The Greer Children's Theatre is among GCAC's most popular programs. Each year, GCT performs three musicals or plays at either the The Cannon Centre, the J. Harley Bonds Career Center, or the Edward R. Driggers City of Greer Center for the Arts. Auditions for most GCT shows are open to children in first grade through High School, though some shows do call for adult roles as well. Audition notices are posted on our Facebook page and anyone is welcome to audition.
The Lion KIng Jr.
Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale.
Show Dates: Feb 24-26 & March 3-5, 2023
Location: The Cannon Centre
204 Cannon Street, Greer, SC, 29651
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Frequently Asked Questions: Auditions
Do we need to be a member or take classes to audition?
Nope! As long as your child fits the age requirements, they can audition.
WHat do you do at an audition?
Auditionees will arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled audition time to fill out and turn in paperwork and get comfortable/mentally prepare themselves. They will go into the theatre or audition room in a large group (10-15 auditionees at a time) with only the directors and their fellow auditionees. They will take turns singing their prepared song (typically about 30 seconds per person) and they will learn a short dance as a group. They may be asked to do a "cold read" from a script.
are parents allowed to watch the auditions?
Only the directors and the auditionees are allowed in while auditions are taking place. Parents and family members can wait in the lobby, take a walk out in the park, or go run a short errand. Each audition group lasts approximately one hour.
My child wants to audition but is very nervous - do you have any tips?
Choose a song comfortably in your range that you enjoy singing, and practice it at home in front of your family before you audition. Also, remember that everyone else in the audition room, at some point, has been in your shoes. Even the older kids that have been in 17 shows before are nervous at an audition. Take comfort in the fact that you're all in the same boat, and do your best!
WHAT IS THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE LIKE?
Typically, we rehearse Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The week leading up to opening night (Tech Week) will have daily rehearsals that are slightly longer than usual.
COVID-19 Protocals (UPDATED 3/15/22)
Masks may be required as we respond to changing circumstances. The Greer Children’s Theater is a program of the Greer Cultural Arts Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization since 2009.