Youth Production

Teens 13 to 18 perform like pros


Teen Candide Registration


Candide Youth Production

June 12–29, 2017
Free public performance
June 29 • 7:30 pm at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston
(No reservations or tickets needed to attend)


An audition-only program in which teens age 13 to 18 rehearse the Broadway classic Candide, and present a final public performance with costumes, sound and lights at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.

The program runs two and a half weeks and requires an audition, which will be scheduled after you register. Each role is individually cast based on auditions.

(Click HERE for age 8 to 13 Workshops)

Who can attend
Serious teens age 13 to 18, who want to work like the professionals. Students learn with director/choreographer Caryn Ott Hillman, music director Christopher Richard and program manager Anya Plotkin…plus special guest directors, musicians and actors…to gain insight into the theatrical process.

About Candide
Candide searches for his friends in this “best of all possible worlds” with a soaring score by Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story). Great roles for all vocal types, including fantastic ensemble parts. A show most high schools will not tackle, but our talented teens will be up to the challenge!

Rehearsals June 12-26
Monday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday 12 to 4 pm

Technical/dress rehearsals June 27 and 28
10 am to 4 pm

June 29
5:30 pm call
7:30 pm free public performance at Cahn Auditorium, Evanston
(No reservations or tickets needed to attend)

Rehearsals are at the air-conditioned Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) rehearsal center at 516 4th Street in Wilmette (1/2 block from Purple Line Linden stop). The free public performance on June 29 is at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.

Fee is $1260 per student, with a $50 audition fee due with registration. If student is cast, the audition fee will be applied to the cost, making the balance $1210, due by May 1, 2017.

If student is not cast, the $50 will be refunded. If student is cast and does not accept the role, the audition fee will not be refunded.

Scholarships available—call for details (847) 920-5360.

Pre-care/after-care options
In order to accommodate parents’ work schedules, early drop-off and late pick-up times are available at an additional charge. Counselor will be on hand.

Pre-care: $75 per teen for the week
Drop off as early as 8:30 am (regular drop-off is after 9:30; rehearsal starts at 10 am).

After-care: $100 per teen for the week
Pick up as late as 6:00 pm (regular pick-up is by 4:15; rehearsal ends at 4 pm)

Care is also available at a daily rate of $15 (pre-care) and $20 (after-care) per teen per day. Order daily care by phone: (847) 920-5360.


Teen Candide Registration

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