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See below for audition information, grade guidelines, and date specifics.

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SYT Parent Information Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 

5:30-7pm

 

How does the SYT program work by grade?

  • 4th graders can choose between participating in the 1st-4th grade camps or the 4th-6th program.  Click HERE for more information about our PreK-K & 1st-4th Grade camps.
  • 6th graders can choose between participating in the 4th-6th grade program or the 6th-8th program.
  • 8th graders can choose between participating in the 6th-8th grade program or the 8th-12th program.
  • Not sure what to grade to audition for? Go by the grade you will be in April 2019.

 

What do auditions look like for each program?

SYT NOVICE PROGRAM: 4th-6th Graders

  • There is an ENROLLMENT CAP on each show of 40 students. Your student MUST be enrolled in the class in order to participate.  ENROLLMENT (not audition) determines who participates in the show.
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINES:
    • Jungle Book, KIDS:  Friday, May 28
    • The Myth of Perseus:  Wednesday, July 3
  • Auditions are required.
  • Individuals DO NOT need to prepare any materials for their audition.
  • The audition will be ensemble based.
  • The audition will be an opportunity to learn the audition process.
  • Auditions will be Sunday, April 28.
  • There will be NO callbacks for 4th-6th graders.
  • This program will rehearse & perform at the Lawrence Arts Center’s satellite space, Studio 720.
  • There is an enrollment fee to participate in the program.
  • It is expected that each performer attends every scheduled rehearsal. We are aware that some may have an occasional conflict. It is crucial for us to be aware of your conflicts at auditions so we can cast and schedule accordingly.
  • Please note that we have a new SYT Conflict Policy:  Any student that has 3 or more conflicts will be cast in an ensemble role.

SYT JUNIOR PROGRAM:  6th-8th Graders

  • Auditions are required.
  • Individuals DO need to prepare material for their audition.
  • Auditions will be Sunday, April 28.
  • ALL students will be called back.
  • The cast list will be announced Friday, May 3rd at 5 pm.
  • This program will rehearse & perform at the Lawrence Arts Center, in the Main Theater.
  • There is an enrollment fee to participate in the program.
  • It is expected that each performer attends every scheduled rehearsal. We are aware that some may have an occasional conflict. It is crucial for us to be aware of your conflicts at auditions so we can cast and schedule accordingly.
  • Please note that we have a new SYT Conflict Policy:  Any student that has 3 or more conflicts will be cast in an ensemble role.

SYT SENIOR PROGRAM:  8th-12th Graders

  • Auditions are required.
  • Individuals DO need to prepare material for their audition.
  • Auditions will be Sunday, April 28.
  • Callbacks:  We will not be calling everyone back. If you are not called back, it does NOT mean that you are not cast. We will let you know if you are called back on the evening of Sunday, April 28 and the cast list will be announced Friday, May 3rd at 5 pm.
  • This program will rehearse & perform at the Lawrence Arts Center, in the Main Theater.
  • There is an enrollment fee to participate in the program.
  • It is expected that each performer attends every scheduled rehearsal. We are aware that some may have an occasional conflict. It is crucial for us to be aware of your conflicts at auditions so we can cast and schedule accordingly.
  • Please note that we have a new SYT Conflict Policy:  Any student that has 3 or more conflicts will be cast in an ensemble role.

When are auditions & callbacks?

Auditions:  Sunday, April 28

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER BLACK BOX THEATER

1:30 pm:  New Parent Information Meeting

2:15 pm:  Grades 4th-6th group audition (do not need to prepare material)

 

LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER MAIN THEATER

2:15 pm:  Grade 8

3:30 pm:  Grade 6

4:30 pm:  Grade 7

 

LAC SATELLITE SPACE, STUDIO 720
Address: 720 East 9th Street, #8, East Lawrence

3:30 pm:  Grade 9

4:30 pm:  Grade 10

5:30 pm: Grade 11

6:30 pm:  Grade 12

 

Callback Auditions: 

 

Monday, April 29

4:30-7 pm:  The Odyssey, Grades 6th-8th, Black Box

6-9 pm:  Chicago, Grades 8th-12th, Main Stage

Tuesday, April 30

4:30-7 pm: Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr., Grades 6th-8th, Main Stage

6-9 pm:  The Taming of the Shrew, Grades 8th-12th, Black Box

 

Notes on Callbacks by Grade

  • There are NO callbacks for the Novice Program, Grades 4th-6th.
  • ALL Junior Program students, Grades 6th-8th will be called back.
  • Senior Program students, Grades 8th-12th:  We will not be calling everyone back. If you are not called back, it does NOT mean that you are not cast. We will let you know if you are called back on the evening of Sunday, April 28 OR morning of Monday, April 29 and the cast list will be announced Friday, May 3rd at 5 pm.

 

What should I prepare for auditions?

Grades 4-6:
  • This grade group does not need to prepare any material
  • Wear comfortable clothes you can move in
  • This will be a group audition
  • This audition will be an educational process, where each individual learns the basics of an audition

Grades 6-12 should prepare:

  • a monologue (30-60 seconds)
  • If auditioning for a musical, prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song with sheet music
  • Wear comfortable clothes you can move in
  • Arrive 20 minutes prior to your audition time

 

When is the cast list posted?

Friday, May 3rd at 5 pm on the Lawrence Arts Center website and posted in the building by the front desk.

 

When are rehearsals & performances for each show?

SYT NOVICE PROGRAM:  4th-6th Graders

Disney’s The Jungle Book, KIDS

Directed by Amanda Clark

Auditions:  Sunday, April 28

Rehearsals:  May 28-June 7, 1-5 pm

Performances:  June 8

Performance Times:  10AM, 11:15AM & 1PM

The Myth of Perseus

Directed by Becky O’Keefe

Auditions:  Sunday, April 28

Rehearsals:  July 1-12, 1-5 pm

Performances:  July 13

Performance Times:  10AM, 11:15AM & 1PM

SYT JUNIOR PROGRAM:  6th-8th Graders

Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr.

Directed by Elizabeth Sullivan

Auditions:  Sunday, April 28

Rehearsals: M-F, May 28-June 13, 1-5 pm

Performances:

June 13 | 7pm

June 14 | 7pm

June 15 | 3pm & 7pm

June 16 | 3pm

The Odyssey: By Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus

Directed by Daniel Bird Tobin

Auditions:  Sunday, April 28

Rehearsals:  M-F, July 1-18 (No Rehearsal July 4th), 1-5 pm

Performances:

July 18 | 7pm

July 19 | 7pm

July 20 | 3pm & 7pm

SYT SENIOR PROGRAM:  8th-12th Grade

The Taming of the Shrew

Directed by Jeanne Averill

Auditions:  Sunday, April 28

Rehearsals: M-F, May 28-June 20, 4-10 pm, 6-7 Dinner Break

Performances:

June 20 | 7pm

June 21 | 7pm

June 22 | 2pm & 7pm

Chicago

Directed by Amanda Pintore

Auditions:  Sunday, April 28

Rehearsals:  M-F, July 1-25 (No Rehearsal July 4th), 4-10 pm, 6-7 pm Dinner Break

Performances:

July 25 | 7pm

July 26 | 7pm

July 27 | 2pm & 7pm

July 28 | 3pm

 

We also have SYT classes in store for Pre-K-4th grade. 

Click HERE for more information.

 

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Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Lawrence Arts Center

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