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.

    Young Performer Information

    Parent Or Guardian Information

    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.