Our Youth Theater Productions feature young actors ranging in ages from 6-17 and provide a full theater experience, including costumes, lighting, props, backgrounds, and more. Productions include both theatrical plays and musicals.
|Youth Productions||Audition Dates||Performance Dates|
|CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators|
The Santa Claus statue has been stolen
from Wendell Wilke High! Leave it to the
ambitious and eccentric members of the
Clue Club to solve the mystery and reveal
the true meaning of Christmas.
|October 2 & 4|
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Rehearsals start the
week of October 8
|December 7 at 7:00 pm
December 8 at 3:00 pm
December 8 at 7:00 pm
December 9 at 3:00 pm
|Mary Poppins, Jr.|
Join us for this classic tale, and embark on
magical and memorable adventures with
the Banks family and their nanny, Mary Poppins.
|January 8 & 10|
5:00 - 8:00pm
Rehearsals start the
week of January 14
March 15 at 7:00 pm
March 16 at 3:00 pm
March 16 at 7:00 pm
March 17 at 3:00 pm
March 22 at 7:00 pm
March 23 at 3:00 pm
March 23 at 7:00 pm
March 24 at 3:00 pm
Auditions are held at Playhouse 38 approximately 2-3 months prior to show dates. Participants are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and be prepared to read from the script.
For musicals, participants are asked to prepare a musical theater song, up to 32 bars, to be performed a capella, and a monologue or cut from a story or poem of no more than one minute in length. Additionally, participants will be taught a song, a short dance combination, and may be asked to read from the script. Once cast, participants pay a registration fee and receive a rehearsal schedule. A discount is available for returning cast members and siblings.
Call 630-232-4542 to schedule your audition time.
Rehearsals vary for each show, but will generally held three times a week — on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 5:00 and 8:30 pm, and on Saturdays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. The week before the show is tech week, where all of the costumes, lighting, sound, and stage moves are rehearsed, and attendance is mandatory for everyone cast.
Shows are typically performed on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night, and Sunday afternoon. Some shows are performed over two weekends.
Tickets for youth productions are $10. They can be purchased online at genevaparks.org; in-person at Sunset Community Center and Stephen Persinger Recreation Center; or by calling 630-232-4542. Any remaining seats the day of the show will be sold at the Playhouse 38 box office. Concessions, including bottled water, bottled soda, juice, and candy, are sold on-site at the box office prior to the show and at show intermission.
For each production, the Director may ask for parent volunteers to help with set painting, ushering patrons to their seats, concessions, and box office. Parent volunteer photographers may also be requested for dress rehearsals.
|Past Youth Productions||Season||Media|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigators||Holiday 2018|
|Peter Pan||Fall 2018||/|
|High School Musical, Jr.||Summer 2018||/|
|Singin' in the Rain, Jr.||Spring 2018|
|The Secret Garden||Spring 2018|
|Babes in Toyland||Holiday 2017|
|Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens||Fall 2017|
|13 - The Musical||Summer 2017|
|Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, Jr.||Summer 2017|
|Little Mermaid, Jr.||Spring 2017|
|Elf, Jr. - The Musical||Holiday 2016||/|
|Stuart Little||Fall 2016|
|Disney's Mulan Jr.||Summer 2016|
|Illinois Jane & the Pyramid of Peril||Spring 2016|
|School House Rock Live Jr.|
|The Jungle Book|
|Alice and Wonderland Jr.|
|Disney's Cinderella Kids|
|The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood|
|Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka|
|Into the Woods, Jr.|
|Beauty and the Beast, Jr.|
|Comic Book Artist|