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Youth Production Auditions

About The Program
In addition to our Professional Season, Berkeley Playhouse produces several youth only productions a season. Our acclaimed programs gives talented students the opportunity to participate in full-scale, youth-only productions of the highest quality with some of the best professional directors, choreographers, and designers in the Bay Area. Cast members within the KidStage and TeenStage programs receive ongoing training in acting, voice, and movement! Need-based financial aid is available. View financial aid information.

Our Fall online program will include fun, interactive, and educational aspects such as:
  • AUDITIONS: Actors will audition and be cast as Broadway’s most coveted roles.
  • SINGING: They will receive small group coaching on singing solos that will be performed for a final Zoom Showcase.
  • ACTING/PLAYWRIGHTING: Each actor will use character study to create an original monologue
  • SOCIAL: Online YouthStage Hangouts! (see more below)
  • DANCE/SINGING: BP will produce a keepsake video of one choreographed group musical number that will be shown at the Showcase.
  • PRODUCTION VALUE: One on one costume consultation with a Costume Designer
New YouthStage Students: An audition is required to be admitted into the program. See below for audition information.
Returning YouthStage Actors: If you have participated in a Youth Production before, you do not need to audition again. Enroll here.

Fall Online YouthStage: Star Role Showcase
Underdogs & Adventures will feature Star Roles from Les Misérables, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, Sister Act, Cinderella, Into the Woods, Pippin, Peter Pan, Anastasia and more! Divas & Villains will feature Star Roles from Wicked, Spamalot, Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Mean Girls, Les Misérables, Hamilton, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors and more!

Section 1: Underdogs and Adventurers
Grades 4-6 
Rehearses 4-6pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 29 - December 10 (No Rehearsal Nov. 22-29)
Zoom Showcases: Friday, Dec. 11 @ 7pm and Sunday, Dec. 13 @7pm

Section 2: Divas and Villains
Grades 6-8
Rehearses 4-6pm Mondays & Wednesdays
September 28 - December 9 (No Rehearsal Nov. 22-29)
Zoom Showcases: Thursday, Dec. 10 @7pm and Saturday, Dec. 12 @7pm

Section 3: Divas and Villains
Grades 9-12
Rehearses 4-6pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
October 6 - December 17 (No Rehearsal Nov. 22-29)
Zoom Showcases: Friday, Dec. 18 @7pm and Saturday, Dec. 19 @7pm

How to Audition
New Students interested in joining Berkeley Playhouse's YouthStage Company must submit a video audition of one song and one monologue from the provided material.

Video submissions will be accepted until September 4. Submissions submitted after this date may be considered if space allows.

Submit video and resume to megan@berkeleyplayhouse.org

Monologues: Choose one monologue from this list. Click the character to see the monologue.

AMARYLLIS from The Music Man
MISS ADELAIDE from Guys & Dolls
JACK from Newsies

Songs: Choose one from this list. Click the song title to see lyrics and song tracks to rehearse for your audition.

On My Own - Les Miserables
Never Neverland - Peter Pan
You'll Be Back - Hamilton
Anything Goes - Anything Goes

Video recording hints and tips:
  • Make sure your camera angle is from the waist up
  • Use the camera as your scene partner. Play directly to the camera
  • If at all possible please try to combine all of the elements (vocal, monologue) in one video
  • Use your phone to record video, and another device to playback accompaniment
  • Large files can be sent via dropbox or youtube (be sure to mark as unlisted). Just upload and send us the link
  • Material does not need to be memorized.

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