"There are the players."
—Hamlet

Playmakers is the Festival's youth training program, including instruction from theatre professionals and a chance to perform in a special Playmakers production.


Spring Session

Junie B. Jones, the Musical

Because of construction on the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, this year’s Playmakers production will be different from those in the past: It will be a traveling production of the musical Junie B. Jones, the Musical to all the elementary schools in Iron County. In addition, the Playmakers will present one public performance on April 6 at Canyon View Middle School, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Auditions will be February 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Southern Utah University Auditorium Theatre. Auditions slots will be every fifteen minutes, and children will be required to sing one of three songs from the show. Those interested can register for the audition and download the music by clicking on the links on this page.

Call-back auditions will be the next day, February 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. After those auditions, approximately twenty young actors will be cast.

Rehearsals for those selected will generally be on February 5 to April 4 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m.

An audition workshop to help children prepare will be February 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Southern Utah University Music Center, room 209. The workshop is optional, but can be helpful. 

Performances will be April 6–8 and 11–15. They will alternate between morning and afternoon times.


Top photo: a scene from the Playmakers production of Honk!