Auditions | Summer Youth Theatre 2024

kids taking a bow after performance

Date

April 28, 2024 1:00pm

Price

Free to Audition

Calling all singers, dancers, and actors in grades 4-12!
IN-PERSON AUDITIONS
Sunday, April 28 | 1 pm–6 pm

Callbacks: Monday, April 29 & Tuesday, April 30

Audition for all June & July shows. Please Register by April 26!

AUDITION REGISTRATION 


What should I prepare for auditions?
  • Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway or pop song.  WE WILL PROVIDE AN ACCOMPANIST
  • Please prepare a brief monologue or poem (30-60 seconds)
  • Wear clothes you can move in. There will be a short dance call
  • Arrive at least 15 mins early to your audition time
  • Fill out the above audition form by Friday, April 26

If you would like to audition, but aren’t available at the above time please submit your materials for a VIRTUAL AUDITION, below.

Have questions about how to audition, or wondering what to expect?  Check out the link below for a walk through on how the audition process works.

SYT How to Audition

Virtual Auditions
  • Accepted now through Friday, April 26,  5 pm
  • To audition, prepare 16 bars of a Broadway or pop song and a brief monologue/poem
  • Record your audition on a device and submit at the link below
  • Fill out the audition form and submit your virtual audition

SUBMIT VIRTUAL AUDITION


When are auditions & callbacks?
Auditions:  Sunday, April 28th
LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER MAINSTAGE

1 pm:  Grade 8

2:30 pm:  Grades 4 & 5

4:30 pm:  Grades 6 & 7

10TH & MASS STUDIOS, STUDIO A
Address: 1000 Massachusetts Street

2:30 pm: Grades 9 & 10

4:30 pm:  Grades 11 & 12

Callback Auditions
Monday, April 29th

4:30-7 pm:  Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition Grades 4-8, Main Stage (All are Called Back!)

6-9 pm:  Puffs, Grades 8-12, 10th & Mass, Studio A (All are Called Back!)

Tuesday, April 30th

6:30-8:30 pm: Alice in Wonderland, Grades 4-8, 10th & Mass, Studio A (All are Called Back!)

6-9 pm:  Cabaret, Grades 8-12, Main Stage (Selected Callbacks!)


How does the SYT program work by grade?
  • 4th graders can choose between participating in the 1st-4th grade camps or the 4th-8th program.
  • 8th graders can choose between participating in the 4th-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 28, 2024.


What if I have a conflict on audition day?

If you CANNOT audition in person on Sunday, April 28th, then you may submit a video audition.

***Be sure to include a link to your video audition in the registration form, which is listed above.


What is your SYT conflict policy?

If an actor has 3 or more conflicts they will be automatically placed in the ensemble.


Do you offer financial assistance?

Yes! We offer financial aid assistance & SYT scholarships.

FINANCIAL AID

SCHOLARSHIPS

Questions?

CONTACT US


When are rehearsals & performances?

JUNE SHOWS

SYT 4th-8th Grade, Junior Musical:  Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition

Rehearsals: 3 Weeks, M-F, May 28-June 13 | 1-5pm

Performances:  Fri. June 14 | 7 pm & Sat. June 15 | 2 pm & 7 pm

We’re off to see the wizard!  After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, Dorothy teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they must avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West, who is trying to steal the mysterious magic slippers that once belonged to her evil sister… but are now on Dorothy’s feet. 

SYT 8th-12th Grade, Senior Play:  PUFFS, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School of Magic and Magic

Rehearsals:  4 weeks,  May 28-June 20 | M-TH 4–9:30 PM & Friday 4–7 PM

Performances:  Fri. June 21 | 7 pm & Sat. June 22 | 2 pm & 7 pm

In this hilarious parody of a familiar story, three potential heroes are just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Their epic quest takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

JULY SHOWS

SYT 4th-8th Grade, Junior Play:  Alice in Wonderland

Rehearsals:  3 weeks, M-F, July 1-18 | 1-5pm

Performances:  Fri. July 19 | 7 pm & Sat. July 20 | 2 pm & 7 pm

With the help of a Cheshire Cat, an astute Caterpillar, and a righteous Humpty Dumpty, Alice must find her way home and discover who she really is. With original music composed by Ric Averill, this play with music is designed specifically for our Summer Youth Theatre 4th-8th graders.

Adapted from Lewis Carroll by Ric Averill. Commissioned for home production and national tour by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

SYT 8th-12th Grade, Senior Musical:  Cabaret 

Rehearsals:  4 weeks, July 1-25, M-TH 4–9:30 PM & Friday 4–7 PM

Performances:  Fri. July 26 | 7 pm & Sat. July 27 | 2 pm & 7 pm

Daring, provocative, and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.


Important SYT Dates

SYT Auditions for ALL summer shows: April 28

SYT Callbacks: April 29 & 30

SYT Parent Meeting – ZOOM: May 15, 5:30-6:00pm

June SYT Rehearsals Begin for Wizard of Oz, & Puffs: May 28

Junior Musical Performances, Wizard of Oz:  June 14 & 15

No Rehearsals, Juneteenth, Holiday, LAC is CLOSED: June 19

Senior Play Performances, Puffs: June 21 & 22

June Strike & Pool Cast Party for Puffs: June 23

Dark Week, NO SYT: June 24-June 30

July SYT Rehearsals Begin for Alice in Wonderland & Cabaret (1998 Version):  July 1

No Rehearsals, Happy 4th of July: July 4 & 5

Junior Play Performances, Alice in Wonderland: July 19 & 20

Senior Musical Performances, Cabaret: July 26 & 27

Full SYT Strike & Cast Party for Cabaret:  July 28


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