Each audition is a 3-hours group creative workshop led by professional theatre practitioners. They will be looking to gauge how well you dance, sing, act and work as a team. We are searching for people with guts, determination, integrity, ambition, energy, authenticity, generosity and a willingness to give it everything! You don't need to have any prior experience whatsoever; we are looking for potential!
Please arrive 10-15 minutes in advance. In the beginning of the audition you will meet the team, and they will talk you through what to expect. You will be asked to participate in a warm up, then your group will learn a song together, and you will sing the song you have just learned. You will also take part in a group dance and have the chance to show the team some improvised movement. We will also look at your acting skills through short improvised scenes in groups.
Everyone has different levels of experience, and BYMT's auditions are designed to support that. The creative team will help you understand what is needed of you, but please make sure you commit fully to everything. Often, we’re looking as much at your attitude and approach as your skill and experience. So be willing to try new things and be brave.
BYMT's Audition is very friendly and supportive environment for young people to explore their creative abilities. Don’t get too caught up in ‘getting it right’ – the panel are looking to see the effort you put in, the quality of your movement, how you respond to the music – lots of things aside from whether you get the steps right. Really listen and watch the creative leading the audition to understand the detail of what they’re teaching you and where they want you to focus – details of dynamics, or performance notes are important.
All three disciplines, singing, dancing and acting, are taken equally into consideration when casting our shows, so give everything a really good go. If you’re feeling anxious, don’t hide at the back – the creative leading the session can’t see you and you can’t see them. Come forward, make sure you have space, and throw yourself into the session.
And finally, please wear loose, comfortable clothing (NOT JEANS), trainers or jazz shoes and bring a bottle of water.