Summer Youth Theatre

August 9 - 21, 2021

Rehearsals will be weekday mornings 8:00am – 11:30 am starting August 10, through August 20th.

There will be two performances: Friday, August 20th at 7:00pm and Saturday, August 21st at 2:00pm.

Auditions: Monday, August 9th. Participants can stop by the theatre any time between 8:00am and 11:00am. Auditions will consist of reading from the script and will only take a few minutes.

No advanced registration or sign up is required. The entire program is free. There is no cost to participate, no charge for tickets for the shows, and no fundraising.

This year’s participants will learn the play “Order Up!” and perform it in less than 2 weeks. It is a light-hearted comedy with about 50-minute run time. Our focus is students entering 7th to 12th grade but other ages may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to any student of any district or homeschooled, not just Dowagiac students. We plan to allow every student who auditions to be included in the show. If we have more participants than performing roles, some roles will be shared. Back stage and production assignments are available for those that are not interested in performing. This program is designed to be a low stress introduction to theatre. Beginners are encouraged to join. Those with a lot of theatre experience will likely find that our program will not challenge them. Please email the director, Ryan Murray, at with questions.