Performing Arts this April: You should be dancing, YEAH!

Hello and Happy April! Take a peek at what is coming up!


Join us for The Runaway Orchestra, a musical adventure for all ages, April 5-7. Told through puppetry, music, story, and dance, this performance is designed to introduce young people to the instruments and families of the orchestra. There is going to be a new Conductor for the Orchestra and the Violin, Clarinet, and Tuba aren’t about to stand for it, so off they go into the big city. They are split up and troubles abound until each of the instruments is rescued by Stick, a streetwise character who helps them realize their own strengths. The show will be a feast for the ears, eyes, and imaginations of elementary students and their families. The incredible puppets featured in the photo above were created by Johanna Winters, our Printmaking Artist in Residence. 


Also featured on April 6th is our next event in the Theatre and Dance for the Very Young program. Baby Disco: a daytime dance party for 0-6 year olds is created specifically for very young children. Designed in our Play Lab series, all of the music and decorations were created with children as artistic partners in the process. Join us for glow paint, disco balls, snacks, live music, and an open dance floor just for you and your young person! This is a one day only event featuring four daytime discos. Get ready to move and groove!


Our Story Slam series continues on Friday, April 12th with the theme Endings. Live music begins at 7 pm and the slam starts at 7:30 pm. Never the same story, or evening, twice. Finally, a look ahead at May, the Lawrence Chapter of the Pantomime and Nontraditional Theatre Society present PANTS, 30 plays in 60 minutes or less. Inspired by the Neo-Futurists of Chicago, this production is sure to knock your pa—socks off!


Summer Youth Theatre auditions are this month!


Join us for auditions on April 28th for our Novice, Junior, and Senior programs. Wondering what auditions look like? Click here to learn all about how to get prepared for auditions and to sign up ahead of time. You can also join us for an SYT Audition Techniques class on April 20th and 27th with Jeanne Averill to get prepared. Enroll online or through the front desk.

Wondering how Summer Youth Theatre works? Join us for our new parent information meeting on April 28th from 1:30-2:15pm OR our general parent meeting on May 15th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Interested in volunteering? We’ve got an action packed summer and would love your help! Click here for more information on the many ways you can share your time with us.