INDIAN RIVER COUNTY ― Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach will hold auditions for local children aged 12 and up to be part of the professional main stage productions of Carousel and Billy Elliot. Auditions will take place on Sat., Oct. 16 from noon-2 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for check-in.

Auditions will be held in-person at Riverside Theatre’s education building. All attendees must wear a mask at all times inside except while auditioning. All audition personnel in attendance have been vaccinated and will be wearing masks for the duration of the auditions.

All attendees will first sing a song of their choice. Some will be kept after the audition for a ballet dance call. Only girls will be needed for the dance call. Anyone cast in the productions will be required to have received the vaccine prior to the start of rehearsals.

For those auditioning, prepare 32 measures of a song of your choice and bring sheet music, a headshot, and a resume. Choose a song that best shows off your voice. While an accompanist will be provided, kids can sing A capella, but sheet music is preferred. Girls that are auditioning should be prepared for a dance call.

Prior to the in-person audition date, those auditioning may submit a headshot, resume and any supporting vocal or dance video audition materials. While the theater encourages submission of the materials prior to the audition date, it is not required. If an individual cannot attend the in-person audition, video auditions will be accepted, but priority will be given to those seen in-person.

Carousel begins rehearsals on Dec. 14. Show dates are Jan. 4-23.

Billy Elliot begins rehearsals on March 15. Show dates are April 12-May 1.

All submissions and/or questions can be emailed to Kyle Atkins at

For more information on the Oct. 16 audition process and procedures, visit

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