Junior Theatre

Disney “NEWSIES” a Broadway Musical

Workshop/Audition Week:
August 6th-10th
$160/$140 resident (fee includes: T-shirt and a Cast Photo)
Rehearsals Begin: Monday, August 13th
Friday, September 28th at 7:00pm
Saturday, Septembe 29th  at 7:00pm
Saturday, Septembe 30th  at 11:00am & 5:00pm

Performance Location: Bakersfield High School, Little Harvey Hall, 1241 G Street







Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9 year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Chrismtas Gifts – an Official Red Ryder Air Rifle.

Saturday, September 15th
K-6: 9:00am – 11:00am; 7-12: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monday, September 17th at 6:00pm

Saturday, September 22nd:  K-6th 9am-11:30am and 7th-12th 1pm-3pm

$160/$140 resident (fee includes: T-shirt and a Cast Photo)
Monday, October 1st at 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 8th
Friday, December 7th at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 8th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Location TBA





This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features all the beloved classic songs from the original story and much more.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
K-6: 9:00am – 11:00am; 7-12: 1:00pm – 3:00pm or
Monday, January 14th at 6:00pm
$160/$140 resident (fee includes: T-shirt and a Cast Photo)
Parent Meeting Monday, January 28th @ 7:00pm
February 4th
Friday, April 5th at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 6th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Location TBA


About NOR Junior Theatre

The North of the River Junior Theatre Program has been a part of the North of the River Recreation and Park District since its inception in 1968 when Don Harrelson approached the District about starting a theatre group for youth in the community. Auditions for the first production, Toby Tyler, were held in January of 1969 with Don Harrelson directing. NOR JT offers the youth in our community a positive and safe environment where they can learn how to communicate their thoughts and ideas, and where they are accepted for who they are and are free to express themselves. NOR JT encourages creativity, builds social interaction skills, and gives youth confidence to explore and learn about themselves, various cultures, history, and their community. NOR JT also teaches them the importance of responsibility and commitment by working together as a community with a common goal through involvement with set design, props, costumes design, student directing, choreography, sound, lights, working backstage, and more. More importantly, NOR JT fosters a FUN environment in which our youth can use their imaginations.

NOR JT is a parent participation program and parents are highly encouraged to be involved.  **PARENTS: All NOR volunteers must pass a fingerprint clearance through the Dept. of Justice PRIOR to the start of the program.  In order to avoid any delays in service, please schedule an appointment with the Personnel Office as soon as possible.  Download the packet below.