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

Mary Poppins Jr.

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, February 26 & 27, 2018; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium.) Open to actors 8+. Audition details to follow.

Rehearsals: March 5 thru May 17, 2018 and are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Performances: Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:00pm; Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2:00 & 7:00pm; Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

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.