Youth Theatre Auditions will be held in the fall for NTJC (3-5 grade) and NTCC (6-9 grade). Additional details will be posted here on or before August 1, 2018.

Auditions 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. NTJC and NTCC actors receive professional instruction, t-shirt, DVD and cast party lunch on the performance date.