2023 Madeline’s Christmas Auditions

Produced by Horizon Theatre and Atlanta Children’s Theatre. Directed by Spring Mason, Book and lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby, Music by Shirley Mier. Based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans

To Schedule an audition appointment

Please fill out the registration form and we will be in touch with you with an audition date and time.  (If you experience any trouble accessing the audition form, please email nora@horizontheatre.com and we’ll help you through the process)

Back by popular demand!

Atlanta Children’s Theatre collaborates with Horizon Theatre for the thirteenth year to present “Madeline’s Christmas”!  We’re casting roles for two casts of 12 young ladies in a production of “Madeline’s Christmas” at the award-winning Horizon Theatre in Atlanta. This is an exciting opportunity for selected young actors to work with professional adult actors at one of Atlanta ’s premier professional theatres.

We are committed to producing the highest quality professional production as possible. It’s important for both child actors and their families to understand they are committing to a professional creative process, including preparing for and attending all rehearsals. Parents will have an opportunity to review the rehearsal schedule and disclose conflicts prior to casting.

2023 Casting Information:

  • Two casts of 12 young ladies to play Madeline and her schoolmates
    Ages 8+ and no taller than 5 feet* (*if they are within an inch or two please feel free to audition) Children’s roles will be double-cast.
  • 1 Male and 2 Female Adult Actors

Audition Dates:
August 19 (Saturday): 1 – 6 pm
August 20 (Sunday): 1 – 6 pm
August 26 (Saturday): 1 – 6 pm
September 27 (Sunday): 1 – 6 pm

Callback Auditions:
September 10 (Sunday): 1 – 7 pm

Rehearsal Period
September 30 – December 1
Typically Weekends and Monday Evenings

Performance Dates
December 2 – December 31

Audition Location

Horizon Theatre
1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307
The theatre is located near the intersection of Euclid and Austin Avenues. Please use the Euclid Avenue driveway to park in the parking lot located behind the theatre.

Please note that map directions will take you to the front of the theatre building where there is limited on-street parking.

Audition Requirements:

  • One upbeat, one-to-two minute song from a musical.
    NOTE: Please be sure to bring an accompaniment CD
    or MP3 (no lead vocals) from a phone or other electronic device to your audition.
    We will provide a CD player and laptop/auxiliary cord for MP3s. No a capella singing please.
  • Perform one short monologue or tell us a funny/interesting story of your choice! (No poems please)
  • Two (identical) 8×10 headshots or other photograph
  • Two copies of your performance resume (if you have one)
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear you can move in
  • Parents: Please bring our family calendar so you can note conflicts

*Optional* Video Audition Requirements:

In-person auditions are ideal and the preferred method of auditioning. However, if this is not possible we will accept taped auditions. Create a video audition containing two components:

  1. an upbeat, one-to-two minute song from a musical (please use an accompaniment CD (no lead vocals)
  2. and a short monologue or tell us a story of your choice!

Please submit your video by either

  1. finding the space at the bottom of the Audition Form and sharing (copy/paste) the link to your audition uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo, or
  2. deliver a DVD or jump drive of your audition to Horizon Theatre (address is located above under “Audition Location”).