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Pied Piper Theatre

HOW TO AUDITION CLASSES AVAILABLE

Make sure you are fully prepared for the upcoming auditions by taking our "How to Audition" classes for ages 8-18, which will be offered before the audition dates of each production. Learn the "need to know" basics of preparing for an audition and learn how to leave them remembering you. Upcoming dates are listed below:

HA-8   Mon., Feb. 25     5:30-7:30 pm
HA-9   Wed.,  Feb. 27    5:30-7:30 pm
HA-10  Thu., Feb. 28   5-7 pm

Go to  the "Classes > Drama" tab at the top of the page to view pricing and to register for a class.

Pied Piper Theatre

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT), welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain. Offering three fully staged musical presentations a year, this award-winning children’s theatre provides dramatic and musical theatre training while building confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Disney's NEWSIES

Pied Piper Theatre brings its high steppin’, sensational production of Disney’s NEWSIES to the Hylton stage! It’s the summer of 1899 and New York City’s newsboys are on strike against William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal and Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World. Protesting price hikes for the newspapers they are selling, the newsies refuse to work and form a union to demand a price reduction. NEWSIES won Tony awards in 2012 for Best Actor, Best Choreography, and Best Original Score with several nominations including Best Musical. Outstanding choreography and dynamic songs such as “Santa Fe” and the popular “King of New York” highlight this amazing production with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White, it was originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Production. Don’t miss your opportunity to “Seize the Day” by coming to NEWSIES!

Performances for NEWSIES are January 12 at 2PM & 7PM and January 13 at 3PM at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Snow dates are February 2 and 3. All actors MUST be available for the snow dates. 

Disney's "Newsies" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 55th St., New York, NY 10019. T: 212-541-4684.

The programs for Newsies are sponsored by: 

Annie

Full color Annie LogoThe sun will come out this spring with Pied Piper Theatre closing out their season with one of the best-loved musicals, Annie. The beloved redhead will leap from the comic strip and into your heart as she searches for her parents. Aided by the other orphans, Annie escapes from the cruel Ms. Hannigan's orphanage and goes out in 1930s New York City to begin her search, making many new friends along the way. Filled with adventure and spunk, Annie will delight audiences of all ages with musical favorites such as "Tomorrow" and "Hard Knock Life" by Tony Award winners Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Book by Thomas Meehan and original Broadway production directed by Martin Charnin. Come out and audition for this world-renowned musical!

Auditions for Annie will be held at the Center for the Arts on the following days (Please note they are different from our usual audition days): 
Saturday, March 2
Sunday, March 3 
Callbacks will be Monday, March 4

Based on "Little Orphan Annie" ® by permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC. "Annie" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 55th St., New York, NY 10019. T: 212-541-4684.

Schedule for Newsies: Rehearsals are held at the Center for the Arts (9419 Battle Street); and Baldwin Elementary School (1978 Eagle Way, Manassas) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Some Saturday rehearsals will be extended. Please note: due to a tight production schedule, some actors will be required to come to Friday rehearsals 6-8:30 PM. 

Audition Details

Auditions for Annie will be held at the Center for the Arts on:

  • Saturday, March 2
  • Sunday, March 3
  • Callbacks will be Monday, March 4

Auditions will take approximately one hour. Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork. If you'd like to come with papers already filled out follow this link. Be sure to list any potential scheduling conflicts. There will be a mandatory 10 minute parent meeting after each set of auditions. 

There is a $10 Non-refundable audition fee (paid at the time of audition)

  • Bring a small photo (wallet-sized school photo is fine).
  • Prepare a short monologue that is about one minute long (example: poem, lines or paragraph from a play). Acting is encouraged.
  • Prepare a short song (about 16 bars) to sing acapella.

Wear comfortable clothing such as: (modest) athletic/dancewear and tennis shoes or jazz shoes, if you have them. Clothes should not be restrictive as dance movements may be required. Absolutely no dresses, flip flops, crocs or sandals. 

If cast in the play, there is a Participation Fee of $245 plus a $50 Production Fee. Members of the Center for the Arts pay a $220 Participation Fee plus the $50 Production Fee. Please make all checks payable to Center for the Arts