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.
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.
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.
Once per season, the Young Conservatory produces a full-length musical or play at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, with a 7-week rehearsal/performance commitment. In summer 2022, we proudly presented The Code, a new musical by The Kilbanes. Details for the 2023 production will be available in February 2023.
All Students Welcome
Students of all abilities, racial identities, and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to audition for YC programs.