Youth Theater Performances in Macomb County

Get the details on upcoming youth theater performances in Macomb County, plus learn about each local theater group's history and enrichment opportunities.

If having a moment on stage is on your child’s bucket list, there are plenty of opportunities in Macomb County for him or her to shine. On the flip side, if your child prefers to watch from the audience, these Macomb County theater troupes and groups perform a number of shows for all ages.

So, whether you want to help your child learn about proper audience etiquette or you have a kiddo who is interested in learning theater skills, read on for a list of youth theater performances in Macomb County. Plus, get some background on each of these Macomb County youth theaters.

All the World’s A Stage

“To inspire and empower young people through innovative and artistic programming to achieve an enriched and rewarding life.”

That’s the vision of this local theater arts organization, which was founded in 1986 and provides professional training to children in grades 3 through 12 in acting, improvisation, musical theater styles of dance and more.

Those interested in performing can sign up for one of their classes to learn a variety of skills and prepare for time on stage. Open auditions are held for each performance and dates can be found on the open auditions tab on All the World’s A Stage’s website.

Upcoming shows:

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

Nov. 16, 2019

  • Location: 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township
  • Times: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

March 28-29, 2019

  • Location: 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township
  • Times: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Since opening its doors in 1982, the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts has welcomed Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Mandy Patinkin, David Copperfield and other top performers in music, movies, comedy and more. Today, it continues to be a top spot in the region for all ages to experience stage shows.

Aside from stellar performances, this local performing arts center boasts enrichment and outreach programs for students, including the year-long Macomb Children’s Chorus – open to students in grades 2-12 – and the Page to Stage Series, which is a theater program that blends curriculum with stage performances. Students in middle school, high school and college can participate in one of the show choir programs, as well.

Upcoming shows:

Visit the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts’ website for more information on upcoming performances.

Macomb Civic Theatre

Anyone who auditions for a performance with the Macomb Civic Theatre receives a role. That’s just one way that the community-based theater, which is an affiliate theater program of the Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation department, operates. Plus, those with special needs are cast alongside those without in something the group calls Noah’s Ark.

Upcoming shows:

Visit the Macomb Civic Theatre website for upcoming performances.

Richmond Community Theatre

For more then 50 years, the Richmond Community Theatre has dazzled theatergoers from Richmond and the surrounding cities with both classic and original plays.

Open auditions are hosted, and all community members who are interested in participating in a show are welcome to attend.

Upcoming shows:

You Can’t Take It With You

Nov. 1-3 and 8-10, 2019

  • Location: Richmond Community Theatre, 69619 Parker St., Richmond
  • Times: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays

Elf the Musical

Nov. 29-30, 2019

  • Location: Maniaci’s Banquet Center, 69227 Main St., Richmond
  • Times: 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show Friday-Saturday

One Acts

Dec. 13-15, 2019

  • Location: Richmond Community Theatre, 69616 Parker St., Richmond
  • Times: Time TBD Friday-Sunday

Clue the Musical

March 13-15, 20-22 and 29-31, 2030

  • Location: Richmond Community Theatre, 69616 Parker St., Richmond
  • Times: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays

Cheaper by the Dozen

May 22-24 and 29-31, 2020

  • Location: Richmond Community Theatre, 69616 Parker St., Richmond
  • Times: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays

Warren Civic Theatre

In the summer of 1990, Warren resident Greg Trzaskoma started a children’s theater workshop in the gymnasium at the Ridgewood Recreation Center. That workshop had just 12 students – and today, more 2,000 people have participated in the Warren Civic Theatre.

Many of Warren Civic Theatre’s productions feature open auditions, and anyone who auditions is given a role within that show.

Upcoming shows:

Hamlet

Nov. 8-10, 2019

  • Location: Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Times: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday

Elf the Musical

Dec. 6-8, 2019

  • Location: Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Times: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

March 20-22, 2020

  • Location: Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Times: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday

Matilda the Musical

May 2-9, 2020

  • Location: Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Time: 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, TBD Saturday, May 9

For more information about Macomb County, visit the Make Macomb Your Home website.

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