Be In It, Plays for Young Audiences

Marin offers many choices for kids to perform in live theater and auditions start this week. From professional and community theatre to all child productions. Here are some great opportunities for your child to participate in the magical world of live theatre.

23 Elephants, SAN ANSELMO

School of Rock

  • Audition: December 4th & 5th, 4-6:30pm
  • Sign up for an audition slot, click here
  • Ages 10-18
  • Performances will be April 20-22 & 27-29

Based on the hit Jack Black movie, School of Rock the Musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who turns a class of straightโ€“A pupils at a prestigious prep school into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.


THROCKMORTON THEATRE, MILL VALLEY

In the Heights 

  • Audition: December 5th & 7th, 4-7pm
  • Sign up for an audition slot, click here
  • Ages 8-20
  • Performances will be March 16-18 & 23-25

In the Heights, we encounter the many colorful residents of Washington Heights -- a New York City neighborhood on the brink of change.


STAPLETON THEATRE COMPANY, SAN ANSELMO

Annie, The Musical

  • Audition: Jan 25 & 29, 2018
  • Check website or call (415) 454-5759 for more information. 
  • Performances will be May 4-13, 2018

Annie charms everyone's hearts after she escapes from the orphanage run by the evil Miss Hannigan and finds a home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks. This family friendly musical is filled with memorable scenes and songs.


PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY OF MARIN (PAAM), MILL VALLEY

Into the Woods

  • Audition: January 8th & 10th, 2018
  • Ages 9-18
  • March 22nd - 24th, 2018 (Marin Center Showcase Theatre)

Be careful what you wish for!  When a Baker and his wife learn of a Witchโ€™s curse preventing them from bearing a child, they embark on a magical scavenger hunt to break the spell.  With the help of Cinderella and Jack and his Beanstalk, they succeed only to find that their actions have ominous consequences.


23 Elephants, SAN ANSELMO

Shrek Jr., The Musical

  • Audition: February 3rd, 10-12pm for 5-7 year olds, 12-2pm for 7-12 year olds
  • Ages 5-12
  • Performances will be May 18-20

It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  

Based on the popularity of these dynamic training programs for young theatre performers, the popularity of live theatre is here to stay. Auditions are coming up for performance in the spring. Check with the studios listed for details.