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Community Theatre

We are proud to offer a variety of shows that the whole family will love! See below for details. Our tickets are $8 adults, $5 children, students and seniors. We sell tickets in advance and at the door. For ticket information, please contact Sarah Moore at sarah.moore@ymcastlouis.org.

Larceny and Old Lace  
March 5-7 at 7:30 pm    ***Auditions Tuesday, February 3: see info below!***
Written by Van Vandagriff, Directed by Sarah Moore
Harold’s sweet aunts are away while Harold stays at their home to watch over his eccentric uncle, who thinks he is a pirate and is constantly ’burying treasure’ in the basement. When the local bank is robbed, and Harold finds a suspicious bag of “treasure” in the house, he tries to convince his aunts that his possibly criminal pirate uncle must move to a senior home. But for some reason they won’t agree… Harold’s panic escalates when his jailbird cousin appears unexpectedly with his own bundle of money and the FBI hot on his heels. Join the madness as Harold attempts to keep his family out of jail, his fiancée from walking out on him, and himself from going insane!

A Little Princess the Musical
April 10-11 at 7:30 pm, April 12 at 3:00pm     ***Auditions Mon Feb 23:  see info below***
Book Adapted by Vera Morris, Music and Lyrics by Bill Francouer
Young Sara Crewe, living in Victorian England, is the happy heiress to a large fortune… but her life changes suddenly with the loss of her father, and her fortune.  Sara is forced by her school principal to become a servant and live without hope in a wretched attic.  When a mysterious gentleman from India moves next door, curious things begin to happen…

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
June 26-27 at 7:30 pm, June 28 at 3:00pm
Based on the book by Judy Blume, Adapted by Bruce Mason
Performed by participants in the West County Family YMCA Actor’s Studio drama camp Oh, brother!  Sibling mischief and best pal escapades are the problems Peter Hatcher faces in his attempts to deal with his impossible little brother, Fudge.  Based on the popular title by Judy Blume, this is a humorous look at family life and the wacky troubles that can only be caused by a younger sibling.

Annie Jr. 
July 31-August 1 at 7:30pm, August 2 at 3:00pm
Based on Little Orphan Annie, with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, and Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Performed by participants in the West County Family YMCA Summer Stock drama camp. With her pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by cruel Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes into fantastic and wondrous NYC. In the midst of her adventures, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil schemes and even befriends President FDR! She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. 

***Auditions for Larceny and Old Lace:    
Tuesday February 3, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Chesterfield Community Theatre
Auditions open to public, ages 12-20. Cast of 16 characters: 8 male and 8 female.  We will cast actors of opposite gender if required. Please prepare a short monologue.  No song required—this is a straight play not musical. You will also be asked to read a portion of the Larceny script, which will be provided that night. There is a $20 audition fee, which will be used to offset the cost of production. Thank you and hope to see you there!

***Auditions for A Little Princess:  
Mon February 23, 6-8 pm, at Chesterfield Community Theatre
Auditions open to public, ages 6-14. Cast of 16 characters:  4 male and 12 female.  We will cast actors of opposite gender if required. Please prepare a short monologue.  No song required—this is a straight play not musical. You will also be asked to read a portion of the Princess script, which will be provided that night. There is a $50 audition fee, which will be used to offset the cost of production. Thank you and hope to see you there!

Summer Drama Day Camps at the West County Family YMCA
Members and non-members, ages 5 to 15, 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 (who will perform Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing this year) and Summer Stock camp (who will perform Annie Jr. this year).  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 Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council.