Youth Theater

Our Youth Theater Program is designed to pique the interest of area youth and cultivate their knowledge of the theatre. All roles are cast solely on talent, which mean auditions are necessary to be part of the show. Auditions are by appointment only and actors are given a specific monologue to rehearse when they sign up to audition. All youth are welcome to audition or participate, and parents and siblings are encouraged to help out with costumes and scenery!

Theater is comprised of many elements aside from acting. Local youth also serve as the backstage and technical crew for each show. Sound and Lighting Technicians as well as backstage crew and stage managers are always needed and are just as important as the actors. If you’re interested in helping behind the scenes contact the Youth Theater Director directly by calling 495-8989 or emailing youththeater@artsbonita.org.

This Season

WILLY WONKA JR.

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, February 25 & 26; Open to ages 8 to 18 years old.

Rehearsals: TBD after casting

Performances: Friday & Saturday, May 17 & 18, 2019, 7:00pm; Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2019; 2:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Join the CFABS Youth Players as the delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory - or suffer the consequences.

MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR.

Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, May 20 & 21; Click here for audition details.

Rehearsals:TBD after casting

Performances:Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17, 2019, 7:00pm; Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019; 2:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-alackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Theater Classes

Check out all the theater classes available at the Centers for the Arts right now. Click here for more information or contact the Centers for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.