Who is this for?: Grades 1-9
Fees: $10 ($5 for Free/Reduce Lunch)
Non-Resident Fees: $15
Date: Try-outs for the production will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm and Sunday, October 17, 2021
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Recreation Department Gym
When is this offered?: School Year

Jolly Jester Children’s Theater is a musical theater opportunity for children in 1st grade through grade 9. Our production will be held during the school year and this year will feature a musical entitled "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr."

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car is magic, and has the ability to float and take flight. When the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is a high-flying fun-filled adventure that will dazzle audiences.

Try-outs for the production will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM and Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the Recreation Gym. Come for try-outs at anytime during the two days. Interested participants will be asked to sing a song – 1 minute and recite a 1 minute monologue (i.e. poem, short story) preferably memorized, that you prepare for the try-outs.

Full cast rehearsals will be held primarily at South Park Middle School on Saturday afternoons. Also, some Sunday afternoons in February 2022. Dress rehearsals will be held during the entire period of February 19-24, 2022 (except the 23rd) from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Participants may be responsible for their own costume based on part.

Please register your child(ren) ahead of time so we know how many scripts and other materials to order. A $10 materials fee will be collected at the first rehearsal. If we don't have enough people signed up, we may have to choose a different show.


Performances will be held at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium

  • Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2:00PM and 7:00PM
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2:00PM

 All COVID-19 precautions will be observed during rehearsals and shows.