Audition for My Fair Lady

Friday, November 16th
Callbacks on Saturday, November 17th

Audition for Seussical

Friday, February 15th
Callbacks on Saturday, February 16th

See yourself on stage!

Who Can Audition?
Students ages 8 to 18 and enrolled in CYT Wichita classes are eligible to audition for our shows. 

About Auditions
Students need to prepare a one-minute vocal audition as well as learn and perform a short dance routine as part of the audition process. The dance routine will be made available to you a week before audition. You will find the audition dance on the Callboard section of the show page that you are auditioning for. (Go to the "Newsies" Show Page and scroll to the bottom for the callboard, then click the message button.)  Parents and friends are invited to watch auditions.  

About Callbacks
Callback announcements are located on your MYCYT family page.  The callback process  is  a closed procedure. Students are to be dropped off and picked up promptly according to their given callback time. We recommend students participating in callbacks bring water bottles. Note: receiving a callback does not necessarily mean you've been cast and NOT receiving a callback does not necessarily mean you haven't been cast. Cast lists will be posted on the website. 

Audition Packet
Please bring the following to auditions and arrive at least 30 minutes before your time slot. 
  1. Audition Form
  2. Costume Information Sheet
  3. Parent Committee Form
  4. A Current Photo
  5. Music - Bring an instrumental-only CD recording for your one-minute song. Students may bring their own accompanist.

Helpful Audition Information

  • Auditions are limited to registered CYT Students between the ages of 8-18. 
  • Auditions are limited to a one minute segment of your vocal selection.
  • Choose a Broadway style show tune to fully display your vocal & characterization talent.
  • No a cappella singing; NO IPODs, MP3s or phones will be allowed in auditionsPlease only bring instrumental CD.
  • Make sure your song is within your vocal range.
  • No costumes or props are allowed.
  • Confidence is key! If you are not a singer, that's okay! Give the directors a show and win them over.
  • In most cases an upbeat song is best. Show energy and enthusiasm! Directors want actors who will look comfortable on stage. Be sure to smile.
  • Walk-ins will still be accepted on audition night, but must register and pay for classes upon arrival and wait for an available time.
  • Do not sing a song from the show for which you are auditioning; this is considered poor theater etiquette.
  • Audition Questions? Email our Show Area Coordinator at:   shows@cytwichita.org   .

Break a leg!

If you are enrolled in CYT classes (and are age 8-18), you are invited to audition for that session's production. Auditions typically consist of a one-minute song performed for the Artistic Team, followed by  performing a short dance routine in a small group. The audition process may also include a “callback” (on Saturday) in which you may be asked to read, sing, and/or dance for a specific role in the production.  Auditions are a wonderful way for you to gain self-confidence and to show the best of your talents!
FALL AUDITION SIGN-UPS OPEN ON AUGUST 2ND!  TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION, YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT AND REGISTERED FOR A CLASS. See Video for more information!

How do I know if I have a callback?

When you log into your account, click on TOOLS next to the auditioner's name.  Then click AUDITIONS.  There will be a box specifically for callbacks.  Typically it's yellow.  It will look like the image below.

The Casting Process

Casting a show is a complex process. We want to help you understand some of the factors that go into casting decisions.

There are some things you can do absolutely nothing about which may have a bearing on casting. These include your height, the height of others, your vocal range, what specific parts are available in a particular production, the sizes of previously constructed costumes as well as a myriad of other uncontrollable factors.

However, there are some things you can do that may affect the outcome of your audition.
  • PREPARATION: Prepare the best audition that you can. For callbacks, research the show and learn about the parts. If sides are provided, work with them until your callback.
  • BEHAVIOR: Directors want to work with people who behave well, and they may ask your Area Coordinator and others about you. Don’t harm your chances of being cast in a show by exhibiting poor behavior in class, at rehearsals, at shows, and even at auditions and callbacks.
  • PARENTS: This is also good advice for parents.  Don’t harm your student’s chances by exhibiting poor character or behavior.   Your behavior is also factored into difficult casting decisions.
  • VOCAL TRAINING: Take CYT classes and/or private voice instruction to improve your vocal range and performance.
  • DANCE TRAINING: Lack of dance ability often keeps good singers and actors from getting parts in musical theater. Take CYT classes and/or dance instruction to improve your skills.    
  • READINGS: Show the director good character development and appropriate emotion at callbacks.
Good advice:  do what you can do, don’t worry about what you can’t do, and
leave the final decision to the Lord!