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Due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, auditions for our Youth Performance Troupes will be scheduled a little differently. Below are the upcoming Youth Performance Troupes Audition Schedules.

For inquiries, please call 417-413-2287. All auditions will be held at The Judy • 237 S Florence Ave., Springfield, MO 65806

Youth Performance Troupes

TroupeSpringfield Little Theatre announces auditions for its 2020-2021 youth performance troupes!  The SLT youth performance troupe program seeks, nurtures, and develops focused young performers.  Auditions are held annually and each troupe group remains together for the entirety of the season/academic year.  Membership offers students a stimulating, fast-paced rehearsal environment; a sense of belonging; an investment in community; discounted class sessions at SLT; performance opportunities; and enthusiastic guidance from a caring and creative staff.  All troupers learn the values of accountability, discipline, teamwork, kindness, hard work, and play, attributes that will serve them in any of their future endeavors, and are instilled with a lifelong love and appreciation for the arts.  For the serious student who aspires to pursue a career in theatre, the SLT education program functions as a formal training ground, a springboard and a home base, as well as fosters a supportive alumni network.  The youth performance troupes are its heartbeat and ambassadors.

All SLT Youth Performance Troupe auditions will be held at the Springfield Little Theatre Education Facility, 237 South Florence Avenue.

troupeThe Springfield Little Theatre Youth Performance Troupes seek and nurture focused young performers. Auditions are held annually and each troupe group remains together for the entirety of the season. Membership in one of Springfield Little Theatre’s Youth Performance Troupes offers a student a stimulating, fast-paced rehearsal environment; a sense of belonging; an investment in community; discounted class sessions at Springfield Little Theatre; internship opportunities; and college/career guidance from a caring and creative staff. All troupers learn the values of accountability, discipline, teamwork, kindness, hard work, and play, attributes that will serve them in any of their future endeavors, and are instilled with a lifelong love for the arts. For the serious student who aspires to pursue a career in theatre, the Springfield Little Theatre Education Program functions as a formal training ground, a springboard and a home base, as well as fostering a supportive alumni network. The Youth Performance Troupes are its heartbeat and ambassadors.

What to Prepare

2nd-5th grade students are invited to audition for Springfield Little Theatre Troupers In Training, Landers Kids, and Young Artists, and can also indicate interest in the Elementary Acting Troupe on their audition form. They are asked to prepare:

  • A memorized vocal selection (32 measures only)
  • They will be led through a musical theatre dance combination at the audition.

Youth Players and Showstoppers, students should be going into their 6th– 8th grade years of school, each student should prepare the following:

  • A memorized vocal selection (32 measure only). Bring sheet music. A piano player will be provided. Musical theatre selections preferred.

For High School for Junior Varsity and Varsity Y.E.S. Troupe. Each student should prepare the following:

  • A memorized vocal selection (32 measures only). Bring sheet music. A piano player will be provided. Musical theatre selections preferred.
  • A 300 word essay explaining their interest in the arts and in the SLT youth performance troupe program.

For Teen Players and Middle School Thespians, high school and middle school aged auditioners should prepare:

  • A monologue (one minute or less)
  • A 300 word essay explaining their interest in the arts and in the SLT youth performance troupe program.

Commitments

Y.E.S. TROUPE COMMITMENTS

  • Annual Opening Little Theatre Guild Meeting, Cider Days, Show Your Character Event, Troupe Holiday Show, Youthfest Talent Showcase, Winter Princess Event, Artsfest, End-Of-The Year Show, and Community Events
  • Y.E.S. Troupe Rehearsal every Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 pm beginning August 11
  • 2 excused absences per semester; 1 unexcused absence per semester
  • Y.E.S. Troupe camp: Monday-Friday, August 3-7, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Annual Tuition – $600 (Choose 1 annual payment, 2 semester payments, or 10 monthly payments)

