Cooking, dance, music, pottery, crafts, and theatre – all of these arts experiences are available at the Y. We believe kids should have a safe place to explore their creativity and self-expression. When kids participate in the arts – especially theatre - they develop confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, nonverbal communication, and collaboration. And the teamwork involved in rehearsing and performing builds friendships, too.

Be in the Spotlight during our 2021 Production 

Come one!  Come all!  Step right up! Plan now to audition for the Countryside Acting Troupe 2020/2021 production of "Stories Under the Big Top", and be part of bringing hilarious and fun well-known tales to life. Watch the greatest stories on Earth come alive under the big top!  It’s a circus full of laughter and lively storytelling as the ringmaster and players perform a variety of well-known tales such as “The Bremen Town Musicians,” “The Billy Goats Gruff,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” “Monkey See, Monkey Do” and “The Magic Fish.”  The lively circus theme comes to life with a full cast of characters, including a troupe of clowns and many other fun performers! This play is an audience-pleaser for all!

Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Theatre 

If we don't answer your questions here, please contact Jaime Spurlock at 513 932 1424 ext. 226 or send her an email at jaime.spurlock@ymcastaff.org. She'll be glad to help! 

Auditions are open to youth ages 7 to 18. Every child who auditions will be cast in the show. Participants must be able to read and memorize the script.  

Auditions for Countryside YMCA’s production of "Stories Under the Big Top.” It’s a circus full of laughter and lively storytelling as the ringmaster and players perform a variety of well-known tales such as “The Bremen Town Musicians,” “The Billy Goats Gruff,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” “Monkey See, Monkey Do” and “The Magic Fish.” 

Youth auditioning should prepare a short memorized piece (song, poem, story, monologue) or be able to read a sample from a script we provide. Participants only need to come to 1 audition time and everyone who auditions will be cast.

Auditions will be held September 27 from 2:30PM – 4:00PM and on  October 1 frm 6:30 PM-8:00 PM. The final production will be in late January or early February, 2021.

No. Auditions are free. 

Countryside YMCA
1699 Deerfield Rd Lebanon, OH 45036

The final production will be in late January or early February, 2021.

Meeting times are Monday & Thursdays from 6:30pm -8:00pm, and rehearsal times for smaller groups may vary this season. A tentitive schedule will be available at auditions.

Yes, and you can view those protocol here

Our show this year allows us to run rehearsals with small groups, and the kids/director will be masked for the most part until we actually move onto the stage in January. 
We will also be limiting tickets for the final performance in order to meet the reduced capacity guidelines set by the governor. 
 

Register for Auditions and Join the Theatre Troupe Now!