At CYT, any student 8-18 enrolled in a class is eligible to audition; no role is precast. Students have “1 minute to shine.” We recommend preparing a 1-minute song highlighting your vocal range and acting through song. An accompanist will be provided so students will need to bring their sheet music. They need to mark the 32 bars they will sing on their sheet music. There are many options available for finding sheet music online. We recommend sheetmusic.com
Here’s the process:
Students register with the show coordinator at sign in area and will be called to the audition room in groups of 10. Students are called into the audition room – any family or friends that accompanied the student to the audition are allowed into the audition room. Once inside, the student will introduce themselves and their song to the artistic team and perform. After that, they will take their seat with their family in the audition room and observe while the remaining group members audition. After every student in the group has auditioned, the whole group (all 10) will learn the dance portion of the audition. Once learned, they will be separated into smaller groups and perform the dance in front of the artistic team. Upon completion of the dance portion, the artistic team will discuss & decide who from the group will need to attend callbacks. Each student will receive a slip of paper either notifying them that their audition is complete or giving instructions for callbacks. The complete audition process (singing & dancing) should take approx. 1 hour.
If the artistic team wishes to see your child for a specific role at the callbacks portion, they will be assigned a specific time to return on Saturday. Callbacks are closed, meaning that only the artistic team is allowed to watch.
*Please make sure you wear something appropriate for an audition, as well as something you can move in so that you are ready and able to dance*