What if I have a conflict for the audition date/callbacks?
We will accept video auditions emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
up through the day before physical auditions. This video audition should show you at your full height, and include your one-minute vocal selection and one-minute monologue (if applicable). If you are not able to attend callbacks, you are still eligible to be cast in the show, but whether or not to consider you for a lead role is at the directors’ discretion.
Can I sing anything I want for my audition?
Students should choose vocal selections that are suited to their vocal range, and we ask that their lyrics be “family-friendly.” Songs in the Musical Theater genre are preferred. In general, singing pop/rock/rap songs for auditions is discouraged unless our current production features those genres heavily.
Can I sing a song for my audition even if I’ve already used it for a CYT audition?
Students should perform the song and monologue that highlights their strengths the best and fits the show in question, even if we’ve heard it previously. Students should be building an audition book with song cuts and monologues they can pull from for all varieties of auditions.
What is a “cold read?”
A cold read is a short page of dialogue that you haven’t seen before. It’s read on the spot with a member of the Artistic Team so we can get an idea of your speaking voice if you haven’t done a monologue.
Where can I find good music tracks and monologues?
YouTube, Amazon Digital Music, and iTunes are all places to find good audition tracks. Monologues can be found online through various Google searches, or you can pull a speech from one of your favorite books, plays, or movies. Please keep all lyrics and dialogue “family-friendly” and remember your one-minute time limit.
Why aren’t parents allowed to view the auditions?
Many times, having parents in the room for auditions causes additional anxiety for our students, whether it is their parent or someone else’s. Parents should support their students leading up to auditions by helping them select appropriate materials and encouraging practice and memorization. Once it’s time to go before the Artistic Team, students are called in groups of up to six people and serve as encouragement and support for one another while in the audition studio.