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Opportunities for Youth

The Barley Sheaf Players proudly offer many opportunities for children and teens to participate actively in the vibrant world of Community Theater. In addition to our annual teen and children's shows, which take place in the summer, we frequently feature shows with parts for young people in our regular season. Our annual Holiday Show, which performs in December, almost always has parts for children and teens, too.

Annual Opportunities

Summer Teen Show

The 2016 Teen Show will be Anything Goes.

Our annual summer Teen Show is a great experience for middle-school and high-school kids ages 13 to 19 at the time of auditions. Teens are invited to audition for acting parts or to sign up for production staff if they aren't interested in being on stage or if they aren't cast in a role. As well as being onstage, teens have served as stage managers, stage crew, costumers, choreographers, musical accompanists, assistant directors, assistant producers, and more.

Membership in Barley Sheaf is required for any teen who is cast or wishes to participate in the production. The teen membership is $20 for the year ($17.50 if you are renewing your membership from last season). A mandatory $35 participation fee is also required, as well as a refundable $25 security deposit for vocal books and librettos that will need to be returned to the publisher. Please do not let the cost of the membership fee, participation fee, or security deposit deter your teen from participating. Should the cost be a financial hardship, you or your teen just needs to speak confidentially with the director or producer.

Past Teen Shows

2015 Nice Work, If You Can Get It
2014 Urinetown
2013 Zombie Prom
2012 Me and My Girl
2011 Grand Hotel
2010 The Drowsy Chaperone
2009 Curtains
2008 Zombie Prom
2007 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2006 Urinetown
2005 Rags
2004 Sweet Charity
2003 Bells Are Ringing
2002 Kiss Me, Kate
2001 Murder, Mystery, Mayhem & Madness (4 one-act plays)
2000 Bye Bye Birdie
1999 Once Upon a Mattress
1998 The Pajama Game
1997 'Bugsy Malone
1996 The Spoon River Anthology
1995 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1994 Kiss Me, Kate
1993 Grease
1992 Fame
1991 Our Town
1990 Up the Down Staircase
1989 Once Upon a Mattress
1988 Babes in Arms
1987 The Pajama Game
1986 Bye Bye Birdie
1985 West Side Story
1984 Grease
1983 Curtain Going Up
1982 Shrew
1981 Godspell
1980 Because Their Hearts Were Pure
1979 Dirty Work at the Crossroads (first separate Teen Show)
1978 The Hobbit (combined Teen and Children's Show)
1977 The Wizard of Oz (combined Teen and Children's Show)
1976 Love Rides the Rails (combined Teen and Children's Show)
1975 Oliver (combined Teen and Children's Show)

Summer Children's Show

The 2016 Children's Show will be Honk! JR.

Our annual summer Children's Show is a great experience for kids ages 7 to 13. The show usually addresses a familiar theme in a child's life. Kids learn all aspects of creative dramatic arts and?most importantly?have great fun doing it!

Membership in Barley Sheaf is required for any child who participates in the production. The youth membership is $10 for the year for kids 12 and under ($8.75 if you are renewing your membership from last season), $20 for older kids ($17.50 if you are renewing your membership from last season). A mandatory $35 participation fee is also required. Please do not let the cost of the membership fee or participation fee deter your child from participating. Should the cost be a financial hardship, you just need to speak confidentially with the director or producer.

Past Children's Shows

2015 Pirates of the Curry Bean
2014 How to Eat Like a Child
2013 The Emperor's New Clothes
2012 School House Rock Live! Jr.
2011 The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
2010 What a Knight!
2009 Pirates!
2008 Dig It
2007 Snow Biz!
2006 Salute to America
2005 Lighten Up
2004 When I Grow Up
2003 I Need a Vacation
2002 It's a Big, Big World
2001 Get in the Game
2000 It's Saturday
1999 Readin', Writin', and Rockin'
1998 How to Eat Like a Child
1997 The Granny Awards
1996 Hotel Hollywood
1995 The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
1994 Feelin' Good
1993 T.H.E. Club
1992 How to Eat Like a Child
1991 Swinging Piper
1990 The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
1989 Kids, the Musical
1988 How to Eat Like a Child
1987 Sneakers
1986 Once upon a Shoe
1985 Mystery on Whitford Road
1984 Charlotte's Web
1983 Twelve Dancing Princesses
1982 Torko the Terrible
1981 The Crown Prince of Wanderlust
1980 The Toymaker
1979 Alice in Wonderland (first separate Children's Show)
1978 The Hobbit (combined Teen and Children's Show)
1977 The Wizard of Oz (combined Teen and Children's Show)
1976 Love Rides the Rails (combined Teen and Children's Show)
1975 Oliver (combined Teen and Children's Show)