NEYT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR 2017 SHOWS
All auditions take place at the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat
Street, Brattleboro, VT. 802-246-6398
Traveling Commmedia Troupe
Directed by Rosa Palmeri with Jonny Flood
Audition date: Sunday, November 27 from 2-4pm
Ages 10-19, Tution $450
Join a small troupe of students in a traveling show that will not only go to Brattleboro area schools, but represent NEYT this summer at the Green River Theater Festival. If you are interested in building a show based in commedia, physical comedy, and clown and want to work with a strong mixed-age troupe, join Rosa and Jonny in this concentrated, committed, and fun work. We are accepting 7 students into the troupe so there will be a real chance for advanced, individual training.
To audition bring a memorized piece of text roughly 1 minute in length that you think is funny. It doesn’t have to be from a play.
Sundays 12-5, Mondays 4-6:45, Tuesdays 4-6:45
March 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
April 3-4, 9-11 (no vacation week 16-22), 23-25
Performs throughout May
Additional rehearsals end of June
Green River Festival - July
JUNIOR COMPANY WINTER PLAY
Campalot and the Knights of the Square Table
Written and directed by Peter Gould
AUDITIONS: Wednesday, November 16 from 3:45-5pm
In the fun tradition of recent NEYT Peter projects, "Robin Hood" and "Treasure Island," we will create a new imaginative version of the famous tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Stringing several of them together, we'll especially look at how the ancient Druid magic translates to today, and how the Quests for the Secret of the Green Knight, and for the Holy Grail, can make great opportunities for cool physical comedy and zany word play.
Please learn a one or two minute speech or poem for the audition, especially something that harks back to tournaments, jousting, sword play, knights, and ladies. And, speaking of ladies, this new version will focus on Camelot through a female lens! Come work under the Sign of the Four with Peter! (Heart/Mind/Body/Voice)
REHEARSALS beginning January 3. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Extended rehearsals Tech. week; February 6-10.
SENIOR COMPANY SPRING PLAY
THE HOT L BALTIMORE by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Hallie Flower
AUDITIONS: November 13th 12-2:30 pm
Ages 13-19 tuition $450
"For me, 'The Hot L Baltimore' is a play about losers refusing to lose. To me they're brave people. They are survivors."
Playwright Lanford Wilson explaining his characters.
The Hotel Baltimore used to be the swankiest place in town—now it has a date with the wrecking ball. Eviction notices just went out to its residents, who live on the fringes of society and call the once elegant; now tarnished hotel home. This acclaimed play from author Lanford Wilson (set in 1973) is filled with everyday humanity—unexpectedly intimate and moving. The Hot L Baltimore reveals the lives of an unconventional community about to be set adrift once more.
Please come prepared with a brief (less than 2 minute) monologue from a contemporary play or novel.
REHEARSALS Begin February 13th
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday (& one Saturday)
PERFORMANCES: April 7,8, 9 and 14, 15
For questions & more information contact the director at
Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Rehearsals begin March 20th
Performances: May 5-7 and 12-14.
Come sing and dance in a fully produced one-act musical!
Audition: November 13 from 3-5:30pm
Please prepare a short song (16-32 measures) from any musical of your choosing. Be sure to bring the music along. Be ready to move! We will do a short dance combination and read a brief speech from the play.
HOLIDAY MUSICAL – JUNIOR & SENIOR COMPANY
For ages 9-19 tuition $550
Directed by Hallie Flower
AUDITIONS: Sunday, June 5th 12-4:30pm
Junior Company 12 -2pm (dance call at 12)
Senior Company 2-4:30pm (dance call @ 2)
Callbacks, Monday, June 13th
“Anything can happen if you let it…”
Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Tree Lane. Things are not going well for the family – The parents are at distant odds and the children are out of control and in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they should have, while their father is insistent on someone strict for the job. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep, the family finds that she’s the answer to their prayers, but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “anything can happen if you let it.”
FAMILY MEETING: October 10th 6:30-8pm
REHEARSALS: Begin October 11th 3:45-6:45pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday with some Saturdays
Most actors will be called 3-4x a week
Extended hours during tech week
Thursday, December 8th 7pm
Friday, December 9th 7pm
Saturday, December 10th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 11th 2pm
Thursday, December 15th 7pm
Friday, December 16th 7pm
Saturday, December 17th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 18th 2pm