The Young Actors Theatre program at the Community Theatre of Clay County is an excellent opportunity for young children to experience the world of theatre. The program offers a full stage production experience for children, where children learn about all aspects of theatre production. It opens up a world of creativity and self-expression through acting, singing and dance movements.
If your child has a passion for acting or performing, auditioning for Young Actors Theatre at CTCC is a great opportunity. This years auditions will be held July 31st and Aug 1 at 5:30 and are open to children ages 6 to 18.
Some children might be nervous about reading in front of everyone. Have no fear, no cold readings are here! The director will give children a line to say, and the child will say it, doing their past to act out the part. Children will be put into age groups, and groups of 3-4 at a time will do their lines together.
What to prepare: It’s up to you! You don’t need to prepare anything to audition for this special show. However, if you’d like to present part of a song, a short monologue, a tumbling trick, or any other special talent, that is welcome! We only ask that you keep it under one minute. This is common in grown-up theatre, so it’s really great practice!
There are two nights of auditions. You can come to one night or both nights. There are no callbacks.
There is no pianist, but there is a piano available. You can play the piano, bring someone to play for you, sing along with a track, or sing acapella. The choice is yours!
All children must bring a calendar of conflicts that they have in the evenings from the date of auditions up until tech week. All children must attend every night of tech week and every night of show week.
The rehearsal schedule for Young Actors Theatre typically runs for 7 to 8 weeks, with rehearsals held 3 days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. They plan the schedule around local school schedules as well as holidays to ensure all cast members can attend rehearsals. Most cast members will rehearse about once a week, while larger roles may require twice a week attendance.
The final week of the rehearsal schedule is known as “tech week” and involves more frequent rehearsals, some longer days, and technical preparations for the show. As performance dates approach, the schedule becomes more frequent. This year, the show will be performed in late September.
Young Actors Theatre at CTCC is an excellent program for children to explore their creative side and develop their acting skills. With the guidance of experienced instructors, they can gain valuable experience and build confidence on stage. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for your child to shine in the limelight!
2023 Production: No Strings Attached
Auditions: July 31 and August 1 at 5:30pm
Shows: September 22, 23, and 24
Synopsis: This spin on Pinocchio puts a fresh and contemporary spin on the scenes and characters from the original classic. This production includes lots of slapstick humor, clever wordplay, and a wide range of musical styles!
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