Junior Theatre







Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.

Saturday, May 12th K-6: 9:00am – 11:00am / 7-12 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00pm

Begin Monday, June 4th
Riverview Community Center, 401 Willow Drive
Performances: Dates: July 20th & 21st
Performance Location: TBA

Disney’s Cinderella Kids Workshop

In this drama workshop will participants will learn about auditions, theatre basics, performances and much more!

JUNE 4th – JUNE 29th
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 12:000pm
$110/$95 in district (fee includes: T-shirt and a Cast Photo)
Riverview Community Center, 401 Willow Drive

Performance: Friday, June 29th at 7:00pm
Tickets: Presale $5/At the Door Sales $7
Rasmussen Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane

Summer Theatre TEEN Workshop

Learn tap dance skills and routines. If you signed up for the next TEEN Scene show the “Newsies”, this class will help enhance your tap skills for the upcoming “Newsies” show. Beginners are welcome!

JULY 16th – AUGUST 2nd
Ages 13 – 19
Monday – Thursday; 9:00am – 12:00pm
$90/$85 resident
If you are pre-registered for the Newsies Show, class is free. If camp participant cancels enrollment by “ Newsies” drop deadline, the refund for “Newsies” will be less the amount of the camp fees.
Fruitvale Norris Rec Building, 6220 Norris Road

Disney “NEWSIES” a Broadway Musical

Registration and Information meeting:
Monday, July 30th at Riverview Community Center
Workshop/Audition Week:
August 6th-10th
$160/$140 resident (fee includes: T-shirt and a Cast Photo)
Rehearsals Begin: Monday, August 13th
Friday, October 5th at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 6th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Performance Location: TBA


A Christmas Story

Saturday, September 22nd
K-6: 9:00am-11:00am; 7-12: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday, September 26th at 6:00pm
$160/$140 resident (fee includes: T-shirt and a Cast Photo)
Parent Meeting:
Monday, October 8th
Rehearsals Begin:
Tuesday, October 9th
Friday, December 7th at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 8th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Performance 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.