Auditions for Aesop’s Fable-ous Christmas Tree!

Aesops’ Fable-ous Christmas Tree
Directed by Haylee Marner
Assistant Directed by Ashlynn Dale
Stage Managed by Jean Grewe

Performance Dates: December 4 (7:00 p.m.), December 5 (2:00 and 7:00 p.m.) at the theatre in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.
Rehearsals will be held at the Coralville United Methodist Church

Auditions will be held in the lower level of the Coralville Library on Friday, September 25 from 4 PM to 6 PM and Saturday, September 26 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. 

Click Here to Sign Up for Auditions!

For auditions, you may prepare a short monologue or poem OR you may choose to do a cold reading. A cold reading means you will simply read from the script that the director will provide for you.  You may also be asked to sing your favorite holiday song.

Children in grades 1-12 are eligible to audition.

Here at Young Footliters Youth Theater we believe that children’s theater changes lives. It builds confidence, encourages teamwork, develop social skills, and enables kids to achieve a sense of mastery and an area of stagecraft. On top of it all, putting on a play is fun!

Questions?  Please email Meredith at

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Auditions for The Totally True Story of Toto Tolentino!

Young Footliters is thrilled to announce the addition of a Readers Theatre performance as a pre-show to Ozma of Oz!  It is called “The Totally True Story of Toto Tolentino” – The Oz story from Toto’s perspective directed by Tara Acton.

This Readers Theatre will be about 10 minutes in length and will rehearse about twice a week.  We would absolutely love to have you audition for this fun Readers Theatre!!  It is an excellent way to be involved in a wonderful stage production without having to commit to an intense rehearsal schedule!

Click here to sign up for an audition time!

Please bring a storybook or a portion of a chapter book to read for your audition.  You may also be asked to read from the script.

Auditions:  Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30 5:00-8:00 p.m. Coralville Public Library Lower Level  Ages:  First Grade – High School  ** You must be able to read fluently in order to audition.

Performances:  September 11-13, 2015, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Questions?  Contact Meredith at

LOCATION: Coralville Public Library Lower Level

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We invite all interested youth entering fourth grade and beyond to audition for our September Play, OZMA OF OZ!  Please click on the link to sign up for an audition slot this Sunday or Tuesday!

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Announcing Theatre Intern opportunities for teens!

Young Footliters is offering two intern positions for its upcoming production of Ozma of Oz. You can learn all about directing a live theatre show as the assistant director. Or you can learn all about stage management as the assistant stage manager. Students age 13-18 are eligible to apply. This is an excellent way to gain valuable experience in learning the art of directing and stage managing.  Complete the application and email it to No experience necessary!

Young Footliter Intern Application (1)

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Announcing our Fall Play….

Young Footliters will produce…..


a play by Matthew Falduto

Based on the books Ozma of Oz and Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

September 11-13, 2015

Directed by Matthew Falduto

Audition Information:

Please prepare a memorized monologue or poem.   Students entering fourth grade and above are eligible to audition.  The sign up genius online audition sign up and audition form will be posted soon, but please mark your calendars for the following audition dates.

Sunday, July 12     12:00-4:00    Coralville Library Lower Level

Tuesday, July 14    5:30-8:00     Coralville Recreation Center in the Lounge

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for Young Footliters’ full length summer musical RAPUNZEL01


Directed by Dave Helmuth

Audition Details….

  • Friday, May 8 3:30-6:00
  • Saturday, May 9 10:00-4:30
  • Coralville Library – lower level
  • Performance dates:  July 24-26 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ages: current kindergartners through current twelfth graders
  • Participation in an acting class is NOT required to audition.
  • Everyone MUST attend one Vocal Audition AND one Dance Audition
  • Please select only one Vocal Audition slot for which to sign up.
  • Please select only one Dance Audition slot for which to sign up.
  • Please prepare 16 bars of a song.  Please provide your own sheet music.  No a cappella singing or pre-recorded music allowed.   An accompanist will be provided.  ( is a good resource for sheet music.)  Please also be prepared to dance/move.  PLEASE NOTE:  No preparation is needed for the dance audition.  Simply attend the dance audition and learn a short dance combination.  You will then perform it in groups for the director and choreographer.  Just smile and do your best!
  • Please bring a completed Audition Form to your audition. Audition Form for Rapunzel
  • Callbacks are by invitation only on Monday, May 11 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Contact Meredith at for further questions.

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Announcing our Summer Musical

RAPUNZEL01This year’s summer musical is Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale.  Our director is Dave Helmuth, and the musical director is Jessica Palmer.

Visit an enchanted fairy tale land with dragons, a handsome prince, an evil would-be Queen, a really great hair stylist, and that famous princess with the long, long, long hair! Hold on to your hair and prepare for a brand new magical musical re-telling of the classic fairy tale! On the edge of glory, the evil Lady Za Za determines to rule the kingdom by keeping the beautiful Princess Rapunzel – with the long, long, long hair – trapped in a tower in the deep, dark, dank, dismal, dreary forest. It’ll be up to Sir Roderick and his hair stylist friend Edgar (who is on a quest to find the perfect head of hair) to rescue Princess Rapunzel and restore the kingdom – with the help of a slightly neurotic Gypsy Woman – isn’t there one in every fairy tale? and a tired, yet witty, old dragon named Socrates – who has lost his poof!

Save the date for auditions, May 8 & 9!  Performances are July 24 at 7:00, July 25 at 2:00 & 7:00 and July 26 at 2:00.  Current kindergarteners through twelfth graders are eligible to audition.

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Tickets on Sale for Pinocchio!

Come out to see our youngest performers in the April 17 and 18 performances of Pinocchio!

Tickets ($7 for adults, $5 for youth under 18) are available online, by phone at 319.248.9370, and in person at the CCPA box office and Coralville Rec Center.

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Summer Musical Announcement March 2

We will announce the summer musical, slated for the last weekend in July, on Monday, March 2!  Auditions will be May 8 & 9.

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Auditions for Pinocchio

The next Young Footliters production will be Kathryn Schultz Miller’s Pinnocchio, directed by Jean Grewe.  Click here to sign up for an audition slot.

This production is open for actors in grades K-4.  The play is approximately 45 minutes long and contains roles for lots of young actors.

Our goal for this show is to create a special, age-appropriate experience for our youngest performers.  The children will receive valuable experience in putting on a production: they’ll learn about the rehearsal process, what a performance is like, how to project and speak clearly, how to pay attention and focus on the show, and how to work as a team.  They’ll also have a lot of fun creating a show with other kids!

Rehearsals will start February 16 and be about 3 times per week; most kids will only be called once or twice per week until the last week or two.

Performances are April 17 at 7pm and April 18 at 2pm.

K-2nd graders do not need to prepare anything; they will do call-and-response line readings and simple movement in groups for their audition.

3rd & 4th graders should be prepared to do a cold reading; they may also prepare a monologue or poem to recite.

Auditions are at the Coralville Public Library Schwab Auditorium; please use the underground parking.

Participation fee is $30/child; each child must also have an up-to-date Young Footliters family membership (family membership is $30 per year).

Click here for the audition form.

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