Overview

AUDITION-BASED PROGRAMMING

Audition Based Programs at Paramount School of the Arts are for students in grades 6-12 in musical theater and acting.

Musical Theater Programs include Youth Theater Conservatory (YTC) for grades 6-8 and Musical Theater Institute (MTI) for grades 9-12.

Acting programs include Acting Institute (AI) for grades 9-12.

Our Season 5 auditions have completed and we are excited to create with over 50 new students between all three of our programs.

Auditions for Season 6 will be in August of 2024. Check back for updates and Season 6 audition information in March of 2024.

Paramount School of the Arts (PSA) is excited to announce Season 6 Auditions for our Audition Based Programs. You can find all you need to know about our ABP programs here!

We encourage our students to audition IN PERSON for our year long audition-based programs in musical theater, acting, and dance.

In Person Auditions will be Friday, August 16th from 5:30-9 pm and Saturday August 17th from 10am-1pm.

Interested students must sign up for an open call audition time slot and can do so by clicking these links:

Friday August 16th 5:30-9:00 pm

Saturday August 17th 10:00 am -1:00 pm

YTC and MTI Students – Please note that by signing up for your session you will be called at the start time for the entire session in order to be present for a formal dance call. After the dance call is completed, students will have a 15-minute break to get ready for their individual calls. Each student will be seen one at a time in order of their assigned numbers that will be picked up upon arrival.

**Students will be dismissed after their individual call.

***If you are auditioning for AI only you can arrive 1 hour after the start of the open call.

YTC and MTI please prepare:

  • 1 age appropriate 1 minute monologue
  • 16-32 bars of age-appropriate song – please bring sheet music we recommend utilizing our live accompanist.

AI please prepare:

  • 2 contrasting age appropriate 1-minute monologues

YTC = Youth Theater Conservatory Grades 6-8
MTI = Musical Theater Institute Grades 9-12
AI = Acting Institute Grades 9-12

Students who cannot make the in-person audition dates may submit a video audition for consideration by Friday August 9th at 5:00 pm. Please note that NO video submissions will be accepted after Friday August 9th at 5:00 pm.

Video Audition requirements:

Please email videos or links to your videos to school@paramountarts.com with the following information:

Subject line (Student’s Name, Grade in Fall 2024, and Program which they are auditioning for)

Example: Jessica Coy, 8th grade, YTC

Please send videos via attachment or link to youtube/dropbox/google drive.

Each video should be labeled with the student’s name, program auditioning for, and content of the video. Example:

Jessica Coy YTC – Dance Video
Jessica Coy YTC – Song Video
Jessica Coy YTC – Monologue Video

Program Audition Self Tape:

YTC and MTI

  • 1 video with 1 minute song
  • 1 video with 1 minute monologue

AI

  • Prepare Two 1-minute monologues in contrasting themes

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Youth Theater Conservatory

Youth Theater Conservatory

$450 Per Semester – Including 4 hours of instruction/week

Students participating in our Youth Theater Conservatory program will experience musical theater training like no other. Meeting each student where they are, YTC students will spend dedicated hours each week exploring the ins and outs of musical theater which will blend acting, vocals, and dance. Students in the YTC program will also be given opportunities to attend performances, community programs, workshops, talk backs, special field trips, and private mentoring from Paramount industry experts. By the end of this 3-year program students will be prepared to audition for our high school program Musical Theater Institute (MTI).

Age Range
  • Grades 6–8
Description
  • For students who have serious interest in singing, dancing and acting
  • Intermediate to advanced classes
  • Good prep for Musical Theater Institute
  • Full year commitment
Audition Information (Click here)

 

