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|
|High School Musical Jr.|
A junior version of the Disney blockbuster.
|June 5 & 7|
5:00 - 6:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Rehearsals start the
week of June 11
August 3 at 7:00 pm
August 4 at 3:00 pm
August 4 at 7:00 pm
August 5 at 3:00 pm
August 10 at 7:00 pm
August 11 at 3:00 pm
August 11 at 7:00 pm
August 12 at 3:00 pm
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.
Once cast, a fee will apply. A discount is available for returning cast members and siblings.
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.
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.
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||Season||Media|
|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|