Auditions – Youth Theatre Northwest

2022-2023 Season Auditions

THE WAIT IS OVER!

Thank you for your hard work, enthusiasm, and patience. Please read the instruction all the way before you scroll down. 

  1. Please click on a title of the show(s) you were called back for to see if you were cast.   If you do not see your number, that means we were unable to cast you in this specific production.   
  1. If you were called back for more than one show please click on “Check other cast list” 
  1. Once you have seen all of your offers, click “Go To Accept/Decline Form,” which will take you to a JotForm to accept or decline any given offers. If you accept, you will be linked to payment options.  
    • Theseus and the Minotaur and the Other Six Accept/Decline due 9PM Saturday, September 17th. 
    • All other shows Accept/Decline due 9AM Monday, September 19th. 

Chaos Theory and Gala performers will be contacted via email in the next week or so.  

There will be a mandatory parent meeting for all productions on Monday, September 19th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on zoom. We will send you the link to this meeting in a separate email with a reminder. At parent meeting, we share lots of information, some of which will be new and crucial. We will also answer any of your questions so please make every effort to attend.  

We understand that there maybe some disappointments, but please know that the directors came together in a casting meeting and were very thoughtful as to where best to place everyone so we appreciate your understanding and support on their decision. And every student will be receiving audition feedback in the next couple of weeks.   

Congratulations and thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!  

Cast Lists: 


Audition details
  

For more information on production, please click on the titles below. 

If you are interested in: 

If you are interested in:  

Please fill out THIS APPLICATION by October 1, 2022 


If you are interested in:  

Please fill out THIS APPLICATION by September 10, 2022. If you are singing up for Neutral Timers or Old Timers and you haven't done Chaos Theory before, please sign-up for the Chaos Theory Workshop Audition here 

Individual Auditions 

(Grades 5*-12)

 9/6--9/8  4:00-9:00pm 

Students will be asked to: 

  • Perform a 1-minute monologue memorized.  
  • Perform a song from a musical that is approximately a verse and a chorus (or 32-bars) if they are interested in a musical. (Theseus and the Minotaur and the Other SixHeathers School Edition, and Matilda Jr.) will be asked to Please be sure to bring sheet music for your song so that we can hear you sing with a live piano to gauge your sense of pitch and rhythm.  

*5th graders can choose which auditions to do based on the show they are interested in (more details below). 

Group Auditions 

(Grades 1-5*) 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm OR 1:00 –2:00 pm 

Students interested in Year of the Tigers must sign up for one hour group audition. No preparation necessary.  Students will be asked to participate in drama games to see if they can take directions and how they interact with each other. 

*5th graders can choose which auditions to do based on the show they are interested in (more details below).

Guide for 5th graders 

Group Auditions:

  • Good for newer participants 
  • Less stressful  
  • No preparation required 
  • Actors will be considered for: Year of the Tigers ONLY 
  • Year of the Tigers is being written specifically for younger age actors, with individual roles for everyone. 

Individual Auditions:

  • Good for more experience participants ready for a new challenge 
  • Requires preparation and practice  
  • Individual auditioners 
  • Perform a memorized monologue in front of the panel of directors. 
  • Performing alone in front of the (very nice and supportive) directors can be intimidating (and exhilarating)!  
  • We highly recommend signing up for our monologue coaching if you choose this option. 
  • Monologue auditioners will be considered for larger roles in Roal Dahls’ Matilda The Musical Jr..   
  • Many older students will also be auditioning for these roles. Competition will be strong. 

Theseus and The Minotaur and The Other Six 

(For actors grades 6+) 

September 21 - November 13

Directed by Erin Murray 

After the staged reading performance in June, this show will be expanded, finalized, and ready for a full production! 

Written specially for YTN by two brilliant New York writers, this world premier musical is about six  middle schoolers who wake up terrified in a dark labyrinth. They come to find out that they have been selected as this year’s sacrifice to the horrifying monster, the Minotaur. When the seventh sacrifice appears, they meet Theseus, the hero of Athens and a total pompous idiot. He tells the kids that he’s going to save Athens by killing the Minotaur. The kids beg Theseus to protect them, but he tells them not to die and runs off to play hero. In a panicked frenzy, the kids split up and try to find a way out of the labyrinth. But on the way to becoming sacrifices, the kids meet the Minotaur who turns out to be a deeply misunderstood monster with a huge appetite. Heroes and Monsters are not always what they seem. Will they still be the sacrifice?  Will Theseus come to save them?  

If you participated in the Workshop Conservatory last season, you will get an email invitation in August to return. If you decide to return you will be asked to come to callbacks to determine your role. If you did not participate in the Workshop, there are plenty of good roles (some newly added this summer) available.  

