Young People's Theater

YPT Secret Garden Auditions

Audition Dates:
Sunday, December 2, 2018 (2:00 – 8:45 pm)

Callback Auditions:
December 4 and 5, 2018  (7:00-8:30pm - Details TBA)

Audition Ages:
9th - 12th Graders (all are eligible)
6th - 8th Graders* (*required experience: 1 YPT main-stage show or 1 three-week YPT summer camp)
5th Graders** (**required experience: 2 YPT main-stage shows)

Wait Lists:  If the audition slots fill, please sign up on the Secret Garden Wait List SUG


NAME:  Enter the name of the young person auditioning (rather than the parent's name) when signing up for an audition appointment.
SUG ACCOUNT:  If you are signing up with your own Sign-Up Genius account, use the option to display your young persons' name instead of your own.
EMAIL ADDRESS: Enter a parent/family email address as the primary email contact.  There is a space to add your auditioner’s email address enabling the auditioner to receive all info and updates as well.

AUDITION PREPARATION AND PAPERWORK. Please read carefully to ensure your success in every stage of YPT's Secret Garden auditions!

Prepare a selection of music:

- 16 bars (approximately 30 seconds long)
- Preferably memorized
- A musical theater song in the style of the show
- Songs from The Secret Garden are welcome but not required
- Bring sheet music (accompaniment version) with "start" and "stop" clearly marked for the pianist
- Please bring 2 copies of the music (1 for the pianist and 1 for the directors).


- Auditioners will be reading from The Secret Garden script
- Audition Readings can be found here.


Auditioners will be taught a short dance combination. Come dressed to move with appropriate footwear.  The following footwear is permitted in the dance studio:  bare feet, jazz shoes, and clean, dry tennis shoes (not the ones you wore outside!).


Prepare and bring 4 audition packets of the following (Typed forms, please), stapled together in this order:

a.  Audition Form
Fill-in Format:  Type the form online and make your copies to bring with you.  Feel free to attach resume!  Directors encourage you to make sure that you fill out each section of the Audition Form carefully.
Important for PC Users: To type the forms online, we recommend you use Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser, not Firefox or Safari.
Important for Mac Users: To type the forms online, we recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader (a free program). If you right-click on the webpage that has the form, you can select the "open with" option and select Adobe Acrobat Reader.
b.  Rehearsal Conflict Calendar - Important:
Type this form online also and make your copies to bring with you!  Please be complete and thorough on this form.  Triple check that you have included all conflicts prior to submitting.
Fill it out completely, neatly and accurately with details of conflicts listed
Make and keep a copy for yourself.
c.  Recent Photo – Photo of yourself (may be a copy).  Staple the photo facing the opposite direction as the forms, so that when a director flips the packet over, s/he will be seeing your photo.

In addition to your audition packets:

YPT Rules and Policies Contract - One copy signed by parent and auditioner
Sheet Music - Two copies of your sheet music
Plan to arrive with your forms carefully completed and copied prior to arriving at YPT. This expedites the audition process for all!

YPT The Secret Garden Production Calendar - Click Here

Getting ready to audition for The Secret Garden? A successful audition involves so much more than ability or talent.  Preparation is key to shining in an audition! Mastering the art of auditioning is something to be continually worked on and developed over time. One is never done learning in this area and you can never get too much practice. Self confidence grows with time and experience.

We have created the following guide to help everyone get ready for auditions, from those auditioning to their parents helping them prepare.

YPT Audition Techniques - Click Here for Helpful Hints to Guide You in Your Audition Preparation.

Audition Location:
YPT Studio
331 Metty Drive, Suites #2 and #3
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Required Rehearsal Dates, Performance Dates, and Venue:

Required First Rehearsal: December 9
Required Run-of-Show Rehearsals: January 27 - 30
Sitzprobe: February 3
Tech Days: February 4 and 5
Performance Dates:  February 6 - 10, 2019
YPT Blackbox Theatre
331 Metty Drive #2
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Date: 12/02/2018 (Sun.)

Created by:   Young People's Theater
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