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 online sheet music. You may find on these recommended resources vocal/piano scores in your child's vocal range and instrumentation that is playable for their rehearsal time in the absence of an accompanist at home. Recommended online sources here: sheetmusic.com
Please note the $25 audition fee will need to be paid prior to auditioning. The fee will be assigned to your account after securing a time. This helps us cover the cost for rehearsal space rental, the accompanist fees, and any admin needs for records etc...
Here’s the process:
Students register with 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 audition room and observe while the remaining group members audition. After every student in the group has auditioned, the whole group (all 10) will be called into the room to learn the dance portion of the audition. Once learned, they will be separated into smaller groups, and they will perform the dance learned in front of the artistic team. Upon completion of the dance portion, the artistic team will discuss & decide who from the group will get a call-back. The complete audition process (singing & dancing) should take approx. 1 hour.
Please do not leave without a callback slip. Each auditioner will receive one.
If the artistic team wishes to see your child for a specific role, they will be assigned a time to return on Saturday. Call-backs 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*