Contact Information
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
1727 NW 16th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Apprentice Opportunities

In keeping with our philosophy of "learning through doing", Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and the Thelma Gaylord Academy combine forces in the summer and offer performance and technical apprenticeships to high school students* (ages 16+) in our mainstage shows. Performance apprentices will rehearse and perform with the professional company in one or more shows during the summer season (June - August), while Technical apprentices will work with one or more of the technical departments throught the summer.

Performance apprentice auditions are scheduled for February 24th, 2014. Interested students should be at Lyric's Production Center (1801 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City, OK) by 6:30pm to sign up. Auditions begin at 7:00pm and are on a 'first-come / first-served" basis. Please be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song which shows your voice to its best advantage. You should also be prepared to sing the entire song, and have at least one other piece (in a contrasting style) available. An 8x10 headshot and single-page resume and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor are also required. There will be a dance call at the end of the evening, and select performers may be asked to come to a later call-back and/or further dance call.

Students interested in the technical apprenticeships should bring resumes and letters of recommendations to the Production Center that same evening for a preliminary interview. Further interviews may be scheduled with select individuals at a later date.


Performance Apprentices

  • Sheet music with 16 bar cut clearly marked

  • Additional songs available if asked.

  • 8 x 10 headshot

  • Single Page Resume

  • Letter of Recommendation

Technical Apprentices

  • Single Page Resume

  • Letter of Recommendation


*Students will be classified as “high school” students if they are enrolled in high school at the time of the audition, regardless of graduation date. All Apprentices must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive or have their own, reliable transportation. Rehearsals are generally from 9:00 - 5:00 6 days/week with 3 days of 12 hour tech rehearsals. Performances are Tuesday - Saturday (6 performances). Apprentices must be able to commit to the complete schedule for shows in which they are cast.