Advanced Performers

Imagine taking a bow at a national theatre festival after performing for other musical theatre students, teachers, and Broadway pros!

That’s the experience students ages 9–18 will have as members of Advanced Performers, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s new traveling musical theatre team!

Competitive-Level Training and a Full-Length Show

Our Advanced Performers will develop musical theatre skills and in-depth ensemble work with BACT specialists in dance, voice, and creative storytelling, as we prepare an exciting, full-scale production for family and friends. To complete our competitive-level training, we will travel together to the Junior Theatre Festival WEST in Sacramento where leading professionals will critique the team’s performance of an excerpt from our show and offer insights and guidance.

Junior Theatre Festival

The Junior Theatre Festival West brings students, teachers, and outstanding musical theatre professionals from all over the United States together in Sacramento to celebrate musical theatre and learn from each other. Produced by the Junior Theater Group and iTheatrics, the festival attracts thousands of participants each year! Student groups perform a 15-minute selection from a Broadway Junior Collection® musical for adjudication, participate in workshops, watch other groups perform, and enjoy performances by Broadway and Disney stars.


Congratulations to all 2016-17 Advanced Performers on a fabulous season!

The 2017-18 Advanced Performers will meet Saturday mornings from September 9th, 2017 - May 13th, 2018 at the BACT Main Building, 2162 Mountain Blvd. The Advanced Performers will travel to JTF West in Sacramento, CA from February 9th - 11th, 2018. The program will end in May with final performances here in the East Bay, May 4th - 13th.



Auditions for Advanced Performers will be open to students aged 9–18 and are held at 2162 Mountain Blvd, Oakland

Sunday, April 30
4 PM MANDATORY Dance Audition
5 PM - 7 PM Individual Audition Slots

Sunday, May 7th
4 PM MANDATORY Dance Audition
5 PM - 7 PM Individual Audition Slots

Audition Procedures
Please prepare a one-minute memorized monologue and 16-32 bars of a memorized a cappella song. You may also be asked to sing scales with a piano.
Everyone will arrive at the same time for a dance call. You will be taught a simple piece of choreography and will perform it in small groups. After that, students will audition privately for the directors.



Tuition and Junior Theatre Festival
(festival fee, transportation, hotel, and meals.)

Questions? Email:

Bay Area Children's Theatre  |  Phone: 510-296-4433  |