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April 2019

AUDITIONS: Summer Youth Theatre (SYT) 2019

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

 See below for audition information, grade guidelines, and date specifics. Click here to fill out audition form. Please complete prior to auditions!  Have questions? SYT Parent Information Meeting Wednesday, May 15  5:30-7pm   How does the SYT program work by grade? 4th graders can choose between participating in the 1st-4th grade camps or the 4th-6th program.  Click HERE for more information about our PreK-K & 1st-4th Grade camps. 6th graders can choose between participating in the 4th-6th grade program…


May 2019


Adult Improv Showcase

May 2 @ 6:40 pm - 7:30 pm

Lawrence Arts Center Improv students will entertain you with an evening of improvisational fun in Studio 720. Celebrate their progress under the direction of instructor Leah Towle with laughs, surprises and lots of '"yes, ands"! Recommended for adult audiences.


June 2019


SYT Novice: Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 8  |  10AM, 11:15AM, & 1PM Directed by Amanda Clark Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman Book by Marcy Heisler at Studio 720, at 720 E 9th St #8 Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.

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SYT Junior: Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr.

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - June 16 @ 3:00 pm

June 13  |  7PM June 14  |  7PM June 15  |  3PM & 7PM June 16  |  3PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 Directed by Elizabeth Sullivan Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman Book by Julian Fellowes Performed by SYT Junior: 6th-8th Graders Mary Poppins, a 'practically perfect' nanny, arrives at Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane and bursts into the lives of the three Banks children. With patience, kindness, and a little bit of magic, Mary helps their family set things right.

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SYT Senior: All in the Timing

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 7:00 pm

June 20  |  7PM June 21  |  7PM June 22  |  7PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 June 22  |  2PM matinée performance of originals $5 suggested donation at the door Directed by Jeanne Averill Written by David Ives Performed by SYT Senior: 8th-12th Graders An award-winning collection of one-act absurdist plays that culminates with the story of how Leon Trotsky spent a whole day with a mountain climber’s ax in his head before he died. The individual one-acts focus on language and…

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July 2019


SYT Novice: The Myth of Perseus

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, July 13  |   10AM, 11:15AM, & 1PM Directed by Rebecca O'Keefe Written by Ric Averill at Studio 720, at 720 E 9th St #8 Join Perseus, son of Danae and Zeus, on his heroic quests through Greek mythology and his epic battle with Medusa.

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AUDITIONS: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka!

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers ages 8 and up! CLICK HERE to preregister! Auditions: Saturday, July 13 ON THE MAIN STAGE! 1:00 pm:  16-18 year olds 2:00 pm:  13-15 year olds 3:30 pm:  10-12 year olds 5:00 pm:   8-9 year olds 6:00 pm:  adults (18+)   Callback Audition:   Sunday, July 14,  2-6 pm   Those auditioning should: bring 16 bars of a Broadway or pop song with sheet music prepare a monologue (30-60 seconds) come prepared to dance arrive…


SYT Junior: The Odyssey: By Thespis and the Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Third Place Chorus

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - July 20 @ 7:00 pm

July 18  |  7PM July 19  |  7PM July 20  |  3PM & 7PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 Directed by Daniel Bird Tobin Written by Will Averill Performed by SYT Junior: 6th-8th Graders The Peloponnesian Midwest Regional Chorus is tired of placing last in every competition with their ho-hum renditions of heroic myths. Enter Thespis with a risky idea to cure the Chorus's recitation-related woes: a full theatrical production!

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SYT Senior: Chicago

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - July 28 @ 7:00 pm

July 25  |  7PM July 26  |  7PM July 27  |  2PM & 7PM July 28  |  3PM Students $7.50/Adults $10 Recommended for ages 13 and up. This musical has mature themes. Directed by Amanda Pintore Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Performed by SYT Senior: 8th-12th Graders In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune,…

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