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!




2023-24 Season

The Storm in the Barn

The Storm in the Barn adapted by Eric Coble from the graphic novel by Matt Phelan

Shows April 12-14, 2024

In 1937 Kansas, 11-year-old Jack Clark faces many challenges: local bullies, his father’s desperate attempts to keep his family intact, an older sister getting sicker by the day, and a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he’s also facing the epic disaster of the Dust Bowl—which means families disappearing overnight, tempers flaring in his small town, and the steady spread of the mysterious illness “Dust Dementia.” So can Jack even trust his own eyes when he makes a terrifying discovery in the abandoned barn next door? Is the sinister shadow with a face like rain—a creature with a plan to deprive humans of water forever—real? This uniquely American fable uses haunting music and startling imagery to ask: When everyone says you’re too small to be the hero of any story, where do you find the strength to save your family … and the world?

Alice By Heart

Music by Duncan Sheik

Lyrics by Steven Sater

Book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson

May 23-25, 2024 @ 7:30pm, May 25-26 @ 2pm

From the Tony® and Grammy® award-winning creators of Spring Awakening, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, and co-written by Jessie Nelson (Waitress), Alice by Heart is a touching musical inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer’s budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland.

As they travel through the tale, Alice by Heart explores the poignancy of first love, coming to terms with loss, and finding the courage to move forward. This world premiere musical encourages us all to celebrate the transformational power of the imagination, even in the harshest of times.

Auditions on December 2nd, callbacks December 11th

Youth Cast Auditions

Click here for audition information or contact Carmen Crussard at [email protected].