EVCT Auditions for Kids

On The Spot Teen Improv Auditions

Auditions will be held for On The Spot, EVCT’s teen improv troupe, on Tuesday, January 16 at the EVCT Studio, 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

Auditions will be at 6 pm and will consist of playing theatre games and improv games.  Auditions are open to all kids age 12-18.

Rehearsals will be held each Tuesday from 6-8 pm with performances during the Spring.  Cost of the program is $195.

Tuesday, January 16

6:00 PM

If you are planning on auditioning, please call the office at 480-756-3828 to let us know you will be attending the audition and download and bring with you the audition card.  Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

EVCT Bravo, A Musical Theater Group Auditions

Auditions will be held for EVCT Bravo, EVCT’s musical theatre troupe, on Wednesday, January 17 at the EVCT Studio, 4501 East Main Street in Mesa.

Auditions will be at 5 pm and will consist of singing and dancing (no advanced preparation is necessary).  Auditions are open to all kids age 12-18.

Rehearsals are held each Wednesday from 5-7 pm with performances during the spring.  Cost of the program is $195.

Wednesday, January 17

5:00 PM

If you are planning on auditioning, please call the office at 480-756-3828 to let us know you will be attending the audition and download and bring with you the audition card.  Please feel free to call the office with any questions.

Express Schedule Spring 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Spring EVCT Express Troupe:  Ailish Murphy, Kay Hawley, Olivia Antebi, Connor Sampson, Savannah Sampson, Lola Hutchinson, Anna Heiken, Lincoln Hall, Gabby Unangst, Finley Cahill, Lily Fournier.  The troupe will be performing its play SARAH SUES HER SISTER out in the community this spring.

Below is a schedule of shows.  Come see this great original play by these creative kids.

April 4th thru 21st

7:30 PM

April 4th at 7:30 pm (Wednesday) – Oasis at Mesa Palm, 1418 N Country Club, Mesa (not open to public)

April 7th at 1 pm (Saturday) – Mesa Library Red Mountain, 635 N Power Rd, Mesa (Free and Open to all)

April 10th at 5 pm (Tuesday) – Fellowship Square, 35 W Brown Rd, Mesa (not open to public)

April 14th at 1 pm (Saturday) – Mesa Main Library, 64 E First St, Mesa (Free and Open to all)

April 16th at 5:45 pm (Monday) – Discovery Point, 6210 E Arbor Dr, Mesa (not open to public)

April 19th at 6:30 pm (Thursday) – Troupe Showcase – EVCT Studio, 4501 E Main St, Mesa ($5 per person, $20 for families up to 6 people)

April 21st at 11:30 am (Saturday) – Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S Dobson Rd, Mesa (Free and Open to all)

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.