Call for Artists & Auditions


Equity Performers
Pittsburgh Guest Artist Agreement Level 2
EMC & Non-Equity and Youth Talent
for our “Keystone ProShow” Billy Elliot, The Musical.

Rehearsals begin July 30th with performances thru August 18

Full rehearsal and tech dates are below.

Adult performers and some youth roles are paid positions.


Keystone State Music Theater is located 30 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.


Auditions: Saturday, June 3rd from 4:00-8:00
Callbacks: Sunday, June 4th from 1:00-5:00
Audition Location: KSMT Academy located in the Regional Learning Alliance
(850 Cranberry Wood Dr, Cranberry Township, PA 16066)

Rehearsal Location: KSMT Academy

Performance Location: Rotary Amphitheater, in Cranberry Community Park

Full rehearsal and tech dates are below.



Audition appointment times are now being scheduled. Please email auditionsksmt@yahoo.com to reserved your time.


Adults: Please prepare one 32 bar cut of a song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. Please no a cappella, tape recorders 
or CD players. Some may be asked to stay for a dance call. Some may be asked to attend callbacks the following day. Bring appropriate dancewear and (if you have them) dance shoes.

Youth Talent: Please be prepared for a ballet/tap dance audition. Some may be asked to sing afterward, or asked to the callback the following day. Ladies please wear leotard, tights, ballet & tap shoes, and a bun. Young men please wear dance clothes, and ballet & tap shoes. Please prepare one 32 bar cut of a song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but will not transpose. Please no a cappella, tape recorders or CD players.  

Video submissions are being accepted and can be sent to
auditionsksmt@yahoo.com. Please send a resume and headshot with any video submission.



Adult rehearsals are July 30 - August 6 (1:00pm-10:00pm weekdays, 10:00am-6:00pm weekends) with a dinner break. Some conflicts, and late starts may be allow.

Youth rehearsals are July 24-26 from 1:00-5:00pm & July 30 - August 6 (1:00pm-10:00pm weekdays, 10:00am-6:00pm weekends).

Tech rehearsals are August 7 - 10 — 3:00pm-11:30pm, & August 11 — 3:00pm-5:00pm

Performances are August 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18 at 8:00pm

If you are not available for these dates, feel free to email to be on file for future projects.


Breakdown:


BILLY ELLIOT – Music by Elton John; Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall.
Director & Choreographer: Chris Saunders; Musical Director: Carolyn Violi


BILLY ELLIOT: MALE, Age: 10 to 13, Vocal range top: C5, Dance: Ballet and Tap. A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love.

MICHAEL : Male. Age: 10 to 13, Vocal range top: B4, Dance: Tap. Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing.


DAD: MALE. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: A2 - Eb4. Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son. Geordie accent required.

TONY: MALE. Age: 18 to 25. Vocal range: D3 - F4. Billy's brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his father’s disapproval of dance. Geordie accent required.

GRANDMA: FEMALE. Age: 60 to 70. Vocal range: F#3 - F#4. Billy's very eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a humorously bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance. Geordie accent required.

MRS. WILKINSON: FEMALE. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range: Gb3 - Bb5. The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance. Needs a solid actress with comic chops. Geordie accent required.

ADULT ENSEMBLE: 8-10 MALE and 4-5 FEMALE. Age: 25-45. All vocal types. Ensemble will play Miners , Police Officers, Royal Ballet School Members. All smaller roles and understudies will be cast from the ensemble.


YOUTH ENSEMBLE: Age:10-16 MALE & FEMALE. All vocal types. Ensemble will play ballet students, miner's children, Billy's friends, etc. All smaller roles and understudies will be cast from the ensemble. 


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Searching for Stage Managers

Keystone State Music Theater is currently searching for a music director and stage manager for its professional production of Billy Elliot, the Musical. All positions competitively paid. Email resumes to ChrisKSMT@yahoo.com. The positions will be filled immediately. Rehearses generally from 1:00-10:00pm. Dates below:

Music Director: July 31st-August 11th 
Stage Manager: July 31st-August 19th 

If you are not available for these dates, feel free to email to be on file for future projects.
Performers, please visit this site for future audition notices.