In-person Central Park, Online via Zoom
Location details provided after registration
New York, NY 10024


Everyday Charlie Musical Development Workshop

Ages 10-19

Start Date

Monday, April 5, 2021

End Date

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Video Audition Submission due by April 5.  Workshop Dates:  April 17-June 26. 

Please read all audition and rehearsal information carefully. 

TbT is excited to partner with Rock Rising (run by several TbT teachers) offering students ages 10-19 a unique opportunity to participate in the ongoing development of a new musical for kids! Everyday Charlie - A Cool Musical for Kids is an endearing story about friendship, teamwork, and overcoming difficult moments at school filled with contemporary, catchy original songs.  Students will work first-hand with the show's creators and TbT's Creative Team to shape the musical, while learning scenes, songs, and choreography in a collaborative setting. Your ideas may make it into the final script!  Don't miss your chance to join the Everyday Charlie premiere cast!

Interested students should audition via video submission after registering (details below) and will be cast in a specific role for the show's rehearsal process. Space is limited. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, however, we cannot guarantee that all students who audition will be cast in the workshop (partly due to COVID restrictions).  

Rehearsals will take place in a hybrid format - both in-person and online.

Students will meet in-person at Central Park on Saturdays and online on Wednesday afternoons as needed. Select Saturday afternoon rehearsals may transfer to St. Gregory's Playground on the UWS after lunch (TbT staff and students will walk over together).

All cast members will perform in a music video featuring an Everyday Charlie musical production number.  Students will also present a live Showcase for family (TBD depending on current COVID restrictions). There will not be a live performance for the general public due to health and safety concerns.


1) Register to be in the show (this confirms your commitment).

2) Submit an audition video by Monday, April 5 (details below).  

3) Review all COVID policies and complete a corresponding waiver HERE.  

4) Attend a virtual parent meeting on Wednesday, April 14 at 7pm. (Instructions for joining via Zoom will be emailed to your family account email after registration.) 

Audition Details:

  • All students must register for the class "Everyday Charlie Musical Development Workshop" in order to receive complete audition instructions including what material to record and how to submit the videos. Auditions are virtual ONLY.
  • Audition videos must be received by end of the day, Monday, April 5 to be considered. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.
  • Video auditions will include singing a 1-minute contemporary audition song of your choice, reading script selections from the show (TbT will provide), and performing a short dance combination (TbT will provide).  Detailed instructions will be sent after registering.
  • There will be no official callbacks for this production, but we may request your presence on Saturday, April 10th (virtually) to have you read for additional characters.

If you are unable to register in a timely manner to gain access to the material, please email  administrator@tbtnyc.org as soon as possible.

Rehearsal Details:

IN-PERSON SATURDAYS (10:30am-4pm):

  • April 17 - June 26
  • Full Cast (a detailed schedule breakdown will be presented weekly)
  • Weather-permitting - if rehearsal cannot happen outside it will be moved online


  • April 21 - June 23
  • Smaller group rehearsals as needed
  • Instructions for joining via Zoom will be emailed to your family account

NOTE: Each cast member is allowed one excused absence, which must be approved prior to the start of the rehearsal process by the Creative Team. Unexcused absences may result in a casting change or a role being minimized.  All students are responsible for catching up on missed material and attending virtually when required.

Performance Details:

All cast members will perform in a music video featuring an Everday Charlie musical production number.  Final determination for a live Showcase for family only will be made closer to June 26 as we continue to monitor CDC guidelines for events in NYC.  There will not be a live performance for the general public due to health and safety.

Creative Team (Click to read bio):

Michael Johnson - Co-Director/Creator of Everday Charlie

Lena Dabrusin - Co-Director/Choreographer

Julie Johnson - Music Director/Production Manager

Richelle Blauvelt - Production Coordinator


$500 per cast member.  (No additional production fee is required to be involved in this TbT musical.)

NOTE:  New Jersey residents may receive a $20 discount to help cover commuter costs. Email administrator@tbtnyc.org to obtain a coupon code.

Registration Instructions:

Note: New families must create an account first. Returning families may login and register. Instructions below.