AUDITION INFORMATION

AUDITION WORKSHOPS

  • Our workshops are a great way to experience the audition process, prior to auditions.
  • Audition workshops are open to youth in the 3rd-12th grade.
  • At each workshop, students will receive individualized guidance on audition techniques and how to "get that role!" Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a mock audition.
  • Workshops are $30.00 for plays and $35.00 for musicals.
  • Pre-registration is required (use link below). Registration closes at 12pm on the Wednesday before each workshop.
  • If you prefer to register by phone with a credit card, please call (864) 585-8278.

PLEASE READ THE BELOW SYT COVID-19 POLICIES BEFORE AUDITIONING

• The Spartanburg Youth Theatre is committed to preserving the health and safety of our participants.  Therefore, all participants, including cast, backstage crew, production team, and staff will be required to wear a mask/face covering at all times during the rehearsal period. During tech rehearsals and production run, all who are not actively performing will remain masked at all times.

 

• Masks are required at auditions for all creative team and audition participants.

 

• We will continue to follow and monitor the evolving federal and state guidelines as well as best practices developing within the theatre community and change or modify this policy in accordance with those guidelines.

DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL (musical)
Director: Adam Sanders
Music Director: Ben Chumley
Choreographer: Lustra Miller
Stage Manager: Jacob Hansen





ALICE IN WONDERLAND (play)
Director: Ahsha Daniels
Stage Manager: Mary Cathryn English

Audition Workshop: Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 9am-12pm & 1-4pm (Registration closes Wed, Jan 5 at 12pm)
Auditions: Date TBD in January 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
Cast List Posted By: Wed, Jan 26, 2022 after 3pm


 
Online audition form for Alice in Wonderland
will be available here on Fri, Jan 14, 2022

CASTING POLICIES:  Auditions are open to youth in the 3rd-12th grades, however the director for each show may look for a more specific age range that may not always include the younger ages. Specific age requirements and casting information will be posted about 3-4 weeks before the auditions for each respective show.  No roles have been pre-cast unless otherwise specifically stated in the audition notice.  Youth of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to audition.


ETIQUETTE:  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out any necessary information sheets. You will audition in the order that you arrive.  Make sure to wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable to move around in.


PREPARATION:  For non-musicals, all auditionees are required to prepare a 1 minute monologue for the audition.  If you do not have a monologue, one will be provided for you at the audition.  Monologues will also be available prior to auditions at the Spartanburg Youth Theatre offices.

 

For musicals, all auditionees are required to prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song for the audition. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. If you do not have a song, one will be provided for you at the audition.


WHERE:  All auditions are held at the Chapman Cultural Center Youth Theatre Classroom at 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29306.


WHEN:  Please note the above audition dates and times for the current Spartanburg Youth Theatre season.  Auditions are always on the Monday and Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm immediately following the previous SYT production.  Callbacks are on the Thursday following auditions.

GENERAL AUDITION NOTES

CASTING POLICIES:  Auditions are open to youth in the 3rd-12th grades, however the director for each show may look for a more specific age range that may not always include the younger ages. Specific age requirements and casting information for each show are posted above.  No roles have been pre-cast unless otherwise specifically stated in the audition notice.  Youth of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to audition.


ETIQUETTE:  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out any necessary information sheets. You will audition in the order that you arrive.  Make sure to wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable to move around in.


PREPARATION:  For non-musicals, all auditionees are required to prepare a 1 minute monologue for the audition.  If you do not have a monologue, one will be provided for you at the audition.  Monologues will also be available prior to auditions at the Spartanburg Youth Theatre offices.

 

For musicals, all auditionees are required to prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song for the audition. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. If you do not have a song, one will be provided for you at the audition.


WHERE:  All auditions are held at the Chapman Cultural Center Youth Theatre Classroom at 200 E. St. John Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 29306.


WHEN:  Please note the above audition dates and times for the current Spartanburg Youth Theatre season.  Auditions are typically Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. See specific audition dates for each production above.  Callbacks are on typically the Saturday following auditions. Auditionees should only audition one of the two nights offered.

PARTICIPATING IN AN SYT PRODUCTION

ACTIVITY FEE:  If cast, there is a $25 activity fee to participate in an SYT production. The fee covers cast party expenses, director and stage manager gifts, makeup expenses, and the tech Sunday meal.


REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:  For most productions, rehearsals are Monday-Friday from 5:30-7:30pm. The schedule may vary depending on the specific director. Some directors may rehearse some Sundays from 2-4pm, and some Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Depending on the role, certain actors may not be called for every rehearsal.


CONFLICTS:  Conflicts are allowed up until two weeks before the production opens. Auditionees should bring their schedule with them to auditions and list all conflicts on the audition form. Conflicts cannot be added once an actor is cast. Conflicts can factor into casting so it is important that all conflicts are listed on the audition form. If an actor adds conflicts after rehearsals have begun, it may result in curtailed performance opportunities or dismissal from the production.


TECH WEEK:  Tech week is the Saturday-Tuesday (Wednesday for some shows) before school shows begin. Actors are required to be at the theatre 10-4pm Saturday, 1-9pm on Sunday, and 4:30-9:30pm on Monday and Tuesday (and Wednesday for some shows).


SCHOOL SHOWS:  For each SYT production, there will be two days of school time performances that will occur during school hours. If cast in an SYT production, actors must miss school for these days.

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