About Our Youth Programs
The Grand Youth Theatre presents a musical production every fall, starting just as school begins. These performances are one hour in length and provide young performers the opportunity to explore theatre while putting together a show. They work with a director, music director, and choreographer.
Our Green Room Program is a new opportunity that partners the Grand with ACT I’s youth theatre programming to provide opportunities for students between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate in theatre productions. These performances take place in the spring and are half an hour in length. Participants will work with a production team of young leaders on the stage, typically local juniors and seniors with strong interests in theatre, music, and/or dance education.
Green Room Production: Winnie the Pooh KIDS
SHOW INFORMATION: Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks.
AGES: Actors must be at least 5 years old but no older than 12 years old at the time of auditions. Parents will not be permitted to stay during rehearsals, so please be sure that your potential cast member is capable of being comfortably alone during the rehearsal process.
AUDITIONS: Those auditioning should attend EITHER Tuesday, March 7 from 6-8pm or Thursday, March 9 from 6-8pm. Those auditioning do not need to attend more than one.
Please prepare a verse and chorus of an appropriate song and bring a karaoke/instrumental track to sing alongside. No more than one minute, please! Any Disney song will be perfect, but we do encourage actors not to use songs from the radio.
Those auditioning will also learn a short dance combination and may be asked to read from the script of the show. If your actor is still mastering reading, don’t worry! We’re happy to help.
Please register for auditions at the bottom of this page.
REHEARSALS: Saturdays, 2-4pm at ACT I – 81 Peeples Valley Road SW
March 11, 25, April 15, 22, 29
We will not be rehearsing March 18th, or April 1st or 8th for spring break.
We may also rehearse some Thursdays in April as needed! These will be announced in advance.
TECH WEEK: May 1st-4th, Monday through Thursday from 6-7:30pm at the Grand Theatre. All of these rehearsals are required.
PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th at the Grand Theatre. Times to be finalized. (We will be working with the ACT I Academy after casting to ensure that the scheduled performance times do not conflict with their recital times.)
A Note About Auditions
Auditions are not a place of judgment, and we are not equipped or qualified to determine whether or not someone is talented. Auditions are the actor’s opportunity to offer their gifts. We then have to decide how best to use them… or if we have a place for them at all.
While we’d love to cast every single person who comes out for our shows, we’re unable to do so. It’s heartbreaking! Please help everyone involved by preparing your auditioner for the possibility that we might not have a place for them this time. We often have twice as many auditions as we have roles to fill, and this unfortunately means having to cut some immensely talented people.
Please help us out by preparing your young actor before they come to auditions. If you do not believe they can handle possibly being cut from the show, we ask that you wait a bit longer before encouraging them to try out.
Thank you so much!