The 2018 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program is well into the planning stages and staff members are getting ready for this exciting educational experience in the live arts!


The program will run Monday Through Friday from June 25 through July 29, 2018, (4th of July off) culminating with two performances of “Mary Poppins Jr.” set for each day, July 27, 28, 29, 2018. 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 30 students each with “Juniors” (7-11 years old) meeting from 10:00 am – 12 noon. The “Seniors” (age 12-17) will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The cost for the Program is $60.00 per student. (A grant from U.S. Bank is keeping 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.


3-5 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 25th, Parents/Guardians will not be able to attend. Students will supply their 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 soon. Watch for announcement when applications are available


The Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater Program will be presented by experienced Theatre 29 volunteers. Gary Daigneault is the Program Director. The Musical, “Mary Poppins 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, Cindy Daigneault will coordinate the costuming.