Young Conservatory Performance Opportunities
YC Summer Musical
Into the Woods
Words and Music by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Ken Savage
Music Director Daniel Feyer
Choreographer Meredith Charlson
Students of all physical abilities, race, ethnicity, and gender identity are strongly encouraged to audition.
Saturday, March 30: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, March 31: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2: 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3: 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, April 5: 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
Rehearsals & Performances
$975 (scholarship awards available upon request)
Ages 13-19: Prepare one of the provided song selections from the show that will be emailed to you after you request an audition slot. An accompanist will be provided who has the sheet music. Please bring one additional song in case the panel wishes to hear something else.
Ages 8-12: Prepare the provided short monologue and song excerpt from the show that will be emailed to you after you request an audition slot.
How to Sign Up
1. Email YoungConservatory@act-sf.org to request an audition slot. Please write “INTO THE WOODS Audition Request” in the Subject Line and attach a headshot or recent photo to your email.
2. We will reply to your email with a link that will provide audition information. You must receive an email with an audition slot to be confirmed.
What if I am away on vacation during auditions and/or callbacks?
We will accept video submissions, but those who attend auditions will receive priority casting. Email YoungConservatory@act-sf.org with questions.
Why are there two different auditions for age groups?
This production of Into the Woods will feature a young cast of 4-8 actors in the 8-12 year range – we are especially looking to cast young-looking actors in these narrator & ensemble roles.
Will you be double-casting some of the lead roles as the YC has done in the past?
Yes. We plan to have a “Green” and “Blue” cast, and up to 4 of the lead roles will be double cast. We do not know yet which ones. Those cast in double-cast roles will still be called to all rehearsals, and each will perform their roles in 4 of the 8 performances (and should plan to attend the other 4)
Will there be A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Acting students also in the cast?
Yes. As part of our ongoing mission to integrate apprentice-style training, younger YC actors will be acting alongside 2-3 MFA actors in the cast.
Is there a tuition to participate?
Yes. The tuition for the summer musical is $975. As a performance class, students receive an 8-week fully produced musical on our Rembe stage with a professional director, musical director, choreographer, stage manager, assistant stage manager, scenic, costume, lighting and props designers, as well as mentorship and networking opportunities with the larger A.C.T. community. Tuition covers a very small percentage of the production cost.
Do you offer scholarships for students?
Yes. Scholarship awards are available and you can request an application by emailing us at YoungConservatory@act-sf.org. Casting decisions are not affected in any way by financial considerations.
What do I need to do to prepare for auditions?
Refer to “Audition Requirements” above.
What if I have vacation plans or conflicts during the rehearsal period?
Actors auditioning should be available for the full rehearsal period. Any conflicts MUST be noted on the audition form and it is up to the director’s discretion to allow any conflicts. Any conflicts during tech or performances will not be considered.
What if I have other questions?
Please email us at YoungConservatory@act-sf.org with any other questions you may have.
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