Musical Theatre Program Auditions
Palm Beach Children's Chorus is excited to announce our Fall 2022-Spring 2023 children's theatre production season! Once again we will be partnering with the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture to present a full scale musical theatre production. We are currently in the process of selecting the Fall and Spring Productions. The announcements about Fall and Spring productions will be made on September 20, 2022. In addition to our musical theatre production classes, we also offer classes in theatre, music discovery, chorus, voice, and audition prep. The full class schedule will be available on or before September 20, 2022.
Audition: Who? What? When?
We will be holding auditions for children ages 7-18 who love to sing, act, and dance and have a flair for performing! Youth ages 10-18 have the incredible opportunity to learn from a dedicated team of professional instructors. Children and youth are given instruction in the theatrical and performing arts in a structured group environment with access to performances on a professional stage. Each production will have a set rehearsal schedule and an end of the season, stage performance that will be recorded and streamed on the internet and performed before a live audience.
Audition Location: To Be Announced
*Auditions are for placement only. All students will be cast in a role, however it is up to the discretion of the directors to decide what role is best for each student.
Rehearsal Schedule: The rehearsal schedule is typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 pm.
Where are rehearsals held?:
Bright Futures Academy Charter School
10350 Riverside Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
What to Prepare:
1 minute comedic monologue (memorized)
1 minute of a song from musical theatre that shows off your range and personality! Please be ready with the accompaniment for your song. You will be controlling the music from your own device.
During the Call Back, Auditionees will also be taught a short dance/choreography combination.
Should you receive a call back, please be ready to dance. You should wear clothes comfortable for movement
Prior to your audition, you will need to submit a headshot and resume to the audition
You may be asked to read from the script . An online exerpt will be provided of the script for those who receive a callback.
Cast Production Fee
$350 Cast Production Fee - This includes all classes/instruction and coaching/rehearsals and costume fee
Rehearsal Schedule is typically:
Tuesdays, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 PM
Thursdays from 6:00PM- 8:00 PM
Saturdays from 12:30 pm-2:30 PM
What to expect in a typical rehearsal:
Students will have fun learning challenging material from the script, as well as acting exercises, vocal technique, and dance/choreography. Each rehearsal/class begins with a warm-up with fun theatre and drama activities.
ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING? DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK/FACE COVERING?:
In accordance with the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and County and State officials, we are adhering to strict guidelines regarding the wearing of masks and face coverings. All students, staff , parents and volunteers will be required to wear a mask/face covering at all rehearsals/classes. We will also maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet whenever possible. It is also possible that we will spend time outside during rehearsals to decrease the amount of spread of aerosols. We have taken great consideration about beginning in person rehearsals and will follow CDC guidelines, as well as those of other performing arts councils' recommendations. In addition to social distancing and the wearing of masks, we will continue with our increased sanitizing and hand washing protocols. Also, before entering the building, students will need to have their temperature taken. Parents will drop off students and pick them up at the end of rehearsals.
Our projected dates for the live/streamed performance(s) are November/December 2022 for the Fall production and April/May 2023 for the Spring production.
** Required Family Hours: All cast families are required to contribute (volunteer) a minimum of 20 hours per actor towards the production.
Buy Out Option: A limited number of buy-out options will be available for this show. The buy-out option would excuse the family from their required 20-30 family hours towards the show. The fee for the buy-out is $275 on top of the registration/production fee. If you are interested in a buy-out option, please contact Sandi Russell at email@example.com and request the Buy-Out Option for parent/family volunteer hours.
Youth Theatre Programs
Palm Beach Children's Chorus was a winner of The 2018 Great Ideas Initiative Grant offered through the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County for The Youth Arts Workshop Theatre Program!
Palm Beach Children's Chorus is making great strides in the performing arts in Palm Beach County. In 2018, Palm Beach Children's Chorus was an awardee of the Great Ideas Initiative funded by the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County. The "new idea" called the Youth Arts Workshop is a project based academic (health centered) and performing arts program that seeks to engage children in the theatrical performing arts, physical health and nutrition education, community engagement, and cultural experiences that will foster good citizenship, transform and enhance their lives and enrich our community. Students participate in twice weekly (afterschool) and weekend musical theatre instruction in a group setting. In addition to musical theatre instruction, students have access to reading/literacy mentors, character education, and involvement in community life through musical theatre and performance opportunities of plays and musicals. Students in the Youth Arts Workshop are culturally and economically diverse.
We work with our sister non-profit organization, the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture to bring a dynamic children's theatre program to children throughout Palm Beach County. Our performances last season (2018-2019) included, Aladdin, Jr., Hairspray, Jr., Wonderland (The Musical Mis-adventures of a Girl Named Alice), and A Wrinkle in Time. Each production is offered as a production class during our regularly scheduled calendar year (Fall and Spring Productions). This is an optional addition to membership in Palm Beach Children's Chorus. Students receive expert instruction in theatre, vocal, and dance (choreography).