FAQs: KC@Bat


What is an audition?
Auditions are a chance for our students (new and veterans) to share their skills with our production team! At Open Arts Alliance we do our best to keep the auditions fun, simple and ensure that every auditioner feels great about their accomplishment!

Who can audition for each show?
Students ages 6-18 are encouraged to audition for “The Sound Of Music” and “KC@Bat.”

I have enrolled for auditions. Does this mean my child is in the cast?
Unfortunately, we are unable to cast every child that auditions due to the number of applicants. Enrollment is strictly to help organize the process of auditioning.

Will there be callbacks?
We reserve the right to have callbacks for actors we need to see/hear act, sing or dance again on Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 6 pm.

How many casts do you anticipate?
We anticipate 3 casts of 12-15 students in cohorts by school designation (elementary school (grades 1-5), middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12)).

What is “KC@Bat” about?
Ernest Thayer’s beloved poem about fictional baseball legend Casey and the town of Mudville springs vividly to life in the present day. When young KC moves to Mudville with her father from New York City, she struggles to fit in at her new school. But through her love of baseball, KC whips the down-and-out little league team into shape, leading them to the championship game, where she learns that there are things even more important than winning.

What should my child prepare?
Each child must sing a small section of any song they desire. This should be a song they are comfortable with. Anything from “Happy Birthday” to “Let It Go” is great by us! Auditioners should not expect to finish their song.

What is the rehearsal schedule?
Please see the practice and rehearsal dates listed on the page above.

Where will the shows take place?
Performances will take place at Theatre Row Off-Broadway (410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036.)

Where will rehearsals take place?
Rehearsals will occur at Open Arts Alliance’s rehearsal space at River House (125 River Road Extension, Cos Cob, CT 06807.)

When are the shows?
Performances will occur:
May 4-5, 2024 (High School cohort),
May 11-12, 2024 (Elementary School cohort)
May 17-18 (Middle School cohort)

Where can I purchase tickets?
Box office information will be available shortly.

So…what is Open Arts Alliance?
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