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Don’t miss the chance to perform live at the McCallum! Work with professionals on the McCallum team and join a cast of local performers in a fully produced talent show that is an audience favorite. Open Call is open to aspiring performing artists in all disciplines. Finalists receive stipends and compete for the $5,000 Grand Prize and additional top awards.

Grand Prize – $5,000
Second Place – $2,500
Audience Favorite – $2,500
Talent Achievement – $750

Finalist stipends
Solo – $250
Duet – $500
Small Group – $750
Ensemble – $1,000

Eligibility – Performers must:

  • be at least (8) years of age

  • reside within a 45 mile radius of McCallum Theatre

  • not generate fifty percent (50%) or more of your wages from performing

  • commit to the entire rehearsal/performance schedule below

Entry window and additional rehearsal/video shoot dates to be announced.

April 27 – May 4, 2025

How to enter:

  • There is no cost to enter.

  • Complete the electronic application form and provide a link (vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, etc.) per piece entered.

  • A maximum of (2) entries are allowed per performer/group.

  • Maximum length of performance piece – (5) minutes

  • Incomplete materials or those exceeding the time/performer limit will not be processed.

  • The entry footage must contain only the piece being entered. No exceptions.

  • Professional recordings are not required, but attention to quality, clarity and point of view are essential for accurate review.

  • Family friendly material only. No off color language or mature subject matter allowed.

  • Once your entry is received it will be reviewed by a screening panel.

  • Performers will be selected to audition live at McCallum Theatre before an audition panel based on the materials submitted.

  • Finalists, selected from the live audition, will perform for a live audience at McCallum Theatre.

For more information contact Joanna Fookes, Education Program Manager, at