Programs & Services

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Y Arts Theatre Company

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The Y Arts Theatre Company Celebrates 10 Years!

The YATC is an in-house theatre company dedicated to performers grades 3 and up (including adults!), and is committed to producing your favorite Broadway musicals of yesterday and today. These full-length musicals, often branded as “Broadway in Your Backyard”, feature a live orchestra, full array of costumes, scenery, lighting design, sound design, and professional, semi-professional, and amateur actors. Directed, Choreographed and Produced by the Y’s in-house Performing Arts Team, each musical is brought to life on the Y’s Carl Pfeifer Performing Arts Stage with vigor and pride, giving its performers and audiences alike a moment to escape from reality, and experience the very best Y Arts in the Community has to offer!

Y Arts Theatre Company Announces Open Call Auditions for The Little Mermaid

Thu, Jan 4 from 6:30-9pm
Sat, Jan 6 from 1-5pm
Seeking Adults & Children (Gr 3 & Up)
All those auditioning sing a song of their choice and learn a short dance combination.
Bring sheet music and a picture. Accompanist provided. Registration fee if cast.
Audition Forms to be filled out in advance.
Rehearsals begin January 11 and take place Thursday evenings & Saturday afternoons.
Performances: Mar. 15 – Mar. 18
Questions? Contact: LauraT@wyckoffymca.org

Little Mermaid Audition Information Sheet
The Little Mermaid Audition Registration Sheet
The Little Mermaid Audition Sides

 

Past Performances Include:

Footloose                         March 2017
Mary Poppins                   December 2015
Shrek                              December 2014
Peter Pan                         December 2013
Seussical                         December 2012
Willy Wonka                     December 2011
Music Man                       May 2011
Miracle on 34th Street      December 2010
The Sound of Music          May 2010
Annie                              December 2009
The Wizard of Oz              May 2009
The King and I                 December 2008
Beauty and the Beast        May 2008
Scrooge                           December 2007

F.A.Q.’S

What is the audition process like?
Auditions are Open Call. Anyone may arrive sometime between the allotted time frame and sign in. All those auditioning sing a song of their choice (Broadway Show Tune is recommended) and learn a short dance combination. Bring sheet music and a picture. An accompanist is provided. Visit the Y’s website for audition materials and forms to fill out in advance.
Auditioners are called into the room eight at a time to sing, while another 8 prospective performers learn a dance combination. The singers sing for the production team; when all 8 have sung, they go learn the dance combination while the dancers then meet the production team to show their dance and sing. The process takes approximately 45 minutes from when the performer enters the room.

How many cast members are in each show?
We can accept up to 70 performers in a production, including adults and children.

What are the fees involved?
All participants pay a registration fee ($150 Y Members & Non-Members) and are required to sell any combination of (5) program ads or boosters. The registration fee includes a complimentary show t-shirt. If your family is interested in participating, but is concerned about the financial commitment, please visit the Y’s website for a scholarship application. The Y is a charitable organization who will never turn anyone away for inability to pay.
The Theatre Company provides most of the costumes for productions. Participants may be asked to provide personal costume items, accessories and appropriate shoes.

What is the rehearsal commitment?
The Y Arts Theatre Company typically rehearses twice a week: Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm (Children under 12 are typically released earlier) & Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm. Cast members must be available for all rehearsals, performances, and any scheduled public events. Attendance is a must. Your initial commitment is to provide the highest quality performance, and all other conflicts and commitments must be known in advance.

Will I have to be at every rehearsal?
The Y Arts Theatre Company makes a concerted effort to build a comprehensive schedule that is distributed 2 weeks in advance. Though performers may not be needed at every rehearsal, we ask that Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons are blocked out so that all characters may be called on those particular days.

How much are tickets? Do cast members receive complimentary tickets?
Tickets are $20 for Adults (ages 13+) $15 for Students (ages 18-22) & Seniors and $12 for Children (ages 12 and under)
Cast members do not receive complimentary tickets.

How long is the performance?
Theatre productions are typically 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.