Advanced Performers

Auditions for 2019-2020 Advanced Performers!


Auditions for new students will be held on March 23rd and 24th at the BACT Oakland Offices, 3903 Broadway Ave.

What to Prepare:
Please prepare a one minute song to be sung a capella and a one minute monologue.

Dance Audition:
All new students will need to participate in a mandatory group dance audition which will be held on March 23rd at the BACT Oakland Offices from 1:00-2:00pm.



Auditions for returning students will be April 13th from 10am-4pm and April 14th from 12pm-5pm at our Oakland Location, 3903 Broadway Ave. Second Floor.

What to Prepare:
Please prepare a one minute song to be sung a capella and a one minute monologue.

Dance Workshop:
All returning students will need to participate in a mandatory dance workshop which will be held during the summer.


What is 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 award winning musical theatre team!
Our Advanced Performers develop musical theatre skills and create in-depth ensemble-driven works guided by BACT specialists in dance, voice, and creative storytelling. We complete our competitive-level training, by traveling together to the Junior Theatre Festival West in Sacramento where leading professionals critique the team’s performance of an excerpt from our show. We apply their insights and guidance to the final, full-scale performance for family and friends.

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.

Rehearsal Schedule for 2018-19 Advanced Performers

Saturdays 9 AM - 2 PM
August 25, 2018 through March 2, 2019
(No rehearsal Nov. 24, Dec. 22, or Dec. 29)

Tech and Performances:
Cast A: March 4th - 10th
Cast B: March 11th - 17th

Important Dates to note:

Saturday January 18, Sunday January 19, and Monday January 20 from 9 AM to 5 PM: Rehearsal Intensive

Friday February 7th - Sunday February 9th: Junior Theatre Festival West (Travel to Sacramento)



$2,400 per year
Non-refundable deposit to participate: $700.00 due June 1, 2019
$425 per month September 2019 – December 2019. This will be automatically charged to your credit card the first week of each month.

Questions? Email:

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