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Auditions for the Arkansas Repertory Theater’s 2013 Summer Musical Theater Intensive program for ages 10 to 23 are March 1-2 at the theater, 201 Main St. in Little Rock, with callbacks on March 3.

Email to schedule an audition appointment now. Include your name, age/grade, email, phone number, mailing address and your preferred audition day. Appointments must be made by email only.

Appointments are available 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. Callbacks begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 3. Applicants will be notified by mail of acceptance within three weeks of auditions.

Candidates must prepare a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song (an accompanist will be provided). Those auditioning may also be asked to return for an additional movement and callback audition on Sunday, March 3.

The Senior SMTI Session (Ages 15-23) is July 7-20 with final performances on July 20. The Junior SMTI Session (Ages 10-14) is July 21-August 3 with final performances on August 3.

SMTI, under the direction of Nicole Capri, Rep Resident Director and Director of Education, is an intensive, audition-based theatre training program designed exclusively for motivated young artists who are serious about the arts and musical theatre.

Tuition is $575. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to those who qualify. Applications will be available at the time of audition.

For more information about The Rep’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensive program, visit

Erica Sweeney is thrilled to be editor of Savvy Kids. She has been a regular contributor to the magazine and loves sharing information with the families of central Arkansas.
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