Careers

The Ordway offers a wide variety of full-time and part-time career opportunities. We provide competitive benefits, passionate people and a creative and engaging working environment. If you’re excited about what we do and you want to learn more, explore our current employment opportunities and apply here:

Only online applications will be considered. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Tammy Cohen, 651.282.3052.

Ordway is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, age, local human rights commission activity, national origin, and veteran, or disability status. The Ordway theater and administrative office are wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcomed. All applicants who have questions or needs regarding access accommodations or interpreting assistance for job interviews are encouraged to reach out to Human Resources.

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined here, or who have important skills we haven’t listed. If that’s you, please don’t hesitate to apply anyway and tell us about yourself.


Auditions

Ordway Original productions regularly feature a combination of great local talent and artists from across the country.

Information about auditions is also available on the Ordway Audition Hotline at 651.282.3078.

The Ordway is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. Performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and performers with disabilities are encouraged to audition.

Casting notice

Beauty and the Beast chorus auditions

Seeking

Equity (AEA) and Non-AEA, dancers and singers Twin Cities LOCAL (must live or have housing and transportation within 50 miles of St. Paul, MN).

20 Ensemble Roles

The Ordway is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. Performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and performers with disabilities are encouraged to audition.

Auditions

SINGERS: Please submit a video performing a brief song in the style of the show. You may also use the accompaniment provided in the following dropbox:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Singer Audition Submissions

DANCERS: Please prepare a video performing the dance combination found in the following dropbox:

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Dancers Audition Submissions

Video submissions, headshots and resumes should be uploaded to the following secure dropbox:

Video submissions, headshots and resumes

SEEKING:

Female Identified Ensemble Dancers/Singers: 20-40. Great technical dancers who sing. All ethnicities and types for all roles welcome. Ensemble includes various townspeople, enchanted objects, and wolves. (Featured in Ensemble: The Silly Girls: 3 Females: Gaston’s admirers. Must sing and have good comedic timing.)

Male Identified Ensemble Dancer/Singers: 20-40. Great technical dancers who sing. All ethnicities and types for all roles welcome. Ensemble includes various townspeople, enchanted objects, and wolves. (Featured in Ensemble: Carpet: Male. Advanced Tumbling Skills, including consecutive back-handsprings and tumbling passes.)

Audition notes

All performers who have questions or other accommodations in order to fully participate in auditions are encouraged to reach out to casting@ordway.org. For more information about access at the Ordway, visit Ordway.org/access.

Video submissions will only be used for the purpose of casting, and will only be viewed by the following personnel:

  • Rod Kaats – Ordway Producing Artistic Director

  • Michael Heitzman – Director

  • Robbie Robie – Choreographer

  • Darryl Archibald – Music Director

  • Rachel Murch-D’Olimpio – Ordway General Manager

About the Director, Michael Heitzman

Ordway: 42nd Street; Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago: 42nd Street (Jeff Award nominee, Best Director); La Mirada/McCoy Rigby Entertainment: Beauty and the Beast; Sacramento Music Circus: Newsies, Big River, Legally Blonde; North Shore Music Theater: Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Disney's The Little Mermaid (7 of Boston’s 2016 IRNE Award nominations, including Best Director); VICES (Jeff Award nominee, Best Director).

About the Choreographer, Robbie Roby

Ordway: debut. Choreography credits: Broadway Backwards (New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC); Sister Act (2020 tour); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Tuacahn Center for the Arts, La Mirada Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO); Shrek (Walnut Street Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus); Disney’s The Little Mermaid (The 5th Avenue Theatre); Hairspray (Sugar Loaf PAC); and Little Shop of Horrors (Sacramento Music Circus).

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this holiday season. Nominated for nine Tony Awards, this family favorite title—based on the Academy Award-winning animated film and the classic French fairy tale—ran 13 years on Broadway and continues to thrill audiences in 37 countries worldwide.

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.

Book by Linda Woolverton.