SHOW 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.
All scheduled rehearsals for the Mainstage Company and the Junior Company are mandatory. We follow the Concord Public School vacation and holiday schedule and do not rehearse on days when school is not in session.
This program is open to young people in grades 3 to 5, and there is no audition required! The Junior Company rehearses Fridays from 4-6pm and the first and third Saturdays of the 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. This is a tuition-based program. Click Here for our registration form.
This season we'll be presenting The Jungle Book for our December production, and Winnie the Pooh as our April production. There are no audtions for the Junior Company, but there is a limit of 20 students per program - and they fill up quickly, so don't delay. We are accepting registrations for The Jungle Book ONLY right now.
Jungle Book (musical)
For Grades 3-5; Tuition: $380.00
Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado
Under the direction of JulieAnn Govang and music direction of Jane Raithel
*NOTE: All of the rehearsals are mandatory, so please don't sign up if you cannot adhere to the schedule. Friday (every) rehearsals are from 4-6pm and Saturday (every other) rehearsals are from 9-11am. Rehearsals: Sept 5, 6, 12, 19, 20, 26, October 3, 4, 10, 17, 18 & 24 (no rehearsal on Oct. 31), November 1, 7, 14, 15 & 21. Tech week, leading up to the opening of the show on Dec. 5th will be Dec. 1-3, from 4-7pm Performance dates/times: Dec. 5 at 7:30, Dec 6 at 2:30 AND 7:30, Dec. 7 at 2:30.
Synopsis: You are invited to come along on an extraordinary musical adventure with Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. With the help of his friends--the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera and the python Kaa, Mowgli is learning to survive as they teach him about "Jungle Law." Does anyone know what will happen when Mowgli encounters the hooded cobra who guards the treasure vault? It's always difficult to judge hilarious coconut-tossing monkeys, especially when they take our hero prisoner. But the jungle is also he home of Shere Khan, the dangerous man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli.
Click here to download and print the form to enroll your child in this program. Please email us or call 978-371-1482 with any questions or to verify that we received your child's registration. Assume your child is enrolled unless we notify you that there is a problem. No confirmations will be sent, except by email when requested. Refund and 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 contact Lisa at the above number and/or email if you wish to confirm your enrollment. All classes are contingent on sufficient enrollment. Tuition will be returned if class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. REFUNDS (minus a $25 processing fee) GIVEN ONLY IF THE OFFICE IS NOTIFIED 48 HOURS BEFORE START OF FIRST CLASS.
Unless specified otherwise programs are held at our location at 358 Baker Ave., West Concord, MA. Click on the link in the lefthand column of this page for directions.
Auditioning for CYT Shows
Please call the office at 978-371-148, to register if you would like to audition for any of the productions listed below. You do not need to prepare any special materials for auditions. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. For descriptions of any of the productions, please click on Performances.
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. If interested in auditioning, please email us or call 978-371-1482. There is a $5 audition fee.
This production is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI) and all performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West St, New York, NY 10019 (212) 541-4684, fax: (212) 397-4684www.MTIShows.com
Music By STEPHEN FLAHERTY; Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Book by LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY
Co-conceived by LYNN AHRENS, STEPHEN FLAHERTY and ERIC IDLE
Based on the works of DR. SEUSS
Under the direction of Luke Perkins, music direction of Jane Raithel and choreography by Carly Evans.
Auditions for our Mainstage Performance Company are for ages 10-high school. (9-year-olds may audition only if they have had two sessions of classes with CYT since the age of 6). Audition dates are Wed. Sept. 3rd and Thurs. Sept. 4th, from 3:45-6pm. You only need to attend one audition, but must be with present for the entire time. No prepared materials are needed. There is a $5 audition fee and if accepted into the Performance Co. Tuition is $400.
All scheduled rehearsals are mandatory, every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3:45-6pm beginning September 8, 2014. (There are no rehearsals 9/25 & 10/13). Tech week runs November 9-13 prior to performances November 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 & 23, 2014.
Please call the office at 978.371.1482, leaving your name, age, grade, a phone number to reach you if we need to, and the date you are auditioning.
CYT YOUNG ADULT COMPANY
This program is open to young adults entering 9th grade through senior year in college (except where 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 will take place in the evenings. Not all cast members are expected at all rehearsals until we get to tech week.
Little Shop of Horrors
This production is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI) and all performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West St, New York, NY 10019 (212) 541-4684, fax: (212) 397-4684; www.MTIShows.com.
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith.
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization.
Auditions, for high school students only, on Mon. Aug. 25th and Tues. Aug. 26th from 7:30-9:30pm (you only need to attend one night, but must be present for the entire audition). For those selected to perform in the Teen Performance Co. the read-thru of the show will be done on August 27th, 7:30-9:30pm. You do not need any prepared material.
This show is under the direction of Ryan DuBray and music direction of Jane Raithel. Rehearsals begin on Sept. 4th and will be on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, Saturdays, 12noon-2pm and Sundays, 7-9pm Performance dates are October 15-19 at 7:30pm, Oct 18-19 at 2:30pm, and tech week begins on Sunday, October 12th. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A 3-DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND--REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY.)
Synopsis: Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. . The music, in in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That's Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour".
Please call the office at 978.371.1482, leaving your name, age, grade, a phone number to reach you if we need to, and the date you are auditioning. There is a $5.00 audition fee, and if accepted into the performance company, there is a $400 tuition.
Unless specified otherwise audtions and rehearsals are held at our location at 358 Baker Ave., West Concord, MA. Click on the link in the lefthand column of this page for directions.
For Grades 8-12, no audition required
A unique opportunity for older students to participate in a performance troupe that’s not for the faint of heart! Playtime Theatre is CYT’s improv company. We are looking for actors who will improvise lines, sing songs, tell jokes and be outrageously silly in front of a live audience! This is a wonderful outlet for your creativity and imagination and a great opportunity for collaboration and teamwork. Each week the cast rehearses and performs their own new and improved 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. No audition necessary - just your energy and enthusiasm.
Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays (6:30-8:30pm) and Saturdays (9-10:30am) on the dates noted below, with performances following Saturday rehearsals. The schedule is as follows:
October 8 & 11, 2014
October 22 & 25, 2014
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
For each event (rehearsal & performance), tuition is $20. Please Note: Performing without participating in previous event's rehearsal will not be permitted. Registration Form