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Auditions

For certain programs, Drayton Entertainment’s Youth Academy offers fun and enjoyable audition learning opportunities for young performers in the Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Huron County and Simcoe County. We feel there is a wealth of knowledge to be gained from the audition process: gaining confidence, courage, adaptability, receiving positive criticism and developing skills to process possible rejection inherent in the professional performing world.

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    Scheduled Audition Opportunities

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS

    These auditions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who came out!

    FROZEN JR. AUDITIONS

    We are accepting self-tape auditions for youth to train and perform in the Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy Pre-Professional Production of Frozen JR., to be presented on the South Huron Stage of the Huron Country Playhouse this summer!

    The three-week Pre-Professional Production Program gives teen performers practical insight into how a musical is cast, rehearsed and performed while they work with a professional creative team to produce a concert version of Frozen JR. Associate Artistic Director and Academy Director of Education, David Connolly will direct and choreograph the production.

    Age Group: Teen (Ages 12 – 18)
    Location: Huron Country Playhouse
    Pre-Professional Production Show: Frozen JR.
    Program Dates: Tuesday, July 26 to Friday, August 13 (three weeks). Rehearsals will take place July 26-31 and August 2-7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Performances will take place August 9-13 at 2:00 p.m. with an additional show August 12 at 7:30 p.m.

    We’re seeking actors of all races and ethnicities of any experience level, who are excited to work in a professional theatre environment. 

    Per Drayton Entertainment’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all artists must be fully vaccinated and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Accommodations may be requested due to medical exemption.

    Based on the blockbuster animated film, Frozen JR. follows the stormy story of true love and acceptance between princess sisters Elsa and Anna. Burdened with an uncontrollable magical power, Elsa flees her home of Arendelle when she inadvertently causes the kingdom to become frozen, and nearly kills her sister. Fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Elsa, break her icy spell, and save their kingdom from eternal winter.

    Self-Tape Audition Details

    Instructions

    1. Click here to find rehearsal tracks with vocals and without vocals for songs from the show. They are labeled depending on what character you think best suits your voice and personality type. Please prepare one or more of these selections to self-tape on your phone and upload to create an unlisted YouTube link. Click here for instructions
    2. Click here to register and submit your picture, resume and audition link

    Thank you for your interest in this exciting production! We can’t wait to see your tapes!

    Accepting Self-Tape Auditions until May 27, 2022.

    Pre-Professional Tuition Cost: $750 + HST (total for three weeks)

    *As the Huron Country Playhouse run of Sound of Music and Frozen Jr dates conflict, children will only able to participate in one or the other. You’ll be asked on your registration form to indicate your preference if you plan to audition for both.

    Future Audition Opportunities

    Wizard of Oz: The Panto Children’s Chorus

    The Children’s Chorus Program offers young performers, aged 8-15, the opportunity to audition for the children’s ensemble in Drayton Entertainment’s production of Wizard of Oz: The Panto alongside professional performers in the lead roles.

    Per Drayton Entertainment’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all artists must be fully vaccinated and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Accommodations may be requested due to medical exemption.

    Wizard of Oz: The Panto will be on stage at King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene from Nov 10 to Nov 26, with weekend and selected evening rehearsals starting around October 21.

    Wizard of Oz: The Panto will be on stage at The St Jacobs Country Playhouse from Dec 1 to Dec 31, with weekend and selected evening rehearsals starting around Nov 12.

    Youth cast in these productions will be divided into two teams and will perform in the show on a rotating schedule. Panto Auditions will be held in the Fall of ‘22. Check back here or sign up for our Newsletter for details.

    Classes and Performance Groups

    All of the Academy’s 201 level classes will require students to submit a resume, after registration, before enrolment. The Musical Theatre Company, Drama Company, Pre-Professional Program, and High School Musical performance groups will require an audition after registration, before enrolment.