Youth Ensemble Auditions for the COCA Summer Musical: Billy Elliot

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COCA announces open performer auditions and design-tech internship interviews for the Youth Company of Billy Elliot, directed by Nancy Bell. Rehearsals begin June 1, and performances are July 24-26, in the Berges Theatre at COCA. As part of COCA’s pre-professional theatre division, the Youth Company performers (ages 10-18) engage in a boot-camp style rehearsal intensive with the creative team beginning June 1 and are then joined by the adult company beginning June 29 for the remainder of the rehearsal and performance process. All rehearsals (including the Youth Company rehearsal intensive) are scheduled in the evenings and on some weekends.


If selected, student performers will pay a participation fee for the training process and student design-tech interns will pay a participation fee for the Intro to Technical Theatre class requirement. Financial Assistance is available for qualified candidates.

PERFORMERS: For students interested in performing, an audition is required. All students must attend the dance call prior to their audition appointment. Sides will be provided upon scheduling your appointment. Please prepare a side and 32 bars of a song for your audition. For callbacks, additional sides will be provided.

DESIGN-TECH INTERNS: For students interested in working on design and technical aspects through practical internships, please submit a letter about your interest including your availability for an interview during the audition times. Intern roles may include, but are not limited to: Costume Assistant, Wardrobe Assistant, Light Operator, Sound Operator, Production Assistant, Assistant Stage Manager, Run Crew, Scenic Construction Assistant. For more information about COCA’s Intro to Technical Theatre and Intro to Theatrical Design classes held on Saturdays at COCA and all other COCA classes, visit

Friday, March 13, 2020
Dance Call 4:00-6:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 12 PM-2:00 PM Audition Appointments 3:00 – 5:00 PM Callbacks

WHERE: COCA, 524 Trinity Ave., St. Louis, MO 63130

Please email the Registrar at or call COCA’s Registration Office at 314.561.4898 to book your audition appointment. Design-tech letters of interest should be submitted to

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