Come on stage with Young Company!

Young Company is OCT’s year-round student production program. Young actors will love taking to the stage as they work alongside their directors, adult actors, and technical staff, working to bring productions of full-sized adventure to life.

Through a diverse and exciting production season, Young Company offers countless opportunities for children and teens to experience the excitement of the theatre as they hone their craft, develop new skills, overcome challenges, and make new friends in a safe and encouraging production environment.

This year Young Company is presenting seven exciting productions, including three productions, 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,'Elf the Musical Jr.'  and 'Night of the Living Dead' which are part of our regular professional season.

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Become a Cast Member

Come on stage with us as a member of our cast in a fully realized play or musical! Each Young Company show offers a range of great roles for young actors of all ages and experiences. When you join Young Company you'll have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals.
 

 

Our 2018 Young Company Season

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Aladdin the street urchin is down on his luck. Begging for change and stealing loaves of bread will only get you so far. That is until his life changes forever when he comes in possession of a magic lamp complete with a wish-granting genie. Will he be able to use the genie to win the hand of the Princess of the realm?

Enrollment is now open. Sign up online

Rehearsals Sat 9:00 - 12:00 pm & Wed 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Feb 17th to Mar 14th
Performance Dates March 16 & 17, 7:00 pm
Cast Size 10 - 15 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 7 - 16
Production Cost $200 (+$20 yearly registration fee for new 2018 students)
Audition Information No audition is required. Actors will be asked to send in a video introduction prior to rehearsals.
Sign Up Information Sign up online, call (405) 606-7003, or visit us in person.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. In the incredible Narnia, they make friends with the frightened forest people who have almost given up hope for the return of good King Aslan, their true ruler. When Aslan was there, it was always summer. There is a great battle to see whether this magical country will remain under a wintry spell or will, once again, know freedom and summer under good King Aslan. A charming play about courage and the love of freedom

This 3-Week production camp is part of our 2018 Summer Camps.  This production is also part of our regular season and features an extended run. With an intensive rehearsal period, this show is better suited to more experiences and serious young actors.

Rehearsals Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 4th – 22nd
Part of our 2018 Summer Camps
Performance Dates June 20th: 10am, 12pm, & 7pm
June 21st & 22nd: 10am & 12pm
June 23rd & 24th: 2pm
Cast Size 14 - 18 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 11 – 16. Limited roles for younger cast members. Younger cast members may audition, but are unlikely to be accepted.
Tuition Cost $500  (+$20 yearly registration fee for new 2018 students)
Audition Information Auditions are required for this production.
Main audition day will be on March 24th. Make-up video submissions will be accepted through May 25th or until the cast is full.
Actors will need to present a memorized 1-2 minute monologue of their choice.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens March 24th. Director approval will be required before actors are able to sign up.
Zorp! Alien on Earth

The alien galaxy explorer Commander Zorp has crash-landed on the weird and wonderful planet Earth. Now with secret government agents on his tail, can he blend in long enough to fix his ship and fly back home?

This 2-Week production camp is part of our 2018 Summer Camps. It's a great option for young and older actors and is a great option for those that can't make the commitment to the 3-week show.

Rehearsals Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
June 11th – 22nd
Part of our 2018 Summer Camps
Performance Dates June 22nd & 23rd: 7pm
Cast Size 13 - 16 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16.
Tuition Cost $350  (+$20 yearly registration fee for new 2018 students)
Audition Information Auditions are not required for this production but are strongly encouraged.
Main audition day will be on March 24th. Make-up video submissions will be accepted through May 25th or until the cast is full.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens March 24th.
Elf the Musical Jr.

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This 4-Week production camp is part of our 2018 Summer Camps.  This production is also part of our regular season and features an extended run. With an intensive rehearsal period, this show is better suited to more experiences and serious young actors.

Rehearsals Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
July 2nd - 27th
4 week camp. Part of our 2018 Summer Camps.
Performance Dates July 25th: 10am, 12pm, & 7pm
July 26th & 27th: 10am & 12pm
July 28th & 29th: 2pm
Cast Size 16 - 25 actors
Show Type Musical
Suitable for Ages 11 – 16. Limited options for younger cast members and will require director approval.
Tuition Cost $600  (+$20 yearly registration fee for new 2018 students)
Audition Information Auditions are required for this production.
Main audition day will be on March 24th. Make-up video submissions will be accepted through June 15th or until the cast is full.
Actors will need to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and sing 1-minute acapella song of their choice. No accompaniment is allowed.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens March 24th. Director approval will be required before actors are able to enroll.
Alice in Wonderland

When Alice falls down a rabbit hole, she enters a magical world. There she encounters an odd assortment of characters, including the grinning Cheshire Cat and the goofy Mad Hatter. When Alice ends up in the court of the tyrannical Queen of Hearts, she must stay on the ruler's good side -- or risk losing her head

This 2-Week production camp is part of our 2018 Summer Camps. It's a great option for young and older actors and is a great option for those that can't make the commitment to the 4-week show.

