Auditions

Students ages 8-18 who are enrolled in CYT classes are invited to audition for our mainstage production. Auditions typically consist of a one-minute song performed for the Artistic Team, with the possibility to 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!

Auditions for the Fall 2019 show take will place at the beginning of the Fall Session (late August/early September) at Bethany United Methodist Church. Read below for audition details and helpful tips!

Audition Details

Interested in auditioning for our upcoming production? 

First, you must be registered for a class!  All students that are registered may audition for our mainstage production.  If you're uncertain about auditioning, you can make that decision the first night.  We recommend all students watch the auditions and encourage each other.

Second, choose and practice from a selection of song clips we will provide, to perform for your audition 

Third, print and complete an audition form, a conflicts form, and a medical release form. Please bring all three forms with you to your audition, and hand them to the director when you come up for your audition.

All of these steps must be completed in order to audition for a show! If you have any questions, feel free to email CYT Austin's Chapter Coordinator Patti Brown. 

Quick Tips

  • You are limited to performing from the audition sides we choose.
  • Choose one that shows the best of your talents! 
  • Introduce yourself (name, age, and side you will be performing) with energy and confidence.
  • Smile, project, make eye contact with the directors, and be well prepared in every way
  • Feel free to add some movement, but not if it distracts from your singing.
  • You may also be asked to learn and perform a short dance routine

Love art in yourself, not yourself in art.


Konstantin Stanislavski

Casting

Not everyone is guaranteed a role after their audition. Unfortunately there are 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 conflicts 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 attend Super Sunday and all dress/tech rehearsals.
  • You must be at all performances. 
  • You must pay a Production Fee of $175 which includes a T-shirt, and cast party meal.
  • Your parents must agree to attend two parent meetings and to serve approximately 20 hours on a production committee.

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 Chapter 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 I will be charged a $175 Production Fee for each child. I am also responsible for the purchase of personal items (i.e., shoes, tights, make-up). I understand that I will be required to attend two parent meetings and to volunteer 20 hours as part of a parent committee. I understand that my student will be responsible for selling one ad for the program, as well as 15 tickets.