Byron Civic Theatre

  • Footloose the Musical - Youth Edition

    When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

    Show Dates: April 28 7:00 pm | April 29 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. | April 30 at 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Byron Middle School Theatre
    Producer: Jen Bouton | Director: Samantha Trzcinski

    Tickets will go on sale March 27 at the Byron Park District Guest Services desk and online. All seating is $15.00 general admission.

  • James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

    The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

    Show Dates: July 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:00 pm | July 23 & 30 at 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Byron Middle School Theatre
    Producer: Tammy Long | Director: Ellen Mahan

    Audition Dates: March 18 & March 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Byron Park District, 500 N. Colfax St. Door 55, Byron, IL

    Audition Information: All persons auditioning are asked to prepare a one minute monologue and a vocal audition. The vocal audition should include 16 bars of a musical theatre piece that shows vocal range. Please bring the completed Audition Form below and a copy of your performance resume to auditions. If you are unable to audition in person, video auditions can be sent to Please be sure to include your name and the role you are auditioning for. For persons wishing to audition for the principal ensemble please view the video below. Persons auditioning for lead rolls must be able to attend call backs.

    Principal Ensemble Dance Audition Video

    Audition Form

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    Call Backs: April 2, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Byron Middle School Theatre, 696 N. Colfax St. Byron, IL
    Rehearsal Dates: Dates TBD
    Ages: 14 & older
    Fee: $110/$120*

    *There are no fees associated with auditions. Upon release of the cast list, registration fees will be applied to accounts and payment will be due. However, all participants must register for auditions.


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