BYT Auditions

The Bellevue Youth Theatre is an inclusive recreational program for ages 5-19, with the focus on teen participants.  Persons with disabilities, families and older adults are allowed to participate.  The emphasis of the theatre is to build self-esteem, teamwork and confidence in youth while performing in a supportive environment.  Children 11 and younger, and first-time participants, may have limited roles.  For more information, please call 425-452-7155.

Spring Auditions

Please read "What You Need to Know" FIRST!  If you have any questions after that, feel free to call us at 425-452-7155 or email BYT@bellevuewa.gov.

Auditions for 11 and Older (or 5-10 year-olds who have been in three BYT plays in 2016-2017):

  • Auditions for:
         "The Last Unicorn," "Winnie the Pooh," and "The Wizard of Oz"
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 or Wednesday, Jan. 3
  • 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street
  • Auditions for:
         "Winnie the Pooh"
  • Thursday, Jan. 4
  • 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way

Actor is 5 to 10 years old by January 22 - READ THESE STEPS!

Step 1:  READ "What You Need to Know 5-10."

Step 2: REGISTER for one play (do not register for more than one cast).

Step 3:  FILL OUT paperwork.
     Participant Information - 5-10 year-olds
     Rehearsal Commitment and Bio Form (both sides)

Step 4.  ATTEND mandatory parent orientation on Jan. 11.

Step 5.  ATTEND first rehearsal on Jan. 22.   

Actor is 11 or Older - READ THESE STEPS!

Step 1:  READ "What You Need to Know 11 & Up" - includes information about auditions.

Step 2:  FILL OUT paperwork:
     Audition Form (both sides)
     Rehearsal Commitment and Bio Form (both sides)

Step 3:  ATTEND one of the audition dates.

Auditions for 11 and Older (or 5-10 year-olds who have been in three BYT plays in 2016-2017):

  • Auditions for:
         "The Last Unicorn," "Winnie the Pooh," and "The Wizard of Oz"
  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 or Wednesday, Jan. 3
  • 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street
  • Auditions for:
         "Winnie the Pooh"
  • Thursday, Jan. 4
  • 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way

Step 4:   ATTEND first rehearsal on Jan. 22.

 

Show Info for Each Play - Rehearsals, Tech Week, Performances

The Last Unicorn

This is a great show for all ages, with strong teen parts and good roles for the entire family. 
  • Course 126983 for 5-10 year-olds (25 spots available)
  • Rehearsal location:  Bellevue Youth Theatre
  • Rehearsals begin:  Monday, Jan. 22    
  • Rehearsal time:  Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tech Week The week of March 12 at Bellevue Youth Theatre
  • Performs:  March 16-25 at Bellevue Youth Theatre

Winnie the Pooh

This fun show has lots of opportunities for all ages.  Young people 8 and older can expect lines.  A singing audition is not required but is suggested.

  • Course 126984 for 5-10 year-olds (30 spots available)
  • Rehearsal location: South Bellevue Community Center
  • Rehearsals begin:  Monday, Jan. 22
  • Rehearsal time: Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tech Week:  The week of March 26 at Bellevue Youth Theatre
  • Performs:  March 30-April 8 at Bellevue Youth Theatre

The Wizard of Oz

This show is the classic musical with songs from the 1939 movie.  Teens will be given priority by age in this show, with two complete casts of ages 11 and older.  Children 10 and younger will perform only one week of their choice, depending on availability.  Children under 12 may not have lines and will have the opportunity to sing and act.  Children 10 and under will be in two to three scenes, depending on attendance. 

Cast 1:

  • Rehearsal location:  Will rehearse at both Bellevue Youth Theatre and Crossroads Community Center.
  • Rehearsals begin:  Monday, Jan. 22. 
  • Rehearsal time:  Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tech Week: The week of April 16 at Bellevue Youth Theatre
  • Performs:  April 20-29 at Bellevue Youth Theatre
         Children ages 5-10 perform either on: 
               Cast A - course 126985 - April 20-22
               Cast B - course 126986 - April 27-29

Cast 2:

  • Rehearsal location:  Will rehearse at Crossroads Community Center.
  • Rehearsals begin:  Monday, Jan. 22. 
  • Rehearsal time:  Monday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tech Week:  The week of April 30 at Bellevue Youth Theatre.
  • Performs:  May 4-12 at Bellevue Youth Theatre
         Children ages 5-10 perform either on: 
               Cast C - course 127007 - May 4-6
               Cast D - course 127008 - May 10-12

Fees

Fees:
   Residents - Free
   Non-residents - $150

Refunds (for non-Bellevue residents):

  • If you withdraw on or before Jan. 15, you will be refunded $140.
  • If you withdraw on or between Jan. 16-21, your refund will be $75.
  • If you withdraw on or after Jan. 22, you will not receive a refund. 
  • NOTE:  The withdrawal must be processed.  Voicemail and email requests do not constitute "being processed."  You must speak to someone live to consider you or your child withdrawn.  If you are calling on the weekend, you may call Bellevue Parks & Community Services' main line at 425-452-6885 and press 1 to be transferred to someone live.

Year-Round Audition, Rehearsal and Performance Locations

Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street

Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th Street

South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 SE Newport Way

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Contact

Bellevue Youth Theatre16051 NE 10th StreetBellevue, WA 98008

Business Hours

Monday through Friday - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Telephone

425-452-7155

Email

BYT@bellevuewa.gov


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