SCC Young People’s Theatre to hold open auditions for ‘The Legend of Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘White Christmas’ in August

July 26, 2013

St. Charles Community College’s Young People’s Theatre will hold open auditions for the productions of “The Legend of Sleeping Beauty” and “White Christmas” in August.

Open auditions are for children ages 8-18 in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the SCC campus in Cottleville. A parent or guardian must be present with their child during the audition process. 

“The Legend of Sleeping Beauty” by Alan W. Gill

Auditions will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Performances will be Oct. 18-20.

Each student will be taught a cutting of a song and a short dance combination to be performed in groups. Students may be asked to sing by themselves and may be asked to do a cold reading.

“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin

Auditions will be held from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Callbacks will be held 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. Performances will be Dec. 20-22.

Each student will be taught a dance and need to bring tap or jazz shoes. Principle roles are for students ages 14 and older, with the exception of one role for a girl age 8-12. There will be a large singing and dancing ensemble. Anyone auditioning for a principal role will be required to prepare 16 to 32 measures or one-minute of a Broadway repertoire song and bring an accompaniment CD. No singing over lyrics and no a cappella singing. Students need to be able to sing on stage by themselves. Callbacks for all principle roles will consist of cold readings from the script, a callback song and dance. 

SCC’s Young People’s Theatre provides quality family theater productions through the college’s Corporate & Community Division. YPT offers children and young adults ages 8-19 the opportunity to learn all aspects of theater production through a variety of classes and participation in live theater productions.

For more information about auditions or the play, call 636-922-8233 or visit www.stchas.edu/YPT.

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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