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 the Artistic Director, Lisa Evans. Please call the office at 978-371-1482, mailbox 5, 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.
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. The Junior Company rehearses Fridays from 4-6 pm 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. No audition is required. Students learn about all of the pieces that go into making a full scale show and become well prepared for the next phase of CYT, the mainstage company.
Junior Company Shows
There are no Junior Company auditions at this time.
This program is open to young people ages 10 – 18. Participants must be 10 years of age by audition date. Nine year olds my audition only if they have taken two sessions of classes with CYT prior to Sept. 9, 2013. Regular rehearsals are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 6 :00 pm. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled daily the week before opening night. Participation in this program is by audition. If interested in auditioning, please email email@example.com or call 978-371-1482, mailbox 5. There is a $5 audition fee.
Mainstage Company Shows and Auditions
There are no Mainstage Company auditions at this time.
CYT YOUNG ADULT COMPANY
You must be entering 9th grade through senior in college to audition (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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-371-1482, mailbox 5. Rehearsals will take place in the evenings, with the schedule to be announced soon (please watch this page for it). Not all cast members are expected at all rehearsals until we get to tech week.
Young Adult Company Auditions
Concord Youth Theatre is holding auditions for their summer musical, Grease, on June 3rd and 4th, and callbacks are June 5th. This production is under the direction of Carly Evans. The audition and callback times are from 6:30-8:30 pm (you only need to attend one night of auditions). The auditions are for students entering high school in the fall through senior year in college. Performance dates are July 9-12 at 7:30pm. The auditions and rehearsals will be at Concord Youth Theatre, 358 Baker Ave in West Concord and the production will be at The Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Rd, Concord. Rehearsals are Sundays from 4-8pm and Mon-Friday, 6-10pm, beginning June 9th.
Come join the fun!!! Grease is a rock musical that is one of the longest running shows of all time and among the most produced shows in the United States. Synopsis: When Danny, a popular tough guy, and Sandy, a sweet and naive girl, go back to school after a summer fling, Sandy finds that Danny is a different boy than the one she knew over the summer and must decide whether they really do "go together."
Please call the office at 978.371.1482 and let us know which night of auditions you are planning on attending, or email with that information. We need your name, age, grade and phone number.
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.
Watch this page for next year's Playtime Theatre schedule!