Auditions, Van Wert Civic Theatre, Youth Theatre

2019 Summer Youth Theatre

Check out our 2019 summer youth theatre options.  We are excited to present two options for youth age 5 -18 and one option for high school and college students.  

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Disney Frozen, Jr.

Music & Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee
and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

Directed by Emily Gehle
Performances: June 21, 22, 23
You know the story. You know the songs. Young people ages 5 to 18 may audition for a variety of speaking and singing roles. Smaller chorus parts are also available. Auditions will be held May 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. Those auditioning will be asked to sing a song (Happy Birthday works very well) and learn a dance. Rehearsals will begin the next week from 4 – 6 p.m. In June, rehearsals will be 1 – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday.

For more info about the songs and the roles, go here. 


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Little Red: Life in the Hood

Book By: Claudia Haas and Richard Cash

Directed by Monica Campbell
Performances: July 19, 20, 21
Little Red Riding Hood has come to tell her story on Terry Tellus’ talk show but is rudely interrupted by her Grandmother and the Wolf. It seems Red Riding Hood’s version is nothing but a fairy tale! The Grandmother and the Wolf insist on equal air time. Other fairy tale character push their way in as we make our way through the twists and turns of the different versions. Auditions will be held on June 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Rehearsal will begin the next week in the evenings.

Go here for a sneak pick at the script and the cast requirements. 


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You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)

Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Directed by Griffen Waltmire
Performances: August 2, 3, 4
VWCT presents an opportunity to high school and college students to create and present this musical version of the well- loved story of the Peanuts gang. Auditions will be held Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.  Rehearsals will begin in June and continue through the summer.  No rehearsals week of July 4.  

A synopsis of the show, character information, and song recordings can be found here.