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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 Lisa Kramer at lkramer@ymcastlouis.org.

Y-Rep Tweens present: Our Teacher is an Alien
By Jeff Lovett

It's the beginning of what seems like just another school year for students at Reedsville Middle School…until they discover the arrival of a strange new math teacher. From the first day of class, the students realize that something just isn't right about the beautiful Miss Neila. She makes odd noises in class, takes strange calls from people asking if everything is “going as planned” and, to top it all, her name spelled backwards is ALIEN! As the school year progresses, the students try to convince the skeptical school principal that the new teacher is an alien bent on the destruction of Earth, avoid a school bully and do their own investigation of this strange new faculty member. Is Miss Neila an alien or just a strange, young teacher? 

October 23-25, 7:30 pm

Y-Rep Teens present: The Miracle Worker
By William Gibson

The Miracle Worker is a classic tale that tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her blind and mute student, Helen Keller. This show dramatizes a relationship between a lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional teaching, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water."

November 20-22, 7:30 pm

Y-Rep Kids present: The Rented Christmas
By Norman C. Ahren Jr. & Yvonne Ahren

John Dale hasn’t enjoyed a “real Christmas” for years.  So, on the spur of the moment, he decides to “rent” a Christmas from Anne Weston, who owns the local rent shop.  Anne is at first flustered with the requirements: a tree with presents, Christmas carols and also a wife and five children.  Anne feels she has solved the problem of a Christmas family by calling the actors’ guild.  But the young actors come down with the measles so she turns to the local orphanage.  When the guild can’t locate a “mother”, Anne steps in to play the role herself.  

December 12-13, 7:30 pm
December 14, 3:00 pm

Auditions

The Chesterfield Community Theatre in the West County Family YMCA will hold auditions for our Y-Rep Kids production of The Rented Christmas, The Musical on Tuesday, October 28 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Chesterfield Community Theatre at the West County Family Y. Participants need to be present the entire time.  Please prepare a short monologue and song to sing a cappella. Cold readings will then be assigned. $50 Audition Fee (will be fully refunded if child is not cast or drops by November 3.) Fee can be paid in advance or at time of audition. Sixteen cast members are sought. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm and every night of tech week. 

 

West County's Center for the Arts

The West County Family YMCA’s Community Theatre is the center of arts for the whole family in West County.  Community theatre performances and a variety of classes and workshops are offered throughout the year. 

During the summer months, the theatre buzzes with day camps at the Summer Arts Academy.  Children ages 5-15 have unique opportunities in theatre, dance, visual arts, circus and other performing arts. Both members and non-members are welcome to participate.

The West County Family YMCA operates five theatre companies that perform throughout the year:

Y-REP TEENS a company for high school students that provides an opportunity to hone their craft outside of school.

Y-REP TWEENS a company specifically geared toward middle-schoolers.

Y-REP KIDS a company for children ages 8-14 that presents plays for all ages.

Y-REP SINGERS  a musical review company featuring youth of all ages.

SHOW’S OVER an improv team of middle school and high school students.

We also present a variety of Special Engagements in partnership with local arts organizations. 

For children interested in learning more about theatre, we offer a variety of classes.

 

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.