What is the Palace Teen Company and how can my child get involved?
The Palace Teen Company is an elite, audition-only group of twenty-five students ages 13-18 under the direction of the Palace Professional Department. This company is designed to train teenage students who are dedicated to their involvement in musical theatre. The schedule is comprised of two four-month semesters with auditions prior to each semester. (Join our audition email club to be notified of auditions.) Fall Semester runs August through November and Spring Semester runs March through June. Company members attend a weekly 1½ hour theatre dance class every Saturday morning taught by Natalie McKnight , or a guest professional. Additional workshops are scheduled throughout each semester covering various musical theatre related topics.
When are auditions held for Palace Youth Theatre and Palace Teen Company?
Teen Company auditions are held twice a year before each semester. Palace Youth Theatre auditions are held for all shows, both Youth and Teen, prior to each show. Please join our email list to be notified of any upcoming auditions.
What does my child need to prepare for Teen Company/PYT auditions?
For Palace Teen Company and PYT, you will need to prepare a song that best shows your voice. Please bring clearly marked sheet music. An accompanist will be provided for you. Also, you will be asked to perform a short dance combination, so come prepared with appropriate dance attire and shoes.
Are there theatre/dance/vocal workshops for students who are not involved in the Palace Teen Company?
"The Palace Youth Theatre offers workshops and classes for students of all ages and ability levels. Visit the PYT page on our website for more information.
Why do I have to pay a production fee and what does it cover?
Production fees are required for all PYT shows to cover the costs of materials including script/score rentals, costumes, and props among other things. If you are interested in helping to reduce production fees, please contact Natalie McKnight about joining Parents of the Palace to assist with fundraising.
What is Parents of the Palace (POPs) and how can I get involved?
Parents of the Palace (POPs) is a group of PYT Parents who assist with fundraising and planning PYT events throughout the year. Please contact Natalie McKnight for more information on how to get involved. All parents are welcome!
How often will my child have to attend rehearsal for a PYT show?
PYT generally rehearses 2-3 times per week in the evenings and weekends for 5-7 weeks. During tech week (final week before the show opens), students are generally called to rehearsal every night from 6-10 pm. A detailed rehearsal schedule is provided at the first rehearsal for each production.