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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.

Auditions for our 2021-22 production of "Around the World in 8 Plays" will be held Thursday, September 30 from 6:30p.m. to  8:00p.m. and Sunday, October  3 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. 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. Rehearsals start October 18 on Mondays and Thursdays. Our show will be in late January/early February. A full schedule will be available at auditions.

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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.  

Our 2021 -22 season production will be "Around the World in 8 Plays."  Travel around the world and explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in "Around the World in 8 Plays." Rehearsals start October 18 on Mondays and Thursdays. Our show will be in late January/early February. A full schedule will be available at auditions. 

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 for our 2021-22 season will be Thursday, September 30 from  6:30p.m. to  8:00p.m. and Sunday, October  3 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. 

No. Auditions are free. 

Countryside YMCA
1699 Deerfield Rd Lebanon, OH 45036

The final production will be in late January or early February, 2022.

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

Watch our 2021 production of “Under the Big Top”

YMCA youth actors on stage

February 6 the Countryside YMCA youth theater program performed their 2021 production of “Under the Big Top”. This show brought together 16 kids, ranging from ages 8 to 15. Click HERE to watch the production!