Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions and Answers

Do I need to attend Information Night with my Child?

Yes, you do.  We provide information about our program and the show to both parents and participants.  It is helpful if you attend and receive the information first hand.  If you are unable to attend with your child, please make sure you read the information posted to our website and Facebook page or email us at

How Long is the Information Night?

Approximately an hour and a half. The children learn a song and a dance that they may use at their audition. While they are learning the song and dance, parents can take the opportunity to sign up for an audition time, either an individual time or a group audition.  Individual auditions last approximately 5 minutes. The Group audition is one hour.

Can my Child Prepare Their Own Material for an Audition?

Yes, they can but the audition panel will stick to the five minute time limit.  They must bring their own music if they require accompaniment from our keyboardist.  Keep in mind that the songs chosen by the staff for auditions are specifically chosen in order to see if your child will be able to sing or dance to the music in our production which may be a different genre or format from what your child has prepared.

How do I sign my Child Up for an Audition?

Attend the Information Night and the sign up process will be explained.  We are moving to an outline process that parents will be able to access immediately and information will be posted to our Facebook page following the information night for those who do not attend.

Is there an Audition Form to complete?

Yes, we will have form online that you will be able to download and complete prior to coming in for your audition.  The information required will be things such as name, age, parents names (or guardians, babysitters, or others responsible for the child during the audition time-line) and all related contact information, previous show experience, and potential activity conflicts.  There will also be a consent signature required for a head shot photo which we use during the casting process to remind us of your child as we are often auditioning more than 100 children.

What is a Call-back?

A callback is another part of the audition process that assists the staff with casting decisions. Your child may be asked to a callback for more singing, dancing, or reading so that more specific requirements for casting the roles may be assessed by the show staff. Call-backs can last an hour or can be all day. If your child receives a callback note, the time that they are required to be there will be on the sheet. They may require a lunch/snack if they will be there all day. This will be clearly written on the note. Some call-backs may be decided after all individual and group auditions are completed.  Communication for this will be via email or phone using the contact information you provide on the audition form.

Is there a Fee to Participate in Dreamcoat?

Yes, there is a fee for participating. Our registration fees are explained at the information Night and will be posted on our website and Facebook page.

What if I am unable to afford the Registration Fee?

We have a Participation Fund Committee that accepts applications for funding to those in need. Please see our Post about the Participation Fund on this page.
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Are there any other costs involved for Dreamcoat?

On occasion the costume department will ask actors to bring in an article of clothing to help with their costume (Black Socks, black shoes etc.) The other costs involved are tickets to the show. Tickets will be available in October for purchase. We also have a fee for a show shirt if your child would like to purchase one. There is also a nominal fee for the cast party held the day after our show closes.

Can I Volunteer to help with the show?

YES, YES and YES. Please let us know if you are available to help with moving sets, painting, costume making, prop making, supervising dressing rooms etc. We will have an online form available following the Information Night.

Download Volunteer Form

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