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In this page you can find the in-person auditon dates for the 2023 - 2024 Season. If you have any questions, check out our AUDITION FAQ below or join our Mailing List to get the latest announcements about upcoming auditions. We also announce our auditions in our social media.
*AUDITION DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Auditions for VYT’s production of
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Valley Youth Theatre
Doors open at 3:30. Auditions begin at 4pm
Valley Youth Theatre's mission is to inspire young people to be the best they can be through a variety of performing arts opportunities. All roles will be played by young people unless otherwise noted. Our performers are not charged fees to be in our shows. There are no ticket quotas, costume or script deposits, ad sales or financial requirements of any sort to be in our mainstage shows.
Valley Youth Theatre welcomes all young people to audition.
To audition, please scroll down for more information
Please read this information in its entirety before your audition.
If you auditioned for The SpongeBob Musical and noted you would like to be considered for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, you are in consideration and do not need to come to the June 13th auditions.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella: Come have a ball with Valley Youth Theatre’s season opener, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella! This contemporary take on the timeless classic is a perfect marriage of music, lyrics, and magic. New characters, surprising twists and the classic songwriting duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein will put a spell on a whole new generation of theatre-goers who believe in magic, kindness and the power of possibilities.
ELLA (Cinderella) (Traditional musical theatre soprano) : Kind hearted beauty with an infectious generosity of spirit. Though she has been flying under the radar she comes fully into herself as an articulate dynamic woman with a great deal to say .
TOPHER (Baritone to G): The prince of the kingdom leads with heroic bravado but deeply naïve and not always quick on the draw. In search of his purpose. His kindhearted nature spills into an endearing goofiness at times. Light comedic touch essential.
MADAME (Mezzo-Soprano): Ella’s selfish stepmother. A vain and tyrannical climber. Deeply concerned with status and image and entirely dismissive of her stepdaughter. Comic timing essential.
GABRIELLE (Mezzo-Soprano): Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Begins aligned with her materialistic mother and sister but her kindness and thoughtful nature emerge as she is effected by Ella and love interest John-Michel. Perhaps a bit quirky and cut from a different mold than the social climbers around her. Comic timing is essential.
CHARLOTTE (Mezzo-Soprano belt to F): Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Deeply self-involved, attention seeker. Loud, brash and delights in being cocky. Lacks self-awareness and often the last one in on the joke. Excellent comic timing required.
MARIE (Soprano to G): First presents as a bag lady but is revealed as Ella’s fairy godmother in disguise. Warm with a spark of wackiness she lifts the magic in the show and highlights what is possible!
JEAN MICHEL: An enthusiastic revolutionary determined to make a difference. Energized and on his way to becoming a leader. Great comic timing.
SEBASTIAN: Topher’s Lord Chancellor. He actively shields the Prince from what is occurring in his kingdom and revels in maintaining his own power. Disregarding villagers in need he is primarily concerned with preserving the wealthy and the reach of his power. Fantastic comic timing essential.
LORD PINKELTON (Tenor): Sebastian’s second-in- command and the herald for all balls and events. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather. Excellent comic timing is essential.
ENSEMBLE: An impressive, diverse, multi-talented ENSEMBLE of knights, peasants, townspeople, magical woodland creatures, ladies and gentlemen of the court, and more.
REHEARSALS AND TIME COMMITMENT:
Approximate rehearsal dates can begin as early as the week of June 19 and run though August 10, 2023 , Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Before tech, evening rehearsals will be 4p - 10p; tech rehearsals will be potentially until midnight. We understand that some students may have conflicts where they may miss rehearsals, must arrive late or leave early. However, cast members will not be able to miss rehearsals during tech week or the run of the show.
Tech rehearsals start August 5 and load-in is on August 3.
Opening night is August 11, 2023 and the show runs through August 27, 2023 with several weekday matinees for schools in addition to the traditional evening and weekend performances.
DOWNLOAD OUR TENTATIVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE HERE TO SEE IF YOU WILL HAVE ANY CONFLICTS
We will ask about the specific dates of your conflicts in the audition form. Again, cast members will not be able to have any conflicts between August 5 and August 27, 2023.
WHAT TO HAVE READY FOR THE AUDITION:
If you can, it's a good idea to pre-register. You will fill out the audition form online before hand so you won't have to fill it out when you get to the theatre. To pre-register, follow the link below.
AUDITION DATE, TIME AND LOCATION:
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 4 pm.
Doors Open at 3:30 pm.
We hold auditions at our theatre:
Valley Youth Theatre
525 North First Street
On the Southeast Corner of First Street & Fillmore in Downtown Phoenix
Please note: The VYT parking lot is not very big and has a tendency to fill up quickly. Please do not park in the area reserved for the staff or the parking space for Bobb Cooper. Do not park in the disabled parking spaces without proper identification even if lot is full. Public paid parking is available on the south west side of First & Fillmore and at meters surrounding the theatre. Please plan accordingly.
Please check the FAQ below which has answers to all of your audition questions.
525 North First Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
1001 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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