We are looking to cast 12-15 actors who have the aptitude for musical comedy and are interested in new works. 

Rehearsals: 9/21-11/3 (no rehearsal on 10/31)

Mon-Thurs 6:15-9:00 pm, Sat 1:00-5:00 pm 

Performances: 11/4-11/13

Fri/Sat 7pm,Sun 2pm 

Play/Write: Workshop Conservatory

September 27 - February 12

(For actors grades 7th+)

Directed by Mike Lion

Written by Daniel Repp

Come create a new show from scratch! You’ll work with a conservatory cast over eight weeks to explore ideas and characters through improv, devising exercises, brainstorms, and responding to what’s happening in your lives and imaginations. As a group, you’ll bring your interests, stories, and humor together and discover where it leads. Then, a playwright will shape the story you create into a brand-new script, which you’ll rehearse and perform as a reading in winter. This is your chance to get in on the new works development process from first idea to first staged reading. Because sometimes the best way to make a play is…to play! 

We are looking for 10-12 actors who are interested in building a play based on their ideas and improvisations with professional writer, Daniel Repp and director, Mike Lion. This production will have a staged reading in February and will be fully mounted in the fall of 2023 on YTN’s Mainstage. 

Conservatory Class: 9/27-11/15  Tues 4:00-6:00 

Staged Reading Rehearsals: 1/9-2/9 Mon-Thurs 6:15-9:00  

Staged Reading Performances: 2/10-2/12 Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm 

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. 

 (For actors grades 5+)

Directed by Cory Southwell

Musical Direction by Nathan Shiu

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! 

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda Jr. is a joyous kid-power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. 

Looking for 25-30 actors who are interested in a multi-aged musical. 

Rehearsals: 3/6-4/27 Mon-Thurs 6:15-9:00, Sat 1:00-5:00 (no rehearsals April 8-15) 

Performances: 4/28-5/14 Fri/Sat 7:00 Sat/Sun 2:00  

Year of the Tiger

(For actors Grades 1-5)

October 3 - December 4

Director TBA


The Year of the Tiger only happens every twelve years, which means it’s time for T.I.G.E.R.CON! Tigers from all over the world gather at this very special convention to decide who is the biggest, brightest, boldest tiger of them all. Through folktales from India, Korea, and China, this new play from award-winning Seattle playwright Maggie Lee will explore how the legendary feline has inspired stories of loyalty, cunning, and just plain silly fun throughout the ages. So put on your best stripes and get ready to roar in the YEAR OF THE TIGERS! 

We are looking for some experienced 4th and 5th graders to play the principal roles, while also looking for 1st-3rd graders who are ready for the Main Stage experience in playing the delightful supporting and ensemble roles. 

Rehearsals

10/3-11/23 Mon/Wed 4:00-6:00, Sat 1:00-3:00

(No rehearsal 10/5, 10/31) 

Tech Rehearsals:

11/21-11/23 (Mon-Wed) 4pm-6pm 

11/28-12/1 (Mon-Thurs) 4:00-6:00 

Performances: 12/2- 12/4, Fri 7pm, Sat/Sun 2pm 

Heathers the Musical: Teen Edition

High School Conservatory (For actors grades 9+)

Directed by Mimi Katano

Musical Direction by Heather MacLaughlin Garbes and Peter Garbes 

Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously handsome new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. 

Brought to you by the award-winning creative team of Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, Desperate Housewives), Laurence O’Keefe (Bat Boy, Legally Blonde) and director Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness, She’s the Man), Heathers The Musical: Teen Edition is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the greatest teen comedy of all time.  

Are you in, or are you out? 

Looking for 20-25 actors. 

Conservatory class: 10/1-12/17 Sat 10:00-1:00 (no class 11/26) 

Rehearsals: 1/9-3/9 Mon-Thurs 6:15-9:00 Sat 1:00-5:00 (no rehearsals 2/21 and the week of 2/23) 

Performances: 3/10-3/26 Fri/Sat 7pm, Sat/Sun 2pm, (No performances on 3/11)

  

New! Film Conservatory

 (For actors grades 6th - 12th)

Do you want to try your hand at film making? Have you been wishing YTN did a film project that was not horror?  This is your program! 

During the Conservatory time, students will brainstorm and write five-minute screenplays with the guidance of our film veteran, Kim Douthit and guest artists who are professionals in the industry.  After the short scripts are written, students will be split into teams to shoot, and edit with coaching from a cinematographer and a professional editor. All the films will be shown in May at YTN’s first film festival. Whether you want to act, direct, edit, or compose music for film, you should start your journey as a film maker by experiencing all the aspects involved.  

No audition necessary, but you must fill out an application to be accepted in the program. 

