How do I sign up my child for a Class to Audition?
Pick the class that your child wants to be in, email your child's name, age, and class name & time to firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 972-658-3915.
Go to the Forms Page and print out the Registration Forms. Mail your paperwork and check, made out to CCT (or you can call 972-658-3915 with a Credit card-4% fee applies), or bring paperwork to 303 Main Street, Garland, TX 75040.
For Summer Camp - include a 1/2 week's tuition. For Once-a-Week Classes - include the first month's tuition, plus $20 registration fee. Your payment holds your spot in the class. Registration and Tuition is due by the first day of class, if there are still spots available at that time.
What if my child does not want to continue?
It is normal for some children to not want to stick it out the first time they do a show. The rehearsals, towards the end, can sometimes get tiring because they are not understanding the process. There have been some children that have felt like quitting, but their parents had them stick it out and after the performance, they LOVED it! One kid in particular comes to mind. He had a very small pirate part in 2010 in Peter Pan. Each week when it was time to go to rehearsal, he would ask, "Do we have to go?" He would tell his mom he didn't want to do it anymore. She told him that he made a commitment and he needed to stick it out. After we performed at the Plaza, he fell in love with acting! He had a little bit bigger part in the summer. That Fall, he was the PERFECT fit for the lead role of George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life! And he did an incredible job! Amazing! I urge parents to have their child(ren) stick out the commitment they make to the class. That is a good life lesson to learn.
Auditions are easy going and fun! We do cold readings format. That means that when your child gets to class, they will read from the script to audition. Students will be asked to read various parts with a group of children reading other parts. Students do not have to prepare in advance. If your child does not read yet or has trouble reading, that is fine. Annie will give them a line to say and how to say it and they will repeat it back to her. While a child is not auditioning, they are either watching the movie or play of the show we are going to perform, playing theater games, or going over the part they are going to read for. If your child is wanting to come to one class and 'try" it out, please contact Annie ahead of time. If you have any questions, please feel free to email.
Can my child work behind the Scenes & be on Tech Crew?
Yes! Your child will have an opportunity to help build, paint, and assemble the set. They can learn stage make-up, lighting, curtains, set crew, prop crew, stage management!
How do you cast the Show?
Every child receives a part! Breitling Youth Theater takes casting seriously and we want to make the best decision(s) for your child(ren) so they can succeed! Sometimes children get smaller parts and sometimes larger parts. It is all a matter of timing, training, part availability, and your child's willingness to work on their part outside of classtime, memorizing their lines. Registration and payment is due at the time of the first audition. If your child is wanting to come to one class and 'try" it out, please contact Annie ahead of time. If you have any questions, please feel free to email.
Can my child(ren) try out a class?
If your child(ren) is/are wanting to come to one class and 'try" it out, please contact Annie ahead of time. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Annie at ActingForChildren@hotmail.com Trying out a class does not guarantee you a spot in that class. The class is filled with students that have turned in their forms and their payment.
What is your policy about Parents staying during class time?
Parent's do not have to stay during their child's class time. Parents can stay and watch in the rehearsal room, space permitting. We also have a lobby that parents can wait in.
Can my child bring snacks/drink to have during class?
Students are welcome to bring snacks and drinks to rehearsals/classes. Please label their drinks and snacks. We will sell concessions as we have had many hungry/thirsty children asking for snacks and/or drinks. Drinks and/or snacks will be $0.50 each. No big bills please.
Where are rehearsals and Performances?
Rehearsals are at 303 Main Street Garland, TX 75040 .
Performances are at The Plaza Theater, 521 West State Street, Garland, TX, 75040 or at our Little Theater, 303 Main St. Garland, TX 75040.