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2015 SEASON AUDITIONS

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What do Jude Law, Sheridan Smith, Idris Elba 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 2015 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

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

In the summer of 2015 the NYMT will stage three major productions, including a new commission from the exciting young musical theatre writing partnership, Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary. We’re also looking to produce a very special trilogy of musical theatre pieces for Christmas 2015. More news of that to follow soon!

Please use the menu on the right to find out more about the shows and 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

  1. 1. Stage Performers
  2. 2. Musicians
  3. 3. Assistant Lighting and Sound Technicians, Stage Management and Wardrobe
  4. 4. Assistant Directors, Musical Directors, Choreographers, Designers

 

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, fill in the form and complete the application by using our secure online payment system with Paypal. The audition fee is £48.

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? 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 21 and Sunday 22 February. First residential rehearsals: 7 to 13 April at Tonbridge or Sevenoaks School. Second residential rehearsals: One or two weeks prior to the production week itself.

IF I AM SELECTED FOR THE 2015 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 £1,250 to £1,750, 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 now open. You 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. The audition fee is £15

WHAT FORM DOES THE AUDITION TAKE? You will need to prepare a piece 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 2015 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 2014 the fees for musicians ranged from £500 to £850. 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 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 just 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 2015 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 2014 the fees for crew ranged from £500 to £850. 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? 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 just 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 2015 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 2014 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 and we provide helpful information on fund raising.


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