Youth Theatre


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Buena Park Youth Theatre is proud to announce its upcoming spring production of Once on This Island


Based on a novel by Trinidadian-American writer Rosa Guy, this musical weaves together elements from Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid to explore the story of a young woman named Ti Moune who falls in love with a stranger from the other side of her island, their communities divided by history, money, and prejudice. What follows is a tale of tragic love, healing, and hope with some divine intervention from the local gods.


Buena Park Youth Theatre is seeking a DIRECTOR, VOCAL DIRECTOR, and CHOREOGRAPHER our upcoming production. These are paid positions. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Friends of Buena Park Youth Theatre, attn: Margaret Rodriguez ( by Thursday, February 15 for consideration. Place your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Creative team schedule: Auditions will be held on March 3 and 4 with evening callback on March 6 and 8. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evening and Saturdays March through June. Tech week will be June 11-14 with performances June 15-17 and 22-24.


New to the auditioning process? Have questions or want tips to improve? Attend our Audition Workshop to prepare for the big day!

Audition Workshop: Saturday, February 24 from 1pm-4pm, Ehlers Event Center (Veterans Hall), 8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

Juniors (ages 5-8) Auditions: Saturday, March 3 at 10am and Sunday March 4 at 9:30am, Ehlers Event Center (Liberty Hall), 8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 

Cast (ages 9-18) Auditions: Saturday March 3 and Sunday March 4 at 10am and 1pm, Ehlers Event Center (Liberty Hall Hall), 8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 

Participants are required to prepare a song in their range (no pop music). An accompanist is provided for those with sheet music, or you may bring a karaoke style CD without a vocal track. A short dance routine will be taught on the day of auditions, so appropriate attire and footwear is strongly encouraged. A dance routine will be taught one time only per audition session, please be on time. Missing the dance auditions will greatly affect casting decisions.

Callbacks (invitation only) will be held Tuesday and Thursday evening the following week (March 6 and 8) with final decisions posted on Friday. A mandatory parent orientation meeting will take place at the first rehearsal on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10am.


Buena Park Youth Theatre was created over 35 years ago, by former long time Cultural and Fine Arts Commissioner Ruth Walp, in response to public school budget cutbacks in the arts.  The city program funds two musical theatre productions that run for two week at Buena Park High School.  Friends of Buena Park Youth Theatre is a non-profit organization that was created over 20 years ago as a supplementary fund raising collective of parents whose children were (or are presently) participants of the Buena Park Youth Theatre program.  This is a ticketed performance. 


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