Auburn Area Community Theatre invites youth ages 13-18 to audition for the smash hit movie musical come to life on stage: Disney’s "High School Musical Jr."

Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

Auditions will take place on Dec. 9 and 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Arts Center. Those auditioning are asked to please come prepared to present a one-minute (or less) monologue and sing 30 seconds of an acapella song. A number from a Broadway Musical is preferred. There will also be a dance and movement portion of the audition.

Casting will be flexible and diverse, not identical to the movie, so don’t be afraid to bring us original ideas for your character.

Those interested may sign up for an audition time slot online at, or simply show up at auditions and get the next available opening. Online sign-up is highly recommended. 

Youth ages 13-18 are welcome; high school graduates are not eligible. This show will be directed by Bailey Murphy, who can be reached at

Callbacks, by invitation only, will be held Dec. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Rehearsals will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 and Jan. 6 through Feb. 19, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon from Jan. 4 through Feb. 22.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals will be Feb. 24 through 27 from 4 to 9 p.m. Performances will be Feb. 28, 29 and March 2, 5-7 at 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 29 and March 7 at 2 p.m.

You can access audition tips, our rehearsal attendance policy, audition slot sign-up, and more information at

Disney’s High School Musical Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

Auburn Area Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience.

AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information please visit

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