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Youth Theatre Auditions

The Topeka Civic Theatre (TCT) Academy hosts three plays and two musicals each season. Helen Hocker Theater (HHT) hosts four youth productions: two musicals and two plays, as well as one haunted experience know as Project Halloween. These are full scale productions that include a fun, immersive rehearsal schedule: 4 evenings and 1 Sunday afternoon each week. The TCT Academy and HHT youth productions are for the general public and tickets are sold for each performance. Auditions are required and have limited cast sizes. Our TCT Academy and HHT productions are also managed by students! So if a child isn’t in the cast, but wants to be involved behind the scenes, ask about our Technical Theatre program.

Current Youth Auditions

Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024
6:00-9:00 PM

Callbacks immediately following

ROLES
Large cast with multiple roles for boys and girls ages 6-18

SYNOPSIS
Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo JR. brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.

Upcoming Auditions

HELEN HOCKER THEATER
Friday, May 31, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Callbacks immediately following

ROLES
Multiple roles for boys and girls ages 14-18

HELEN HOCKER THEATER
Saturday, June 1, 2024
12:00 – 4:00 PM
Callbacks immediately following

ROLES
Multiple roles for boys and girls ages 14-18

Additional Audition Information

WHAT TO EXPECT
Those auditioning will be asked to read scenes in small groups. You will not need to have anything memorized and you will be allotted time to gain familiarity with the lines with your group/partner prior.
WHAT TO BRING

  • A Pencil
  • Music for Pianist (Musicals only)
  • Your Calendar of Availability – You will be asked to provide your availability and indicate any conflicts with the scheduled rehearsals at auditions
  • A Collaborative Attitude – Auditioning can be a vulnerable experience, bringing an exploratory and lively attitude allows the other cast members and production team to guide and support you through your audition.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes!
MUSICALS
Please come prepared with a song (16 measures or more). It is preferred that you sing a song from the show, though not required. An accompanist will be provided for auditions. Your audition will also contain choreography; you will be allotted time to learn and then perform a short dance routine with a small group
CHECK OUT A SCRIPT
If you are interested in auditioning for a production, you’re encouraged to preview its script beforehand. Scripts are available two to four weeks prior to auditions through the Box Office. Scripts may be checked out for three business days. A refundable fee of $10 is required for HHT or $25 for TCT. If the script is returned after 5 PM on the third business day, the deposit will be considered payment and is nonrefundable. Scripts returned on schedule will have their deposit refunded.
HOW TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION
SCHEDULE AN AUDITION AT TCT

Email Cassie Hermes or call the Box Office at 785.357.5211
Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM.

SCHEDULE AN AUDITION AT HHT

Email Kari Johnson or call 785.251.5990
Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM.