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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.

With support from the Regional Arts Commision.

     

Upcoming Auditions: 

Auditions for Seussical Jr.

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

What: Seussical Jr. Please prepare a 1 minute song, and be prepared to learn a short dance combination.

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, Jan. 26 at 9:00 am. All who audition are cast.

Rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays from 5:45 pm-8:00 pm. Cast members are required to be at all rehearsals the week of the show (April 22-25) and all performances April 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm and 28 at 3:00 pm. Program participation cost it  $75 for Y members, $90 for non-members. To reserve an audition slot, please contact Lexa Wroniak at lexa.wroniak@gwrymca.org or call 636-532-6515 ext. 227.

**Chorus spots available for children ages 6 & 7, please email for more information**

Optional Audition Workshop

Come and learn the basics of auditioning! Participants will learn about auditions, play some games, and learn some music and a dance combination from Seussical Jr. Friday, January 18 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. Contact Rebecca Pate at rebecca.pate@gwrymca.org or 636-532-6515 ext. 227 to register.

 

Currently Offered Programs:

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.

Wednesdays, January 9-February 27, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

$50 for Y members, $60 for non-members

Youth Theatre - Storybook Musical 

For ages 5-9, we will spend eight weeks learning about the basics of theatre and rehearsing for our performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. On the last day of class, participants will perform their production for family and friends. This class is a great way for young performers to build their acting skills, even if they have no experience.

Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26, 6:45pm-7:45pm

$50 for Y members, $60 for non-members

Broadway Bound Classes

Join us for singing, dancing and acting for the stage in our Broadway Bound classes!

Broadway Babies for ages 3-5 Send your little superstar to Broadway Babies where they will learn the fundamentals of performance and music through song, dance, and storytelling. No experience required.

Tuesdays, January 8-February 26, 5:30pm-6:15pm

$50 for Y members, $60 for non-members

Broadway Basics for ages 5-9 is a musical theatre dance class with lessons in singing and acting.

Wednesdays, January 9-February 27, 5:30pm-6:30pm

$50 for Y members, $60 for non-members

 

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.

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.