2019-2020 Season Opportunities!

Below you will find opportunities for

1. Auditions for adults 21+ for "Love & Cannolis" (murder mystery)

2. Auditions for adults and youth for "A Christmas Carol" (original musical) 

3. Hiring for a Choreographer October-mid January (Saturday classes 2:30-4:00pm, plus tech week extras) for  Teen Song/Dance Cabaret titled "Movie Madness" featuring songs that were launched to fame via a film. PLUS "A Christmas Carol." Requires working with both adults and youth, all levels of skill.

4. Information about youth classes 


"After numerous failed attempts to get her grandson on "The Bachelor" Nonna Rosa flies in from Italy to secure true love for her romance riddled grandson at any cost. Bring your single ladies, your bullet proof vests and we'll see you at the dinner table!"


Lorenzo: Handsome, single, Italian man who loves the bachelor lifestyle and has no intention of getting married. Ever. 

Christine: "Contestant #1" Very dramatic and loves to sing to express herself.  (likeness of Christine/Phantom of the Opera)

Annie: "Contestant #2"  Akin to Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun

Mary: "Contestant #3" Poppins herself

PRODUCTION NOTES: Actors must be 21+. Show is fully scripted and has light audience interaction with a little room to play. 

REHEARSALS:  Rehearsals will be held at 10650 County Road 81, Maple Grove. Schedule will consist of 10-12 rehearsals on weeknights or Sundays. No Saturdays will be implemented during our rehearsal time.

SHOW DATES: (Robbinsdale/Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano)  10/18, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27     (Maple Grove: Our Space) (2 of these 3) 11/2, 11/8, 11/9

PAY:  A $150 stipend will be granted to each actor at the completion of the run.  Dinner and drinks provided during each show.  Laughs... those are yours for the taking!


"Ebenezer Scrooge declines Christmas dinner with the family, opting to be alone on this frosty winter night. His heart being as cold as his home, is challenged to warm up as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present & Future take him on a musical journey of his own life. Awakening his spirit brings a joyous new day in this classic, cherished Dickens story."

PRODUCTION NOTES: This version of the show is an original musical that has been workshopped and performed in a student setting, now adapted and growing wings into its next production. Well behaved children ages 6 and above are welcome to audition.  Actors with solid vocal ability strongly encouraged to audition.  3 of the 6 shows will be performed at Long Lake Theater in Park Rapids (3 hours north). Lodging will be provided. 

REHEARSALS:  Rehearsals will be held at 10650 County Road 81, Maple Grove. Schedule will consist of rehearsals on weeknights or Sundays beginning in late October or early November. No Saturdays will be implemented during our rehearsal time.

SHOW DATES: (Maple Grove/Our Space)  12/13,12/14, 12/15     (Long Lake Theater, Park Rapids) 12/21, 12/22 (2 shows) 

PAY:  As much as we wish we could pay all actors, that is not within our budget. We will have a few modest stipends to offer some of our adult leading actors. No child roles will be paid in the show. 

AUDITION INFO: Auditions for BOTH "Love & Cannolis" and "A Christmas Carol" will take place at the same time.  You will be given the opportunity to audition for one or both productions. Paperwork will be available for you to make your selections. Readings will be available for you to peruse in the front lobby prior to coming into the audition area.  

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 5 from 7-9pm by appointment. If you are unable to make the appointment options, please contact us for a private audition time. CALLBACKS will be hosted Sunday, Sept. 8 at 6pm and/or Monday, Sept. 9 at 7pm.

WHAT: Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song from a Broadway musical that best shows your range and ability to tell a story through song. (young children may sing anything they know) Bring your sheet music, accompanist provided.  Bring a current headshot/resume (or photo/list of experience) along with any and all conflicts weekday evenings after 6pm, plus weekends.  Conflicts with the tech and performance schedule are not acceptable. 

WHERE:  All auditions and callbacks will be held at 10650 County Road 81, Maple Grove, Unit U (within the Maple Business Center)



A choreographer is needed on Saturdays 2:30-4:00pm October-early January to work with a teen group on a Cabaret style show titled "Movie Madness," which will consist of memorable songs from movies. STIPEND: $400-500 depending on avail/exp.  We will also be hiring (could be the same person) to choreograph the above noted "A Christmas Carol." which will begin rehearsals in late October or early November and run til opening production in mid-December. STIPEND $300-500 depending on avail/experience. Must be comfortable working with youth and adults of all levels, have a positive attitude and be very reliable. Submit email of interest, along with resume and references.  Links to your work are great... otherwise plan to prepare a short musical theater dance to showcase your skills. Interviews will begin immediately.



If you are interested in learning more about our production based classes and workshops please visit our facebook page: Top Hat Theatre Maple Grove.

Contact information

Top Hat Theatre
Pamela A Russell

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