Young Male for the National Tour of Ragtime

Casting Call for Boys Around Ages 5-6 for Ragtime Performing in Virginia

Wolf Trap, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, is searching for a young male actor to portray the role of “Young Coalhouse” in the National Tour of Ragtime at Wolf Trap on June 9-11, 2016. They are looking for boys to perform in the musical and are now accepting applications from those located in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

About Ragtime at Wolf Trap

Winning Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, this 13 time Tony Award nominated musical is a timeless celebration of life. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow.

The national tour will be performing at Wolf Trap. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a majestic natural setting for over 100 performances across all genres every summer. It is located in Virginia.

What They Are Looking For

“Young Coalhouse”

Young Coalhouse is a young African American boy, ideally around 5 or 6 years old, between 3’-6” to 4’-0” tall, and 40 to 50 pounds. Young Coalhouse should have an “innocent” and “pure” quality about him. In role, Young Coalhouse will be picked up by an adult cast member, sit on a cast member’s lap and pretend to play piano. Young Coalhouse will also skip in a circle holding hands with other young actors. Young actor must be able to attend rehearsal and wardrobe fittings on June 9, as well as all four performances June 9-11. Young actor will need a chaperone over 18 years of age to accompany him at all times.

How to Apply

Young actor must submit a full length front and full length side photo, in addition to a headshot (if available), as well as an audition card and release form to by Friday, May 27.

NOTIFICATION: Phoenix Entertainment will notify selected child by Thursday, June 2.

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