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Summer Youth Theatre

The Junior Theatre Troupe Presents:


Junior Theatre Troupe

The Junior Theatre Troupe is geared at the middle-school-aged performers 

  • A calendar of rehearsals can be found here.
  • Registration for this group is $200 and includes Play Inc Sweatshirt and Aladdin t-shirt. 
  • This program is limited to the first 45 students to register
  • Rehearsals begin June 12th
  • An informational meeting will be held at the Play Inc Gallery and Studio (in the Library) on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th at 6:30
  • Performances are scheduled to be held at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center will be July 21 and 22 @ 7:00 and July 23 @ 2:00.

About The Program

The Junior Theatre Troupe is open to students who have completed grades 5 through 8 who will be at least age 11-14 (or turning 11 by Sept. 1, 2023).  They rehearse Monday-Thursday at Cambridge Middle School from 1:00-4:00. The goal of the program is to expose students to theatre and the various aspects that go into creating a full musical production. Students will learn the basics of singing, acting, and dancing as well as many other things.

This year the Junior Theatre Troupe will be presenting, Aladdin, Jr.  The junior versions of Broadway musicals are shortened versions of the original and are adapted for performance for younger students.  Based on Disney’s hit movie, Aladdin, this production will be a lot of fun for all involved.


All middle school students who register for the Junior Theatre Troupe will be in the show, however everybody must go through the audition process. Auditions are used to cast leads and smaller parts in the production. Those not receiving speaking parts, will be part of the chorus. Nobody who registers will be denied the opportunity to perform. We will spend the first three days of rehearsal going over the audition pieces and preparing students for those auditions. On the fourth day, June 15th, we will hold auditions.  The cast list will be posted on the following day.  If you know you will be absent on the 15th, please contact us to set up an alternate audition time.

Rehearsals and Expectations

Rehearsals will take place from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday. A calendar of specific rehearsal requirements will be provided at the first day of rehearsal and a full schedule of events and rehearsals will be posted on the website. Rehearsals for the first few weeks will be held at Cambridge Middle School and move to Cambridge-Isanti High School the Monday before performances.

Body Electric

Also, note that attendance at the three performances of “I Sing the Body Electric” during the high school production of The Little Mermaid  is required. This final song is a unifying aspect of the program, and it is expected that all middle school and high school Summer Youth Theatre participants attend.  Attendance at the final dress performance of The Little Mermaid will be expected (for free) for the students, so they know how long the show is and when to show up on the other nights.