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 $35.00 for plays and $40.00 for musicals.
  • Pre-registration is required (use button 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.  Masks are currently option for all participants, including cast, backstage crew, production team, and staff for rehearsals, tech, and performances.

 

• Masks are are optional 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.

CHARLOTTE'S WEB (play)
Director: Dawn Byington
Stage Manager: TBD

Audition Workshop: August 6, 2022, 9am-12pm or 1-4pm
Auditions: August 9 or 10, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: August 13, 2022, 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: August 17, 2022 after 3pm
Cast & Parent Meeting: August 18, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm
Rehearsals Begin: August 22, 2022 (Mon-Fri, 5:30-7:30pm)
School Time Performances: October 6 & 7, 2022
Public Performances: October 7-9, 2022

 
ANNIE JR. (musical)
Director: TBD
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Mary Thalassinos

Stage Manager: TBD

Audition Workshop: September 3, 2022, 9am-1pm
Auditions: September 13 or 14, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: September 17, 2022, 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: September 21, 2022 after 3pm
Cast & Parent Meeting: September 22, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm
Rehearsals Begin: September 26, 2022 (Mon-Fri, 5:30-7:30pm)

**Starting November 7 rehearsals will be 5:30-8:30pm.NO rehearsal Nov 24-26 for Thanksgiving break**
School Time Performances:
December 1 & 2, 2022
Public Performances: December 2-4, 2022

 
DISNEY'S NEWSIES JR. (musical)
Director: Adam Sanders
Assistant Director: Anna Browning
Music Director: Ben Chumley
Choreographer: Lustra Miller

Stage Manager: TBD

Audition Workshop: October 15, 2022, 9am-1pm
Auditions: October 25 & 26, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: October 29, 2022, 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: November 2, 2022 after 3pm
Cast & Parent Meeting: November 10, 2022, 5:30-6:30pm
Rehearsals Begin: December 5, 2022 (Mon-Fri, 5:30-7:30pm)

**Starting January 23 rehearsals will be 5:30-8:30pm. NO rehearsal Dec 24-Jan 1 for Christmas break**
School Time Performances: February 9 & 10, 2023
Public Performances: February 10-12, 2023

 
DRAGONS LOVE TACOS (play with music)
Director: Connor Vetter
Choreographer: Mary Thalassinos

Stage Manager: TBD

Audition Workshop: January 7, 2023, 9am-12pm
Auditions: January 17 or 18, 2023, 5:30-7:30pm
Callbacks: January 21, 2023, 10am-2pm
Cast List Posted By: January 25, 2023 after 3pm
Cast & Parent Meeting: February 27, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm
Rehearsals Begin: February 27, 2023 (Mon-Fri, 5:30-7:30pm)

**Actors WILL rehearse during spring break, Apr 3-7, 2023**
**Tech “Sunday” will occur on Saturday, April 8, 10am-6pm so that there will NOT be tech on Easter, Apr 9, 2023. Tech will resume Monday, April 10, 2023**
School Time Performances: April 13 & 14, 2023
Public Performances: April 14-16, 2023

 

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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