STAR Intensive NKU

Stars That Are Rising

STAR Auditions

Children ages 9-18 (going into their Senior year of high school) can now register to audition for the renowned STAR Intensive NKU and STAR Camp Red Bank programs with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Auditions will be held at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's new facility, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 on:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1 PM to 5:30 PM

Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1 PM to 5:30 PM

Appointments are mandatory. You MUST set up an audition in advance. Audition time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis.  

To register for an audition, please click here.

What to Prepare:

• A memorized, age-appropriate monologue (1 minute MAX). It should showcase your acting skills. 

• A memorized 16-bar song selection that best shows your vocal range. Remember to bring your PIANO SHEET MUSIC for your song in a 3-ring binder with music CLEARLY marked. An accompanist will be provided. The sheet music MUST have the piano part, not just the vocal line.

• You may be asked to show us your dance ability, so come prepared. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing you can move in. No flip flops.

• Upon online registration, you MUST upload a RECENT picture; please ALSO bring your 8x10 headshot and theatrical resume with you to your audition. We WILL request a paper copy.

• Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes ahead of your appointment for check-in.  If we are ahead of schedule, you may audition early.


Our STAR Intensive NKU program is a four-week training program for students, ages 9-18. Students are accepted by audition only and will work with leading professionals in the theater business to help them become well-rounded performers in all areas of Musical Theatre.  The intensive culminates in a Musical Theatre showcase featuring some of the most popular songs from the Broadway repertoire as well as a fully produced One-Act Play festival!  STAR Intensive NKU participants will have the opportunity to be considered for STAR ALL STARS, a select group of students who participate in year-round training and coaching.  Participants will train with our expert teaching staff and have exclusive access to workshops, master classes, and concerts from some of Broadway’s biggest names.  They also perform a showcase and a fully-produced musical within the training year.  

When:  July 1 - July 28, 2019 (off on July 4th), weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM at Northern Kentucky University 

Tuition: $650

Security deposit of $150 due upon acceptance into the program.  Payment plans and scholarships are available.

Check out our video featuring past STARs and where they are today!