How To: Sign Up for Auditions

Below are the steps to sign up for auditions:
 
  1. Login to your family account.
  2. For the child you want to audition – Select Tools > Auditions
  3. Click the + New Audition Appointment button
  4. Select the Audition for Show bubble
  5. Select Show
  6. Select Audition Time
  7. Click Save

Make sure that the Costume Information is completed and that you have a current picture.
** Student MUST be registered in a class to sign up for an audition slot.
Students ages 8-18 who are enrolled in CYT classes are invited to audition for a current production. Auditions typically consist of a one-minute song performed for the Artistic Team.  You will learn and perform a short dance routine. The audition process may also include a “callback” in which a student may be asked to read for a speaking role in the play.  Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and to show the best of their talents!

Quick Tips

  • You are limited to one minute. Your song must be between 30-60 seconds long. Show the best of your talents!
  • Introduce yourself with energy and confidence.
  • Smile, project, make eye contact with the directors, and be well prepared in every way.
  • Sing an appropriate song in your range – a children’s song or show tune is recommended.
  • Accompaniment requirements can include sheet music or an instrumental only track (MP3's, iPods, CDs). Please check the show page specific to the show for which you are auditioning to find out what you need.
  • Add some movement!
  • Perform a monologue, dance routine, or other special skill if you aren’t a singer.
  • You will also be asked to learn and perform a short dance routine.
  • You can find more tips on auditions here!

Casting

Not everyone is guaranteed a role after their audition. Unfortunately there is a limited number of spaces, and the number of students cast varies from show to show. However, if you are cast, here are some things to expect:
  • You must be at all rehearsals for which you are scheduled. If an absence is necessary, it must be clearly stated on your audition submission form. Conflicts will be taken under consideration during casting. Any cast member missing more than two rehearsals may not be able to participate in the show. Conflicts (other than illness) presented after casting will not be allowed.
  • Leaving early or arriving late is considered a conflict, and must be approved prior to casting.
  • You must commit to approximately 40 hours of rehearsal time before move-in and dress rehearsal week.
  • You must attend Super Saturday and all dress/tech rehearsals.
  • You must be at all performances. This includes missing up to two days of school for field trip performances. These are approved absences.
  • You must pay a Production Fee of $100.
  • Your parents must agree to attend two parent meetings and to serve approximately 20 hours on a production committee.

Production Crew

Interested in being a part of the Production Crew?  Fill out a Crew Application.
Interested in being Stage Manager?  Fill out a Stage Manager Application.

Parents

Parents must agree to the following: 

I realize that if my child is chosen for the cast, I will be responsible to make sure he/she attends every performance and every rehearsal for which he/she is scheduled. In case of illness, I will notify the Area Coordinator in advance. In order to ensure the quality of rehearsals and the production, I understand that two or more absences may result in dismissal from the show. I understand that students who audition are NOT eligible for a tuition refund. I understand that my child may audition for one area/show only each session. I understand that I will be charged a $100 Production Fee. I am also responsible for personal items (i.e., shoes, tights, make-up). I understand that I will be required to attend two parent meetings and to volunteer 30+ hours as part of a parent committee.