Youth Theatre Troupe

The Youth Musical Theatre Troupe is designed for performers who want to be a part of a full musical theatre production! Students in 3rd-12th grade may audition for this program, and the production is cast based on the needs of the show. The cast will have an intensive rehearsal process as they prepare for the show as well as learn skills they can use in a future musical theatre career. Directed by a talented team of theatre professionals, the performers will create a fully-produced Broadway-style show, including costumes, sets, theatre lighting, and sound.

All high school students are invited to join us for The Sound of Music!  High schoolers need not audition to be part of the ensemble but must audition for featured roles. Note that our ensemble roles will rehearse once per week on Mondays until mid-May when rehearsals will be increased.

The Theatre Troupe show for Spring 2020 is The Sound of Music!

CFCArts’ Youth Theatre Troupe is thrilled to present the world’s most beloved musical, The Sound of Music! With songs such as “Edelweiss” and “Do-Re-Mi,” this final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to win the hearts of audiences worldwide! When Maria is dispatched from the convent to serve as governess to the seven children of the Von Trapp family, her arrival is met with resistance. But, Maria’s soaring spirit and love for music is a winning combination that helps the family unite as they face the threat of a Nazi-occupied Austria.

Auditions for the Troupe will be held on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 with callbacks on Sunday, January 12 (see Schedule and Auditions below for more information); email youth@cfcarts.com to register.  Auditions are mandatory for all Troupe performers, with the exception of high school students wishing to be in the ensemble and not to be considered for featured roles.

Students in Grades 3-8 are strongly encouraged to also audition for the Youth Musical Theatre Companies’ production of Heroes and Villains at the same time. 

For information on how to purchase tickets and see the concert, visit our events page!

Season Details

A tuition link and scholarship application will be sent after the show is cast.

  • High School Ensemble – $225 per performer. Grades 9-12. Auditions encouraged but not required
  • Troupe – $250 per performer. By audition only for Grades 3-12 for all featured roles; auditions not required for Grades 9-12 in ensemble.

Audition Information –

There will be four audition blocks at various times on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 plus callbacks for selected students on Sunday, January 12. Please see the Schedule below for times, and Callback Information below.

Auditions are required for all students in Grades 3-8 and for students in Grades 9-12 desiring a featured role, but not required to be a part of the ensemble for Grades 9-12, although encouraged.

Email youth@cfcarts.com to register

Audition/Callback Dates and Times

Block A – Thursday, January 9, 5-8 PM

Block B – Friday, January 10, 5-8 PM

Block C – Saturday, January 11, 1-4 PM

Block D – Saturday, January 11, 5-8 PM

Block E – Video auditions (Not recommended)

Callbacks (for The Sound of Music featured roles only) – Sunday, Jan. 12, 1-6 PM (Students may be released early)

Audition/Callback Location

Auditions and callbacks will be at Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park in the Calvary Kids building (Click here for a map of Calvary Orlando – the Calvary Kids building is #2 on map)

Audition Preparation

What to bring, prepare, and know for your audition:

  • Auditioners will be emailed an audition form once they have signed up for an audition block. Audition forms can also be found in the Forms section below. Please bring this form completed in its entirety to your audition. Headshots and resumes are encouraged.
  • Auditioners will be emailed a conflict form once they have signed up for an audition block. Conflict forms can also be found in the Forms section below. Please bring this form completed in its entirety to your audition. All conflicts with the production schedule below must be fully and completely disclosed at or before the time of audition.
  • Prepare and memorize a 16 to 32-bar selection from a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please do not sing selections from The Sound of Music or popular music.
  • Please bring sheet music, three-hole-punched, double-sided, and in a three-ring binder. An accompanist will be provided. Tracks may not be used.
  • Please bring a water bottle. Mess-free, nut-free snacks are permitted to be eaten during breaks only. Gum is not permitted.
  • Please wear proper attire for a dance audition. Dance or athletic shoes required. No restrictive attire, open-toed shoes, flip-flops/sandals, heels, or skirts/dresses without leggings or shorts beneath.
  • Please review the Characters section below for a list of character descriptions and vocal ranges.
  • No monologue is required. All auditioners will participate in cold readings from the script, and will be provided with access to the script prior to auditions (See below.)
  • Auditions, as well as callbacks and rehearsals, are closed to parents, family members, and other visitors. For safety reasons, only students and approved staff/volunteers are permitted.

