Arts Council Update

Syracuse City Junior Theatre Summer Camp Announcement

We are excited to announce the dates for our 2019 On Broadway! Summer Camp for the Syracuse City Junior Theatre. The camp will be from 9-11:15am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 10-June 28 with a Performance at the Syracuse Days celebration on June 29. Campers will rotate between four classes of music, choreography, acting skills, and crafts/backstage skills. Classes will be held in the Syracuse Community Center classrooms. Camp is for children between the ages of 5-17. Sign-up online at or in person at the Syracuse Community Center beginning May 1. Camp fee is $40/child for City residents, $45 for non-residents. This year we are also looking for teens to be involved as Junior Counselors as well as more parent volunteers to join us. If interested please contact Brie Corrington at

Our next Orchestra concert will be at 7:00 on April 8th. This concert will be our spring showcase and will focus on some of our Orchestra favorites, including popular selections from previous concerts. Come out and enjoy this free event with the family.

We will also be having a combined choir and jazz band concert on Monday, April 15th at 7 pm at Syracuse City Hall. Come tap your toes and listen to some fabulous Oldies music!

Cast auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be held Friday, April 12 from 6-9pm and Saturday, April 13, from 9am -1pm at the Syracuse Community Center, 1912 West 1900 South in Syracuse. In an effort to limit the wait time, please sign up for an audition time. Walk-ins will be welcome, but priority will be given to those with a scheduled audition time. Please visit our website for the sign up link and forms. Please be prepared to sing a short excerpt (about 30 seconds) from a Broadway Musical in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. MP3 recordings will also be accepted. Please bring your completed audition form, conflict calendar and a headshot, if available.

All roles are open. All roles are volunteer. If cast, you may be responsible to provide part or all of your costume and props. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. There will be seven performances on July 12, 13, 15, 18, 19 & 20 with a matinée on the 20th. The show will be directed by LeAnna Hamblin.

Cast Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, by invitation.

Pit orchestra auditions will be held Saturday, April 13th from 10 am until noon at the Syracuse Community Center. The orchestra will be directed by Tim Koster. Auditions are first-come first-served. Please come prepared to play an étude or other piece that showcases your talent and skill. Plan to possibly sight-read music as well. Please bring a completed Pit Orchestra conflict calendar, available on the website.

Calendar of Events

April 8th – Syracuse Symphony Orchestra Concert

April 12th-13th – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Auditions

April 15th – Combined Jazz Band and Choir Concert

June 10th – June 28th – On Broadway! Junior Theater Camp

June 29th – Heritage Days 5K Fun Run

July 12-20 – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Performances

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