"The Little Mermaid" Audition Schedule

THIS SHOW CAST MAY BE LIMITED IN SIZE.  AN AUDITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE CASTING.
This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Schedule
2/23 - 6:00PM - Dance Call for all auditionees ages 8-12
2/23 - 6:30PM - Dance Call for all auditionees ages 13-18

2/23 - 7:00 -  Optional tap call for all ages. Please bring tap shoes if you have them and want to audition for the tap number. **recommended to have at least 1 year of tap experience if you are going to audition for the tap number.**
2/23 - 7:30-9:30PM - Vocal/Acting Audition Appointments
2/24 - 9:00-11:30AM - Vocal/Acting Audition Appointments
2/24 - 1:00-7:00PM - Callbacks


Note:  Callbacks are for a small group of characters and not receiving a callback does not necessarily mean that a student is not going to be cast in the show.

Auditions are in groups of 8 kids. Kids will perform a 1 min cut of a song in the style of the show and a 1 min monologue. Parents are not allowed in the audition room.  

Audition Dance Video and Acting/Vocal Callback Material

The table below contains BOTH the General and Optional Tap Audition Videos as well as the Vocal Callback material.  Please look over all of the material in order to prepare for auditions.  Acting Sides for callbacks will be added soon.  

 

How to Sign Up

Enrollment in CYT Spring Class Programing provides students (ages 8-18) the opportunity to audition for CYT Phoenix's current session main stage production. As you are registering for your class this session, you will be asked if you would like to sign up for an audition. At that point, you may request any of the open time slots. If you do not wish to sign up at that moment, you can log in to your family account later and request an audition time slot then.

Signup for TECH Crew

Some family members choose to serve during "Tech Week." Tech week crews work all of the technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Some crews are open to students ages 14+ and others are available for adults. 
Tech week crews include 
  • Hair & Make-Up Team
  • Green Room Supervisors
  • Wardrobe Crew
  • Props & Sets Crew
  • Spotlight Operators
  • Light Board Operators
  • Sound Cue Operators
  • Audio Engineer & Mic Assistants
To serve on these crews, both parents and students must fill out a crew application and commit to the full tech week and run of the shows. 

General Information

Being cast in a CYT production is a commitment of both the CAST MEMBER and their FAMILY. Please read through ALL information including the Audition Packet and the Conflict Sheet in order to make the best decision as to whether to audition. 
  • Rehearsals for the production for the majority of the cast are Fridays (6-9pm) and Saturdays (12-5pm) and some Mondays (6-9)
  • Additional rehearsals may be held during the week for lead and supporting characters.
  • Conflicts should be indicated on the Conflict Sheet at the time of the audition.
  • Additional conflicts may not be accommodated and could result in a cast member being removed. 
  • 2 unexcused absence from rehearsals or performances will result in a cast member being removed. 
  • All families in the production are required to volunteer 20 hours on a parent committee, attend two Mandatory Parent Meetings, and pay the Mandatory Production Fee.

FAQ

What if I have a conflict for the audition date/callbacks?
We will accept video auditions via email 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 eight people and serve as encouragement and support for one another while in the audition studio. 

Will everyone who auditions be cast?
The number of cast members selected by the artistic team will vary from show to show and session to session.  Our goal is to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to experience our MainStage program.  To maintain the best overall show experience for cast members, artistic teams and volunteers as well as meet safety requirements in our venues, CYT may choose to limit the cast size of shows.  AN AUDITION DOES NOT GUARANTEE CASTING.