Youth Theatre Productions
Our Youth Theatre 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 with costumes and scenery!
Theatre 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 Centers directly by calling 495-8989 or emailing email@example.com.
New this season—the Centers are offering money-saving Theatre Passes to our exciting lineup of live theatre performances.
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical
Friday, October 14, 2022, 7pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, October 16, 2022, 2pm
Center for Performing Arts, Hinman Auditorium
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic
thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale
of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry,
set to a powerful pop-rock score by
Frank Wildhorn with book & lyrics by
Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure
his ailing father’s mental illness by
separating “good” from “evil” in the
human personality, talented physician Dr.
Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate
personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde.
The Jungle Book KIDS
Friday, February 3, 2023, 7pm
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 2pm
For ages 5-11. No auditions required.
Anyone who would like to be in the
show will be allowed.
Rehearsals beginning January 5
—Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy
beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS.
Featuring a host of colorful characters
and songs from the movie.
Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere
Khan, a human boy named Mowgli
and his panther friend, Bagheera, are
on the run in the jungle. The two meet
a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd
of elephants and a giant bear named
Baloo, who teaches them the musical
rhythms of the jungle. After surviving
a dangerous encounter with a band
of monkeys, Mowgli and Bagheera
are forced to run for their lives. Shere
Khan returns and our heroes must
rally the animals into battle and
restore peace throughout the jungle.
This performance is approximately
35-minutes, there is no intermission.
Friday, April 14, 2023, 7pm-16
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, April 16, 2023, 2pm
Rehearsals beginning early March.
Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack,
a teenage boy from Chicago. He and
his mother move to the small town of
Bomont. Ren finds himself at odds with
most of the town, including the Reverend
Bomont, who has convinced the town to
outlaw dancing. With the help of the Ariel
(the Reverend’s daughter) and Willard
(a country boy who becomes his best
friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let
the teenagers dance, and in the process
helps the town to heal from a tragedy that
affected them all.