Byron Civic Theatre

  • 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

    Tickets are $15 each and all seating is general admission. Tickets are available for purchase online and at the Byron Park District Guest Services Desk beginning June 19.

  • The Nutcracker

    Coming this winter 2023, Byron Civic Theater is proud to take on Marius Petipa's ballet "The Nutcracker". Set to the score of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Opus 71 and based off of the short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, The Nutcracker is a beloved ballet masterpiece that has been performed all around the world since its creation in 1892. BCT's production of The Nutcracker will be headed by Jessica Julian: Cultural Arts Program Manager and Artistic Director of the Byron Dance Academy, and Andrew Mahan: Artistic Director and Ballet Master of Gateway Performing Arts.

    AUDITIONS: Sunday, August 20 | Ages 8+
    PERFORMANCES: December 20-23 at 7:00 pm


    Come join us for this one-day event. During each session dancers will learn specific choreography and ballet repertory that will prepare them for The Nutcracker auditions. Any dancers that are interested in auditioning for principal roles should sign up for the two-hour intensive at the conclusion of session 2. These workshops take place at Byron Park District's Dance Studio 1.

    Ages 8-11: Saturday, August 19 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | $25/$35
    Ages 12 & older: Saturday, August 19 | 12:30-2:30 pm | $25/$35
    Ages 10 & older: Saturday, August 19 | 2:30-4:30 pm | $25/$35

  • Willy Wonka Jr.

    Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

    The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

    Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory -- or suffer the consequences.

    Auditions are open to youth, grades K-8. Auditions are free and will be held at the Byron Middle School Theatre. Upon release of the cast list, a registration fee of $125.00 will be applied to accounts and payment will be due.

    Speaking Roles: Friday, June 16 6:00-8:00 pm | Saturday, June 17 2:00-5:00 pm

    Ensemble Roles & Grades K-3: Saturday, June 17 10:00 am-1:00 pm

    Video Auditions: Video auditions can be submitted to Tammy Long at

    Call Backs: Wednesday, June 21 | 6:00-8:00 pm

    Audition Information
    Kindergarten-2nd Grade:

    • Recite one of the following songs from memory while acting it out: Jack & Jill, I'm a little Teapot, or Star Light, Star Bright.
    • Sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Mary had a Little Lamb, or a 20 second song of choice.
    • Auditioners will learn 16 counts of basic choreography.

    3rd-8th Grade:

    • Memorize a monologue 45 seconds-2 minutes long. Memorizing a monologue is a good practice; when memorizing, give character to your monologue by showing expression through your tone, face, and body language. Monologues can be found at
    • Sing a song of your choice that best showcases your voice in 60 seconds or less.
    • Auditioners will learn 16 counts of basic choreography.

    September 29 at 7:00 pm | September 30 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. | October 1 at 2:00 p.m.
    Location: Byron Middle School Theatre

    Tickets are $15.00 general admission and may be purchased at the Byron Park District Guest Services desk or online.


    Book one-on-one lessons to improve your singing and style! Students will build up a repertoire of audition and performance songs with positive, constructive feedback. They will learn and fine-tune range, pitch, tone, placement, breathing, presence, and visualization. Private voice instruction builds confidence, a love of performance, and our BCT staff makes it so much fun! Please register in person or online to view current availability and pricing.

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  • Summer Theatre Camps

    Audition Call Back Class

    Learn how to prepare for an audition. We will cover monologues, music and presentation. This class takes place at the Byron Middle School Theatre.

    Grades 2-5: Friday, June 9 & 16 | 10:00-11:30 am | $45/$50
    Grades 6-8: Friday, June 23 & 30 | 10:00-11:30 am | $45/$50
    Grades 9-12 & adults: Friday, July 7 & 14 | 10:00-11:30 am | $45/$50

    Musical Theatre Camp

    Learning and performing past and possible future Byron Civic Theatre productions. This camp takes place at the Byron Middle School Theatre. Register by 5/29 to guarantee a spot.

    Grades K-3: Monday-Thursday, June 12 & 15 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | $90/$100
    Grades 4-8: Monday-Thursday, June 12 & 15 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | $90/$100

    Creative Theatre Camp

    Explore Musical Theatre, costumes, choreography, acting and props! This camp takes place at the Byron Middle School Theatre. Register by 6/5 to guarantee a spot.

    Grades K-3: Monday-Thursday, June 19 & 22 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | $90/$100
    Grades 4-8:
    Monday-Thursday, June 19 & 22| 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | $90/$100

    Please visit our online registration portal for a complete list of our program offerings including dates, times, location and fees.

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