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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.

An audition is required to be admitted into the program. See below for audition information.

If you have participated in a Youth Production before, you do not need to audition again.  Enroll here.


Upcoming Auditions

Please note that fall auditions are now closed. However, we will be announcing our Spring YouthStage titles and opening registration on November 15th!

On November 15th, actors who have participated in a youth production before will receive a registration code to sign up. At the same time, new actors will have the opportunity to register for auditions. Spring Audition appointments will take place on Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st.


KIDSTAGE ANNIE

With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of everyone as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide sensation. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the beloved show features a wonderful score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including “Hard Knock Life”, “Maybe” and “Tomorrow”.

Production Details

  • Section I (Grades 5-7)
    • Rehearses: 9/18- 12/17 Tues/Thurs 4-6pm & Saturdays as noted on calendar (No rehearsals 11/20-11/26 and 12/18-1/1)
    • Technical/Dress Rehearsals: Jan. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 3:45-8:30pm
    • Performances: January 6th @ 1pm & 7pm and January 7th @ 12pm & 5pm
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  • Section II (Grades 4-5)
    • Rehearses: 9/25- 1/7 Mon./Wed. 4-6pm & Saturdays as noted on calendar (No rehearsals 11/20-11/26 and 12/18-1/1)
    • Technical/Dress Rehearsals: January 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th 3:45-8pm
    • Performances: January 12th @7pm, January 13th @ 1pm & 7pm and January 14th @ 12pm
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TEENSTAGE LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. Les Misérables School Edition features one of the most memorable scores of all time, featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own”.

Production Details

  • Section I (Grades 7-8)
    • Rehearses:10/2-1/14 Mon./Fri. 4-6pm & Sundays 10am-2pm (No rehearsals 11/20-11/26 and 12/18-1/1)
    • Technical/Dress Rehearsals: 3:45-8:30pm January 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th , 19th
    • Performances: January 20th @ 1pm & 7pm and January 21th @ 12pm & 5pm
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  • Section II (Grades 8-12)
    • Rehearses: 10/9-1/21 Tues./Thurs 6:30-8:30pm & Sundays 2pm-6pm (No rehearsals 11/20-11/26 and 12/18-1/1)
    • Technical/Dress Rehearsals: 4:45-9:30pm January 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th 3:45-8pm
    • Performances: January 27th @ 1pm & 7pm and January 28th @ 12pm & 5pm
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TEENSTAGE ASSASSINS

Join us for Stephen Sondheim's satirical masterpiece, which takes a wickedly funny and deeply moving look at the American Dream. With a fully-immersed ensemble including characters like John Wilkes Booth, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, and John Hinckley, Jr., our young actors will explore a twisted take on US History while diving into some of the most soaring music in all of theatre. PLEASE NOTE: This musical contains adult language and mature subject matter.
 

Production Details

  • Grades: Rising grades 8-12
  • Rehearses: July 5th-August 4th, 2017, M-F 5PM-8PM
  • Technical/Dress Rehearsals: August 7th, 8th, 9th from 4PM-9PM
  • Performances: August 10th @ 5PM & 8PM, & August 11th @ 5PM & 8PM
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