Our Youth Theater Productions feature young actors ranging in ages from 7-17 and provide a full theater experience, including costumes, lighting, props, backgrounds, and more. Productions include both theatrical plays and musicals.
|Special Youth Event||Rehearsal Dates||Performance Date
Have you ever wanted to perform on a big stage?
Now is your chance!
This new event provides a fun and supportive
environment for young performers, and the
opportunity to perform on stage in front of
a live audience.
Each act will get up to five minutes to set-up
and perform. Open to performers ages 5-18.
A limited amount of performance slots are available.
All acts must register by January 24.
Individual registration: $20 (N/R $30)
Couple/Group registration: $35 (N/R $53)
|January 28 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm|
January 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
|January 31 at 7:00 pm
|Youth Productions||Audition Dates||Performance Dates
|Into the Woods|
A Playhouse 38 Company Production
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who
wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes
to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who
wishes his cow would give milk.
When the Baker and his wife learn that they
cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse,
the two set off on a journey to break the curse.
Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences
of their actions return to haunt them later with
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Rehearsals start the
week of January 6.
Rehearsal times will be
agreed upon by the cast.
|March 13 at 7:00 pm
March 14 at 3:00 pm
March 14 at 7:00 pm
Disney’s Aladdin Jr. is based on the 1992
Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014
hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the
rough” street rat who learns that his true worth
lies deep within.
The story you know and love has been given
the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three
friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down
on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic
lamp and the Genie who has the power to
grant three wishes.
Wanting to earn the respect of the princess,
Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure
that will test his will and his moral character.
With expanded characters, new songs, and
more thrills, this new adaptation of the
beloved story will open up “a whole new
world” for your young performers!
|January 7 & 9|
5:00 - 7:00pm
Rehearsals start the
week of January 13.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Cast 1: 5:00-6:30pm
Cast 2: 7:00-8:30pm
Cast 1: 4:00-6:00pm
Cast 2: 6:00-8:00pm
March 20 at 7:00 pm
March 21 at 3:00 pm
March 21 at 7:00 pm
March 22 at 3:00 pm
March 27 at 7:00 pm
March 28 at 3:00 pm
March 28 at 7:00 pm
March 29 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.
Regular Youth Productions at Playhouse 38 are “no-cut” productions, meaning everyone who auditions will be a part of the show. For Playhouse 38 Youth Company productions, however, not everyone who auditions will be cast.
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
|Tiny Tim's Christmas||Holiday 2019|| /
|The Walking Dwarves||Fall 2019|| /
|Shrek the Musical, Jr.||Summer 2019|| /
|You're a Good Man Charlie Brown|
A Youth Company Production
|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|| /