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.
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!
In addition to a full spring musical, our Youth Theatre Company also offers summer camps for our teen actors:
In June, we offer a week-long musical theatre intensive with rehearsals Monday through Friday 1pm-5pm daily. We end the intensive with a musical theatre revue that Friday night.
In July, we offer a musical production intensive where we mount a production in two weeks! Rehearsals are Monday through Friday 10am-5pm daily. The camp concludes with performances of a 70-minute show on Saturday.