Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company logoAbout

The Northbrook Theatre Jr. Company (NTJC) welcomes children in grades 3-5.

Children will learn the following specific skills in each program: skill-building in acting, singing and moving, and exposure to the technical aspects of costumes, sets and props.

Theatre can lead to personal and social growth and development. Children involved in performing arts typically are more self-aware and confident and more successful in school. They understand the value of collaboration and can conquer the fear of public speaking. By exploring the world of theatre, children can develop their imagination, creativity and language.

Staff

We hire a professional staff with years of experience and training in the field of dance, drama and music.

Auditions

For more information visit our Auditions Page.

Auditions for plays are required, we want to assess the comfort level of children 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.

 

Annie Jr. 2017

Character Wednesday Thursday Friday
Annie Reese Anetsberger Izelle Malkin Ruby Werber
Molly Ilana Kroner Peyton Pollak Maya Schmitz
Pepper Sarah Lebovitz Olivia LaCerra Addison Blumenfeld
Duffy Annika Purohit Ellie Charakchiev Anaiya Layland
Kate Ariella Dobin Sylvia Ugarcovici Gabrielle Velez
Tessie Christine Ebhomielen Mereh Bella Zhelezniak Maya Fliegler
July Avery DiCocco Rylee Weber Sophia Jo
Orphan Tess Philbin Elizabeth Mikhael Charlotte Cohen
Orphan Madeleine Maisch Shira Baruch Haley Brett
Orphan Lexi Nortman Charlotte Ku
Miss Hannigan Jane Luedtke Kristina Rylicki Amia Katz
Bundles McCloskey Rowan Dailey Dylan Gerstein Ethan Rossi
Apple Seller Raquel Mikhaylov Shiri Epstein Alexandra Kolodnikov
Dogcatcher Molly McAnally Vivien Brennan Cecily Stash
Sandy Katelyn Brudenell Lola Pawlak Ella Dryver
Lt. Ward Jenny Ogiela Mallory Westman Elle Laughlin
Grace Olivia Dunn Lily Slutzky Jillian Grinko
Drake Christopher Soriano Hunter Coult Avi Oldani
Cecile Lyla Hinchey Alexandria Magnus Addison Herford
Annette Emma Reid Eden Pave Maya Woodruff
Mrs. Greer Jind Kaur Sasha Pekler Angela Alexopoulos
Mrs. Pugh Nora Smith Maya Spreckman Nora Manna
Oliver Warbucks Conor Lynch Mike Eichstadt Max Gould
Star-To-Be Dana Chun Sara Kaufman Ryan Morton
Person in Brownstone Window Emily Minkov Mason Mayes Sophia Gochis
Usherette Hayden Sheth Gracie Williams Kaila Kim
Radio Announcer Brianna Tolle Ellory Moran Lily Bogie
Rooster Hannigan Hayden Keith Lincoln Brown Harrison Cohen
Lily St. Regis Evelyn Klinghofer Arielle Liefer Carly Pufpaf
Sound Effects Person Kristi Pepoon Emma Wishnia Sherry Mo
Bert Healy Kate Ryan Grace Atkinson Grace Dickson
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Maya Sheth RJ Lyman Tyler Torf
Louis Howe Edie Orchard Samantha Abrams Margot Kesselman
Policeman Maya Tosa Ellie Fuller Grace Herford
Warbucks Staff Lindy Winkler
Warbucks Staff Reagan Dickson

 

Audition Feedback

If you have any questions regarding your audition, please contact Drew Kambach at dkambach@nbparks.org to arrange a meeting time for parents and participant. No castings decisions will be discussed over the phone, by email, or at the retreat and parent meeting. We appreciate your cooperation.