The Young Company is dedicated to helping young performers achieve new levels of artistry through performance, practice, and enthusiasm for the craft. We at the Young Company are committed to helping young performers grow as artists and prepare for a life in the professional theatre through practical experience on the stage, and through technical guidance in a supportive learning environment, where they gain confidence, improve skills, and increase knowledge.

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Summer Youth Theatre Programs

Dr. Doolittle Auditions

Saturday, May 21 at the Blue Room Theatre, 139 W. First St., in Chico. Kids and teens, age 6 to 17 are invited.
This is an exciting and rare opportunity for kids to perform in professional theatre venue. The auditions are to fit each child to the best individual role, but all children will be cast. If your child chooses to be in the ensemble and not have a speaking role, they can simply sign up on the audition date and not do the audition.
Children/teens who are auditioning should come prepared with a musical selection and either sheet music or a CD with backup music; or we will have a simple song, such as Happy Birthday as an alternative option. It is also recommended to have a brief monologue, story or joke prepared to tell. We may also do cold readings from the script, and some improv.

Rehearsals will begin June 21 and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be no rehearsal the week of the Fourth of July. The cast will give three performances at Laxson Auditorium at California State University, Chico, on Sept. 22.
Tuition for this program is $300. For more information, email Amber Miller at
amber@blueroomtheatre.com or call (530) 530-895- 3749.

Summer Camp

The Blue Room Young Company has an exciting theatre camp lined up this year: Kids ranging in ages from 6 to 16 are invited to sign up. The classes will be
offered for five weeks, from July 11 through Aug. 12, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Kids can sign up for weekly sessions or all five weeks. Camps take place at the Blue Room Theatre, and will include visits to the Children’s Park just across the street. The camp will include Acting Workshop & Scenic Art. All campers will get to participate in each workshop.

ACTING WORKSHOP: Since it takes a lot to get a play from conception on to the stage, this part of the camp will focus on acting and different divisions of theatre that come together to make an excellent performance. Topics include how to work on a character, different acting methods, improvisation, movement, singing, dancing, music on stage and theatre history. Guest speakers will talk about the other departments of theatre, such as the house manager, set builder, costumers, make-up and lighting designers. This workshop is an opportunity for children to learn more about theatre than just memorizing lines and putting on a costume.

SCENIC ART: For the Scenic Art Workshop, participants should prepare to get their hands and clothes grubby! Students will assist in painting and making scenic decisions for Blue Room Theatre’s September production of Doctor Doolittle, Jr., held at Laxson Auditorium. Students will learn scenic art and painting techniques, basic color theory, sketching techniques, creative problem solving, preparation and tool care. Campers will learn through exploration and execution how to take a theatrical set design and bring it to life with paint, fabric and set dressing.

Weekly sessions cost $150, or you can sign up for all five weeks for the special price of $595 (a $750 value).

Week 1: July 11-15 |Week 2: July 18-22 | Week 3: July 25-29 | Week 4: Aug, 1-5| |Week 5: Aug. 8-12 |