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Youth Theatre


Places everyone! The Youth Theatre Program is an all-inclusive educational theatre program for grades 2-10, Theatre Chaverim (2-5) and Teen Theatre (6-10). Youth Theatre produces five shows each year, each age group doing one show each semester (and Teen Theatre also producing a summer production). In addition to learning about theatre, we strive to help students build confidence, improve communication and increase skills. Theatre is an experience your child will never forget; it’s a unique group effort that requires everyone’s participation to bring a show to life. We invite you to take the stage with the J Youth Theatre Program!

Purchase Tickets

Tickets for Youth Theatre productions can also be purchased by calling the New Jewish Theatre Box Office at 314-442-3175.

For more information about Youth Theatre, please contact Laura Enstall (, 314-442-3239.



Youth Theatre Audition Workshop (3rd – 10th Grades)

Workshops are designed to help children learn techniques to replace nerves with confidence, making the challenging audition process comfortable and easy to overcome. Participants learn how to prepare for cold readings in a way that will make them stand out from the crown. Younger participants (grades 2-5) will also learn part of a song and choreography for an upcoming J production while teens will focus on character work and scenes from the play. Workshop includes improvisation and games.

Chesterfield/Marilyn Fox Building
Sunday, August 14
$25 members/$35 public – Register for workshop and save $10 on a youth theatre registration!

Register Online

Theatre Chaverim (2nd – 5th Grades)

$250 members/$280 public (discounts and scholarships available)

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever

Book, Music and Lyrics by Denver Casado and Betina Hershey

Skyler is about to turn 12, and she’s planned the biggest celebration of the year. But in the middle of the party, something mysterious happens – all the adults suddenly vanish! Trapped in the backyard, the kids realize they must create a brand new society. However when they elect Skyler’s older brother, Charlie, as their ruler, things really begin to spin out of control. Eventually, the kids learn a big lesson in responsibility, while Skyler and Charlie develop a greater respect for one another.

No previous experience is needed, and all who audition are cast. Call or email to reserve an audition time. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons with weekday rehearsals the week prior to the performance. No rehearsals on holiday weekends.

Theatre Chaverim Audition Slides

Sunday, August 28, 1-4pm

Chesterfield: Sundays, September 11 – October 30, 2-5pm
Creve Coeur: Tuesday & Wednesday, November 1 & 2, 6-8pm

Creve Couer
Thursday, November 3, 7pm
Sunday, November 6, 2:30pm

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Teen Theatre (6th – 10th Grades)

$250 members/$280 public

30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play

By Alan Haehnel

Stage kisses, pinkeye, inciting World War III – these are only a few of the many things that can go wrong during the production of a play. This will be a full evening of the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage. In a series of hilarious examples, this play proves that drama can be a very dangerous thing and it must be avoided at all costs.

No previous experience needed, and all who audition are cast. Please email or call ahead to reserve a time slot.

Teen Theatre Audition Slides

Sunday, August 28, 1-4pm

Chesterfield: Sundays, September 11 – November 27, 2-5pm
Creve Coeur: Monday – Wednesday, November 28-30, 6-9pm

Creve Couer
Thursday, December 1, 7pm
Sunday, December 4, 2:30pm

Register Online