Christmas Spectacular Auditions

Just announced! Auditions for the 2020 production of the Christmas Spectacular will take place in New York City, NY from April 6th through April 16th.

Additional Rockette auditions will take place in Chicago, IL on April 21st and Los Angeles, CA on April 27th. See below for more information on auditions.

We are committed to the diverse casting of all roles.

AUDITION SCHEDULE

Auditions will be held at Radio City Music Hall on the following days:

Monday, April 6th
10:00am – Female Vocalists Open Call

Tuesday, April 7th
10:00am – Male Vocalists Open Call
3:00pm – Female Vocalist Callbacks

Wednesday, April 8th
10:00am – Male Vocalist Callbacks

Thursday April 9th
10:00am – Male Dancers Open Call

Friday, April 10th
10:00am – Female Dancers Open Call

Monday, April 13th
10:00am – Female Dancer Callbacks
2:00pm – Male Dancer Callbacks

Wednesday, April 15th
10:00am – Rockettes Open Call

Thursday, April 16th
11:00am – Rockettes Callbacks

 

Please enter Radio City through the Corporate Door located at 55 West 50th Street.

Tuesday, April 21st
12:00pm – Rockettes Open Call

Wednesday, April 22nd
10:00am – Rockettes Callbacks

Auditions will be held at:
Joffrey Ballet
10 East Randolph St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Monday, April 27th
12:00pm – Rockettes Open Call

Tuesday, April 28th
10:00am – Rockettes Callbacks

Auditions will be held at:
Downtown Dance and Movement
1144 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

GENERAL ROLE AND AUDITION INFORMATION

If cast in the show, performers will be offered an American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) contract with competitive salary and benefits including 401(k) plan and year-round health insurance.

All performers must be 18 years of age by September 15th of the current year to be considered for casting. If you will be 18 years of age by September 15th but will be under 18 at the time of the audition, you will need to have your parent or guardian sign the standard audition release form, which will be given out at the audition. If your parent or guardian will not be accompanying you at the audition, you will need to download this release form, have it signed by your parent or guardian, notarized by a notary public and bring it with you to the audition.

You must be legally authorized to work in the US and accept employment if it is offered by the Company. If you are hired, you must provide evidence of such authorization in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All offers of employment are pending successful completion of a background check.

Contract dates range from late September/early October to early January depending on which role you are cast in.

No travel or housing is provided for the performers of the show in New York.

It is recommended that you arrive no later than the start time for the audition. Radio City reserves the right to cut the line at any time.

Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one.

For most female roles, character heels are the preferred shoe for dancing. Please no bare feet or sock feet in the audition room.

Once you enter the building to register, you may not be allowed to leave again before the end of the audition, so please prepare accordingly. Please be aware there are no vending machines in the building.

Only auditionees are allowed into Radio City. No guests are permitted to accompany you. Guardians are not allowed to observe auditions.

Unless specifically indicated, we do not accept video submissions. You must audition in person.

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

Rockettes must be between 5’6″ and 5’10 ½” tall (measurements will be taken in stocking feet). Rockettes candidates must be proficient in ballet, tap, and jazz. To learn more about the history of the Rockettes, click here.

Male and Female Dancers must be proficient in jazz and ballet. Pointe work is a plus, but not required, for Female Dancers. Male and Female Dancers will be taught a song as part of the audition. There is no need to prepare vocal material. Voice quality is not as important as the ability to sing and dance at the same time.

Male and Female Vocalists must have STRONG music reading skills, be able to learn tight complicated harmonies quickly, be able to sing in a variety of different styles (pop, musical theatre, a cappella groups), and be able to move well. Bring sheet music for 16 bars of a song in your own key that best exemplifies your natural style. You MAY be asked to sing a second song, so please have your book with you. No recorded music is allowed. You may be asked to stay for a movement call at the end of the audition day. Please have appropriate clothes and shoes with you.

Little People Performers must be adults under 4’10” tall, agile, move well to music and be able to project their voice and personality.

Principal roles are not cast by open audition. Submissions are accepted only through talent agents in response to published breakdowns.