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About YC Performance Opportunities

In addition to year-round training in our classes, the YC offers audition-only performance opportunities for young actors to apply what they’re studying in classes to the stage. Performance opportunities include our Cabaret, Actors Ensemble, and Summer Production. A.C.T.'s mainstage season also includes A Christmas Carol, which casts an ensemble of young actors.

Auditions have closed for Fall 2022

Middle School Cabaret Spring, Middle School Actors Ensemble Spring, and High School Actors Ensemble Spring auditions will take place in December—stay tuned for details.

 The High School Cabaret Ensembles are closed and auditions for the 2023-24 season will take place in August 2023.

Show/Program Descriptions

CABARET PROGRAM (MS, HS)

A.C.T.'s Young Conservatory Cabaret Program is an advanced-level musical theater training and performance program that casts young actors each season in three groups of 12–18. These groups will meet weekly and hold performances from September to April with the culminating Best of the Best concert. The three Cabaret Ensembles are named after the Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton: Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy.

FALL CABARET PERFORMANCES: “Home”

Tickets on sale October 1. Performances are approximately one hour and take place in the Garret, our 5th floor theater in A.C.T.’s Toni Rembe Theater (formerly the Geary Theater).

Thursday, Nov 17
5:30 p.m.: “Eliza” HS ensemble (dir. Allison Gamlen w/ Thaddeus Pinkston)
7:30 p.m.: “Angelica” HS ensemble (dir. Jill MacLean w/ Thaddeus Pinkston)

Friday, Nov 18
5:30 p.m.: “Peggy” MS ensemble (dir Leandra Ramm w/ Thaddeus Pinkston)
7:30 p.m.: “Angelica” HS ensemble (dir. Jill MacLean w/ Thaddeus Pinkston)

Saturday, Nov 19
12 p.m.: “Peggy” MS ensemble (dir. Leandra Ramm w/ Thaddeus Pinkston)
2 p.m.: “Eliza” HS ensemble (dir. Allison Gamlen w/ Thaddeus Pinkston)

ACTORS ENSEMBLE PROGRAM (JR, MS, HS)

This company offers serious young actors in grades 6–12 an opportunity to study a different acting focus or specialty each semester under the guidance of a professional guest teaching artist or director. Acceptance into the Actors Ensemble is by audition only and culminates in a performance for family and friends in A.C.T.'s Garret at the Toni Rembe Theater. The Actors Ensembles are named after renowned American playwrights Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry.

FALL 2022 ACTORS ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES: “Discovering Beckett”

Tickets on sale October 1. Performances are approximately one hour and take place in the Garret, our 5th floor theater in A.C.T.’s Toni Rembe Theater (formerly the Geary Theater).

Saturday, November 12:
2 p.m.: “Tennessee” MS ensemble (dir. Andy Alabran)
5 p.m.: “Lorraine” HS ensemble (dir. Josh Matthews)

SUMMER PRODUCTIONS

Each summer, the Young Conservatory produces a full-length musical or play at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, with a 7-week rehearsal/performance commitment. This past summer 2022, we proudly presented The Code, a new musical by The Kilbanes. Details for the Summer 2023 production will be available in December 2022.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Auditions have closed for the 2022 production of A Christmas Carol. Audition info for the 2023 young cast of A Christmas Carol will be available in summer 2023.

All Students Welcome

Students of all abilities, racial identities, and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to audition for YC programs.

Students of all abilities, racial identities, and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to audition for YC programs.

Questions?

For additional questions/concerns, including any issues regarding access to technology for Zoom/online classes, visit our YC FAQ page or email youngconservatory@act-sf.org