Our Red Barn Youth Theater and Chorus are returning to the stage in December 2021!
Auditions for the Red Barn Youth Chorus will be open to students from 5th to 12th grades. They will be held at Clague Playhouse on Tues, Sept. 21 and Wed., Sept. 22 at 7pm. Students can bring a piece of music to perform, but that is not necessary. An accompanist will be provided if the student chooses. Please call the Box Office at 440-331-0403 with any questions for our Education Director.
Auditions for our Red Barn Youth Theater will be announced soon!
Performances will be Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18 at 8pm and Sunday, December 19 at 2pm.
Previous Red Barn Youth Theater Productions…
The Show Choir will offer up their beautiful voices in song and then they will ask the audience to assist them in singing traditional Christmas carols.
Our Show Choir Members
Jingle Bells Jury by Jay Moriarty features 20 actors in a delightful court room romp, during which a boy, who seems to have lost the Christmas spirit, is brought before the court in an attempt to rekindle his enthusiasm for the holiday. And the audience, who acts as the jury, helps in the proceedings!
Red Barn Youth Theater – July 2019
by Anne Coulter Martens
Directed by Richie Lynch
About the Play: It starts off as the usual slumber party, complete with a scary ghost story and a parade of pajama costumes. Then a police car starts prowling the neighborhood in search of the Blue Light Burglar. And then comes the mystery girl!
A Guide to the Teenage Zone
by Claudia Haas
Directed by Greg Dziama
About the Play: This is a light-hearted look at young teenagers who are still part child, yet emerging adults. A guide leads us into the everyday world of a group of 12 to17 teenagers starting early in the morning. We follow them to school, back home again and end with late-night phone calls reviewing events of the day as a new dawn approaches. In eight rich scenes, we see sophisticated, yet simple interactive relationships working together: Good Morning!, The Bus Stop, Homeroom, First Period, Lunch, The Bus Ride, The Afternoon, and Evenings and Telephones. Sometimes teens that seem a bit uninterested in their current life circumstance emerge as late bloomers. Regardless, teens come up with brilliant ideas and questions about life as they grow into adulthood. This play highlights some of this transition.
Barnraisers Youth Chorus & Red Barn Youth Theater Holiday Show – Dec. 2018
The BARNRAISERS: CLAGUE PLAYHOUSE YOUTH CHORUS, under the direction of Michelle Cha, presented a concert featuring some recent popular theater and movie numbers, as well as many popular Christmas songs. This chorus not only delighted you with their voices but also with their choreography.
Following the chorus, our new RED BARN YOUTH THEATER presented a Christmas Play entitled In Search of Critma by Natalie Ashanin and directed by Dr. Greg Dziama. This One-Act play featured students from our Project Link program.
Bridget Chandler-Holtz as Mrs. Ames
Emerson Gray as Mr. Ames
Jacob Matthew Hunter as Mike Ames/Angel
Renee LeVeck as Kathy/Mary
Layla Macias as Linda/Angel
Tessa Macias as Tammy/Shepherd
Reilly O’Donnell as Sandy Ames
Anna Rendziak as Alice/Eve
Henry Slaby as Sammy/Prophet
Amanda Shi as Gromka Govarit
Charlie Shi as Bobby/Joseph
Lilith Toke as Susie Ames
A.J. Wansack as Jack/Adam
Abigail Wheeler as Professor Glimmerglass Glurk
Barnstormers: Workshop for Aspiring Young Playwrights – July 2017
Guided by Greg Dziama, Margy Haas, Sheila Drain and Dave Cockley, our 4 students: Hayden Atzberger, Philip Sutherland, Emerah Myslenski, Gus Priemer wrote and performed in 4 one-act plays:
AVERAGE JOE by Hayden Atzberger, directed by Sarah Blubaugh
DEBT by Philip Sutherland, directed by Kelsey Jones
HAMLET: AN ESSAY by Emerah Myslenski, directed by Sarah Blubaugh
WHAT CAN YOU DO? by Gus Priemer, directed by Kelsey Jones
They were assisted by Sarah Blubaugh, Jessica Filkill, Kelsey Jones, and Carolyn Riedel. Congrats to our young playwrights on their hard work. Photos are from performance night #1: