Auditions for our annual holiday show — this year called “Holiday Wishes” — are right around the corner! Auditions are open to all children and teens, ages 7 to 18.

Audition Location: Stageworkz Theater Arts Project, 1035 Benfield Road, Millersville, MD.

Audition Dates: 

Sunday, September 18 from Noon to 3 pm (last audition slot is 2:30 pm)
Sunday, September 25 from Noon to 3 pm (last audition slot is 2:30 pm)

Who Is Eligible: Auditions are open to new and previous Talent Machine Company members, ages 7 to 18 or graduating high school seniors.

Performance Dates: Friday, December 9 through Friday, December 23 at Indian Creek School, 1130 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville, MD.

Below are the details you will need to know to register and prepare for your audition.  We look forward to seeing you!

To Register for an Audition

  • Registration: Register for a time slot by emailing the following information to
    • Auditioner’s name
    • Auditioner’s birth date and age and school attending
    • Auditioner’s email addresses
    • Parent’s email address
    • Requested audition time (Indicate the date and time slot preferred. Time slots are in 30-minute increments. The last time slot for each audition date begins 30 minutes before the audition end time.)
  • Annual Administration Fee: A $5 annual administration fee is due at the time of the audition.

What to Prepare

  • Auditioners should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled audition time, with completed forms, a head shot or recent photo, and a complete list of any conflicts that would prevent you from attending a rehearsal. Examples of conflicts are dance classes, voice lessons, sports practices and games, work schedules, school trips, school concerts, church, school admission testing dates and open houses, family commitments, camps, and vacations that cannot be changed. You are expected to be available for rehearsals on any of the dates not listed.
  • Come prepared to sing approximately 16 measures of a song that shows your vocal range with pre-recorded music on a tape, CD or digital recording (phone, computer or other electronic device). It should be Karaoke-style (no words), cued to where you want to start to sing. We prefer that you not sing a capella.
  • Auditioners should wear attire appropriate for movement and dance. Dance shoes, character shoes and sneakers are acceptable. No open-toed shoes, flip flops or bare feet are allowed.

Time Commitment

  • Cast Members: Participation in a Talent Machine production is a major commitment. Be sure that you are prepared to commit to all rehearsals and mandatory dates before you audition.
  • Parents: For the parents of cast members, there is also a time commitment. The Talent Machine Company is an all-volunteer organization. We rely on parents to provide much-needed support to make each production a success. A parent of each cast member is required to:
    • Attend two mandatory meetings per production.
    • Attend costume parades.
    • Volunteer time to support the production through one of the many committees, including costumes, props, stage crew, publicity, set construction, etc.
    • Ensure that their cast member arrives to rehearsal prepared.
    • Provide costume support for their cast member as determined by the costume committee.

Please be sure you, as a parent, are also aware of the commitment to the production before your child auditions.

Holiday Wishes 2022 Details

  • Rehearsals: Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. We will be looking closely at all conflicts, as these may have an impact on casting.
  • All tech rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Tech week will from Thursday, December 1 through Thursday, December 8.
  • Performances will be Friday, December 9 through Friday, December 23 at Indian Creek School, 1130 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville, MD.

If you have any questions, please email Judy Curbelo at or call or text a message to 301-452-8216.

Full List of Show Dates and Times

Friday, December 9: 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 10: 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 11: 2 pm
Friday, December 16: 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 17: 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 18: 2 pm
Wednesday, December 21, 7 pm
Thursday, December 22: 7 pm
Friday, December 23: 7 pm

Contact Information

The Talent Machine Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 6418
Annapolis MD 21401

for inquiries about our holiday show.
for inquiries about our teen show.
for inquiries about our youth show.

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Lasting Friendships

“The Talent Machine fosters relationships that last well beyond the run of the shows. Older cast members are role models and mentors for the younger cast. Parents are also deeply involved in every aspect of the production and we have the chance to spend time with our children and form strong bonds with other parents. My son, Logan, and I have met some of our very best friends through Talent Machine.”

Mari Ann Donnelly

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“The Talent Machine Company gives audiences a theatrical experience that is not only captivating, it also transforms you from your seats and catapults you into the show.”

Brabazon Family