TEEN PLAYERS COMMITMENTS

  • Teen Player Rehearsal every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm beginning August 27
  • Various additional weekend and evening commitments for performance and rehearsal
  • Final Friday Improv Nights, Show Your Character Event, Troupe Holiday Show, Troupe End-Of-The-Year Show, Fall Semester Showcase, Spring Semester Showcase, and Community Events
  • Help with Play-in-a-Day Workshops/various activities at SLT
  • 2 excused absences per semester; 1 unexcused absence per semester
  • Teen Players camp: Monday, August 17-Friday, August 21, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Annual Tuition–$600 (Choose 1 annual payment, 2 semester payments, or 10 monthly payments)

Youth Players/Showstoppers/Intermediate Players Commitments

  • Annual Opening Little Theatre Guild Meeting, Cider Days, Show Your Character Event, Troupe Holiday Show, Youthfest Talent Showcase, Artsfest, Spring Show, End-Of-The-Year Show, and Community Events
  • Youth Players Rehearsal every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm beginning September 3
  • 2 excused absences per semester; 1 unexcused absence per semester
  • Youth Players/Showstoppers camp Monday-Thursday, August 24-27, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 pm
  • Annual Tuition–$600 (Choose 1 annual payment, 2 semester payments, or 10 monthly payments)
  • Youth Performance Troupe Audition Preparatory Camp for 2nd – 8th graders Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 18, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Middle School Thespians Commitments

  • Show Your Character Event, Troupe Holiday Show, Artsfest, Spring Show, Fall Showcase, Spring Showcase, and Community Events
  • Middle School Thespians rehearsal every Tuesday from 4:00-6:00 pm beginning September 8
  • 2 excused absences per semester; 1 unexcused absence per semester
  • Middle School Thespians camp will be held Monday, August 31 – Thursday, September 3, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Annual Tuition–$600 (Choose 1 annual payment, 2 semester payments, or 10 monthly payments)
  • Youth Performance Troupe Audition Preparatory Camp for 2nd – 8th graders Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 18, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Young Artists/Landers Kids/Troupers In Training (Elementary Troupe) Commitments

  • Annual Opening Little Theatre Guild Meeting, Cider Days, Troupe Holiday Show, Artsfest, Spring or Summer Show, End-of-The Year Show, and Community Events
  • Young Artists and Landers Kids rehearsal every Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 pm beginning September 16
  • Troupers In Training rehearsal every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 pm beginning September 16
  • 2 excused absences per semester; 1 unexcused absence per semester
  • Elementary Troupers in Training Camp: Tuesday, September 8-Friday, September 11, 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Elementary Landers Kids and Young Artists Camp: Tuesday, September 8-Friday, September 11, 4:30-6:00 pm
  • Youth Performance Troupe Audition Preparatory Camp for 2nd – 8th graders Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 18, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Troupers In Training Annual Tuition–$400; Landers Kids and Young Artists Annual Tuition–$450 (Choose 1 annual payment, 2 semester payments, or 10 monthly payments)

Elementary Acting Troupe Commitments

  • Elementary Acting Troupe rehearsal every Wednesday from 4:00-4:30 pm beginning September 16
  • Elementary Acting Troupe Annual Tuition–$150 (Choose 1 annual payment, 2 semester payments, or 10 monthly payments)
  • Elementary Acting Troupe Camp: Tuesday, September 8-Friday, September 11, 4:00-4:30 pm
  • Must also be a member of Young Artists or Landers Kids, and fulfill the commitments outlined above

Troupe Expectations

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  • Attend every rehearsal and performance for which you are called
  • Be prompt for rehearsals and performance calls
  • Come prepared for work having rehearsed material at home
  • Cheerfully accept constructive criticism
  • Be a cheerleader for others
  • Be patient and courteous
  • Be quiet and attentive to instruction
  • Give your best at all times
  • Be a glowing ambassador for Springfield Little Theatre in your community

For more information, please contact our Education Department at (417) 869-3869 x24 or education@springfieldlittletheatre.org.

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