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Youth Productions

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.

Upcoming Shows

Auditions

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 acapella, 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.

A discount is available for returning cast members and siblings.

Youth ProductionsAudition DatesPerformance Dates
Beauty and the Beast Jr.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
August 25 and 27
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Rehearsals start the
week of April 13.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturdays
3:00 - 5:00 pm
October 23 at 7:00 pm
October 24 at 3:00 pm
October 24 at 7:00 pm
October 25 at 3:00 pm

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

Rehearsals

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.

Performances

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.

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. Parent volunteer photographers may also be requested for dress rehearsals.

Past Youth Productions

Past Youth ProductionsSeasonMedia
Tiny Tim's ChristmasHoliday 2019 /
The Walking DwarvesFall 2019 /
Shrek the Musical, Jr.Summer 2019 /
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
A Youth Company Production
Summer 2019

Anne of Green GablesSpring 2019 /
Mary Poppins, Jr.Spring 2019 /
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigatorsHoliday 2018
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.
(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 /