Youth Theater


Performances will be in Pizitz Auditorium at the Levite Jewish Community Center:

  • Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets ($10 for adults and $4 for children up to age 12) will be available at the door.

Xanadu JR auditions now open

No charge for participation

The recently revived LJCC Youth Theater is excited to announce that its next production will be Xanadu JR. under the direction of Jill Marlar. Key upcoming details include:

  • Open to ages 7-15
  • Xanadu JR meet-up: Monday, August 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. — all ages welcome to learn more about the play and enjoy its music
  • Auditions:
    • In-person Tuesday, August 8, 3:30-6 p.m.
    • Online through August 13
  • Parent meeting and read-through: Sunday, August 27, 1-4 p.m.

“This is a big magical show with lots of roles,” says Jill. “I anticipate that we’ll have everyone singing along and dancing in their seats. It will be memorable.”

The LJCC Youth Theatre is open to all abilities with a spirit of inclusion.

Read more about Xanadu JR.

Please direct your questions about this production to Jill Marlar.


Free participation: All fees (typically $175-200) will be waived for Xanadu JR cast members.

Please complete the general registration or main cast registration forms.

This production is open to everyone age 8-15, with no audition required for the ensemble. Auditions will not require memorizing lines or songs. Live auditions, rehearsals, and performances will take place at the Levite Jewish Community Center.

Read more audition information (including tips and character profiles)...


Week 1 

Sunday August 27, 1-4 p.m.

  • Parent meeting 1-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday August 29,  4-6 p.m.

Thursday August 31, 4-6 p.m.

Week 2

Tuesday September 5, 4-6 p.m.

Thursday September 7, 4-6 p.m.

Week 3

Tuesday September 12 4-6 p.m.

Thursday September 14, 4-6 p.m.

Week 4

Tuesday  September 19, 4-6 p.m. 

Thursday September 21, 4-6 p.m.

Week 5

Tuesday  September 26, 4-6 p.m.                                             

Thursday September 28, 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, October 1, 1-5 p.m.  

Week 6

Tuesday  October 3, 4-6 p.m.                                                    

Thursday October 5, 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, October 8, 1-5 p.m.   

Week 7

Tuesday October 10, 4-6 p.m.                                                          

Thursday October 12, 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, October 15, 1-5 p.m.

Week 8 

Tuesday  October 17, 4-6 p.m.                                                    

Thursday October 19, 4-6 p.m.

Sunday, October 22, 1-5 p.m.  

Week 9

Tuesday  October 24, 4-6 p.m.                                                       

Thursday October 26, 4-6 p.m. 

Sunday, October 29, 1-5 p.m.  

Week 10

Tuesday  October 31 (no rehearsal)

Thursday November 2, 4-6 p.m. 

Sunday, November 5, 1-5 p.m.   

Week 11 

Tuesday November 7, 4-6 p.m. 

Thursday November 9, 4-6 p.m. 


  • Sunday, November 12, 1-5 p.m.
  • First dress rehearsal: Monday, November 13,  4-7 p.m.  (bring snack)
  • Second dress rehearsal: Tuesday, November 14,  4-7 p.m. (bring snack)
  • Final dress rehearsal: Wednesday, November 15, 4-7 p.m. (bring snack)

Meet the director

Formally trained in singing and voice-over, Jill Marlar has long used her talent in local choir and musical theater performances. She began her acting career on the stage with Terrific New Theatre with a number of notable roles. In addition, her work with the local film and corporate community has resulted in Jill being credited with several short films featured in film festival circuits.

Nearly three decades of teaching have given Jill experience with all ages of students — from preschool to middle school, mostly at Independent Presbyterian Day School and Highlands School. Her classes specialize in music, art, and drama through group learning experiences. 

“What I teach is also part of my life as a singer, performer, and visual artist,” she explains. “It’s a full-circle experience, and putting that into action on a stage is my favorite place to be. Working with young children and youth is life’s greatest teacher.”