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The Bartlett Park District currently supports one musical productions each year. The theatre is run as a program however; auditions are hosted to cast the roles in each production. Those cast within the production must pay a program fee. Information about upcoming shows will be posted as it is available. Ticket information will be posted with ticket order forms approximately 45 days prior to the performance.

Youth Musical – The Nifty Fifties

Auditions May 5, 2021- Advanced sign up required

Shows: July 8, 9, 10 & 11

Performance Guidelines

Nifty Fifties Audition Packet

Audition Form

To audition for a role in the Nifty Fifties, please select a timeslot by following the link below. Please review the performance guidelines and audition packet to prepare and bring your completed audition form to your audition. All participants must be ages 8-18. Contact Katie Mix with any questions, 630-540-4873

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.  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 use a singing soda jerk and plan to 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.

There are fun roles to play, with everything from students to beatniks. Included in the sensational Francoeur fifties score:  ’Bop-A-Lu-Bop Dance Party,’ ’Teen Queen,’ ’It’s Tough To Be a Teenager In Love,’ the hilarious ’It Was The Blob,’ and, of course, the toe-tapping title tune.

Director: Karen Brhel

Music Director: Kevin Mikol

Chorographer: Andrew Brhel


Resumes of proven, instructors, experienced directors, musical directors and choreographers are accepted throughout the year. If you are interested in a position please send a resume with references to Theatre Producer, c/o Bartlett Park District, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103.

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