Students ages 8-18 who are enrolled in CYT classes are invited to audition for a current production. Auditions typically consist of a one-minute song performed for the Artistic Team, with the possibility to learn and perform a short dance routine. The audition process may also include a “callback” in which a student may be asked to read for a speaking role in the play.  Auditions are a wonderful way for students to gain self-confidence and to show the best of their talents!

Read below for audition details and helpful tips!

Spring Auditions - Now Closed!

Beauty and the Beast  •  South County  •  March 16th at Sweetwater Community Church.
Auditions Now Closed.  Visit the Beauty and the Beast show page to view the cast list.

Mary Poppins •  North County Inland  •  March 16th at Bethel Baptist Church
Auditions Now Closed.  Visit the Mary Poppins show page to view the cast list.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown •  East County  •  March 16th at Pathways Church in Santee
Auditions Now Closed.  Visit the Charlie Brown show page to view the cast list.

Honk! The Story of the Ugly Duckling •  Central  •  March 16th at Correia Middle School
Auditions Now Closed.  Visit the HONK! show page to view the cast list.

Willy Wonka •  Tri-City  •  April 6th at Carlsbad Community Church
Auditions Now Closed.  Visit the Willy Wonka show page to view the cast list.

You must be between the ages of 8 to 18 and enrolled in a CYT San Diego Spring class in order to audition for one of these Spring shows.  
*You may only schedule an audition appointment for 1 of the 5 shows.


Want to be in the all-area CYT summer show?  It's the rockin' original show, Alice, based on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, but with a modern twist.  And get this... You do NOT have to be in a CYT class to audition.  If you are between the ages of 8 and 18, this show is for you!  Visit the Alice show page for more information!

How to sign up for an audition

Interested in auditioning for one of our upcoming productions? Signing up for an audition is a two step process.

First, you must be registered for a class! As you are registering, you will be asked if you would like to sign up for an audition time. At that point, you may request an audition appointment. If you do not want to sign up at that moment, you can later go into your family account and request an audition appointment through there.

Second, your Area Coordinator will respond to you with a link to an audition form.  When all requested information has been completed, your Area Coordinator will send you a confirmation email.

Both of these steps must be completed in order to audition for a show! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Area Coordinator for your show. The contact information for each coordinator can be found at the bottom of each show page.

Quick Tips

  • You are limited to one minute. Your song must be between 30-60 seconds long. Show the best of your talents!
  • Introduce yourself with energy and confidence.
  • Smile, project, make eye contact with the directors, and be well prepared in every way.
  • Sing an appropriate song in your range – a children’s song or show tune is recommended.
  • Accompaniment requirements can include sheet music or an instrumental only track (MP3's, iPods, CDs). Please check the show page specific to the show for which you are auditioning to find out what you need.
  • Add some movement!
  • Perform a monologue, dance routine, or other special skill if you aren’t a singer.
  • You will also be asked to learn and perform a short dance routine.
  • You can find more tips on auditions here!

Love art in yourself, not yourself in art.

Konstantin Stanislavski


Not everyone is guaranteed a role after their audition. Unfortunately there is a limited number of spaces, and the number of students cast varies from show to show. However, if you are cast, here are some things to expect:
  • You must be at all rehearsals for which you are scheduled. If an absence is necessary, it must be clearly stated on your audition submission form. Conflicts will be taken under consideration during casting. Any cast member missing more than two rehearsals may not be able to participate in the show. Conflicts (other than illness) presented after casting will not be allowed.
  • Leaving early or arriving late is considered a conflict, and must be approved prior to casting.
  • You must commit to approximately 40 hours of rehearsal time before move-in and dress rehearsal week.
  • You must attend Super Saturday and all dress/tech rehearsals.
  • You must be at all performances. This includes missing up to two days of school for field trip performances. These are approved absences according to California Education Code, Section 48225.5(a) (2). However, the School Days Absence Form must be filled out and submited to your school.
  • You must pay a Production Fee of $175 which includes a T-shirt, a poster, and a Congratulations Ad in the show program.
  • Your parents must agree to attend two parent meetings and to serve approximately 20 hours on a production committee.


Parents must agree to the following: 

I realize that if my child is chosen for the cast, I will be responsible to make sure he/she attends every performance and every rehearsal for which he/she is scheduled. In case of illness, I will notify the Area Coordinator in advance. In order to ensure the quality of rehearsals and the production, I understand that two or more absences may result in dismissal from the show. I understand that students who audition are NOT eligible for a tuition refund. I understand that my child may audition for one area/show only each session. I understand that I will be charged a $175 Production Fee for the 1st child, $150 for the 2nd child and $125 for each additional child. I am also responsible for personal items (i.e., shoes, tights, make-up). I understand that I will be required to attend two parent meetings and to volunteer 20+ hours as part of a parent committee.