8 upcoming auditions, castings in Atlanta for your little starlet

Is there an aspiring actor among your offspring?

Get ready to answer their theatrical calling with these upcoming auditions in Atlanta.

Metro Atlanta has many opportunities for kids and teens with star potential— from auditions to workshops — to up your kid's game.

Try these auditions, castings and classes:

If your kid is ready for the big leagues...                                                                                  

CBS is holding open online auditions for undiscovered talent for CBS shows and pilots nationwide.
Online audition monologues will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 28.
CBS through its CBS Drama Diversity Casting Initiative is accepting online Submissions from actors who would like to get the attention of principal casting directors to be considered for speaking roles in TV pilots that will start production in early 2017. Their goal is to encourage talent from smaller markets, including Atlanta. The first step for your child is to download a monologue from the site, make a recording of the monologue being performed and then upload it to the casting site. If your child is selected, you'll do an in-person audition in Atlanta. Actors making that cut will then be flown to Los Angeles in December to do a screen test with the network. CBS will be paying for the travel in the final "screen test" round.

If you're testing their acting chops locally ...
Backstage, an audition website, has announced castings and auditions for Atlanta's youth actors, but for specific details parents must create a log-in for your child at Backstage for complete audition information and to apply for Atlanta-based opportunities.

Here are a few recently posted:

VH1 "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" Momma Dee music video
Shoots tentatively Nov. 3-5 in Atlanta
Supporting female ages 8-10
Notes: "Child should be small in stature. Should look like a 5 or 6 year old little girl. She is a person who is very afraid of her father and wishes that her parents didn't fight as much as they do."
Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic
Required Media: Headshot or photo, video reel

"How To Get Into A Great College"
Shooting the last two weeks of October in Atlanta
Lead, males and females ages 17-19
Notes: A documentary-style short on what it takes to get into prestigious universities in 2017.

Producer states: "You'll be asked to provide some self-shot fun cell phone video, too, of you doing various activities you're really good at, and some footage of you just hanging out with your friends."

"Christmas Nuptials"
Shooting at different Atlanta locations Friday-Sunday Nov. 4-6, must be available for all three days and have transportation.


Daisy, supporting female ages 7-11
Rosie, supporting female ages 5-10
Ring Bearer, extra, male ages 3-6

For the kid who loves music theater ...
The Secret Garden in Concert
Auditions Sunday, Nov. 13 4-7 p.m. kids for Mary and Colin; Nov. 20 potential callbacks kids for Mary and Colin
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

To learn more about the characters and get show information, click here.
All actors must be available for all the rehearsals, including one Dec. 11, January 15 and Feb. 19, and extensive dates in early March 2017.
To sign up for an audition, click this link.

Developing their acting skills without the pesky rejection....

Classes: 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday nights Nov. 7-Dec. 5; performances: 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 
Tuition $250, admission to shows $5 with each student/actor receiving 4 as part of tuition
Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222

The non-profit theater offers the class with students auditioning the first day to be cast in a role (all are cast.) Students must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances to participate.

Other castings to consider:
Theatre in the Square ongoing contact information

11 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta. 770-426-4800
Check this page periodically for upcoming auditions.
Marietta's newest community theater's policy is to accept head shots and resumes on an ongoing basis.

The best way to stay in touch with their upcoming productions is to email your child's resume and head shot to resumetheatresquare@gmail.com

Casting call for African American girls
noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.
Dance 411 Studios, 475 Moreland Ave. SE.
Submission deadline Nov. 28; email Monica Gibson at monicagibson@gmail.com
 Character breakdown: 4 African American girls ages 9-13 with natural hair, relaxed hair that can be a variety of textures and styles.
The performance will happen at a local theater. Those auditioning should bring photos, resumes and demo reels if available.