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.

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 $425.

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 $425.

Junior Company: This program is open to young people in grades 3 – 5. Regular rehearsals are held Friday 4:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 12:30 – 2:30 pm. 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 $400

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.


2016-17 Audition Opportunities

CYT TEEN COMPANY


Once Upon a Mattress

Auditions: August 29, 2016, 6:30-9pm
Rehearsals: Sunday & Thursday 6:30-9pm; Saturday 3–5:30pm
First Rehearsal: Thursday, September 1, 6:30-8:30pm
Tech Rehearsals: October 8, 3-6pm; October 9, 3-7pm; October 10, 12-5pm; October 11, 6:30-10pm
Performances: October 13, 14, 15 at 7:30pm; October 15, 16 at 2:30pm

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CYT MAINSTAGE COMPANY

Oliver
Auditions: September 7 & 8, 2016, 3:45-6pm
(you only need to attend one, but must be with us for the whole two hours.)
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:45-6pm
First Rehearsal: Monday, September 12
Tech Rehearsals: November 6, 2-6pm; November 7, 3:45-7pm; November 8, 3:45–7pm; November 9, 3:45-9pm; November 10, 3:45–8pm
Performances: November 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30pm; November 12, 13, 19, 20 at 2:30 pm

"Oliver!" is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.


The Emperor’s New Clothes
Auditions: TBD sometime in early December, 2016

(you only need to attend one, but must be with us for the whole two hours.)
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:45–6pm
First Rehearsal: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tech Rehearsals: March 5, 2–6pm; March 6, 3:45–7pm; March 7, 3:45–7pm; March 8, 3:45-9pm; March 9, 3:45-8pm
Performances: March 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30pm; March 11, 12, 18, 19 at 2:30pm

A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two weavers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The Emperor's ministers cannot see the clothes themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the weavers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor suspects the assertion is true, but continues the procession.


Sleeping Beauty
Auditions: March 15 & 16, 2017 3:45-6pm
(you only need to attend one, but must be with us for the whole two hours.)
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:45–6pm
First Rehearsal: Monday, March 20
Tech Rehearsals: May 7, 2-6pm; May 8, 3:45–7pm; May 9, 3:45–7pm; May 10, 3:45–9pm; May 11, 3:45–8pm
Performances: May 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm; May 13, 14,  20, 21 at 2:30 pm

"Sleeping Beauty" is a classic fairy tale originally written by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm involving a beautiful princess, a sleeping enchantment and a handsome prince.
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CYT JUNIOR COMPANY

Doctor Dolittle Jr.
Rehearsals: Friday 4-6pm; Saturday 12:30–2:30pm
First Rehearsal: Friday, September 16
Tech Rehearsals: November 29, 30, December 1, 4– 7pm
Performances: December 2, 3 at 7pm; December 3, 4 at 2pm

"Dr. Dolittle" is about a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to (and understand) animals.

Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr.
Rehearsals: Friday, 4–6pm; Saturday 12:30 – 2:30 pm
First Rehearsal: Friday, December 9
Tech Rehearsals: February 6, 8 & 9, 6:15 - 8:30pm
Performances: February 10 & 11 at 7pm; February 11 & 12 at 2pm

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. "Disney's Alice in Wonderland" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.

How To Eat Like A Child
Rehearsals: Friday, 4-6pm; Saturday, 12:30-2:30pm
First Rehearsal: Friday, March 3
Tech Rehearsals: May 30 6:30-8:30, May 31 & June 1, 4–7pm
Performances: June 2, 3 at 7pm; June 3, 4 at 2pm

A hilarious musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child.


No audition required.  Registrations open to grades 3-5.  Maximum Capacity: 25.  Tuition: $400 

There is a mandatory parent meeting after the first rehearsal of each production.  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 concord_youth_theatre@concordyouththeatre.org with any questions or to verify that we have received your child's registration. Assume your child is enrolled unless we notify you otherwise.

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YOUNG ADULT COMPANY

TBA

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PLAYTIME THEATER

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 concord_youth_theatre@concordyouththeatre.org with any questions or to verify that we have received your child's registration.

Schedule TBA.