Summer 2018 - Junior Ensemble (ages 11-14)

Students in CCT’s Advanced Performance Academy Junior Ensemble will experience intensive training in musical theatre, and learn how professional actors prepare for their role. Students accepted for this program will have:

  • Daily rehearsals during which they work with the production team to prepare for a 12 show run of Xanadu JR.
  • Daily classes in dance and acting from industry professionals.
  • Exclusive access to surprise guest artist masterclasses and lectures.

Additionally, the Junior Ensemble will travel to Atlanta, GA January 17-21, 2019 (MLK Holiday Weekend) for the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF). At the festival, we will perform an excerpt of Xanadu JR for adjudication, meet Broadway stars, take classes, and make more than 4,000 new friends from around the world who all love musical theatre.

DATES & TIMES: June 11-July 6 (Mon-Fri), 9am-5pm
PERFORMANCES: July 5-July 15 (12 performances, includes evenings and weekends)
LOCATION: CCT Studios (June 11-June 22), Park Street Theatre (June 25-July 15)
JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL: January 17-21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia
TUITION: $2,000*

*Payment plans and financial assistance are available. Tuition includes travel, hotel, and registration fees for the Junior Theatre Festival.

Auditions

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018

What to Prepare

Prospective students should prepare:

  • One 1980’s pop/rock song, no more than one minute in length.
  • One musical theatre song of your choice which best displays vocal range and personality, no more than one minute in length.
  • One monologue of choice (should contrast the songs in character).

You will be allotted a total of 3 minutes for your entire audition with a 15 second grace period. Time will begin from the first word or note to the last (this includes the time between the pieces). Please be sure you’ve timed your audition package. You do not need to fill the entire time. 30 seconds of each piece is perfectly acceptable. Monologue and songs must be memorized.

A pianist will be provided for the audition. Students should bring sheet music with piano accompaniment. Students may also sing to a karaoke track or other instrumental recording. CD player and auxiliary input will be provided. Students may not sing acapella (without music) or with a vocal track.

Students will also be taught a short dance combination. Please bring a change of clothes appropriate for dancing – form-fitting solid colored clothing that is flexible and allows for movement, soft jazz shoes or ballet shoes, no dangling earrings or bracelets, ladies should have hair pulled back and out of their face.

Audition Registration

Advanced registration is required to audition. Registration will open on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 9 am. You will be asked to submit a list of conflicts, your headshot and your resume at the time of registration.

Video Submission

We understand the audition dates align with some student’s spring break. To accommodate this, we will be accepting video auditions. To submit a video audition, simply follow the audition registration link (provided February 23, 2018), and select “video audition.” You will be asked to provide up to 4 video links (such as a private YouTube video). The dance routine need not exceed 60 seconds. You may use choreography from a previous show or dance class, or choreograph your own routine. Video audition submission is due by March 22, 2018.

Audition Workshops

CCT will offer audition workshops to help you prepare for your audition. Information and registration will open Friday, February 23, 2018.

Attendance Policy

Attendance at all classes and rehearsals is crucial. We understand illness and emergencies may happen and will accommodate, however planned conflicts should be limited. Preference will be given to students without conflicts.

Financial Assistance and Payment Plans

Financial assistance is available. Applications must be submitted at the time of audition. When registering for an audition time, you will be asked if you need an application which will then be sent to you via email. Accepted students will have the opportunity to enroll in a payment plan.

Questions, Comments or Concerns?

CCT Education Department
614.224.6673 | EducationDept@ColumbusChildrensTheatre.org