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Theatre Arts Training

Theatre Arts Training Auditions


A four-year training program preparing young actors for college and professional theatre careers.

Highlights include:

  • intensive acting and musical theatre training with industry professionals
  • annual spring showcase
  • mentorship from CTC artists
  • college audition preparation
  • field trips to see plays at theatres around the twin cities
  • capstone project tailored to students’ strengths and learning goals. 

Each fall and winter students take a weekly class with their cohort focusing on a different skill each year. In the spring students prepare a showcase highlighting their progress. Each year students also choose one elective course tailored to their personal performance goals. During the final year, students collaborate on a capstone project based on the cohort’s strengths and interests.

In addition to their course work, Institute members will spend 10 hours each year building their resume through job-shadowing and hands-on opportunities in Education, Stage Management, Marketing, Production, and other areas of a professional theatre. Throughout the year, students will be asked to evaluate themselves and have opportunities to have their work viewed and assessed by their peers, professional instructors, and members of CTC’s artistic team.

Annual Tuition: $2000 | Financial Aid Available
Includes: Fall and Winter Cohort Acting Class, one elective (to be taken fall, winter, spring, or summer), and the spring showcase 

Class Days and Times:
Mondays, 5:00 – 8:00pm

Auditions for our Class of 2024 (students entering Grade 9 in Fall of 2020) 

Auditions for 2019-2020 are closed. Auditions for the class of 2024 will be held in May and September 2020. Information will be posted in Spring 2020.  

Junior Company Show

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
By Louis Sachar, Adapted by John Olive
For Grades 6 – 8
Winter Session (by audition only)

Welcome to Wayside School—home to a cast of zany characters like hypnotic pigtails, a talking pile of raincoats (who turns out to be a dead rat), and a teacher who turns her students into apples.

Auditions: Wednesday, November 6, and Tuesday, November 12, from 4:30 – 6:30pm 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 4:30 – 7:30pm beginning January 21, 2020 

Tech/Dress: March 16 – 18, 4:30 – 9pm

March 19 at 7pm
March 20 at 7pm
March 21 at 7pm
March 22 at 2pm 

Class ID: JC6
Tuition: $550 (financial aid available) 

For Junior Company, you will be auditioning individually and in a group. Come dressed to move and bring a water bottle. Please prepare and memorize a one-minute monologue from a play. Actors may be given some direction and asked to perform their monologue several times.

Available Audition Time Slots: 

  • Thursday, November 6, 4:30 – 5:30pm 
  • Thursday, November 6, 5:30 – 6:30pm 
  • Wednesday, November 12, 4:30 – 5:30pm 
  • Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 – 6:30pm 

Auditions are closed.