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

Youth ProductionsAudition DatesPerformance Dates
CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators
The Santa Claus statue has been stolen
from Wendell Wilke High! Leave it to the
ambitious and eccentric members of the
Clue Club to solve the mystery and reveal
the true meaning of Christmas.
October 2 & 4
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Rehearsals start the
week of October 8
November 30 at 7:00 pm
December 1 at 3:00 pm
December 1 at 7:00 pm
December 2 at 3:00 pm

December 7 at 7:00 pm
December 8 at 3:00 pm
December 8 at 7:00 pm
December 9 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; 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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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
Peter PanFall 2018 /
High School Musical, Jr.Summer 2018 /
Singin' in the Rain, Jr.Spring 2018
The Secret GardenSpring 2018
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.
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.
Winter 2014
Into the Woods, Jr.
Summer 2014
Seussical, Jr.
Summer 2014
Charlotte's Web
(Theatrical Play)

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