A u d i t i o n s
Auditions are generally held in September for fall productions and in January for spring productions. Registration for our summer musical continues through June.
On September 10 and 12, auditions will be held for an original musical production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Click here for more details or to schedule an audition!
A u d i t i o n T i p s
If you’re auditioning for the first time at NBYT—or anywhere else—you might be nervous, but so is just about everybody else! The important part is to be prepared, do your best, and have fun!
For plays, the director will ask you to read a few lines from the script. You may read with someone else who is auditioning, and the director might ask you to try saying the lines some different ways. If you have trouble reading a word or line, don’t be afraid to ask the director about it. Make character choices of your own, but also listen to the director’s suggestions! The director wants to know if you can take some direction and make some interesting choices. Remember that you’re performing, not just reading!
For musicals, you might be taught something short to sing or you might be asked to have something prepared to sing. When you sing, there sometimes might be an accompanist to play music for you, you sometimes might be allowed to play pre-recorded music, or you might be asked to sing a cappella, which means without accompaniment. The music director will look for you to be loud, be on key, and be confident. If you make a mistake, just keep going. And if the director tells you to stop, don’t worry that it’s because you’re bad—it’s just because they’ve heard enough to know your voice. Just like reading, remember that you’re performing and not just saying (or singing) words and lines!
Overall, the most important thing to know for your audition are these:
• be prepared
• look and sound confident and enthusiastic
• be entertaining
• be loud
• be polite
• do your best
• HAVE FUN!
NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. Copyright 2013-2018. All rights reserved.
No Boundaries Youth Theater
P.O. Box 306
New Britain, CT 06050