Casting Notice for Upcoming Broadway Performance

Posted on 10/26/2015 4:23:19 PM

Ragtime logo The Lively Arts at IUP, in conjunction with Phoenix Entertainment, is searching for a local young male to portray Young Coalhouse in a walk-on, non-speaking role in the final moments of the Broadway hit Ragtime when it comes to Indiana next month.

The criteria of the Young Coalhouse character is a young African American boy, looking around four years old, approximately 3’6” and weighing around 40 pounds.

To be considered for this role, the child and his parent or guardian must attend an open call anytime between 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, at the Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana.

At the Gallery, the Lively Arts will take full-length front and side photos as well as a headshot. There is nothing to prepare in advance. This is a volunteer, unpaid role for this one-night performance, and the decision will be made by Phoenix Entertainment, which is producing the Broadway tour.

The selected child must be able to attend a rehearsal and wardrobe fittings on the day of the performance, November 19, 2015, in Fisher Auditorium. An adult chaperone must also be available to accompany him at all times.

For any questions or more information, please call the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 or e-mail