School Year COURSEWORK

Musical Theater (acting, vocals, and more) Mondays 5:30-7:30

Dance Technique (required – no charge a $250 value) Mondays 7:30-9:00

FREEBIES AND DISCOUNTS FOR YTC MEMBERS
  • Select discounted public and private workshops with Guest Artists
  • 10% off PSA merchandise
  • 10% off PSA voice lessons
  • 25% discount on select additional acting, dance, and vocal classes.
  • Free Required Dance Class (a $250.00 value)
  • Invite to Paramount Theater Productions dress rehearsals (when production allows)
  • Vouchers to each Broadway Series Show at Paramount Theater
  • Talk-backs with the creatives of Broadway Series shows
  • Featured roles in annual Spring Showcase
  • Enhanced Work In Progress Showing performance opportunities.
  • Available mentor sessions with teaching artists throughout the semester

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Musical Theater Institute

Musical Theater Institute

$450.00  per semester – this includes 4  hours of instruction every week 

Students participating in our Musical Theater Institute program will experience musical theater training like no other. Meeting each student where they are, MTI students will spend dedicated hours each week exploring the ins and outs of musical theater which will blend, acting, vocals, and dance. Students in the MTI program will also be given opportunities to attend performances, community programs, workshops, talk backs, special field trips, and private mentoring from Paramount industry experts. This program is designed to help prepare students to audition for university theater programs or enter the world of professional acting.

Audition Information (Click here)
School Year Coursework
  • Musical Theater (acting, vocals, and more) Monday’s 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Dance Technique (required- no charge a $250 value) Monday’s 5:30-7:00 pm
Discounts and Freebies for MTI Students
  • Select discounted public and private workshops with Guest Artists
  • 10% off PSA merchandise
  • 10% off PSA voice lessons
  • 25% discount on select additional acting, dance, and vocal classes.
  • Free Required Dance Class (a $250.00 value)
  • Invite to Paramount Theater Productions dress rehearsals (when production allows)
  • Vouchers to each Broadway Series Show at Paramount Theater
  • Talk-backs with the creatives of Broadway Series shows
  • Featured roles in annual Spring Showcase
  • Enhanced Work In Progress Showing performance opportunities.
  • Available mentor sessions with teaching artists throughout the semester

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Acting Institute

Acting Institute

$300 per semester up to 2 hours of instruction/week.

Students participating in our Acting Institute are guided through a 4 year program developed for high school students who are looking to enhance their acting skills, on-camera presence, and prepare for auditions, college, and more. Students in the AI program will also be given opportunities to attend performances, community programs, workshops, talk backs, special field trips, and private mentoring from Paramount industry experts. This program is designed to help prepare students to audition for university theater programs or enter the world of professional acting.

Audition Information (Click here) 

 

School year COURSEWORK
  • Acting (Thursdays 6:00-8:00)
FREEBIES AND DISCOUNTS FOR AI MEMBERS
  • Select discounted public and private workshops with Guest Artists
  • 10% off PSA merchandise
  • 10% off PSA voice lessons
  • 25% discount on select additional acting, dance, and vocal classes
  • Invite to Paramount Theater Productions dress rehearsals (when production allows)
  • Vouchers to each Broadway Series Show at Paramount Theater
  • Talk-backs with the creatives of Broadway Series shows
  • Featured roles in annual Spring Showcase
  • Enhanced Work In Progress Showing performance opportunities
  • Available mentor sessions with teaching artists throughout the semester

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Submit Your Audition

Students who cannot make the in-person audition dates may submit a video audition for consideration by Friday August 9th at 5:00 pm. Please note that NO video submissions will be accepted after Friday August 9th at 5:00 pm.

Video Audition requirements:

Please email videos or links to your videos to school@paramountarts.com with the following information:

Subject line (Student’s Name, Grade in Fall 2024, and Program which they are auditioning for)

Example: Jessica Coy, 8th grade, YTC

Please send videos via attachment or link to youtube/dropbox/google drive.

Each video should be labeled with the student’s name, program auditioning for, and content of the video. Example:

Jessica Coy YTC – Dance Video
Jessica Coy YTC – Song Video
Jessica Coy YTC – Monologue Video

Program Audition Self Tape:

YTC and MTI

  • 1 video with 1 minute song
  • 1 video with 1 minute monologue

AI

  • Prepare Two 1-minute monologues in contrasting themes

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