Youth Theatre Company
Our Youth Theatre Company is open to students in grades 7-12. Students do not need previous experience in order to participate in our theatre program. All students who enroll in our theatre company are cast in the production.
The Youth Theatre Company performs full-length productions during the school year that range from classical musicals like Rodgers & Hammerstein to more contemporary shows. Performances are held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Smith with full sets, lights, costumes, and everything else to give the production a true professional look.
Stay tuned to find out what our Spring 2022 show will be!!!
During the Summer, the Youth Theatre Company performs an hour-long MTI Broadway Junior production as part of a 2-week camp. Led by Shannon Stoddard and Cody Walls, this production will be performed at St. Boniface Auditorium with simplified sets, costumes, etc. The Summer 2021 production will be ELF JR.
Our teen theatre students are also encouraged to enroll in our Broadway Intensive Camp in June to hone their performing skills while putting together a Musical Revue for the end of the week!
Rehearsals for our Youth Theatre Company are Monday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm and Saturdays from 10am-1pm at St. Boniface.
Audition material is sent out one week before auditions to the students registered in the class. Typically, students perform a segment of a song from the show, read scenes from the script, and learn a short dance. Students will review audition material with the production team prior to auditioning in class.
For students interested in preparing for their auditions, CSA offers a month-long Audition Prep Class which meets Mondays 6-7pm the month prior to auditions. Students will work on material needed for auditions as well as hone their auditioning skills with one of our theatre faculty. The class concludes with mock auditions by the production team of the show. This is a great way to get audition material a month before auditions!