GRCT Audition List



Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is holding auditions for Dragons Love Tacos on Saturday, January 8th from 4-7pm.  Auditions are open to the public.  We are looking for a small ensemble of actors between the ages of 10-18 with excellent pantomime and dance skills to bring this vibrant book to life.

Please see the CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS for more specific information about the available roles!



Written by Ernie Nolan

Based on the book by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, Published by Penguin Group.


In a hilarious dance filled adaptation of the loved children’s book, “Dragons Love Tacos”, a boy and his dog Leroy are taken on a taco filled adventure by the elaborate and quirky “Dragonology” T.V. show host, The Man in the Suit. They meet four different dragons and learn NOT to give them spicy salsa but most importantly, with a little drive and determination, amazing things can happen….



Director/Choreographer: Worth Hages

Stage Manager: Alexa Finkler

Assistant Stage Manager: Alex Coy




  • Auditions are Saturday, January 8th from 4-7pm
  • Auditions are organized in 30 minute slots by age



  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.  30 N. Division Ave, Grand Rapids MI 49525
  • Street Parking is free around the building on Sundays
  • Use the MAIN lobby doors on Library Street – there will be signs directing you to the correct door



  • AFTER SIGNING UP FOR A SLOT, please fill out the Online Audition Form by clicking HERE.  This MUST be done at LEAST 48 hours in advance of your audition (but earlier is better). 
  • Please look at the REHEARSAL CALENDAR prior to filling out Audition Form.
  • PLEASE SEE THE “AUDITION GUIDE” Link below for SPECIFIC information about what to prepare for each character. 
  • EVERYONE will learn the dance combination at their audition.  Please review the dance video.  We will go over this at auditions and add a few steps!

Click link for dance video: ** link will be available 2 weeks before auditions** 

  • Actors interested in MAN IN SUIT should be prepared to read this SCENE.
  • Actors interested in MOM/DAD should be prepared to read this SCENE
  • Actors interested in ALL DRAGONS/BOY/LEROY will prepare a 1-2 minute pantomime using the scenarios laid out in the AUDITION GUIDE.




Monday, January 10th from 6-9pm at GR Civic Theatre. 

Callbacks are by invitation only based on the needs of the production.  Those invited to attend the callbacks will receive either a phone call or email from the production team. 




  • We will be asking EVERYONE in the building to wear a mask over their mouth & nose for the entire audition process.  PLEASE SEE THE AUDITION GUIDE FOR IMPORTANT, DETAILED COVID PROTOCOLS FOR AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND PERFORMANCES. 
  • Parents may wait with their auditioning child in the waiting area, but will NOT be allowed in the audition room. 
  • Auditions can be very stressful, so we politely request that parents ONLY bring children who are going to be auditioning to the audition to keep the waiting area from becoming over crowded or overly distracting. Thank-you for your understanding.
Date: 01/08/2022 (Sat.)

Location: GRCT

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