Youth Theatre Auditions

Auditions for plays are required in order to assess children’s comfort level of as performers, evaluate their skills and find the role that will best fit their personality and talent. Registration for auditions is not required; auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Children will be seen in groups of 10 in the order in which they arrive. They will be photographed and fill out an audition form, listing their availability and experience. There is no cost to audition.

How to Prep for Your Audition

Children should prepare 16 bars (measures of music) of a musical theatre song in the proper key. Sheet music for the song should be hole-punched and in a binder for the accompanist. (Sheet music can be copied from songbooks at the Northbrook Public Library or purchased online at sheetmusicplus.com). For the reading part of the audition, the director will use parts from the script. Children will have a chance to practice reading through the lines, and the director can answer questions and offer assistance. The choreographer(s), music director(s) and director(s), as well as other children auditioning in your child’s group, will be present during auditions.

Casting

Casting is based on ability, availability and attitude. All who are cast must pay a participation fee. Actors receive professional instruction, t-shirt, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date.

Wizard of Oz Community Musical Casting Call

 

Adults and children in third grade and up are invited to audition.

AUDITIONSWizard of Oz Logo
March 21 and 22 from 4:30-7:30pm (Choose one)
Callbacks will be held from 7:30-10pm each night.
Walk-ins welcome. There is no cost to audition.

Register for an audition spot using SignUpGenius.

Questions? Contact the Performing Arts Manager, Erin Sweet at esweet@nbparks.org.
Cast list will be posted March 23 at 5pm on this webpage and facebook.com/NorthbrookTheatre

REHEARSALS
11 weeks, beginning on April 4
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9pm and Sundays from 1-4pm
Fee: Resident: $195/Non-Resident: $245
Actors may not be called to every rehearsal.

PERFORMANCES
June 8-10, 15-16