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 season Young Company is presenting seven exciting productions, including three productions: 'Night of the Living Dead,' 'Treasure Island' and 'Beauty and the Beast' which are also part of our regular professional season.

Get Involved

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.
 

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 at (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. Regular enrollment policies apply for all Young Company productions.

I Think My Mom is a Zombie

Friends Archie and Shelly’s entire town is in danger after a mysterious asteroid crashes- causing a zombie outbreak among the adults. Now it’s up to them to save their parents and the rest of the town before their time runs out!

Rehearsals

Sept 14 - Oct 9
Saturdays mornings, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday nights, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Scene work, called actors only)

Tech/Dress rehearsals:
Sat, Oct 12 - 9am – 3pm
Wed, Oct 16 - 5:30pm – 8pm
Thurs, Oct 17 - 5:30pm – 8pm
Fri, Oct 18 - 1pm – 6pm (Final dress for Fall Break Camp students.)

Performance Dates October 18th & 19th, 7pm
Cast Size 14 - 18 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 9 – 16 years old. Limited roles for younger cast members may be available. May include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information Auditions are not required. Video auditions must be submitted for consideration for primary/lead role.
Sign Up Information Enroll Online, or call (405) 208-6200, or visit us in person to sign up.

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 Primary Rehearsals
Saturday mornings, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Nov 9th - Dec 14th (includes break for Thanksgiving)

Tech & Dress rehearsals
Tues, Dec 17 – 5:30 – 8pm
Wed, Dec 18– 5:30 -8 pm)
Thurs, Dec 19 – 5:30 -8 pm
Fri, Dec 20 – 5:30 – 8 pm

Performance Dates Sat, Dec 21 – 7:00 pm
Mon, Dec 23 2:00 pm (Performance for our students of Winter Break Camp)
Mon, Dec 23 7:00 pm
Cast Size 13 - 16 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16. Limited roles for younger cast members may be available. May include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information Auditions are not required. Video auditions must be submitted for consideration for primary/lead role..
Sign Up Information Enroll Online, or call (405) 208-6200, or visit us in person to sign up.

The Jungle Book

You are invited to come along for the extraordinary adventure of Mowgli, a boy raised in the jungle by wolves. With the help of his animal friends, he must escape the dangers of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy him.

Rehearsals

Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 March 7 & 14
Spring Break Camp

March 16 - 20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

Performance Dates March 20, 2:00pm & 7:00 pm
Cast Size 16 - 20 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages Ages 7 – 16.
Audition Information Auditions are not required.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens Dec 1st. Enroll Online, by phone or in person.

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.

 

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 will be held in March 2019, with the exact date release Jan 2019. Auditions will be held for our four summer shows, including 'Treasure Island', 'Peter Pan', 'Beauty and the Beast', and 'The Schol Play. A Farce.'
 

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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