The Dayton Playhouse YouTheatre is offering audition workshops for children and teens on Saturday, February 18. The workshops are aimed at helping children and teens prepare for theatre auditions, including auditions for The Sound of Music, which will open at the Playhouse in May.
Jennifer Lockwood, director of the recent Dayton Playhouse production of Scrooge, will be leading the workshops. According to Lockwood, “This is a great opportunity for children of all ages to find out what to expect at an audition and to be prepared to ward off the nervousness and do their best.”
Participants in both workshops will have the chance to learn and perform simple dance movements, be coached through cold-readings from a script, and choose an audition song that is both age and voice appropriate. Teens will also get suggestions for finding monologues for school drama productions and future auditions.
The workshops will be divided by age groups and will each last approximately 90 minutes. They will both take place on Saturday, February 18, at the Dayton Playhouse,1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave,Dayton,Ohio45414.
Children’s Audition Workshop: Ages 5-12 at 10:00 AM
Teen Audition Workshop: Ages 13-19 at 1:00 PM
Parents are welcome to stay and will receive an orientation package concerning The Sound of Music including rehearsal information, volunteer opportunities, etc. Members of the Dayton Playhouse board will also be available to answer parent questions and offer tours of the facility.
Registration fee is $10 per participant. Reservations can be made at www.daytonplayhouse.org, or 937.424.8477.