Youth Productions

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.

Upcoming Shows

2017 Youth ProductionsAudition DatesPerformance Dates
The Secret Garden
 
The classic tale of an orphaned girl, a gloomy manor,
and a walled garden that holds amazing secrets!
Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
January 2 & 4
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Rehearsals start the
week of January 8
February 23 at 7:00 pm
February 24 at 3:00 pm
February 24 at 7:00 pm
February 25 at 3:00 pm
Singin' in the Rain Jr.
 
A junior version of one of the greatest
Hollywood musicals ever made.
February 27 & March 1
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Rehearsals start the
week of March 5
May 18 at 7:00 pm
May 19 at 3:00 pm
May 19 at 7:00 pm
May 20 at 3:00 pm

Auditions

Auditions are held at Playhouse 38 approximately 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.

Call 630-232-4542 to schedule your audition time.

PLEASE NOTE:  Auditions for The Secret Garden and Singin’ in the Rain Jr.  will be held at Sunset Community Center.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are generally held three times a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 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.

Performances

Shows are performed over a weekend, and typically include 3-4 showtimes –  Friday night, Saturday afternoon and night, and Sunday afternoon. Some shows are held over two weekends.

Tickets 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.

Buy Tickets Online

Parent Volunteers

For each production, the Director may ask for parent volunteers to help with set painting, ushering patrons to their seats, concessions, and box office.

Past Youth Productions

Past Youth ProductionsSeasonMedia
Babes in ToylandHoliday 2017
Dr. Evil and the Basket of KittensFall 2017
13 - The MusicalSummer 2017
Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, Jr. Summer 2017
Little Mermaid, Jr.Spring 2017
Elf, Jr. - The MusicalHoliday 2016 /
Stuart LittleFall 2016
Disney's Mulan Jr.Summer 2016
Illinois Jane & the Pyramid of PerilSpring 2016
School House Rock Live Jr.
(Musical)
Winter 2016
The Jungle Book
(Theatrical Play)
Fall 2015
Alice and Wonderland Jr.
(Youth Musical)
Summer 2015
Disney's Cinderella Kids
(Youth Musical)
Spring 2015
The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood
(Theatrical Play)
Spring 2015
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka
(Family Musical)
Spring 2015
Annie Jr.
(Musical)
Winter 2014
Into the Woods, Jr.
(Musical)
Summer 2014
Seussical, Jr.
(Musical)
Summer 2014
Charlotte's Web
(Theatrical Play)

Spring 2014
Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
(Musical)
Winter 2013-14
Comic Book Artist
(Theatrical Play)
Fall 2013 /