PERFORMANCE COMPANY AND AUDITION INFORMATION
About CYT Performance Companies
Concord Youth Theatre’s performance companies provide an opportunity for young people to participate in a full scale musical production. We are a process oriented education program and focus on the company members working together as an ensemble. We are committed to providing an environment that is creative and educational for our students. Both the Mainstage and Junior companies perform plays that are literature based and age appropriate for all.
Tuition assistance is available. Requests must be made in writing to Artistic Director, Lisa Evans.
Unless specified otherwise, programs are held at our location at 358 Baker Avenue, West Concord, MA. Click on the link in the lefthand column of this page for directions. All scheduled rehearsals are mandatory. We follow the Concord Public School vacation and holiday schedule and do not rehearse on days when school is not in session.
Remaining opportunities in our 2014-15 Season:
CYT MAINSTAGE COMPANY
This program is open to young people ages 10-18. Participants must be 10 years of age by audition date. 9-year-olds who have have taken two classes previously with CYT will also be considered. Regular rehearsals are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:45–6:00pm. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled daily the week before opening night. Participation in this program is by audition. There is a $5 audition fee. Tuition if accepted into the Company: $400.
Just So Stories
Audition Dates: December 8th & 10th, 2014, 3:45-6pm.
You only need to attend one audition, but must be with present for the entire time. No prepared materials are needed.
Just So Stories is a musical based on the collection "Just So Stories for Little Children" written by British author Rudyard Kipling. Highly fantasized original stories, including tales about a lazy camel, a curious elephant, a cunning cat, and a rhinoceros with a very bad temper, Kipling's "Just So Stories are especially known for showing differences among animals and are among Kipling's best known works! Under the direction of Lisa Evans with music direction by Jane Raithel, rehearsals are Mon., Wed and Thurs from 3:45-6pm, with performances March 13-15, 20-22, 2015 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).
Audition Dates: TBA
Adapted from the Lewis Carroll classic with all original music and lyrics, ALICE follows a young girl as she falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and interesting creatures. Through great adventures in this land of Wonder, Alice learns about friendship, relationships, overcoming challenges, and mostly - about herself. Rehearsals are Mon., Wed. and Thurs. from 3:45-6pm. Performances run May 29-31, June 5-7, 2015 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).
If interested in auditioning for one of our Mainstage Productions, please email us or call 978-371-1482 leaving your name, age, grade & a phone number where you can be reached (if needed). Also, please indicate which date you plan to attend auditions.
CYT JUNIOR COMPANY
This program is open to young people in grades 3 to 5, and there is no audition required! Placing a strong emphasis on developing confidence, a knowledge of theatre basics, and skill, the Junior Company rehearses Fridays from 4-6pm and some Saturdays each month from 9-11am. A full scale production with costumes, set, lights and music is presented for three days at the end of the rehearsal process. This is a precursor to our Mainstage Company. Students learn about all of the pieces that go into making a full scale show and become well prepared for the next level of CYT involvement. Tuition: $380.00.
No audition required. Registrations begin November'14. Maximum Capacity: 25
Deep in the hundred acre wood, you'll find A.A. Milne's unforgettable collection of characters including Christopher Robin, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Tigger and most of all - Winnie-the-Pooh. The Pooh stories have been translated into many languages, but in this musical version you'll be sure to understand every word, get your toes tapping...and have an uncontrollable craving for a certain bee treat that's sticky and sweet! ALL REHEARSALS MANDATORY! Rehearsals will be held Fridays, 4-6pm Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; and Saturdays, 9-11am Jan 10, 24; Feb. 7, 28; March 14, 28. Tech week beginning the evening of April 7 through performance dates. Performances run April 10-12, 2015 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).
Download and print a Junior Company Registration Form. Please email us or call 978-371-1482 with any questions or to verify that we have received your child's registration. Assume your child is enrolled unless we notify you otherwise.
Refund & Cancellation Policy: Tuition is due at the time of registration. Your space is guaranteed only when payment is received. YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED when we receive your registration unless the class is full, but you are welcome to call and/or email if you wish to confirm your enrollment. Tuition will be returned if class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, otherwise refunds (minus a $25 processing fee) will be issued ONLY IF THE OFFICE IS NOTIFIED 48 HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION.
YOUNG ADULT COMPANY
This program is open to young adults in 9th grade through their senior year in college (unless otherwise noted). Productions performed in this company are chosen from the large Broadway repertoire and are not necessarily literature based. If interested in auditioning, please email us or call (978) 371-1482. Rehearsals take place in the evenings. Cast members are called on a need basis for rehearsals, and not all are required at all rehearsals until tech week.
There are no Young Adult Company auditions scheduled at this time. Please check back in Spring'15!
Looking for an outlet for your creativity and imagination? Are you at your best in front of a crowd? Then we are looking for you! Participate in a performance troupe that’s not for the faint of heart!!! We will cast actors who will be expected to improvise lines, sing songs, tell jokes, and be outrageously silly in front of a live audience! Each week, a select cast of actors will rehearse and perform their own new and improvised version of a children’s story. Actors will gain first-hand knowledge of audience dynamics and how to “work the crowd” while guiding audience participation. For Grades 8 thru 12. Tuition is $20/session.
Rehearsal & Performance Dates
November 5 & 8, 2014
November 19 & 22, 2014
December 3 & 6, 2014
December 10 & 13, 2014
January 14 & 17, 2015
January 28 & 31, 2015
February 11 & 14, 2015
February 18 & 21, 2015
March 4 & 7, 2015
March 18 & 21, 2015
April 8 & 11, 2015
April 15 & 18, 2015
May 6 & 9, 2015