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.
|2017 Youth Productions||Audition Dates||Performance Dates|
|Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens||August 15 & 17 |
5:00 - 7:00 pm
|October 6 at 7:00 pm
October 7 at 3:00 pm
October 7 at 7:00 pm
October 8 at 3:00 pm
|Babes in Toyland||October 10 & 12|
5:00 - 7:00 pm
|December 8 at 7:00 pm
December 9 at 3:00 pm
December 9 at 7:00 pm
December 10 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.
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|
|13 - The Musical||Summer 2017|
|Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, Jr.||Summer 2017|
|Little Mermaid, Jr.||Spring 2017|
|Elf, Jr. - The Musical||Winter 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|