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NYMT 2017 SEASON AUDITIONS

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What do Jude Law, Sheridan Smith, Idris Elba, Lily James and Matt Lucas have in common?

They all started out with NYMT!

In January and February we shall be auditioning throughout the UK to find outstanding young people aged 10-23 for our 2017 Company!

NYMT is looking for…

STAGE PERFORMERS
MUSICIANS and ACTOR-MUSICIANS
LIGHTING & SOUND TECHNICIANS
STAGE MANAGEMENT, BACKSTAGE CREW & COSTUME ASSISTANTS
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, MUSICAL DIRECTORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS & DESIGNERS

Take your place in 40 years of musical theatre history by auditioning for the award-winning National Youth Music Theatre.

In the summer of 2017 the NYMT will stage five new productions, including two new commissions and a UK prèmiere. There will also be an additional workshop production.

We’ll be posting details of the shows very soon but you can book your audition now.

Please click AUDITION DATES & VENUES on the right to choose your audition venue.

We’ve posted a number of FAQs below but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any other queries.

FAQ’s

 

FAQs

1. STAGE PERFORMERS

HOW DO I AUDITION? Online applications via this website will re-open in October. You then just need to select your preferred audition venue and date, fill in the form and complete the application by using our secure online payment system with Paypal.

WHAT FORM DOES THE AUDITION TAKE? Our auditions take the form of an all-day workshop in three classes: Acting, Singing and Movement. You will spend about 1 hr 45 mins in each class in groups organised by age.

DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING FOR MY AUDITION? You will just need to prepare a musical theatre song of your choice. It should be approx. 2 mins duration, so you might need to make some judicious cuts, which should be clearly marked for our accompanist. No other preparation is required. Everything else will be taught and workshopped on the day.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Sheet music of your chosen song for the accompanist (no backing tracks, please). Wear loose clothing suitable for dance/movement. A water bottle labelled with your name. A packed lunch & snack for the breaks.

CAN I CHOOSE THE PRODUCTION FOR WHICH I’D LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED? You can state a preference, if you wish. Otherwise all applicants will be considered for all productions. If you know that you would not be available for any of the relevant dates, it would be helpful to let us know in advance.

WHEN WILL I GET THE RESULTS AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? We try to get results back within a week of the audition. If successful at the first audition, you will be asked to attend a recall to be auditioned specifically for one or more of our productions. You will then be sent some material to prepare for the recall. This usually consists of a song or extracts of songs and, perhaps, some dialogue. After the recalls, we shall cast our productions and let everyone know the results within a few days.

WHEN DO THE REHEARSALS AND PRODUCTIONS TAKE PLACE? Auditions generally run from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays or Sundays throughout January and February. Recalls take place over the final weekend of the February Half-Term holiday. First residential rehearsals take place during the Easter holiday. Second residential rehearsals take place one or two weeks prior to the production week itself in late July or in August.

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE 2017 COMPANY, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? The course fees are based on the cost to NYMT of food and accommodation for the rehearsal and production periods. They also go towards the costs of tuition and pastoral care. We endeavour to keep the fees as low as possible. There is likely to be a range from £595 to £1,795, depending on the duration of the course. Bursaries are available upon application in cases of need and we provide helpful information on fund raising.

FAQs

2. MUSICIANS

HOW DO I AUDITION? Online applications via this website are still open for those able to get to London for audition. You just need to fill in the form and complete the application by using our secure online payment system with Paypal. The audition fee is £15. We will then be in touch to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for your audition.

WHAT FORM DOES THE AUDITION TAKE? You will need to prepare a piece of your own choi2017 COMPANY, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? The course fees are based on the cost to NYMT of food and accommodation for the rehearsal and production periods. They also go towards the costs of tuition and pastoral care. We endeavour to keep the fees as low as possible. In 2017 the fees will range from £595 to £950. Bursaries are available upon application in cases of need and we provide helpful information on fund raising.

FAQs

3. ASSISTANT LIGHTING & SOUND TECHNICIANS, STAGE MANAGEMENT & WARDROBE

HOW DO I APPLY? Online applications via this website are still open for those able to get to London for interview. You just need to fill in the form and complete the application by using our secure online payment system with Paypal. The audition fee is £15. We will then be in touch to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for your interview.

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE 2017 COMPANY, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? The course fees are based on the cost to NYMT of food and accommodation for the rehearsal and production periods. They also go towards the costs of tuition and pastoral care. We endeavour to keep the fees as low as possible. In 2017 the fees will range from £595 to £1,080. Bursaries are available upon application in cases of need and we provide helpful information on fund raising.


FAQs

4. ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, MUSICAL DIRECTORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS & DESIGNERS

HOW DO I APPLY? Please just email Jeremy Walker at enquiries@nymt.org.uk to express your interest in any of these roles. Attach your CV and tell us about your experience so far.

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE 2017 COMPANY, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? The course fees are based on the cost to NYMT of food and accommodation for the rehearsal and production periods. They also go towards the costs of tuition and pastoral care. We endeavour to keep the fees as low as possible. In 2017 the course fees for those on our Creative Team Mentorship programme will range from £875 to £1,080. Bursaries are available upon application in cases of need and we provide helpful information on fund raising

 

 


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