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The Chesterfield Community Theatre at the West County YMCA

We are proud to offer a variety of shows and events that the whole family will love! Check back regularly for schedule and audition updates.

Theatre show tickets are $8 Adults, and $5 for Seniors, Students or Children.  Tickets are available either in advance or at the door.  For Advance Ticket Purchase, please call the West County Family YMCA Service Desk at 636-532-3100.  For further programming or audition information, please email Artistic Director Rebecca Barringhaus at

     Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.      

     With support from the Regional Arts Commission



Upcoming Auditions

Auditions: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Who:  Actors and actresses ages 8­­–16. Auditions are open to the public, and no experience is necessary.

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! is based on the popular Junie B. Jones children’s book series. In this installment Junie B. gets ready for the holiday program and the Secret Santa gift exchange.
Children should be prepared to sing their own silly version of a holiday song, and be prepared to read from the script.
There will be a $25 program fee for those who are cast to help offset the cost of the production, as we are a non-profit organization

Where: All auditions, rehearsals and performances are to be held at the Chesterfield Community Theatre at the West County YMCA

Auditions: Tuesday, Oct.18 and Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 pm.
Rehearsals: Usually Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting October 25.
​Performances: Dec. 16 and 17 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 18 at 3 pm.

To reserve your child’s audition spot, and to receive a schedule please contact Artistic Director Rebecca Barringhaus at


Upcoming Performances

Wiley and the Hairy Man

  • Friday, October 28, 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 29, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, October 30, 3 pm

Wiley and the Hairy Man by Susan Zeder

In this play we follow Wiley as he overcomes his fear of the Hairy Man and realizes he has all the magic he needs within himself.  
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and children. 


One Act Play Writing Competition 

St. Louis and surrounding area high schoolers.

Brand new one act play writing competition! High schoolers are invited to write an original one act play that is no longer than 30 minutes, and has between two and eight characters. We ask that all subject matter must be high school and YMCA appropriate. 

Submissions accepted October 24–December 9, 2016 with performances of the top three submissions in early Spring 2017.

Click here to download submission guidelines and entry form.
For more information please contact Rebecca Barringhaus at or 636-532-6515 ext 227

Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for talented Directors/Assistant Directors and Technitions. If you are interested in working for us please email  your resume to Artistic Director Rebecca Barringhaus at 

Volunteer Opportunities:     Let's put the "Community" back in Community Theatre!
Have you ever dreamed of working in Show Biz?  The Chesterfield Community Theatre is always looking for volunteers to join our collaborative family-- no previous experience required, but enthusiasm and curiosity are a must!  We are seeking volunteers to contribute in costume and prop construction, publicity, rehearsal support, concessions, and fundraising events.  As productions evolve, specific needs will also be posted on this webpage.  For more information, please email Artistic Director Rebecca Barringhaus at

Stage/Production Management Oppurtunities
Stage managers are the invisible stars of live theatre... if a backstage crew is at the top of their game, the show goes so smoothly that you'd never know they were there!  During each Chesterfield Community Theatre production, 3-4 student volunteers are selected to serve as stage crew.  These middle school, high school, or college level students attend all rehearsals, helping to develop the "technical" side of the production: organizing and constructing props, collecting and fitting costumes, choreographing scene changes, and assisting the director.  During performances, armed with headset and flashlight, they disappear into the wings to act out their own impressive show backstage.  For information or to apply for a Stage/Production Management slot, please email Artistic Director Rebecca Barringhaus at

Summer Drama Day Camps at the West County Family YMCA
Members and non-members, ages 5 to 14, have the opportunity to join various summer performing arts camps which focus on acting, musical theatre, magic, and even circus performing!  Included are the Actor's Studio camp and Summer Stock camp.  All camps are led by professional and college performers.

For more information on day camps available with the West County Family YMCA, please click HERE to browse our brochure.

Theatre Rental
The Chesterfield Community Theater is available for rent for dance recitals, business meetings, lectures, graduation ceremonies and more. We provide lighting, sound, technical and production services for your event. For more information, please contact Technical Director Ian Tobias by email or call 636-532-6515 ext. 231.

All programs are funded in part by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.