to 15-year-old Male, Female, Trans, Gender Queer, and Non-Binary child actors of all ethnicities including, not limited to: African American, African, Asian, Caribbean, Indigenous, LatinX, Middle Eastern, Native American, and Pacific Islander.

Submission Checklist: Please send one (1) e-mail to CASTING@THEOLDGLOBE.ORG with ALL submission requirements:

  • one (1) photo of your child
  • one (1) resume (if applicable)
  • one (1) completed info sheet. If you are able, open and fill out the editable PDF document and save it with the file name as instructed below. OR, if unable to use the PDF, please scroll down to the Audition Information Sheet text at the bottom, select and copy all, and paste the entire text into the body of the email. Then fill out the necessary information.
  • one (1) full length video of your child singing both WHATCHAMAWHO and WELCOME CHRISTMAS, YouTube links available below.

Guidelines: All submissions received before July 24, 2020 will be considered. Upon receipt of your FULLY COMPLETED submission you will receive a confirmation receipt. No further communication is needed once you receive your confirmation receipt. Please only send one (1) e-mail that contains all requested information, or you risk your submission being incomplete. Only complete submissions will be considered.

Please label each file you submit in the following format: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME and the first three (3) letters of what the file is, i.e.; JONES_DAN-RES, JONES_DAN-PIC, or JONES_DAN-VID.

PLEASE NO CALLS OR E-MAILS AFTER YOUR COMPLETED SUBMISSION.

Additional Materials: Please prepare both songs listed below.

FOR ALL CHILDREN:

Welcome, Christmas Sheet Music                          Whatchamawho Sheet Music

Globe 2020 Grinch Audition Track                          Globe 2020 Grinch Rehearsal Track

 

TO CREATE/SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO: Please ensure your recording device has both audio and visual capabilities, as separate audio/visual files will NOT be accepted. For ease of use, we encourage you to use your cell phone's video camera. Children should be framed to see their whole body and, if possible, in front facing camera and to shoot in vertical mode. Children should start their video stating their name and age. Please do not have them film any other supplemental material to their song - i.e., monologues, dances, or acrobatics. Activities outside of singing will not improve potential casting and will not be reviewed.

If you are able to upload your video to a private hosting site, i.e., - Vimeo or YouTube, please paste the link into the body of your submission email. Please ensure that any necessary passwords are provided and that the file is able to be downloaded on our end.

If you are able to attach your video directly to your e-mail, please follow the file name style guidelines above to label your submission.

If you are not able to upload to a hosting site or attach your video, please follow the below directions to insert your child's video into the body of your submission email directly from your phone's camera roll.

FROM AN IOS DEVICE

  1. Open the Mail app on your iOS device.
  2. Click on the "Compose" icon in the bottom right corner to compose a new email.
  3. In the Message section, long tap on the screen to open the editing menu (the cut, copy, paste menu).
  4. Click on the right arrow.
  5. Select "Insert Photo or Video" to attach a photo ot video from the camera roll.

FROM AN ANDROID DEVICE

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Gmail.
  2. Tap Compose.
  3. Tap Attach.
  4. Tap Insert from Drive.
  5. Tap the file you want to add.
  6. Tap Select.
  7. Tap Send 

For information and resources on Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, please click the links below. Reminder, please download the Audition Information Sheet PDF below to fill it out on your device. To download the PDFs, click each link, then click download in the top right corner of the screen. From your phone, Or copy/paste the text below to enter it into the body of the email.

2020 Children's Casting Notice 

2020 Audition Information Sheet

Welcome, Christmas Sheet Music

Whatchamawho Sheet Music

Globe 2020 Grinch Audition Track

Globe 2020 Grinch Rehearsal Track

 

Audition Information Sheet:

DATE:
CHILD’S NAME:
AGE:
DATE OF BIRTH:
HEIGHT:
WEIGHT:
SHOE SIZE:
PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME(s):
HOME PHONE:
CELL PHONE:
WORK PHONE:
EMAIL:
ADDRESS:
DOES YOUR CHILD (BOYS ONLY) KNOW HOW TO HEELIE?
ANY REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS 10/10/20 – 12/26/20? (Please list any/all potential conflicts):
DOES YOUR CHILD BELONG TO ANY UNION? IF SO, WHICH ONE(s)?
DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE A CURRENT WORK PERMIT?