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Community Theatre at the Chesterfield Family YMCA

We are proud to offer a variety of shows and events that the whole family will love! 

Community Theatre at the Chesterfield Family YMCA offers engaging theatre with performances by children! Productions are regularly scheduled throughout the year, and our Summer Camp program offers several summmer theater programs! Schedule and audition updates are listed below. Please check back regularly for updates. For additional programming or audition information, please contact Artistic Director Rebecca Pate.

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 Chesterfield Family YMCA Welcome Center at (636) 532-3100.

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

     

 

Upcoming Auditions 

Who: Actors and Actresses ages 8 to 18. Auditions are open to the public, and no experience is necessary.

What: Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. Please prepare a 1 minute song, and be prepared to do a short reading from the script, as well as a dance. There will be a $50 program fee for YMCA members or $75 program fee for non-members to participate in this production.

Where:  All auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be held at the Chesterfield Community Theatre at the Chesterfield Family YMCA.

When: Auditions will be held Saturday, February 10 at 9:00am. All who audition are cast. Weeknight rehearsals are from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Not all cast members will be called to all rehearsals. Cast members are required to be at all rehearsals the week of the show (April 23-26) and all performances April 27 and 28 at 7:30pm and 29 at 3:00pm.

**An optional Audition workshop will be offered to teach the basics of auditioning. Participants will learn about auditions, play some games, and learn some music and dance from Disney Peter Pan Jr. for our upcoming auditions. For ages 8-18. Friday, February 2 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Chesterfield Community Theatre at the Chesterfield Family YMCA. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $15 for participants.**

Tentative Rehearsal Dates:

February 12, 15, 19, 22, 26,

March 2, 5, 7, 19, 23, 26, 30

April 2, 6, 9, 12, 16, 19

To reserve an audition slot please contact Artistic Director Rebecca Pate at rebecca.pate@gwrymca.org or call 636-532-3100 

 

Improv Classes 

Improvisation or improv for short, is acting without a script.  It is a great skill for all budding performers as it helps bring honesty to performances. It is also a great skill for anyone who has to speak in public or in front of large groups. This class will teach the FUNdamentals of improv through instruction, games, and in class performances. 

  • For ages 10-18
  • Tuesdays, January 16 – March 6 , 6:00pm-7:30pm
  • Community Theatre located at the Chesterfield Family YMCA
  • No experience is necessary
  • New games and lessons each session
  • Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members
  • Register online, at the welcome center or by phone 

For more information contact Rebecca Pate Arts and Humanities Director at Rebecca.pate@gwrymca.org or 636-532-6515 ext. 227

Youth Theatre - Storybook Musical 

We will spend eight weeks learning about the basics of theatre and rehearsing for our performance of The Lost Mitten on the last day of class. This class is great for any young performer, even if they have no experience.

  • For ages 5-9
  • Wednesdays, January 17 – March 7, 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Community Theatre located at the Chesterfield Family YMCA
  • No experience is necessary
  • Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members
  • Register online, at the welcome center or by phone 

Y- Chorale

Join us for our new active older adult Y Chorale singing group. Sing Gershwin, and perfect your vocal technique. No experience required!

  • Mondays beginning January 15 through March 5
  • 1:30pm-2:45pm in the Conference Room
  • We provide all the songs, instruction, and supplies - we just need you!
  • Cost is $20 for Y members or $30 for non-members.
  • Cost covers instruction, music, and CD’s.

Register online, at the welcome center, or by phone.

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 Pate.

Volunteer Opportunities:  Let's put the "Community" back in Community Theatre!
Have you ever dreamed of working in Show Biz?  Our 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 Pate.

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 Pate.

Summer Drama Day Camps at the Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield 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.