Youth Theatre

Step on stage and shine.

Gain hands-on experience in musical theatre, acting, dance, voice and technical production with our Youth Theatre program.

For centuries, theatre has provided us with entertainment encouraging us to laugh, cry, ponder, and grow as unique and caring individuals. You can either participate as an audience member or perhaps as an actor, and here at Alliance for the Arts, we offer an incredible Youth Theatre program which will provide your child with a lifelong love for theatre and arts!

Our highly talented and experienced Youth Theatre Director, Carmen Crussard, continuously shows her theatre groups, ranging from elementary to high school age, all aspects of the theatre, giving them full exposure to the behind-the-scenes activities. Each child is encouraged and nurtured to elevate their skill level and understand the importance of teamwork resulting in a heightened sense of self, others, and the arts.

Scholarships are available. We are also offering a New Student Apprenticeship Program which will provide opportunities for aspiring Directors, Choreographers, Music Directors and Stage Managers. Your child will learn from professionals and gain immeasurable and valuable hands-on experience. Join us!




2022-23 Season

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Disney’s Aladdin KIDS
Thursday, Sept. 29th @ 7:30pm / Friday, Sept. 30th @ 7:30pm

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her.  Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Recommended for 2nd through 6th grade.

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Cabaret (1998 Version)
Thursday, Dec. 1st @ 7:30pm / Friday, Dec. 2nd @ 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 3rd @ 7:30pm / Sunday, Dec. 4th @ 1pm

It’s 1929 at the Kit-Kat Club in Berlin, just as the Nazis are ascending, when American writer Cliff Bradshaw strikes up a relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. At the same time, Fraulein Schneider, owner of the boarding house where Cliff has rented a room, has become engaged to Herr Schultz, a Jewish greengrocer. It is at their engagement party that a friend, Ernst Ludwig, shows up wearing a Nazi armband. The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit-Kat Club promises this is a place you can come to forget your troubles. But during the Nazi regime, was there anywhere you could really go to escape the horrors of this period in history?

The songs and choreography, as well as the story’s relevance, will capture your heart, creating a lasting memory. Recommended for 10th grade and older. This show contains themes and language that may not be suitable for all audiences.

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Seussical JR.
Friday, May 5th @ 7:30pm / Saturday, May 6th @ 2pm
Saturday, May 6th @ 7:30pm /Sunday, May 7th @ 2pm

Imagine seeing some of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters all together, The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Jojo, a Who child, and lazy Mayzie La Bird.  In this spectacular musical, The Cat in the Hat tells a story about Horton discovering a speck of dust containing the Whos. Not only does Horton now have to protect the Whos, but he also has to take care of an abandoned egg left in his charge by Lazy Mayzie. Horton is faced with kidnapping and a trial, but beloved, girl bird Gertrude McFuzz stays loyal.

This incredible show will leave you fully appreciating the value and true meaning of friendship, family and community. Recommended for 4th through 9th grade.

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Thursday, June 8th @ 7:30pm / Friday, June 9th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, June 10th @ 7:30pm / Sunday, June 11th @ 2pm

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, you’re always guaranteed to see a play that will leave a lasting impression and Assassins is no different. Although, it actually is since this is not your run-of-the mill musical. A carnival sets the stage for this show looking at the lives of nine men and women who either assassinated or attempted to assassinate a United States President.

Here are just a few of the Assassins (successful or not) you will get to see up close and personal: John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. Be prepared to feel a myriad of emotions as this play is as funny as it is dark and strange. And you will leave remembering these words forever, “Everybody’s got the right to be happy.” Recommended for 11th grade and older. This show contains themes and language that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Youth Cast Auditions

Click here for audition information or contact Carmen Crussard at