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Flynn Show Choirs! 9 am

  • Auditions for new members will be held on January 19, 2019 for all four groups. Please sign up for a 9am or 12pm time slot below using the drop-down menu. Returning members sign up by selecting the time your regular group meets in dropdown.

    Rehearsals: Saturdays, January 26-May 11 (no class 2/16, 3/2, & 4/27) • Performances: May 16, 17, & 18 • Tuition: $350

    • Audition for new members grades 4-7: 9am on 1/19

    • Audition for new members grades 7-12: 12pm on 1/19

    • Juniors: (grades 4-7) 11 am-12:45 pm*

    • Intermediate: (grades 6-12) 11:30 am-1:45 pm*

    • Advanced: (grades 6-12) 12:45-3:30 pm*

    • Selects: (grades 8-12) 1:45-4:30 pm*

    * times subject to change.

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  • Please note: Online registration requires payment in full. To request a scholarship or payment plan, please fill out This online form or call 802-652-4537. Youth who are not cast will receive a refund immediately following auditions

    FlynnArts Show Choirs Perform in the FlynnSpace on May 16, 17, & 18.

  • Limit: No Limit for auditions; 20 students per group. Due to the popularity of this program, we are not able to offer a spot to all youth who audition.

Our Show Choir program focuses on the synthesis of skills in dance, voice, and acting while inspiring students to reach their highest potential in musical theater. Auditions are held on January 19th for new members. Show Choir participants from Fall 2018 do not need to re-audition. Please note that that this program is limited to 80 participants, which means we are unable to offer a spot to every youth who auditions.

A Show Coir parent/guardian orientation session will be held on January 12th from 10-11am in Chase Dance Studio. Please RSVP to Sarah Caliendo at if you are planning to attend. .

Audition Information

Please read this document carefully and fill out the application at the end of the packet prior to the audition:

Flynn Youth Theater Audition Packet

Audition Music Selections

Audition sheet music for low voices

UPDATED Audition sheet music for high voices

Dance Audition YouTube Link:

Dance Video

Our program includes four groups. Each group rehearses a dynamic musical repertoire for performances held throughout the year. The groups are:

Junior Show Choir (grades 4-7)

Intermediate Show Choir (grades 7-12): The perfect talent incubator for performers who aspire to be triple threats. Material is suited to developing skills and potential.

Advanced Show Choir (grades 7-12): Students who are on their way to synthesizing all three art forms - dancing, singing, and acting - get the opportunity to challenge themselves with thoughtful and complex material while continuing to build a solid performance foundation.

Select Show Choir (grades 8-12): A high level of expected proficiency both challenges and rewards performers whose skills call for more demanding material. Commitment to serious artistic growth for the full year (September-June) program is required.

More than just singing groups, Show Choirs are powerhouse performing troupes combining high-energy movement with tight vocal harmonies and expressive vitality. In the world of musical theater, your chances of being cast as THAT character (and getting to sing THAT song in front of an adoring audience) are largely outside your control. Show Choirs demolish that barrier, giving everyone the chance to perform favorite songs and amazing characters from the Broadway canon; past selections have been drawn from Next to Normal, Wicked, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd, American Idiot, and many other hot shows — not to mention the work of pop sensations like Queen, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and more. Join us in this amazing program; it’s your time to shine!

FlynnArts Faculty

RYAN ADDARIO traded Manhattan for the mountains almost 4 years ago and originally hails from East Hampton, Connecticut. Some professional performing highlights include roles at Armory Square Playhouse, Northern Stage, Saint Michael's Playhouse, Vermont Stage, The Kitchen Theatre, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Teaching, directing, and choreography credits include KJK Productions, Young People's Center for Creative Arts, South Burlington High School, B.F.A. St. Albans, and Flynn Youth Theater Company. Ryan works by day as the Economic Justice Advocate at Steps to End Domestic Violence in Burlington. Educated at Wells College.

KAREN AMIRAULT is well known for her work with children and communities as a Touring Artist and Artist-in-Residence with the Vermont Arts Council. The Vermont-based dancer, singer, choreographer, director and educator teaches master classes throughout New England. With Lyric Theatre, Karen starred in 42nd Street and Me and My Girl and choreographed their Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly and Full Monty. Karen holds a BA from Middlebury College, teaches at Community College of Vermont and choreographs and directs for Very Merry Theatre. The Karen Amirault Dance Company and KIDZ has danced for schools and audiences in every corner of the state and was most recently seen at First Night Burlington 2014.

STACY CHADWELL Following a degree in vocal performance, Stacy Chadwell began her heart’s work as a teacher and piano technician in St. Louis. Her passion for music and adventure brought her to the Halifax International Opera in Nova Scotia, and to Vermont in 2015. She currently music directs and coaches voice for the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Vermont Stage. At the core of Stacy’s practice is a connection to breath and empowered vocal expression.

JEN GREENWOOD has a B.A. in Music Education from Saint Michael's College and is a longtime music teacher, working both privately and in schools in Bennington, Newport, Danville, Hinesburg, Essex and Jericho, VT. She has been the Vocal Coach/Musical Director for many musical theater productions during her career, most recently at EHS, CVU, MMU, and here at The Flynn. A life-long Vermonter, Jen currently lives in Jericho with her husband, Chris, and their three children, Ian, Sam, and Caleigh.

TARYN NOELLE works throughout Central Vermont as a stage director, choreographer, actor and vocalist and is the theatre program director for Stowe High School. She attended the Circle in The Square Theatre School in Manhattan and also trained in the Ballroom and Latin dances while living in New York. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she began her movement life training as a Rhythmic Gymnast and she credits and thanks her parents for urging her in that direction.

REBECCA RASKIN is a dancer, teacher, school counselor, and choreographer with interests in ballet and musical theater dance. She did her dance training primarily with the Berkshire Ballet, where she studied and performed classical ballet, jazz and modern dance.

AMY RILEY is a performer, director, and educator who studied and performed theater and improv in Chicago and NYC at The Second City Conservatory, Improv Olympic, and Upright Citizens Brigade. In Vermont, she is the Producing Artistic Director of the Flynn Youth Theater Company and has performed locally with the Vermont Stage, Stealing From Work, Vermont Young Playwrights, among others.

MIRANDA ZIGLER is studying Secondary Education at the University of Vermont. Although originally from outside of Boston, her involvement with the Flynn began at a young age as a student in multiple summer camps including History Comes Alive! and the Summer Youth Theater program. She is so excited to be working as the Show Choir Company Manager and to help other students have the same amazing experiences that she had.

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