The 2020 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program is well into the planning stages and staff members are ready for this exciting educational experience in the live arts!




The program will run Monday through Friday from June 29 through July 30, 2020, culminating with two performances of “Disney’s Moana Jr.” on each day, July 31, August 1-2, 2020. The Youth Theater Program and the performances will all be held at the Theatre 29 building at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.  


The program will break into two age groups of 35 students each with “Juniors” (7-11 years old) meeting from 9:30 am – 12 noon. The “Seniors” (age 11-17) will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The cost for the Program is $60.00 per student. (A grant from The City of Twentynine Palms, 29 Palms Rotary, and private donors keeps our program fee low.)


The program will teach a wide variety of theatrical skills, including auditioning, acting, singing for musical theater, choreography, costuming, make-up, props, backstage skills, set construction, lighting, sound, and box office management.


5-7 students in each age group will be identified as “Stage Crew” and will be primarily responsible for building and painting sets, building props, and working backstage during the productions. They will also run the lighting and sound boards during the shows.


All students who are applying must agree to be in attendance for the entire month-long program. After an initial orientation session June 29th, parents/guardians will not be able to attend. Students will supply their own basic costumes; Theatre 29 will supply specialty pieces and other details for more complex costuming. Meals will not be provided; water will be available at no charge. Parents/guardian must agree to drop off students up to 15 minutes before the session and pick them up within 15 minutes of the end of the session. No cell phones will be allowed during sessions.


Applications will be available at must be turned in to an address on the application by June 19, 2020. The first 35 applicants approved in each age group will be notified via e-mail, the rest will be placed on a waiting list. Payment in full is due by June 26, if payment is not made by the due date, the applicant will lose their place in the program and additional applicants will be taken from the waiting list.


If the fee is a hinderance to attendance, apply for a scholarship on the application form, you will be informed if your application for a scholarship is accepted.


The 2020 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater Program will be presented by experienced Theatre 29 volunteers. Gary Daigneault is the Program Director. The Musical, “Disney’s Moana Jr.” will be directed by Daigneault for the “Seniors”, Char Childs will direct the “Juniors”. The Musical Director for the program is Bianca Stoker, Choreographer is Lisa Goldberg, Technical director is Cole Subriar and Cindy Daigneault will coordinate the costuming.


The Theatre 29 Summer 2020 Youth Theater Program has received permission from Disney to produce a DVD of the performance which will be made available for each student. They will also get a CD or Mp3 file of the music, their script to keep, a program T-Shirt, water bottle, wardrobe bag, and friends, memories and skills to last a lifetime! The last performance will culminate in a “Cast Pizza Party” August 2.


For any additional information about the program, e-mail Gary Daigneault at [email protected].