Rehearsals Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
July 16th - 27th
2 week camp. Part of our 2018 Summer Camps.
Performance Dates July 27th & 28th: 7pm
Cast Size 13 - 16 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16.
Tuition Cost $350  (+$20 yearly registration fee for new 2018 students)
Audition Information Auditions are not required for this production but are strongly encouraged.
Main audition day will be on March 24th. Make-up video submissions will be accepted through June 15th or until the cast is full.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens March 24th.
Night of the Living Dead

Fall out from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.

This Halloween classic is a great option for older students who want an exciting theatre experience.

Rehearsals Rehearsal dates and times will be announced in July, 2018
Performance Dates October 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th: 7:00 pm
Cast Size 10 - 15 actors. Will feature adult actors in most primary roles.
Show  Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 10 – 16. Limited options for younger cast members and will require director approval.
Please note the subject matter of the play may be objectionable for younger participants.
Production Fees $350  (+$20 yearly registration fee for new 2018 students)
Audition Information Audition information will be announced in July 2018
Sign Up Information Audition information will be announced in July 2018
A Christmas Story

The Christmas classic that follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.

Rehearsals Rehearsal dates and times will be announced in July, 2018
Performance Dates December 21st, 22nd: 7:00 pm
Cast Size 10 - 15 actors. Adult actors may be used in some primary roles.
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 7 - 16
Production Fees $350  (+$20 yearly registration fee for new 2018 students)
Audition Information No audition is required. Actors will be asked to send in a video introduction prior to rehearsals.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens August 2018.

How to Sign Up

Step 1: Explore our season

We're excited to present a diverse range of shows that offers multiple opportunities for young actors of all ages and experience. Find the show that is right for you by exploring the production descriptions above. Make sure to pay careful attention to the rehearsal and performance requirements of each show.

Step 2: Audition

Prepare for your audition by finding a monologue and songs that allow you to demonstrate your range. Remember, all audition material needs to be memorized, so make sure you practice at home. If no audition is required then skip this step. For shows that require auditions, we'll be in touch shortly after the audition process to help you sign up. If no audition is required, you're free to go ahead and sign up once enrollment opens up.

Step 3: Sign Up

Once you have completed any required auditions and made sure that you are able to commit to the production schedule it's time to sign up. For most shows, you'll be able to sign up online, by phone on (405) 606-7003, or in person. Please note that all shows have maximum cast sizes, so it's important to sign up as early as possible. For all Young Company productions there is a yearly non-refundable registration fee of $20 that includes a t-shirt, and our regular enrollment policies apply.

More Information

Tuition/Production Fees and Registration Fee

Tuition and production fees are listed in the production information and must be paid in full before we can secure your child's place in the production. In addition to the production fees there is a yearly non-refundable $20 registration fee (applicable for Young Company programs only). This registration fee includes a Young Company t-shirt and one admission to every Young Company production for the calendar year.

 

Auditions

Audition requirements vary depending on the requirements of the show. These can be found by reading the descriptions above.

For shows that require an audition
Actors will need to attend in-person or may submit a video audition if they are unable to make the scheduled audition. Actors must prepare a memorized 1-2 minute monologue. Auditions for our summer musical will also require a 1-minute acapella song.

For shows that have optional auditions
Actors have the option of attending an audition in-person, submitting a video audition, or not submitting an audition at all. We recommend attending the audition where possible as it allows our directors to see the actor's ability before rehearsals start. Generally speaking, primary roles are generally assigned to actors that have provided an audition, while those that haven't auditioned are considered for ensemble roles.

For shows that have no audition
Actors are free to sign up for shows that have no audition at any time. Actors will be asked to submit a video introduction prior to rehearsals, which will help our directors get to know their cast. Information about this will be provided in your Welcome Pack, which is posted out after enrollment.

Upcoming Audition Dates
Our next Audition Date is March 24th. Auditions will be held for our four summer shows, including 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', 'Zorp! Alien on Earth', 'Elf the Musical Jr.', and 'Alice in Wonderland '.
 

Other Questions?

Is my child right for this show? What part will they get? How many lines will they have? What will rehearsals be like?

Productions have a lot of questions and luckily we have a lot of answers. Most of these can be found in our

Production Welcome Pack

If you have other questions or concerns call our office or email Nathan@oklahomachildrenstheatre.org.

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