Frequently Asked Questions

Weather Policy

If Pitt County schools cancel school on the audition date(s) due to inclement weather, auditions will be canceled and a "rain date" will be posted on the website and Facebook page.


See this page for information.


Limited to youth age ten years and older; see this page for more information.


Please note The Secret Garden's rehearsals will be 5:30-7:00pm.

  • Monday through Thursday for 9 weeks leading up to the performance dates, with some Fridays for costume fittings and acting workshops.
  • The first meeting will be 6:30-8pm for the entire cast; mandatory for both children and parents/guardians.
  • Regular rehearsal times may be adjusted based on the director and show requirements.
  • The final week's rehearsals are from 6:45-9:15 p.m.

How often will my actor(s) rehearse?
Smaller parts generally rehearse once a week or less for the first seven weeks. Larger roles may rehearse twice a week or even every day in the case of the lead actor(s). Everyone will rehearse at least two days in week eight but more likely everyday. The entire cast rehearses every evening of the final week.

Attendance is mandatory for rehearsals during the last two weeks Please make note of any known conflicts or absences on the audition paperwork. Early elementary students may be let go early, if possible, during the last week of rehearsal to help keep them fresh for opening night.

Select Fridays are reserved for workshops open to cast and tech crew members age 10 and up.


The current production fee is $50 for the first child in a family and $40 for each additional child. Includes a show t-shirt and professional photography.. Scholarships are available if needed

No additional money is required; we provide all costumes, shoes, scripts, etc.

New Parent Orientation

Important doesn't begin to cover it: includes a presentation about our expectations and operational practices, including a calendar walkthrough and primer on volunteer responsibilities. It's the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered. You will learn about scheduling costume fittings and monitoring dates.

Any student whose parent does not attend the New Parent Orientation, will be released from the cast, unless special arrangements have been made in advance with the director or producer.