PERFORMANCE COMPANY & AUDITION INFO
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.
All scheduled rehearsals for all companies are mandatory. We follow the Concord Public School vacation and holiday schedule and do not rehearse on days when school is not in session.
You must call the office at 978-371-1482 if you wish to sign up for an audition. Please leave your name, phone number, age, grade and the date that you want to audition. There is a $5 audition fee payable when you come to audition.
Mainstage Company: This program is open to young people ages 10 – 18. Regular rehearsals are held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3:45 – 6:00 pm. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled daily the week before opening night. Participation in this program is by audition and tuition is $400.
Teen Company: This program is open to young people in grades 9 – 12. Rehearsals are held in the evenings two to three times a week. Participation in this program is by audition and the tuition is $400.
Junior Company: This program is open to young people in grades 3 – 5. Regular rehearsals are held Friday 4:00 – 6:00 pm and every other Saturday 9 – 11 am. Tech rehearsals will be held for three additional days the week before opening night. There is no audition required for participation in this program. A registration form can be downloaded and mailed with a tuition check. Tuition for this program is $380
Young Adult Company: This program is open to young people in high school or college. Rehearsals are scheduled six nights a week from 6:00 – 10:00 pm for four weeks starting in June. This is a fast paced, large scale musical and a strong commitment is required. Productions performed in this company are chosen from the large Broadway repertoire and are not necessarily literature based. Participation in this program is by audition and the tuition is $400
Tuition assistance is available. Requests must be made in writing to Artistic Director, Lisa Evans.
2015-16 Audition Opportunities
CYT TEEN COMPANY
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Audition Dates: Monday, August 24th &Tuesday, August 25th (4-6pm)
(You only need to attend one, but must be with us for the whole two hours)
First rehearsal date to be announced at auditions.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a revised version of the 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip "PEANUTS." Under the direction of Carly Evans with music direction by Jane Raithel, performances run October 14-18, 2015 (Wed-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).
CYT MAINSTAGE COMPANY
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Audition Dates: Tuesday, September 8 & Wednesday, September 9 (3:45-6pm)
(you only need to attend one, but must be with us for the whole two hours.) Rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:45-6pm, beginning Sept. 10th.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical or operetta with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. Under the direction of Melanie Pollock with music direction by Jane Raithel, performances are November 13-15, 20-22, 2015 (Fri-Sat, 7:30pm; Sat-Sun, 2:30pm).
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Audition Dates: December 9 & 10, 2015 (3:45-6pm)
Snow White is a German fairy tale known across much of Europe and is today one of the most famous fairy tales worldwide. The beautiful princess hated for her beauty by the evil queen... seven devoted dwarfs... a woodsman and handsome prince. This classic Grimm tale will be told under the direction of Lisa Evans with music direction by Jane Raithel. Rehearsals run Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:45-6pm. Performances run March 11-13, 18-20, 2016.
Audition Dates: March 5 & 6, 2016 (6-8pm)
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" alongside his band of Merry Men. This original musical production by Rene Pfister will be co-directed by Pfister and CYT Artistic Director Lisa Evans. Rehearsals run Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 3:45-6pm. Performances run May 13-15, 20-22, 2016.
CYT JUNIOR COMPANY
No audition required. Registrations open December 1, 2015 to grades 3-5. Maximum Capacity: 25. Tuition: $380 (Note: Registrations will not be accepted prior to December 1, 2015.)
Made most famous by The Brothers Grimm, the story of Cinderella tells us of a young girl, victimized by two horrid stepsisters and their nasty mother. Forced into servitude when her father marries, the girl of the cinders wishes to go to the Prince's ball and, with the help of her fairy godmother, gets her wish... though only until midnight. The Prince falls in love with Cinderella, but loses her after the ball, only finding a single glass slipper as a clue. His quest begins to find his love, and the Prince searches his kingdom until he finds his true diamond-in-the-rough Princess. The production will be under the direction of JulieAnn Govang with musical direction by Jane Raithel.
Rehearsals: Fridays, 4-6pm, from January 8th-May 27th and ONE Saturday rehearsal, January 30th, from 9-11am. (No Friday rehearsals on Feb. 19th, March 25th and April 22nd). TECH WEEK begins on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, from 4-6pm, Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30-8:30pm and Wednesday, June 1, from 4-6pm. This is a serious rehearsal commitment and if you cannot honor the rehearsal and/or performance schedule, please do not sign up to participate.
PERFORMANCES: June 2 at 5pm; June 3 at 7pm; June 4 at both 2pm and 7pm; June 5 at 2pm.
There is a parent meeting on January 8th at 5:30pm. If you cannot make it, please send a responsible adult in your place.
Download and print a Registration Form. Please call 978-371-1482 or email CYT at email@example.com with any questions or to verify that we have received your child's registration. Assume your child is enrolled unless we notify you otherwise.
YOUNG ADULT COMPANY
CYT's Young Adult Company production will take place in July, 2016. Additional details will be forthcoming in the new year.
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!!! Participants 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 9 thru 12. Tuition is $200. Rehearsals are held the Wednesday before each performance from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Limited opportunities to participate in Playtime Theater are possible if a full time cast member is unavailable to perform. If you are interested in being a substitute performer please send in a registration form stating such. The tuition for a substitute performer is $15/performance. Substitutes must attend the rehearsal scheduled on the Wednesday before performance.
Download and print a Registration Form. Please call 978-371-1482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to verify that we have received your child's registration.
Rehearsal Date Performance Date Production
September 30 October 3 Beauty and the Beast
October 12 (Monday) October 17 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
October 28 October 31 Hansel and Gretel
November 11 November 14 The Emperor's New Clothes
December 2 December 5 Chrysanthemum
December 9 December 12 Jack and the Beanstalk
January 6 January 9 Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
January 20 January 23 Sleeping Beauty
February 3 February 6 The Little Engine that Could
February 17 February 20 The Princess and the Pea
March 2 March 5 Pinocchio
March 16 March 19 Where the Wild Things Are
March 30 April 2 The Lorax
April 13 April 16 The Ugly Duckling
April 27 April 30 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
May 11 May 14 Charlotte's Web