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. Register using the link below
  • If you prefer to register by phone with a credit card, please call (864) 585-8278.
DR. SEUSS'S THE CAT IN THE HAT (play)
Director: Connor Vetter
Stage Manager: Grace Januchowski

Audition Workshop: Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 9am-12pm & 1-4pm
Auditions: Tues, Aug 10 & Wed, Aug 11, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: Wed, Aug 18, 2021 after 3pm
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED THE CAT IN THE HAT AUDITION INFORMATION
ELF THE MUSICAL JR. (musical)
Director: Adam Sanders
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: TBD
Stage Manager: Molly Jones

Audition Workshop: Sat, Sept 4, 2021 9am-1pm
Auditions: Tues, Sept 14 or Wed, Sept 15, 2021, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: Sat, Sept 18, 2021, 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: Wed, Sept 22, 2021 after 3pm
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED ELF THE MUSICAL JR. AUDITION INFORMATION
DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY THE MUSICAL (musical)
Director: Adam Sanders
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Lustra Miller
Stage Manager: Jacob Hansen

Audition Workshop: Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 9am-1pm
Auditions: Tues, Nov 9 & Wed, Nov 10, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: Sat, Nov 13, 2021, 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: Wed, Nov 17, 2021 after 3pm
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED FREAKY FRIDAY AUDITION INFORMATION
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (play)
Director: Ahsha Daniels
Stage Manager: Mary Cathryn English

Audition Workshop: Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 9am-12pm & 1-4pm
Auditions: Tues, Jan 18 & Wed, Jan 19, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: Sat, Jan 22, 2022, 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: Wed, Jan 26, 2022 after 3pm
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED ALICE IN WONDERLAND AUDITION INFORMATION

AUDITION INFORMATION

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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