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Theatre for Young Audiences

Frog and Toad

Northern Indiana's Premier Professional Theatre
Brings Schools Productions for Young Audiences

Thousands of school children attend Theatre for Young Audience performances in the spring and fall. For many it is their first exposure to professional theatre with shows produced especially for their age groups. As audience members, students play an important role in the success of the production. These outings may also include farm tours, wagon rides. lunch in the Restaurant Barn and shopping for children of all ages. Most schools combine their theatre visit with Little Threshers Dinner in Amish Acres restaurant where they not only find good food but can work on table manners as well.

Actors field questions following each performance, sharing their love of theatre and advice to young students inspired to begin similar journeys.

Teachers and Home School Parents call (800) 800-4942 for reservations.


Summer Acting Camps for Kids
The Joseph Stein Young Actors Studio presents two Summer Acting Camps for kids to learn to Act, Sing, and Dance. Designed for kids ages 8 to 14.

Auditions & Theatre Employment Opportunities 
Audition schedule in Memphis, Tennessee and Nappanee, Indiana. Young actors are encouraged to attend these auditions for children's parts in upcoming productions including Annie, this year's Holiday show.

2018 Spring and Fall School Schedule

Junie B. Jones, The Musical

April 27th, May 2nd
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Junie B. Jones, The Musical – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical developed by TheatreworksUSA. Awaken a young person's desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade.

It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.

Tom and HuckTwain's Tale of Tom and Huck

May 9th, May 11th
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Adapted from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Georgette Kleier
Music & Lyrics by Bill Corcoran

Mark Twain in his white suit and black string tie narrates this comical version of The Advertures fo Tom Sawyer. Twain introduces each scene, then stands by and watches the action unfold before his eyes. Young audience members are mesmorized by the tales that come right from the American master story teller talking directly to them.

Frog and ToadA Year With Frog and Toad

September 2nd, September 4th
9:30 am - 111:30 am

A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards – including Best Musical. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and featuring a hummable score by Robert and Willie Reale, this whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons.

Waking from hibernation in the Spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. The two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Part vaudeville, part make believe... all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

The jazzy, upbeat score of A Year with Frog and Toad bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant and enchanting musical for the whole family. It is a perfect show to be performed by an ensemble group of actors and can be produced with either simple or extravagant staging and sets.

Call (800) 800-4942 for Reservations