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Monday, June 15 @ 4 p.m.

Valley Youth Theatre

525 N First St, Phoenix, 85004

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Note: There are no fees to audition for or perform in VYT mainstage productions.



Legally Blonde The Musical

Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Orchestra Directed & Conducted by Susan Treworgy-Calkins

Musical Direction by Tom Walsh

Choreographed by Kate Peltola

Directed by Michael Fischer

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for its Teen Summer Musical production of Legally Blonde directed by Michael Fischer.  Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31, by appointment only.  Time slots are Saturday, May 30 at 9:45am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm and Sunday, May 31: 12:45pm & 3:30pm at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive.  Actors must prepare a 1 minute song and bring sheet music in their key.  An accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella or recorded accompaniment is allowed and contemporary music theatre music is preferred. The audition will also include cold reading from the script and dancing and will last 2 hours and 45 minutes.

            Callbacks will be held Monday, June 1 from 5:30 – 10:30 pm.  Performances are July 31 – August 9, 2015 at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center. All participants must be at least 13 years old and not yet 20 years old by August 9, 2015.  Character descriptions and an FAQ is available    Rehearsals begin Thursday, June 4, 2015 and are held Monday-Friday 5:30-10:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm. 

  All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit if you have any questions. 

Orchestra auditions will also be held on Saturday, May 30, 9:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30pm and Sunday May 31, 1:00 - 4:00pm. Musicians are requested to prepare a one-minute piece, sight-read from the score and will be given ten-minute time slots by appointment.  There is no participation fee for orchestra members; however, musicians and parents must attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 to 8:00.  Orchestra breakdown is on the web site.

            Legally Blonde is The Tony Nominated Musical and Winner of London's Laurence Olivier Award for Best Show.  Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett and her Chihuahua Bruiser she learns that it’s so much better to be smart.

            Premium tickets for LEGALLY BLONDE are $21 Premium seats are $19 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 805-381-1246 or at  There is a 10% discount for groups of ten or more for a single performance. Call (805) 381-2747 or if you have any questions. 

Young Artists Ensemble has received many accolades in the past 35 years including the Encore Statue Award from the City of Thousand Oaks for Excellence in the Arts, and Best Innovative Program 2011, Large District from the California Association of Recreation and Park Districts.  Most recently, it received seven top honors in the National Youth Arts Awards for the 2013 Teen Summer Musical 42ND STREET, including Outstanding Production, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding Direction.




WHAT: AUDITIONS FOR LEGALLY BLONDE - Legally Blonde is The Tony Nominated Musical and Winner of London's Laurence Olivier Award for Best Show.  Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett and her Chihuahua Bruiser she learns that it’s so much better to be smart. 



By appointment only

May 30 & 31, 2015

Saturday, May 30: 9:45am, 12:45pm, 3:30pm
Sunday, May 31: 12:45pm & 3:30pm


Monday, June 1 from 5:30 to 10:30 pm


Orchestra Auditions
10 minute time slots

Saturday, May 30: 9:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30pm

Sunday May 31: 1:00 - 4:00pm.


Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or for audition appointment.

PROCESS: Actors must bring a resume and prepare a one minute song and bring sheet music in their key.  An accompanist will be provided.  No a cappella or recorded accompaniment is allowed. Contemporary musical theatre music is preferred.  The audition will last approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Musicians must schedule an appointment and prepare a one-minute piece of music and be prepared to sight read.

ACTORS IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting on Wednesday, June 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 

OTHER:  Free parking is always available.

East Valley Children's Theatre announces auditions for the world premiere of a brand, new original show, "Arya's Rock: A Video Game Adventure."  Living a life that is ruled by video games, Jacob is not too far from your average teenager.  But what happens when he gets thrown into the world of one of these video games?  Follow the journey of a boy who is transported into the realm of Arya's Rock, a world where unrest is seeping through every beach, forest and island.

Auditions:  Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, 5:00pm for ages 8-11, 7:00pm for ages 12-18.  Callbacks Saturday, May 9 at 9:00am.  Location:  EVCT Rehearsal Studio, 4501 E. Main St., Mesa (SE corner of Greenfield and Main).  Auditions consist of movement and reading from the script.  No previous preparation or experience required.  Bring a picture that doesn't need to be returned and come dressed for movement.  To see a list of characters and to download an audition form, go to  Questions?  Call Karen at 480-756-3828.
J*Company Auditions in La Jolla

Disney's Mary Poppins

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins received 7 TONY Awards. With its irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

For more information and to register, contact J*Company Managing Director Jamie Gillcrist at or 858-362-1155.

J*Company's ON THE TOWN

ON THE TOWN is J*Company's traveling performance group, comprised of talented young artists from all over San Diego County, who will sing and dance their way into your heart!

These young artists not only serve as ambassadors of J*Company Youth Theatre at public appearances, but they also reach out to give positive entertainment to charitable organizations, underprivileged youth, the elderly and others. This talented ensemble brings their artistry to the greater community while learning to work together with respect, integrity and professionalism, nurturing and encouraging each other personally as well as artistically.

J*Company ON THE TOWN is one of San Diego's most sought-after groups and performs at many high-end events including the San Diego Symphony Summer POPS, Cox Arena, Broadway/San Diego, La Jolla Playhouse, Disneyland and many more.

(Ages 7-18 may audition)
Auditions: May 11 & 12, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Callbacks: May 13, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Rehearsals Begin: August 17, 2015

Interested in registering for your
Mary Poppins and/or
On the Town audition?

Contact J*Company Managing Director Jamie Gillcrist: or 858.362.1155

Musical Theatre of Anthem Announces Summer Performing Arts Programs  

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces summer productions and workshops for performers ages 3-18, including the no-cut Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr., the very popular Summer Performing Arts Institute (SPAI), and MTA Minis. Participants will learn from award-winning, experienced directors, vocal directors and choreographers, many of whom will also be directing shows for the upcoming season.  “MTA offers something for youth of all ages and experience this summer, from a full-scale musical production to intensive workshops and minis program,” said Jackie Hammond, MTA’s Producing Artistic Director.

Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr. – no-cut for ages 8-14

June 8-19, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Cost - $325

The Emmy® Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon follows Tom, a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly," and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life. Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. is the perfect summer show with lots of singing, dancing, prop-making, and even academic learning! Join MTA for this fun-filled, full-scale production. Performances run June 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m., and June 20 and 21 at 3:00 p.m.

About MTA

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning, non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona.  The mission of MTA is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents.  MTA trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them and foster their creativity.  MTA’s principles include casting all who audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of accomplishment. Supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.