Video Auditions

We highly encourage all students to audition in person. However, if absolutely necessary, students may request to send in a video audition by emailing youth@cfcarts.com.  All video auditions must be approved ahead of submission by the CFCArts Education staff.

Video auditions are due by 8 PM on Friday, January 10 and, again, must be approved AHEAD OF TIME by the CFCArts Education staff.  Video auditions must be emailed as a video file (attachment or Google Drive, or a link to a video-hosting website such as YouTube) to youth@cfcarts.com.

Video auditions must contain:

  • Students singing a memorized 16 to 32-bar selection from any musical theatre song with live or track accompaniment. (Please do not sing selections from The Sound of Music or popular music, and please do not sing over recorded vocals.)
  • Students performing a short dance selection from The Sound of Music. A demonstration video and accompaniment track will be emailed to all video auditionees by Wednesday, January 8 at 5 PM.
  • Students performing 1-3 short, age-appropriate monologues from The Sound of Music, which need not be memorized.  A selection of monologues from which to choose for both male and female students of various ages will be emailed to all video auditionees by Wednesday, January 8 at 5 PM.

If for any reason a video auditionee will not have access to internet Wednesday, January 8 to Friday, January 10 and needs the above materials ahead of time, please contact us ASAP at youth@cfcarts.com.

Audition Registration

For new families – fill out an interest form, and our Education Administrator will contact you, talk you through the process, and get your child set up for an audition.

For returning families – Email youth@cfcarts.com to sign up for an audition time slot.

Do you have any questions? Email youth@cfcarts.com or call 407-937-1800 extension 719. We would love to have you join us!

Callback Information

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 12, from 1-6 PM at Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park.

Auditioners will be informed via email about whether or not they are invited to callbacks no later than 10 PM on Saturday, January 11.

Audition Workshop

For audition preparation, consider taking an Audition Workshop! This 2-hour workshop will train young performers in the art of the audition.  Participants will quickly gain high-level skills in audition preparation, along with helpful tips and tricks to help get the role of your dreams.  Perfect for rising stars preparing for future auditions and productions!

Troupe Rehearsal Schedule:

Please note that ensemble members will be called every Monday for the full time.

Please note that not all featured roles will be called to all rehearsals.  Role-specific rehearsal schedules are released on a monthly basis.

Conflicts with any rehearsal must be noted on the Conflict Form below by the time of a student’s audition.

All rehearsals, unless noted, take place at Calvary Orlando, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park.

  • Mondays, 5:30-8 PM (High School Ensemble rehearsals; Featured roles may be called as needed)
  • Tuesdays, 5:30-8 PM (Featured role rehearsals)
  • Thursday, 5:30-8 PM (Featured role rehearsals)
  • Some Saturdays, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM (Dates coming soon; ensemble not called until May)
  • See below for Tech/Dress Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Tech/Dress Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Please note that conflicts with tech/dress rehearsals and/or performance dates will render students unable to participate in either featured or ensemble roles.

Location for the tech/dress rehearsals and performances is TBD.

  • Saturday, May 30 – Dress Rehearsal, 10:30 AM-2:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 31 – Dress Rehearsal, 1-6 PM AND Load-In, 6-9 PM
  • Monday, June 1 – Dress Rehearsal, 5-9 PM
  • Tuesday, June 2  – Tech/Dress Rehearsal, 5-9 PM
  • Wednesday, June 3  – Tech/Dress Rehearsal, 5-10 PM
  • Thursday, June 4  – Tech/Dress Rehearsal, 5-10 PM
  • Friday, June 5 – Performance – Call time 5 PM, performance time 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 6 – Performances – Call time 10 AM, Tea Party 12 PM, performance times 2 PM and 7 PM, Strike until 11 PM (Students may be released earlier)
  • Sunday, June 7 – Load-Out, 1-4 PM (Conflicts accepted for this day)
Additional Forms Coming soon!
Conflict Form – Includes rehearsal schedule

Registration:

  • For new families – fill out an interest form, and our Youth Programs Administrator will contact you, talk you through process, and get your child set up for an audition.
  • For returning families – email youth@cfcarts.com to sign up for an audition time slot.
  • Do you have questions? Email youth@cfcarts.com or call 407-937-1800 Ext 719. We would love to have you join us!