Conservatory class: Mondays 12/12  (on Zoom), 1/9- 4/2 (in person at YTN with some zoom sessions as needed. No classes on 1/16, 2/20) 

Shooting dates (in person at YTN or other location): Spring Break 4/10-4/14* 

Editing/Post Production meet up (on Zoom): Mondays 4/17-5/1 

*If you plan to be out of town for spring break, we will be able to work around your schedule 

Film Festival: May 19-kick off event at YTN. Streaming online: May 20-28 

Chaos Theory

October - June

Directed by Mike Lion

YTN’s resident improv troupe rehearses and performs throughout the year, honing our comedy and storytelling skills. Chaos Theory is divided into three levels – New Timers, Neutral Timers, and Old Timers.  

New Timers

(Open to Grades 6-8)

New timers focus on the basics and foundations of improv and learn a variety of shortform improv games. They end the year with an invited showcase of their skills for families and friends. No audition necessary.

Rehearsal Day/Time: Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm. Dates: 10/5-12/7 (no 11/23) and 1/18-4/19 (no 2/22, 4/12)

Neutral Timers

(Open to Grades 7-9)

Neutral timers learn more advanced shortform formats and begin to get an introduction to longform improvisation. They have two public performances in the winter and spring.  

Students must complete at least a year of Chaos Theory New Timers (Or equivalent experience) and get approval from Mike to join Neutral Timers. Students who have not done Chaos Theory before will need to attend the Chaos Theory Workshop Audition.

Rehearsal Day/Time:  Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm. Dates10/13-12/8 (no 11/24), 12/1 rehearsal extends to 6pm and 1/19-4/20 (no 2/23, 4/13) , 4/20 rehearsal extends to 6pm

Performances: 12/3 at 7pm and 12/3 at 6pm, 4/21 and 4/22 7PM
 

Old Timers

(Open to Grades 9+)

Old timers hone their longform improvisation skills learning a variety of formats and inventing some new ones. Old Timers focus on performance skills and have many opportunities to get up in front of a crowd throughout the year.  

Students must complete at least two years of Chaos Theory (Or equivalent experience) and get approval from Mike to join Old Timers. Students who have not done Chaos Theory before will need to attend the Chaos Theory Workshop Audition. 

Rehearsal Day/Time:  Mondays 4:00pm – 5:30pm 

Dates: 10/3 - 12/5, 11/26 rehearsal extends to 6pm and 1/16- 5/1 (No 2/20, 4/10), 2/27 and 4/17 rehearsal extends to 6pm 

Adjusted Fakespeare Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Dates: 5/29, 5/31, 6/5, 6/7 

Performances: 10/28-10/29 at 7pm, 12/3 at 7pm and 12/4 at 6pm, 3/4 at 7pm, 4/21-4/22 at 7pm and 4/22 9:00pm, 6/11 at 6pm  

If you are interested in Neutral Timers or Old Timers and have not done Chaos Theory before, please sign-up for a Chaos Theory Workshop Audition slot. If you have questions about which level you should register for, please reach out to mike@youththeatre.org 

Main Stage Tuition

Youth Theatre Northwest believes that no student should be prevented from participating in our programming due to financial limitations. We offer scholarships, payment plans, and tiered pricing for every program and work study for high school students. The top tier reflects the true cost of our programming expenses. Tiers two and three are available for all families at reduced rates, to better ensure access for our participants.

We encourage all families to choose the cost tier that works best for them. If the cost tiers still do not work for your family, or if you have questions about scholarships and payment plans, please reach out to stephanie@youththeatre.org.

Show
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Theseus and The Minotaur and The Other Six
$750
$650
$550
Year of the Tigers
$625
$525
$425
Play/Write: Workshop Conservatory
$1,025
$900
$775
Heathers the Musical: Teen Edition
$1,400
$1,275
$1,150
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr.
$750
$650
$550
Film Conservatory
$1,025
$900
$775
Chaos Theory
$550
$475
$400


For actors grades 5th-12th

You will be seen individually in a 5 minute slot. Please prepare one monologue (a speech by one character.) For musical auditions choose and excerpt from a song. Your monologue should be 1-2 minutes and your song should be a verse and a chorus. It's important that you choose a monologue from an existing play so that there is context. 

As much as possible, choose a song from a musical and a section that best shows off your singing ability. You will need to bring a sheet music with accompaniment so that we can hear you sing with the piano. 

Actors' Guide To Audition 5th-12th

For actors grades 1st-5th 

You don't need to prepare a monologue or a song. We will audition you in a group setting and play theatre games to see what everyone's strengths and readiness. For this age group, we are interested in students who can focus, take directions, and are thoughtful of the others. This age group will only be seen by one director.

Actors' Guide to Audition 1st-5th