NEW FOR 2022 – JANUARY YOUTH SHOW
Summer Youth Theatre is BACK! Van Wert Civic Theatre is thrilled to be able to offer two summer youth theatre experiences. On Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. directors Amy Boley, Emily Gehle, and Alyssa Taylor will hold auditions for Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. If you are old enough, you know the songs. Performances will happen June 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and June 27 at 2 p.m. This musical is loosely based on a Saturday morning cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon. It is one of the most fun shows to be a part of. The show follows a young teacher, Tom, who is nervous about his first day. He turns on the TV, and those memorable songs such as “Just a Bill” and “Conjunction Junction” spring to life.
Youth ages 5 to 18 may audition for a variety of speaking, singing, and dancing roles. Everyone will get to be involved. Please wear a face covering to auditions. Those auditioning will be asked to sing a short song (Happy Birthday works very well) and learn a dance. Rehearsals will begin June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and will run Mondays – Fridays. Face coverings will not be required during rehearsals or performances. The number of youth cast in the show may be limited.
The second opportunity for young people to get on stage is the play Twelve Angry Pigs directed by Monica Campbell. Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 and Monday, June 21. Performances will be July 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. and August 1 at 2 p.m. In this comedic parody of Twelve Angry Men, a certain wolf is on trial for blowing down a pair of houses owned by the Three Little Pigs. A Jury of Swine must now decide if they will convict, or declare the wolf not guilty. Most of the angry pigs believe the wolf is big and bad. However, some storybook characters help the pigs review the facts, and Pig #8 asks some tough questions that will make the rest of the pigs realize that the testimony of Little Boy Blue is nothing but hogwash
Young people in first grade and up are invited to audition. There are a variety of roles available. Rehearsal will begin on June 24. This show will rehearse in the evenings Sundays – Thursdays. Note: the cast will be limited to 25 actors.
Auditions will be held at Van Wert Civic Theatre at 118 South Race Street in Van Wert. Tickets for each show will go on sale on the Monday of performance week.