BYT Auditions

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The Bellevue Youth Theatre is an inclusive recreational program for ages 5-19, with the focus on teen participants. Persons with disabilities, families and older adults are encouraged to participate. The emphasis of the theatre is to build self-esteem, teamwork and confidence in youth while performing in a supportive environment. Children 11 and younger, and first-time participants, may have limited roles. For more information, please call 425-452-7155.

Winter Auditions

Tuesday, January 7 or Wednesday, January 8:
Bellevue Youth Theatre 
Ages 5-10:  4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
Ages 11 and older:  5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

  • "Rapunzel" 
  • "Once on this Island" 
  • "The Taming of the Shrew" 
  • "Cinderella" 

Wednesday, January 8: 
South Bellevue Community Center, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

  • "Rapunzel" ONLY 

Step 1: READ

Step 2: FILL OUT paperwork:

Step 3: ATTEND one of the audition dates. NOTE - you do not need to make an appointment to audition. Just show up with your completed paperwork. 

Tuesday, January 7, or Wednesday, January 8: 
Bellevue Youth Theatre
Ages 5-10:  4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
Ages 11 and older:  5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

  • "Rapunzel" 
  • "Once On This Island" 
  • "The Taming of the Shrew" 
  • "Cinderella" 

Wednesday, January 8: 
South Bellevue Community Center, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

  • "Rapunzel" ONLY  

Step 4: ATTEND first meeting: 

  • Monday, January 27, 5 p.m. at South Bellevue Community Center for "Rapunzel"  
  • Monday, January 27 at Bellevue Youth Theatre for "Once On This Island," "The Taming of the Shrew," and "Cinderella"
    • 5 p.m. for ages 5-10 
    • 6 p.m. for ages 11 and older  

PARENTS OF ACTORS 7 AND YOUNGER ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL REHEARSALS.

RAPUNZEL 
Join us for a boisterous and fun-filled time as we follow the classic story of a princess with long hair in her journey.  This is a great audition selection for all ages, especially kids.

There is a Mandatory First Meeting for all participants on Monday, January 27 at 5 p.m. at the South Bellevue Community Center.  We strongly encourage parents to attend.  

  • Rehearsal location:  South Bellevue Community Center 
  • Rehearsals begin: Tuesday, January 27 
  • Rehearsal time: Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tech Week: The week of March 16 at Bellevue Youth Theatre  - NO CONFLICTS 
  • Performs at Bellevue Youth Theatre: March 20-29 - NO CONFLICTS 

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND  
Once On This Island is the story of Ti Moune, an orphan saved by the gods for something wonderful!  Ti Moune is a peasant who longs for a more exciting life.  When she falls in love with a boy from the other side of the island, she will have to test the strength of her love against the power of death.  This musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid is a beautiful new fairy tale with parts for all ages and singing opportunities for teens.   

There is a Mandatory First Meeting for all participants on Monday, January 27 at Bellevue Youth Theatre.  We strongly encourage parents to attend.  
     5-10 year-olds meet at 5 p.m. 
     11 years and older meet at 6 p.m. 

  • Rehearsal location:  Bellevue Youth Theatre 
  • Rehearsals begin: Monday, January 27  
  • Rehearsal time: Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tech Week: The week of March 30 at Bellevue Youth Theatre - NO CONFLICTS 
  • Performs at Bellevue Youth Theatre: April 3-11 - NO CONFLICTS  

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW  
This play is very challenging for all actors - a chance to take on some of Shakespeare's most challenging roles.  There are some physically strenuous roles.  Speaking roles cannot be guaranteed for actors under 10.   

There is a Mandatory First Meeting for all participants on Monday, January 27 at Bellevue Youth Theatre.  We strongly encourage parents to attend.  
     5-10 year-olds meet at 5 p.m. 
     11 years and older meet at 6 p.m. 

  • Rehearsal location:  Bellevue Youth Theatre 
  • Rehearsals begin: Monday, January 27  
  • Rehearsal time: Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tech Week: The week of April 20 at Bellevue Youth Theatre - NO CONFLICTS  
  • Performs at Bellevue Youth Theatre: April 24 - May 3 - NO CONFLICTS  

CINDERELLA  
This show gives you the opportunity to sing in a classic Broadway musical.  It has limited roles, and most participants will be in the ensemble chorus.  YOU MUST SING AT AUDITIONS TO BE CAST IN THIS SHOW.  

There is a Mandatory First Meeting for all participants on Monday, January 27 at Bellevue Youth Theatre.  We strongly encourage parents to attend.  
     5-10 year-olds meet at 5 p.m. 
     11 years and older meet at 6 p.m. 

  • Rehearsal location:  Crossroads Community Center 
  • Rehearsals begin: Monday, January 27 
  • Rehearsal time: Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tech Week: The week of May 4 at Bellevue Youth Theatre - NO CONFLICTS 
  • Performs at Bellevue Youth Theatre: May 8-17 - NO CONFLICTS 

Fees:
Residents - Free
Non-residents - $150

Refunds (for non-Bellevue residents):

  • If you withdraw seven calendar days prior to the start of class (first meeting), you will receive a $140 refund.
  • If you withdraw one to six days prior to the start of class (first meeting), your refund will be $75.
  • If you withdraw on or after the first class (first meeting), you will not receive a refund.
  • NOTE: The withdrawal must be processed. Voicemail and email requests do not constitute "being processed." You must speak to someone live to consider you or your child withdrawn. If you are calling on the weekend, you may call Bellevue Parks & Community Services' main line at 425-452-6885 and press 1 to be transferred to someone live.
  • In addition, you will not be refunded if you don't like your part or feel you don't have enough lines.

Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street

Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th Street

South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way

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16051 NE 10th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
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