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
|You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown|
NEW PLAYHOUSE 38 COMPANY PRODUCTION
Grades 5th and up. Not everyone who auditions will be cast.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic,
based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz.
Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy,
Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of
vignettes and songs. Two new songs, “Beethoven Day”
and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the
twelve numbers from the original version, which
include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Baseball Game,”
“Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Rehearsals begin the
week of June 4.
Rehearsal days and times
will be agreed upon by
|July 19 at 7:00 pm
July 20 at 3:00 pm
July 20 at 7:00 pm
|Shrek the Musical, Jr.|
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr.,
based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film
and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful
world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of
fairy tale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and
find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy
tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful
message for the whole family.
6:00 - 8:00pm
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Rehearsals start the
week of June 4.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cast 1: 5:00-6:30pm
Cast 2: 7:00-8:30pm
Cast 1: 9:00-11:00am
Cast 2: 11:00 am-1:00pm
July 26 at 7:00 pm
July 27 at 3:00 pm
July 27 at 7:00 pm
July 28 at 3:00 pm
August 2 at 7:00 pm
August 3 at 3:00 pm
August 3 at 7:00 pm
August 4 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.
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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
|Past Youth Productions||Season||Media
|Anne of Green Gables||Spring 2019|| /
|Mary Poppins, Jr.||Spring 2019|| /
|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|
|Fall 2013|| /