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Youth Theatre

Tickets for Youth Theatre productions can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets
or by calling the New Jewish Theatre Box Office (314-442-3283). 

 

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!

 

Acting Workshop
3rd - 10th 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 confidence, 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!


Date and Time: Sunday, August 23, 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Marilyn Fox Building
Cost: $25m/$35p

Register online

 

 

Theatre Kochavim
K - 2nd grade

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
By Ron Fink and John Heath

The Kindergarten through second graders will tell the musical version of Goldilocks, as she gets into mischief at the three bears house!

Rehearsal times subject to change as play approaches. No rehearsals on holiday weekends.

Rehearsals:
Location: Marilyn Fox Building
Dates and Time: Sundays, August 30 - October 18, 2:00-4:00pm

Location: Staenberg Family Complex
Dates and Time: Tuesday and Wednesdays, October 20 - 21, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm
Sunday, October 25 at 3:00pm

$165m/$185p
Discounts and scholarships available
Register online


 

 

Theatre Chaverim
3rd - 5th grade

Space Pirates!
By Beat by Beat Press

Pirates! Adventure! Space travel! This is a musical story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum, for being smart. Everything changes when Gabby and her classmates get beamed up to outer space. Things get worse when they’re attacked by space pirates. After this adventure, Gabby becomes comfortable in her skin and her classmates appreciate her knowledge.

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.


Auditions: 
Location: Marilyn Fox Building
Date and Time: Sunday, August 30, 1:00-5:00pm


Rehearsals:
Location: Marilyn Fox Building
Dates and Time: Sundays, September 13 - November 15, 2:00-5:00pm

Location: Staenberg Family Complex
Dates and Time: Monday - Wednesday, Novmeber 16 - 22, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, November 19 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm

$245m/$275p
Discounts and scholarships are available
Register online

 

 

 

Teen Theatre
6th - 10th grade

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By Lighthouse Plays

One of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies is coming to the J’s stage. Filled with magic, fairies, love potions and mix-ups, this show will leave you laughing. This is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy with both contemporary language and the original Shakespearean verse. 

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


Auditions
Date and Time: Sunday, August 30, 1:00-5:00pm
Location: Marilyn Fox Building

 
Rehearsals:
Location: Marilyn Fox Building
Date and Time: Sundays, September 13 - November 22, 2:00-5:00pm

Location: Staenberg Family Complex
Date and Time: Monday, November 23, 6:00-9:00pm
                            Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 30 - December 2, 6:00-9:00pm
 

Performances take place at Staenberg:
Thursday, December 3 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 6 at 3:30pm

Cost: $245m/$275p
Discounts and scholarships are available
Register online

 

 

Technical Theatre Volunteers
16 years and older

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. Volunteers report to the Staenberg Family Complex. Dates and times vary. 

Contact: Mindy Goldfarb, 314-442-3164

 

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