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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 be in the Spring.



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.

9/7 - 10/22
2:00 - 4:00pm

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, October 23 at 6:30pm
Sunday, October 26 at 3:30pm

To register, call Laura!



Theatre Chaverim
3rd - 5th grade

There's a Monster in my Closet!
Book by Angela D. Stewart
Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur

Fantasy and reality collide in this eclectic and fun musical romp! Emily’s having a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! To investigate further, Emily and Stephanie recruit their friends — sarcastic and skeptical Kelly, vain Mary, studious Brain, tomboy Tara and avid reader Megan — to help capture the monster. What they don’t know is that Murray, the closet monster, doesn’t mean any harm. He only wants to play Emily’s new video game. He’s more scared of kids than they are of him!

No previous experience is needed, and all who audition are cast. Please call ahead to reserve a time slot. Sixth graders have the option to audition for this play or Twelfth Night. Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons with weekday rehearsals the week prior to the performance. No rehearsals on holiday weekends.

9/21 - 12/17
2:00 - 5:00pm

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, December 18 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 21 at 3:30pm

To register, call Laura!




Teen Theatre
6th - 9th grade

Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Abridged by Andrew Biliter

A more contemporary adaptation of Twelfth Night but with some Shakespearean rhyme and meter preserved. Viola is shipwrecked and thinks her twin brother, Sebastian, is dead. Disguising herself as a young man (Cesario), she enters the service of Duke Orsino who thinks he is in love with Olivia. But because she is mourning she refuses to see any suitor for seven years. In the meantime, Viola has fallen in love with the Duke. Combine with a comic subplot, mistaken identities, love triangles and trickery, Twelfth Night is one of the first and best comedies in the world. Musical numbers have been added to extend the fun!

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

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, December 4 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 7 at 3:30pm




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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