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  • How much does it cost to participate?
    Our inclusive youth theater programs are free of charge to all participants, and everyone who auditions and has completed the necessary paperwork will be included in the cast.
  • What ages can participate?
    We offer programs for three age groups: Elementary: kids age 7 through entering 5th grade in the fall Middle School: kids entering 5th grade in the fall through entering 8th grade in the fall High School: kids entering 9th grade in the fall through just-finishing seniors Note that kids entering 5th grade in the fall may choose between the Elementary and Middle School groups.
  • Can my child with special needs participate?
    Yes, our inclusive youth theater programs are open to all children ages 7 to just-finishing seniors. Please indicate on your audition paperwork what your child’s special needs are, and we will work with you to devise an appropriate support plan.
  • When and where are auditions held?
    Auditions are held at the VCT Barn, located at 2283 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville. For the 2024 season, auditions dates and times are as follows: Saturday & Sunday, May 25 & 26, 2024 1:30–3:00 p.m. Disney’s Frozen KIDS 3:30–5:00 p.m. Singin’ in the Rain JR. 6:00–8:00 p.m. The Lightning Thief See our Audition Info page for complete details.
  • What do I need to prepare for auditions?
    For the youngest group, participants will be split into small groups to read and perform sides from the show. They will also learn and sing a song as a group. Those interested in being considered for a solo may also sing a short song of their choice (even something as simple as “Happy Birthday”!). For the middle and teen groups, participants will be asked to perform sides from the show in small groups. They may prepare 20 seconds of a song to perform as well.
  • When do rehearsals begin?
    Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 28, and will be held on weekdays throughout the season. See the Our Programs page for complete details.
  • When are the performances?
    For the 2024 season, performance dates and times are as follows: Disney’s Frozen KIDS July 11, 12, 13 at 7:00 p.m., July 14 at 2:00 p.m. Singin’ in the Rain JR. July 18, 19, 20 at 7:00 p.m., July 21 at 2:00 p.m. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical July 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 p.m., July 28 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Can I still participate if I have to miss rehearsals or performances due to family vacations or other summer plans?
    We understand families have other commitments during the summer, so we ask that you indicate vacation plans and other scheduling conflicts on your audition paperwork. Our directors will make every effort to work with your schedule, but please be aware that being unavailable for a significant amount of time may impact the type of role you are given.
  • Can I audition for a specific role?
    Yes, you are encouraged to indicate on your audition form if there’s a role you do (or don’t) want to play, if you’re interested in a solo, etc. These preferences help to guide the directors in the casting process; however, they do not guarantee you will be cast in a particular role.
  • What if I do not get the part that I wanted?
    Disappointment at not receiving the role you wanted is, unfortunately, a part of theater. At VCT, everyone who auditions is included in the cast, and our directors pick a place especially for each child. Please remember that all roles—big or small—are an important part of telling the story. As a parent, you can guide your child through hard feelings by being excited about their role and helping them explore the importance of their role within the story. Please remind your child that every role within the musical is important, and that every group of characters has a lot of fun and exciting responsibilities, without which the story would be incomplete. If you have concerns about casting, please contact a board member, not the director, to discuss further.
  • Are there ways for non-actors to participate at VCT?
    Yes! Our creative teams welcome the participation of choreographers, musicians, costume creators, set artists, prop makers, backstage crew, light and sound helpers, stage managers, and more. If you are interested in working behind the scenes to bring our theatrical productions to life this season, please either attend an audition session or contact the theater at 802-626-5358 or vermontchildrenstheater@gmail.com.
  • Does the VCT Barn have a no-nut policy?
    For the safety of those with allergies, VCT does have a strict no-nut policy at the barn for all rehearsals. During shows, all our concessions are nut-allergy-safe as well.
  • Do I need to buy tickets ahead of time?
    We strongly suggest you purchase tickets in advance, as shows can and do sell out—especially opening night! See our Shows & Tickets page for complete details.
  • When do tickets go on sale?
    Tickets generally go on sale two weeks before opening night for each show. Tickets can be purchased at the VCT Box Office during rehearsal hours, or by calling the box office at (802) 626-5358.
  • Is the theater handicapped-accessible?
    Yes, VCT’s barn theater is handicapped-accessible via the ramp to the left of the main entrance. We offer handicapped-accessible seating as well as an accessible restroom.
  • Are there restrooms at the theater?
    Yes, we have two all-gender, multi-stall restrooms with available privacy locks. One restroom has a urinal, and one has a handicapped-accessible stall.
  • Do you sell concessions?
    Yes! We offer hot buttered popcorn, hot dogs, snow cones, and bottled water. Concessions are available before the show, during intermission, and after the show while supplies (and volunteers!) last. If you have a food allergy, we will happily show you ingredients lists, as we strive to be allergy-safe.
  • Is there an intermission?
    Yes, every show includes a brief intermission.

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