Youth Production Auditions: Fall 2021

KidStage's Shrek the Musical  TeenStage's Urinetown

Plus...YouthStage Showcase!

YouthStage is back in full swing this fall session and we're bringing you two incredible musicals as well as our Showcase program! Grades 4-7 can choose from two "big bright beautiful" sections of Shrek the Musical, while grades 7-12 will have the "privilege to p—" ick from two sections of the hilarious Urinetown!


KidStage's Shrek the Musical


KidStage Section 1 – Shrek the Musical
4th - 7th grades
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-6pm, Saturdays 2-6pm, Sept. 28 - Dec. 18, 2021*
Mandatory Tech Week: Jan. 2, 12-4pm & Jan. 3-7, 3:30-8pm
Performances: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 @ 1pm & 6pm & Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 @ 12pm & 5pm
*No rehearsals Nov. 22-28 & Dec. 20-Jan.1



KidStage Section 2 – Shrek the Musical
4th - 7th grades
Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 4-6pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm, Oct. 4, 2021 - Jan. 5, 2022*
Mandatory Tech Week: Jan. 8, 9am-1pm, Jan. 10-13, 3:30-8pm
Performances: Friday, Jan. 14 @ 6pm, Saturday, Jan. 15 @ 1pm & 6pm & Sunday, Jan. 16 @ 12pm
*No rehearsals Nov. 22-28 & Dec. 20-Jan. 2


TeenStage's Urinetown


TeenStage Section 1 – Urinetown
9th - 12th grades
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, Sundays 2-6pm, Oct. 12, 2021 - Jan. 13, 2022*
Mandatory Tech Week: January 17-21, 4:30-9pm
Sitzprobe: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2-6pm

Performances: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 @ 1pm & 6pm & Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 @ 12pm & 5pm
*No rehearsals Nov. 22-28 & Dec. 20-Jan. 2



KidStage Section 2 – Urinetown
7th - 9th grades
Rehearsals: Mondays & Fridays 6-8pm, Sundays 10am-2pm, Oct. 18, 2021 - Jan. 23, 2022*
Mandatory Tech Week: January 24-28, 4:30-9pm
Sitzprobe: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2-6pm

Performances: Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 @ 1pm & 6pm & Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 @ 12pm & 5pm
*No rehearsals Nov. 22-28 & Dec. 20-Jan. 2



Plus! YouthStage Showcase
This cabaret-style program is great for both experienced YouthStage actors interested in a shorter program AND new students who might want to get look at the process first before committing to a full YouthStage production.

Actors will sing solos, duets, and small group numbers from our favorite musicals as well as write their own monologues and scenes. In addition, actors will dance in group musical numbers.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6-8pm, & Fridays 4-6pm, Sept. 29 - Dec. 8, 2021*
Performances: Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 @ 6:30pm
*No rehearsals Nov. 22-28


How to Audition

New Students interested in joining Berkeley Playhouse's YouthStage Company must sign up for an in-person audition slot using the Sign Up Genius link below.  Please note: this is an  audition to get into the YouthStage program and does not guarantee your placement in a specific show or section.

Audition Dates:
Tues 8/24, 4-6pm

Thurs 8/26, 4-6pm

➡ Sign up for an auditon HERE .

Audition Materials:
Grades 4-7 can choose anything from Shrek the Musical and grades 7-12 can choose anything from Urinetown.

🗨 Monologues: Choose only one monologue from this list in accordance with your grade.

Urinetown - Penny
Urinetown - Bobby

Shrek the Musical - Donkey
Shrek the Musical - Fiona

🎵 Songs: Choose one of the songs from this list.

Urinetown - "I See a River" (prepare only :32 - :52)   Lyric Sheet   |  Rehearsal Tracks
Urinetown - "Follow Your Heart" (prepare only :18 - :43)   Lyric Sheet   |  Rehearsal Tracks

Shrek the Musical - "Freak Flag" (prepare only 1:05-1:42)   Lyric Sheet   |  Rehearsal Tracks
Shrek the Musical - "Morning Person" (prepare only Beginning - :43)
   Lyric Sheet   |  Rehearsal Tracks