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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 Production

Honk Jr. – The Ugly Duckling Musical!

Honk Jr. Cast List


Auditions:
*Thursday, Jan. 12 at 5pm
*Ages 7-17
*Honk Jr Costumes
*Did you miss auditions?  Contact Will Turner: wturner@genevaparks.com

Rehearsals:
*Jan. 17-March 9
*Tues/Wed/Thurs from 6-8pm

Performances:
*March 10 at 7pm
*March 11 at 3 & 7pm
*March 12 at 3pm

Questions?
*Contact Will Turner: wturner@genevaparks.com

We are excited to announce our new Artistic Staff!

Director: Jacque Lueken
Jacque is ecstatic to be joining the Geneva Park District to direct Honk Jr.! She received her BFA in Acting from Syracuse University and, upon graduation moved to Chicago to work with Steppenwolf Theatre Co. as the Asst. Coordinator for their summer acting intensive The School at Steppenwolf. Since moving to Chicago, Jacque has directed and taught with numerous companies including CCPA at Roosevelt University, American Theatre Co. and After School Matters. Jacque served as a Mentor with Redmoon Theatre Co.’s Dramagirls Program, the Anchor Artist for Teaching Lab Collaborations at The University of Chicago, is a founding Collective Member of Ag47 and spends her summers directing plays and musicals at Long Lake Camp for the Arts (Noises Off!, Pippin and The Little Mermaid are just a few of her camp faves!).

Choreographer: Tanya Osika
Tanya Osika put on her first dance shoes at the age of three. She never imagined her first dance routine including mouse ears and tutu would initiate such a strong love affair with dance. From classical ballet to tap, Tanya’s insatiable desire to learn has led her to study almost all forms of dance. Growing up in the dance studio and the competitive dance world, Tanya had the pleasure of studying dance with talented choreographers and master teachers such as Mia Michaels, Doug Caldwell, and Jay Fagan. Tanya is also a national award winning performer and choreographer and truly adores teaching and inspiring others to pursue their dancing dreams. Tanya is passionate about continuing her dance education and attends Rhythm World workshops annually where she has been able to study tap technique with artists such as Derick K. Grant, Dianne “Lady Di” Walker, Bril Barrett and many more talented tap dancers. Tanya had the honor of studying jazz dance with Chicago jazz legend Nan Giordano and completed the Basic and Beginning Level Teacher Certification Programs.

Assistant Director: Ashlyn Garrity
Ashlyn Garrity is a senior at Batavia High School.  Theatre is her favorite hobby, and she is so happy to be helping with Honk Jr.!   She will be attending Lawrence University for performing arts this fall and is so excited to be working with this cast and crew.

 

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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.

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
High School Musical Jr.Fall 2022
The Enchanted BookshopSpring 2022
AnnieFall 2021
Disney's Beauty & The Beast Jr. Fall 2020
Disney's Lion King Jr.Summer 2020
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 /