TCTC’s STAR and stARTs Program and Cincinnati Boychoir Holding Combined Auditions

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati STAR Program & The Cincinnati Boychoir Holding Combined Auditions

TCT_logoBoys and girls ages 9-18 can audition for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s STAR and stARTs program and/or The Cincinnati Boychoir at the same time.  The Boychoir is looking specifically for boys ages 7-12 (in grades 2-6) with unchanged voices.

Appointments are mandatory. You MUST set up an audition in advance. Audition time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Auditions will be held:

  • Saturday, January 10 from 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Sunday, January 11 from 1 PM – 4 PM

at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati  offices, 5020 Oaklawn Drive, 45227

To audition on Saturday, January 10 or Sunday, January 11 please email: or call at 513-569-8080 ext. 24.  Email is preferred.
Please share you and your child’s full name, age, phone number, and preferred audition time.
We will start accepting appointments on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

CAA_Boy ChoirAuditions will also be held on Monday, January 12 from 6-7:30pm
at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati
*To audition on Monday, January 12, please register at


  • A memorized, age-appropriate monologue (1 minute MAX). It should showcase your acting skills.
  • A memorized a 16 bar song selection that best shows your vocal range. Remember to bring your PIANO SHEET MUSIC for your song. An accompanist will be provided. The sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line.
  • You may be asked to show us your dance ability, so come prepared. Wear appropriate shoes. No flip flops. Wear appropriate dance clothes please.
  • Please bring a RECENT 8×10 headshot and UPDATED performance resume.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes ahead of your appointment to fill out paperwork.
    If we are ahead of schedule, you may audition early.

On January 12, Boychoir auditions will take place with one of the Cincinnati Boychoir’s current choirs, so that the boys can experience a full rehearsal.
Visit or for additional information.

Our STAR program is a four week training program for students, ages 9-18. Students are accepted by audition only and will be taught by experts in the various disciplines of Musical Theatre on the campus of Northern Kentucky University, from 10 AM to 4 PM each weekday.

Selected from the STAR Program, the STAR Cabaret is a group of 12-14 students who participate in year-round training and coaching.  Throughout the year, participants will mentor with our expert teaching staff to be well-rounded musical theatre artists, perform for local events, and will culminate in a trip to New York, Chicago, or LA to perform a showcase for directors, agents, and casting experts.

STAR Program 2015:  July 6 – August 2, 2015 at Northern Kentucky University
Tuition: $550
Security deposit of $150 due upon acceptance into the program
Payment plans and scholarships are available.

stARTs is our program for gifted and talented students who have little or no experience in musical theatre, or for students who are advanced in some areas of musical theatre, but are lacking training in a specific area of voice, dance, or drama.

For two weeks in June, a select number of students will work with leading professionals in the theater business to help them improve and become well rounded in all areas of musical theatre.  stARTs Classes will take place over the course of two weeks (Monday-Friday) for three hours and forty-five minutes a day. At the end of the second week there will be a culminating showcase for immediate family members in The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Rehearsal Hall, where all of the MainStage Shows at the Taft are rehearsed!

stARTs 2015: June 8 – 19, 2015 in the rehearsal hall of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
Tuition: $250
Security deposit of $50 due upon acceptance into the program.
Payment plans are available.

The Cincinnati Boychoir provides exceptional concert opportunities and music education in a safe, diverse, and respectful environment.  The Cincinnati Boychoir is one of the premiere professional boychoirs in the United States. Located in the urban arts core of Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, the Boychoir reaches approximately 200 young men each year from more than 90 schools in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Since 1965, the Cincinnati Boychoir has been dedicated to the musical, intellectual, and emotional development of these young men and has served as one of the foremost music education and performance organizations in the region; boys attend weekly rehearsals, retreats, music theory classes, and the annual SongFest Summer Music Camp for Boys at Xavier University. Each year, the Cincinnati Boychoir presents approximately thirty annual performances in the Greater Cincinnati region, and has performed concerts and completed residencies both at home and abroad; most recently, the Boychoir undertook three three-day residencies with boychoirs in England (June 2013), and a week-long residency at the Hotchkiss School in northwest Connecticut (June 2014).

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