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 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 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.

Yo_Vikings_logoThis March, Northbrook Theatre Children’s Company (grades 6-9) presents: Yo, Vikings!

Adapted from Judith Byron Schachner’s acclaimed book of the same name, Yo, Vikings! is the mini-saga of 10-year-old Emma Katz, the fiercest Viking in Swarthmore, PA, and her quest for real adventure.

Auditions are  Sunday, January 7 from 1-4pm and Monday, January 8 from 5-7pm. Sign up for an audition slot on our online registration form..


Rehearsals begin on with a Parent Meeting and rehearsal on Sunday, January 14 and continue through performance dates; attendance is mandatory. Participants will rehearse on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Wednesday Cast 
Rehearse- Wednesdays 4:30-6:30pm & Sundays 1-3:30pm

Performance – Saturday, March 10, 12:30 & 4pm

MADAGASCAR-JR_LOGO_FULL_4C[1]This April, Northbrook Theatre Junior Company (grades 3-5) presents: Madagascar A Musical Adventure, Jr. 

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

Auditions are Wednesday, January 10 and Thursday, January 11 from 4-7pm. Sign up for an audition slot on our online registration form..


Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, January 17 and continue through performance dates; attendance is mandatory.

Wednesday Cast

Rehearse-Wednesdays, 4-5:30pm & Sundays, 1-3pm

Performance-Saturday, April 14, 12:30 & 4pm

Thursday Cast

Rehearse-Thursdays, 4-5:30pm & Sundays, 1-3pm

Performance-Sunday, April 15, 12:30 & 4pm

Friday Cast

Rehearse– Friday, 4-5:30pm & Sundays, 3:30-5:30pm

Performance -Saturday, April 21, 12:30 & 4pm

Questions? Email Drew Kambach at