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

Stuart Little

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday, August 27 & 28, 2018; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium.) Open to actors 8+. Click here for audition details.

Rehearsals: September 5 thru November 15, 2018 and are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5:00 - 7:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Performances: Friday, November 16, 2018, 7:00pm; Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2:00 & 7:00pm; Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center)

This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by Joseph Robinette. The many adventures—both big and small—of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story-theatre presentation. Follow the many humans and animals in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world."

Legally Blonde The Musical JR.

Auditions: By Appointment, call 239-495-8989 to schedule a time. (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium.) Open to actors 12+. Click here for audition details.

Rehearsals: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 5-7pm starting November 5 - February 8. Monday - Thursday February 11-14, 2019 5-8pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Performances: Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:00pm; Saturday, February 16, 2019, 2:00 & 7:00pm; Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2:00pm (Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium)

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!
Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

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.