CharACTers Children’s Theatre is preparing to host auditions for the new 2020-2021 festival troupe!
CCT ELITE members are considered the “ambassadors” of our Children’s Theatre. Students rehearse weekly from August to May to prepare for festivals as well as fine tune their performance skills. Auditions are held annually and the troupe remains together for the entirety of the season. Being an ELITE troupe member offers students a stimulating, fast-paced rehearsal environment; a sense of belonging; an investment in community; discounted classes at CCT Academy; internship opportunities; and college/career guidance from a caring and creative staff. All students learn the values of accountability, discipline, teamwork, kindness, hard work, and play. These are skills that will serve them in any future endeavors.
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION:
A memorized song from a Broadway Junior Musical. You are required to sing with an accompaniment (instrumental) track.
A memorized character monologue, no more than 60 seconds.
A 500 word essay explaining your interest in performance arts.
Due to the current pandemic situation, this year's auditions will be done by video submission. No in-person auditions.
Deadline for audition submission video is August 12th. Please only submit one video. CLICK HERE for the registration/submission form.
Late submissions will not be considered unless the student has a reasonable explanation.
Dress appropriately for the auditions, even if it is a video at your home. Make sure you have good video quality. A lot of light is encouraged. Watch the video before you send it in. Can you see yourself? Can you hear yourself?
If you do not have the ability to record yourself or have internet access, please contact the director at Santana.firstname.lastname@example.org.
TROUPE COMMITMENTS (**Required for all cast members.)
**(JTF) Junior Theatre Festival. The festival is currently scheduled for January 15-17 in Atlanta, GA. This date and location could potentially chance due to the current pandemic.
**Alabama Youth Theatre Festival - March 3-6, 2021 in Boaz
(Optional) Solo/Duet Festivals throughout the year.
**Local community events and pre-show performances for CharACTers Children’s Theatre.
**Mandatory Choreo Camp - August 14 and 15
Classes every Thursday from 5-8pm from August until May. Some Saturdays and weekdays as we approach important events/festivals.
$320 - Yearly Tuition (Divided into 4 quarterly payments of $80)
$260 - JTF
$100 - Approximate cost - JTF hotel
$40 - AYTE
$55 - Troupe Jackets
$45 - Head-shot Photo Fee
$10 - Supplies fee
$12 - Troupe Shirt fee
$25 - Choreography Fee
*To help aid with costs, sponsorships and fundraisers are held throughout the season.* PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Ages 8-18. Students must still be enrolled in grade school.
No prior performance experience or training is required, but it is recommended.
No student may participate with any other theatre competition/festival team.
TROUPE MEMBER EXPECTATIONS:
Attend every rehearsal and performance you are required to be at.
Be on time for rehearsals and performances.
Come prepared to work having rehearsed material at home.
Cheerfully accept constructive criticism.
Be a cheerleader for others.
Be patient and courteous.
Be quiet and attentive to instruction.
Give your best at all times.
Be a glowing ambassador for CharACTers Children’s Theatre in your community.