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2014 SEASON AUDITIONS

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What do Jude Law, Sheridan Smith 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 11-23 for our 2014 Company!

NYMT is looking for…

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

In the summer of 2014 the NYMT will stage three major productions, including a new commission from the outstanding British composer, Benjamin Till, to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Use the menu on the right to find out more and see our FAQs below.

Take your place in over 35 years of musical theatre history by auditioning for the award-winning National Youth Music Theatre.

FAQs

1. STAGE PERFORMERS

HOW DO I AUDITION? Online applications via this website are now open. You just need to select your preferred audition venue and date, complete the form, upload a photo of yourself and complete the application by using our secure online payment system with Paypal. The audition fee is £47.

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.

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 some dialogue. After the recalls, we will cast our productions and let everyone know the results within a couple of days.

WHEN DO THE REHEARSALS AND PRODUCTIONS TAKE PLACE? We have yet to confirm all venues and dates but here is a rough guide: Auditions: Generally from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays or Sundays throughout January and February. Recalls: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February tbc First residential rehearsals: One week during the Easter vacation at Tonbridge or Sevenoaks School. Second residential rehearsals: One or two weeks prior to the production week itself in August.

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE 2014 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 2013 the fees ranged from £850 to £1250 for stage performers. Bursaries are available upon application in cases of need.

FAQs

2. MUSICIANS

HOW DO I AUDITION? Online applications via this website are now open. You just need to select your preferred audition venue and date, complete the form, upload a photo of yourself and complete the application by using our secure online payment system with Paypal. The audition fee is £15

WHAT FORM DOES THE AUDITION TAKE? You will need to prepare one or two pieces of your own choice to demonstrate your technique and musicality. One of our musical directors will lead the audition and an accompanist will be provided, if needed.

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE 2014 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 2013 the fees for musicians ranged from £125 (non-residential) to £850. Bursaries are available upon application in cases of need.

FAQs

3. LIGHTING & SOUND TECHNICIANS, STAGE MANAGEMENT & BACKSTAGE CREW ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, MUSICAL DIRECTORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS & DESIGNERS

HOW DO I APPLY? Online applications via this website are now open. You just need to complete the form and tell us a little about yourself, what position(s) are of interest to you and what experience you have had so far. Then upload a photo of yourself and complete the application by using our secure online payment system with Paypal. You will be required to attend an interview in London, for which the fee is £15

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE 2014 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 2013 the fees for crew ranged from £85 (non-residential) to £850. The course fees for those on our Creative Team Mentorship programme ranged from £650 to £1050. Bursaries are available upon application in cases of need.


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