EVCT Auditions for Kids

Auditions for Peter Pan

Peter Pan, a musical adventure 

by Craig Sodaro, Eric Rockwell, Joanne Bogart

Soar away to Neverland in this magical adaption drawn from the beloved novel with fresh, original music!  The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. The Darling children encounter Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and of course, the Lost Boys and Girls!  A rousing original musical score will delight audiences of all ages in this timeless classic story for the young at heart.

May 7 & 8th

5pm and 7pm

May 7 & 8 at 5 pm for kids age 8-11 and at 7 pm for kids age 12-18 at the EVCT Rehearsal Studio, 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.  Bring a photo of yourself you can leave at the theatre, come dressed for movement and dance.  No advanced preparation is required.

Callback auditions will be on May 9 at 6 pm.  Rehearsals begin May 10 and run Monday through Thursday from 6-9 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.  Show runs June 14-24 —  7 pm shows Thurs-Sat, Sat also at 4 pm and Sun at 2 pm with daytime matinees shows on June 14, 15, 20, 21& 22.

Auditions for Main Stage productions are held prior to each show, four times each year. Performance troupe auditions are held every January and August. Cast members make an initial audition and attend a callback before they’re selected.

EVCT makes the audition experience kid-friendly. It strives to create a low-pressure learning environment for children. All of the directors involved with auditions and production have extensive experience working with youth. The audition process is about teaching kids how to audition, practicing, doing their best and showing the directors what they’re looking for. Auditions are open to any kids in the community—children don’t necessarily have to be enrolled in EVCT acting classes or camps.

Tips for Auditioning

  • Plan to be at the audition a little bit ahead of schedule—you don’t want your child to feel rushed.
  • Make sure your child has eaten before meeting with the director and had a good night’s sleep—kids need their energy and this will help prevent them from fidgeting.
  • Get context for the scenes by reading the whole script.
  • Don’t worry about clothing, hair or breakdowns too much. Character guides are just that—guides, and forcing a certain look or attitude will feel inauthentic.
  • Don’t coach your child down to every gesture. Let them focus on listening, tone and facial expressions and the director will do the coaching once your child is cast in the troupe or production.

All auditions are held at the EVCT Studio, located at 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

For all Troupe Auditions, call for an appointment. 480-756-3828 for more information.