The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Holding Auditions for 2023 STAR Intensive

Children ages 9-18 (entering their senior year of high school) can now register to audition for the renowned STAR Intensive with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Auditions will be held in-person on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

Appointments are mandatory. You MUST set up an audition in advance. New to STAR this year – auditions will happen in larger groups and will include a dance audition. If you need to cancel or make changes, please follow the link in your registration email. To register for an audition, please visit here. If you are unable to attend one of the slots listed, please email Maddie Jones, STAR Intensive Director, at [email protected] for further instructions.

What to Prepare:

  • A memorized 16-32- bar song selection that best shows your vocal range. You MUST have music accompaniment with the piano part included.
  • Prepare to have a dance audition. Please wear appropriate movement attire and shoes. Please come stretched and ready to move.
  • Upon online registration, you MUST upload a RECENT picture and CURRENT resumé. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your audition, please email Maddie Jones, STAR Intensive Director at [email protected].


The STAR Intensive 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 musical theatre business to help them become well-rounded performers in all areas of musical theatre. The STAR 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 Festival. STAR Intensive participants will have the opportunity to be considered for additional high-level training in our Academy through our invitation-only classes and show experiences.

When: July 5 – July 28, 2023, weekdays 10 AM to 4 PM with performances July 29 and July 30. Location will be announced later. 

Tuition: $675

Security deposit of $175 due upon acceptance into the program. Payment plans and scholarships are available. 

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