Youth Theater

Our Youth Theater Program is designed to pique the interest of area youth and cultivate their knowledge of the theatre. All roles are cast solely on talent, which mean auditions are necessary to be part of the show. Auditions are by appointment only and actors are given a specific monologue to rehearse when they sign up to audition. All youth are welcome to audition or participate, and parents and siblings are encouraged to help out with costumes and scenery!

Theater is comprised of many elements aside from acting. Local youth also serve as the backstage and technical crew for each show. Sound and Lighting Technicians as well as backstage crew and stage managers are always needed and are just as important as the actors. If you’re interested in helping behind the scenes contact the Youth Theater Director directly by calling 495-8989 or emailing theaterdir@artsbonita.org.

This Season

Alice in Wonderland

Auditions: Monday & Wednesday, August 28 & 30, 2017; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium.) Open to actors 8+. Actors will be grouped with other actors and asked to read from the script. No advance monologue preparation, memorization or experience is required. Come dressed to move; no flip-flops or sandals, dresses or skirts.

Rehearsals: September 6 thru November 16, 2017 and are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium)

Performances: Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm; Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2:00 & 7:00pm; Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium)

Join the CFABS Youth Players for Alice in Wonderland. Chasing the White Rabbit, Alice tumbles down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. She meets all its famous residents: the King of Hearts, Red Queen, White Queen, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Gryphon, Mock Turtle, the Dormouse, Mad Hatter and March Hare, the Frog Footman, the Dutchess, the Caterpillar and White Rabbit.

Footloose

Auditions: Wednesday & Thursday, November 1 & 2, 2017; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium.) Open to actors 12+. For the audition all actors should be prepared to sing, dance and act. Actors must bring in 16 bars of a prepared song; CD accompaniment is allowed without lyrics, or you can sing without music. We just need to hear you sing. Please don’t be intimidated. Actors will be grouped with other actors and asked to read from the script. No advance monologue preparation is required. Come dressed to move and dance; no flip-flops or sandals, dresses or skirts. Actors will learn a short dance routine with a group taught by the Choreographer. Actors can expect their audition to last about an hour.

Rehearsals: November 6, 2017 thru February 8, 2018 and are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium)

Performances: Friday, February 9, 2018, 7:00pm; Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 & 7:00pm; Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium)

Join the CFABS Teen Players for Footloose. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

Theater Classes

Check out all the theater classes available at the Centers for the Arts right now. Click here for more information or contact the Centers for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.