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Summer Youth Theatre is a performance-based theatre art program for youth grades 1 through 12.  Professional directors, choreographers, musicians, and theatre technicians observe Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Theatre Education Standards while working with youth to produce high quality shows performed for enthusiastic, often sold out audiences.  Most importantly, SYT youth have fun, make new friends, and create memories that last a lifetime!

Auditions:  Prepared audition is expected.  Please call the Arts Center, 785.843.2787 to sign up for a one hour time slot in advance.

Actors/Singers Grades 4-12:  2PM, 3PM, or 4PM

Actors/Singers should prepare a monologue under 1 minute and 16 bars of a Broadway or popular song.  Accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music.  Dress freely with dance or tennis shoes.  All Actor/Singers will participate in dance audition.

Summer Dance Theatre Auditions: 1:30-3:30PM, in Studio 206



Grades 4-12:  May 1 | 5-9PM

Grades 4-12:  May 2 | 5-9PM

Grades 4-12:  May 3 | 5-9PM




Enroll today!SYT Junior: 4th-8th grade
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Directed by Ric Averill

Rehearsals: 4 weeks, June 6 – June 30, 1-5 PM


Enroll today!Summer Dance Ensemble: 4th-8th grade
Choreography by Melissa Mendl

Rehearsals: 2 weeks, June 20 – 24, 9 AM – 12PM
June 27 – 30, 1 PM – 5 PM

Performances: Thursday, June 30, 7 PM,
Friday, July 1, 7 PM, Saturday, July 2, 3 PM & 7 PM


Much Ado About NothingEnroll today!SYT Senior: 8th-12th grade

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Elizabeth Sullivan

Rehearsals: 3 weeks, May 31 – June 15, M-F 4-10 PM

Performances: Thursday, June 16, 7:30 PM, Friday, June 17, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 18, 7:30 PM, Sunday June 19, 3 PM






PrintEnroll today!SYT Junior: 4th-8th grade
Midsummer Night’s Dream:  The Movie Directed by Trish Averill Neuteboom
From Shakespeare by Will Averill

Rehearsals: 3 weeks,  July 5-July 20, 1-5 PM

Performances: Thursday, July 21st, 7 PM,
Friday, July 22, 7 PM
Saturday, July 23rd, 3 PM



Into the WoodsEnroll today!SYT Senior: 8th-12th grade
Sondheim’s Into the Woods Directed by Ellen Anthony Moore,

Rehearsals: 4 weeks, July 5 – July 27, M-F 4-10 PM

Performances: Thursday, July 28, 7:30 PM,
Friday July 29, 7:30 PM
Saturday July 30, 7:30 PM
Sunday July 31, 3 PM






PrintJUNE SYT Rookies: 1st-4th grade

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs Directed by Becky O’Keefe

Rehearsals: 2 weeks, 9am-12 noon
M-F, May 31 – June 10

Performance: 11 AM, Saturday June 11

Enroll today!





PrintJULY SYT Rookies: 1st-4th grade
The True Story of Three Billy Goats Gruff, by Ric Averill Directed by Jeanne Averill

Rehearsals: 2 weeks, 9am-12 noon, M-F July 5 – July 15

Performance: 11 AM, Saturday July 16

Enroll today!







May 1, 2016
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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