Who is this for?: Ages 7+
Fees: $10
Non-Resident Fees: $15
Day: Varied
Date: Varied
Time: Varied
Location: Recreation Department Gym
When is this offered?: School Year

Try-outs will be held Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM!

Jolly Jester Children’s Theater is a musical theater opportunity for children in 1st grade through grade 8. Our production will be held during the school year and this year will feature a musical entitled "The Nifty Fifties"

Gracie Stanley has gotten herself in hot water by promising to deliver her distant cousin, rock star Ziggy Springer, for the high school Hippity Hop at Louise’s Luncheonette.  The problem is Ziggy’s manager doesn’t want his client performing anywhere without pay, so Gracie and her friends have to produce a double - and fast! They plan to use a singing soda jerk and have him perform in the dark! It won’t be easy for Gracie to get away with this one with her rival, snooty Muffin Mansfield, waiting for her to flop.  Meanwhile, Louise has her own problems. The building’s owner forbids the dance and plans to turn the eatery into a dry cleaner. With all of this happening, Gracie’s brother is living in terror because he’s smashed up a Harley belonging to Sinbad Gallucci, a bad dude. 

Try-outs for the production will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM and Sunday, October 16, 2022 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, as well as some Sunday afternoons. Dress rehearsals will be held during the entire period of February 18-23, 2023 (except the 22nd) 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 24, 2023 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 2:00PM and 7:00PM
  • Sunday, February 26, 2022 at 2:00PM