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Youth Theatre

Calling All Budding Actors & Actresses!

Ever wonder what it’s like to perform in front of an audience? Want to learn the process of character development? Theatre builds self-confidence, presentation skills and promotes art and culture collaboration. No previous experience is needed.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Theatre!
Theatre is about taking risks. It is the wild notion of putting oneself out there to entertain a crowd of strangers. Often a child’s first acting experience is pretending to be an animal. Whether it’s imitating the sound of a lion or running around on all fours like a puppy, there’s no denying the fun of imitating furry friends. So many stories personify animals, allowing us to show compassion for them but also empathize with their human qualities. Imitating the traits of animals serves as a great introduction to acting for children of all ages.

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact Laura Enstall, Youth Theatre Coordinator, 314-442-3239.
We hope to see you in the spotlight!


Audition Workshop
3rd - 9th grade

Auditioning for a play can be frightening, but we make it fun! This workshop is designed to help your child learn the techniques to replace those nerves with confi dence, making the audition process a challenge that your child can easily overcome! Participants learn how to prepare for cold readings and make their audition stand out. They will also learn part of a song and choreography for our upcoming productions! Workshop also includes improvisation and character building games. Save $10 on a youth theatre registration when you take our workshop!

Our next workshop will take place in August.
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Theatre Kochavim
K - 2nd grade

Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
By Ron Fink and John Heath

Based on a West African tale, Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock is the story of a very tricky spider that discovers a magic rock. He uses this discovery to steal food from all the jungle inhabitants including the lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras and more. The last laugh is on Anansi, of course, but not before everyone has a chance to sing some fun songs about yams, dancing mangos and Anansi’s mischief.

This trickster folk tale is the perfect way to introduce your child to musical theatre in a fun and educational way. Rehearsal times subject to change as play approaches. No rehearsals on holiday weekends.

1/25 - 3/25
2:00 - 4:00pm

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 29 at 3:30pm

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Theatre Chaverim
3rd - 5th grade

How to Eat Like a Child
Book by Delia Ephron, John Forster and Judith Kahan
Music and lyrics by John Forster

Based on the book of the same title, this musical shares the joys and sorrows of being a child. Children will teach us lessons through song about how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room…to name just a few.

No previous experience is needed, and all who audition are cast. Please call ahead to reserve a time slot. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons with weekday rehearsals the week prior to the performance. No rehearsals on holiday weekends.

1/25 - 5/6
2:00 - 5:00pm

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, May 7 at 7:00pm
Sunday, May 10 at 3:30pm

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Teen Theatre
6th - 9th grade

Seussical JR.
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle
Based on the works of Dr. Seuss

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, the narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton’s challenge is twofold – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care. Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, but ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

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

1/25 - 4/29
2:00 - 5:00pm

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, April 30 at 7:00pm
Sunday, May 3 at 3:30pm

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Technical Theatre Volunteers
10th - 12th grade

Explore all the facets of theatre with this technical theatre opportunity! Learn how to:

  • run projections
  • build a set
  • make props
  • help with costumes
  • run a light board
  • all other backstage areas at a live performance

We need your help with all three productions. Get first-hand experience with local theatre professionals and receive community service hours (if applicable). Looks great on a resume! Volunteer times and dates can be finalized on an individual basis and some rehearsals and performances will be required. You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer.

Contact: Mindy Goldfarb, 314-442-3164


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