Young Performers

Young Actors flying on stage in Peter Pan

Occasionally PCPA produces shows that require young performers, and we look to our community to cast these young performers. Auditions for young performers are announced on our website and in local media; however, if you would like to be on our young performer mailing list, please fill out and submit the form below.

PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre is seeking young performers for Elf the Musical.

Poster Art for Elf the musical

Auditions will be on Sunday, August 20, at 5:30pm at PCPA’s rehearsal studios in Santa Maria (directions are below).

Please prepare approximately 60 seconds of a song from a musical of your choice. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

The auditions will start at 5:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out an information form. We will see folks in the order they arrive. Once the young performer sings, they will be finished for the day. Some young performers may be asked to return for a callback on Wednesday, August 23.

  • Seeking:  Two young performers who can play a boy who looks to be 10 to 12 years old. We are open to all genders.
  • Casting:  Michael- A charming, funny, boy who loves his family and misses his Dad. All he wants for Christmas is to spend time with his father.

Michael sings a lot by himself.  He is a very good singer whose voice has not yet changed.

More info:

Elf starts rehearsal on September 26th. The show opens on November 11th and closes on December 23rd. The role will be double cast, but the young performers must be available for the entire rehearsal process and run of the show. Elf will rehearse and run in Santa Maria.

Elf will rehearse Tuesday through Friday 6:30pm to 10:30pm and Saturdays 1pm – 5pm and 6:30pm -10:30pm. Michael is a lead role. He will be called to a lot of rehearsals. We will do our best to release the young performers by 9pm. The last two weeks of rehearsal, Michael will be called all the time.

PCPA does Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning student matinees during the run of Elf. The young performers playing Michael will need to miss some school for these performances.

If the young actor we cast has long hair, they must be willing to cut it.

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    900 E. Stowell, Santa Maria, CA
    PCPA rehearsal studios and business offices are located on the south side
    of the Columbia Business Center building, behind (just west of) Costco.

    Young Performers FAQ

    What do I need to bring to the audition?

    Prepare a one minute song. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes, you may be asked to learn a short section of a dance.

    How can I best prepare for the audition?

    Become familiar with the play, you may be asked to read from the script.

    How long is a typical rehearsal period?

    Rehearsals typically begin four weeks before the production opens.

    What hours do I have to be available for rehearsal?

    Winter/Spring productions rehearse evenings from 6:30 to 10:30 pm and weekends from 1 – 5pm and 7 – 11pm. Summer productions rehearse afternoons from 1-5pm and evenings from 7-11pm. Special consideration is given to young performers and they are often given shorter calls. However, as the open date approaches, all actors will be required to be available for the entire rehearsal period.

    Do I have to be available for all rehearsals?

    You must clear your personal schedule to be available for all rehearsal times. However, there are times you will not be called.

    Do I have to be available for all performances?

    Yes. Unless the show is double cast or the director agrees to a pre-arranged absence.

    Do I get complimentary tickets for my friends and family?

    One ticket per performance is allotted to an immediate family member or guardian. In addition, all company members are given two complimentary tickets per production.

    Is there any pay or compensation for my work?

    No. You will receive credit in the program.