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Youth Movie Auditions

“Studio Star” is a fun and safe one on one, three day activity ideal for social distancing, and does not require participants to rehearse with other students or require an audience to gather until 2021.

Director and Producer John Bisceglie seeks local youth singers ages 5-18 to star in “Studio Star”, an exciting three day recording studio and music video movie project! Select and record a song in a pro recording studio, film a music video, then see yourself on the silver screen when “Studio Star” premieres at selected Bay Area Cinemark Century Theaters in 2021.


Director, producer and film maker John Bisceglie features Bay Area youth sing, dance, and act in movies.

Several times each year, local director John Bisceglie and his team hold youth movie musical auditions and hundreds of Bay Area youth come out to audition for our colorful and fun feature films. We offer a fun and unique opportunity for kids to appear on camera in a full length movie in a professional movie theater. Regardless of talent, ages or experience, our policy is to cast all youth ages 5-18 who audition.

Cast members record in a pro recording studio to lay down their vocal tracks, then and work on a movie set with a film crew on both location shots and on a green screen movie set, with professional sets, props costumes and wigs. Cast members appear in multiple solo, duet, group and ensemble numbers. Our convenient and exciting ten week program with only one rehearsal per week is offered in San Francisco, San Jose & Morgan Hill.

In 2012, Director and Producer John Bisceglie and his team wrote, directed, and produced an original youth movie musical “Gleeful” (a parody based on the popular TV series Glee,) that featured over one hundred local youth and played for ten weeks at the Cinelux Theatre in Morgan Hill. In 2013, John created and produced “ROAR!” a stylized 1920’s black and white movie musical that played to sellout crowds in the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco. In January and February 2017, John presented “Broadway Movie Musical” at Bay Area Cinemark Century Movie Theaters. Bay Area youth recreated Broadway’s greatest moments on film, performing songs from hit shows like Wicked, Matilda, Hamilton, Something Rotten, School of Rock, Rent, Annie, Newsies, Thirteen, Legally Blonde, Grease, Hairspray, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables and more.

Nils Myers, co-founder of 152 West with his partner Mattie, is looking forward to the collaboration. “It’s really exciting to be doing a third film with John. For me it’s a great creative opportunity, but for most kids it’s a truly once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of something that’s usually just dreamed about, which makes it more exciting and special for me.” Mattie Myers adds, “We’ve seen John draw out amazing performances from his actors, and he’s always pushing the envelope with the creative process of film making. If you want to get into film and television, this is a great opportunity to hone your skills and build your reel. John’s movies are a great place to start.”

Featuring kids on camera of all ages and levels of training, John Bisceglie’s programs offer the full experience to children who desire to star in a film, beginning from the initial youth movie auditions, to the thrill of being cast into a specific role, the responsibility of learning and refining a part, the thrill of performing, and finally, the reward of watching the finished product play in local Bay Area Theaters.

All throughout the process, we will share updates, photos, fun clips, and examples of our young performers shining bright, and our kids will get to see themselves sing, dance, and act on screen.

There are few Bay Area Movie Auditions which allow kids on camera to learn by participating in a hands-on, positive and fun process where they are introduced to the fundamentals of making a movie as a performer. Youth movie auditions can typically be a competitive environment, which can be scary for a young performer. Our programs remove that sense of competition, and replace it with a sense of inclusion, which invites all to participate in a fun and positive atmosphere, which is essential when learning new skills relevant to kids that want to be on camera.

In 2018 John Bisceglie and filmmakers 152 West Productions produced “Shake, Rattle & Roll!”, the ultimate 1950’s & 60’s youth movie musical! The all-singing, all-dancing blast from the past featured a hit parade of doo-wop, pop, and rock ‘n roll favorites. This colorful and high energy feature film celebrates the classic 50’s & 60’s movies, TV shows, commercials and pop culture moments that defined an era.

Whether singing and dancing in a multimedia musical revue, appearing in an original film on the silver screen, or recording a song in a professional sound studio, participants and families enjoy a unique experience with big production value for a limited time commitment. Learn more about our exciting youth musical theater programs and youth movie musicals today!

San Francisco Movie Auditions
Morgan Hill & Gilroy Movie Auditions
San Jose Movie Auditions

Parent Feedback:

“Amazing! Such a positive show for all participants amazing editing, just spectacular…. will sign up again!!!!”

“The theater was full of energy as families watched their kids perform. It all came together so nicely. I loved the way you did the ending!! Thank you John and every one else who made this happen. Great job!!”

“John, you are a creative genius! Thanks to you and your team for such a wonderful production-we loved how it all came together! We are still in awe of all the talented singers that were showcased throughout the movie!! Great job everyone!”

“What an incredible day it was!!! Thanks to the SFCMT team for all your hard work!”

“Fantastic cast and director!!!! So much talent!”

“Today was a memory I will never forget! Had me in tears. Big thanks to SFCMT and camera crew for all your hard work and dedication to making this happen! Mariah has blossomed so much since she has been doing shows with you and adores you all. She just loves doing them. These children got to experience what most children will never get a chance to do in their lifetime and I’m sure will remember forever. What an amazing opportunity for these kids to get to see themselves on the big screen and share the moment with family and friends. They all did such a great job.”

“The BEST experience ever! Amazing John, Debbie, Emily, Marnie, Naomi, Nils and Mattie. Thank you for making all our kiddos in all cities shining stars. Fantastic to see all the hard work and countless hours come to life on a big movie screen. So worth it!”

“Proud mama! Taye made his first movie!! So fun watching it on the big screen at Oakridge Theater! Thanks, John and crew for an amazing show!!!”

“Beyond fabulous. I couldn’t believe how amazing it turned out! The dancing, singing, the backgrounds, just everything. Well done!”

“It was amazing John! So impressive – both the talent and the production value!”

“So proud of our movie star!!! It was surreal seeing you up on the big screen!”

“You were awesome!! Dad and I will always be your biggest fans, And thank you to GCMT for this amazing experience!”

“Thanks John! He loves working with you too! We appreciate, so much, your love of theater and passion in helping nurture Anthony’s (and all of the children’s passion for acting/singing.”

“The movie was simply amazing! What a wonderful job you did together with your team to make this a reality. Our family is just so grateful we found your musical theater to be able to experience such a unique environment and opportunity for our children.”

“This just warms and excites my heart. John Bisceglie has a gift for bringing out the talents hidden in children for the world to enjoy!”

“Thank you for this opportunity – it was simply amazing to see the show come to life on the big screen!!!”

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