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From Stage to Screen: Highland, NY

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

Company productions are both a full production with Lights, Sets, Costumes and a series of lessons in Acting, Voice, and Dance. A great way for your child to improve as a performer while getting to put all those skills to work in a full scale production! 

Everyone who auditions will be cast in the show.

Ages: 7-18

Audition Date: 9/12 from 9 AM - 1:30 PM (Note: Students will sign up for a 1 hour time slot) 

Cost: $340 + $10 Registration Fee (Or 5 Payments of $70, Due on the 1st of Every Month. *1st Month is due at auditions and Non-Refundable if the student chooses not to accept their part.)

Rehearsals: Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm

Performances: January 16th and 17th (Note: All students will perform on both days)


Holds Auditions For



THOUSAND OAKS, CA – Young Artists Ensemble holds auditions for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL based on the characters and stories of Dr. Seuss.  Auditions are open to performers age 10-19.   Auditions are held Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30 by appointment only at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 West Hillcrest Drive. Time slots begin at 9:45 am on Saturday and 12:15 am on Sunday.  Actors are requested to prepare a one-minute song with sheet music and wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.  An accompanist will be provided and recorded music is not permitted.  Each audition will last two hours and fifteen minutes and may include improvisation, cold reading, and dance.     Performances are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 6 - 22, 2015.  Actors who are cast in this show who have already been cast in POLLY WANTS A CURTAIN CALL must list their scheduled rehearsals of POLLY WANTS A CURTAIN CALL as rehearsal conflicts on their SEUSSICAL audition form.

All participants must be at least 10 years old and not yet 20 years old by November 22, 2015.  Character descriptions and all other information is available on the YAE web site.  Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm beginning September 3, 2015   All cast and parents must attend a mandatory welcome meeting on Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. If cast, there is a $180 participation fee.  Financial Assistance is available. Call (805) 381-2747 or visit  to make an audition appointment and to see frequently asked questions. 

           You'll Find Magic Wherever You Look! Oh, the thinks you can think when the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, the Sour Kangaroo, and whole host of Whos collide and cavort in this incredibly fun madcap musical! All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters weave together into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of tales!          

            SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL is the first production in Young Artists Ensemble’s 35th Annual Family Theatre Season.  The season will continue with THE WIZARD OF OZ performing February 5 – 21, 2016 and will conclude with ANNE OF GREEN GABLES May 6-22, 2016.  Season tickets can be purchased at a deep discount by contacting the box office at (805) 381-1246 or  Season tickets for all three shows are $39 for adults (an $18 savings) and $33 for children, students and seniors(a $15 savings).  Individual show tickets are $19 for adults and $16 for children, students and seniors. 

Young Artists Ensemble recently received 24 nominations and six wins for their 2014 Summer Teen Production of Jesus Christ Superstar.  Winners in the Tenth Annual National Youth Arts Awards included Outstanding Production: Jesus Christ Superstar, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical: Jordan M. Schneider as Jesus of Nazareth, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical: Kyra Stevens as Mary Magdalene, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lighting Design: Ken Milbrett and Outstanding Youth Orchestra.

WHAT: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL – You'll Find Magic Wherever You Look! Oh, the thinks you can think when the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, the Sour Kangaroo, and whole host of Whos collide and cavort in this incredibly fun madcap musical! All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters weave together into a kaleidoscopic tapestry of tales!             




Saturday, August 29, at 9:45, 11:45 and 1:45 pm

Sunday, August 30, at 12:15 and 2:15


Hillcrest Center for the Arts

403 W. Hillcrest Drive

Thousand Oaks, CA

HOW:  (805) 381-2747 or for audition appointment, character information and frequently asked questions.

PROCESS: Please prepare a one minute song with sheet music (no recorded music please) and wear clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in.  Be prepared to do improve, cold reading and dance.  And accompanist will be provided.

IF CAST:  There is a fee of $180. Financial Assistance is available. Mandatory Parents’ meeting Wednesday September 2, 6:00 – 7:00pm.  Rehearsals are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30- 7:30, Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00.

We have some great opportunities coming up for our youth:


August 25th - Shrek Jr. Auditions for actors 10-18.  Performances at the AVO Playhouse Sept. 23rd- 25th.  Details attached and on our website.


August 25th - Showcase Company Auditions - for the serious performer ages 10-18.  On-going weekly training to expand skills in acting, voice and performance.  Details attached and on our website.

AUDITIONS for The Jungle Book at Desert Foothills Theater 
August 8
Audition workshop, August 2 & 6, 5:30-7:30PM

School is starting and so are the exciting programs of Desert Foothills Youth Theater! Join us for auditions for The Jungle Book, our first youth production of the season.

Want a little touch-up on those audition skills or want to get a "leg up" by learning a little choreography for the callbacks? Then join us for our audition workshops too. Audition workshops are NOT REQUIRED but are suggested--especially for those who have never auditioned before.

REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS HERE (slots are filling up quickly)


Teen Casting Call for “PLAY ON!” 


Starlight Community Theater announces Teen Casting Call at 9 am on Saturday, August 22 for “Play On!” or call (623-556-3667) to make an appointment for Sunday, August 23.  All teens must be prepared to do a 1 minute monologue, cold reading, and group interaction.  All who audition may bring an optional headshot and theater resume.


Ric Alpers will direct “Play On!

Performances will be 7 pm on Fridays, 2 pm and 7 pm on Saturdays, 2 pm on Sundays, October 16 - 25, 2015.

The hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. When the author decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre during the curtain calls, the audience is treated to a madcap climax to a thoroughly hilarious romp. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter!

By Rick Abbot

Play On! is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


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Theater Venue Location:

1611 W Whispering Wind Dr #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085

(1 block SW of Happy Valley & 16th Ave., W of I-17)

Theater Works
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
8355 West Peoria Avenue Peoria, AZ 85345



The Jungle Book

Director: Jason Washburn

Choreographer: Nathalie Velasquez

AUDITIONS July 18, 2015 9:00am

Auditions open to ages 8-19

This will be an open call for auditions. Actors will cold read from the script. Please dress comfortably and be ready to move. Wear appropriate footwear for movement. Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. Please be on time. 

Late auditioners will not be seen. Arrive promptly by 

9am and be prepared to stay until 1:00pm


Callbacks July 20, 2015 6-9:00

First Rehearsal July 22, 2015 6-9:00

Performances September 11-27, 2015

School Day Performance September 23, 2015

Production fee $100.00 if cast, no fee to audition. 

Scholarships are available.

There is nothing to prepare for this audition.  A copy of the script is available to peruse at Theater Works Monday-Friday 11am-4pm. Please visit the box office for the perusal copy. 

Perusals are availablefor 2 hours.




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