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BAM's Youth Theatre program is designed for students in Grades K - 8 who are interested in furthering their musical theatre knowledge and gaining performance experience. Students must complete an audition to participate - all are accepted into the program!

Due to COVID-19, BAM has implemented many preventative measures to keep our programs safe for our students, families, and staff. For more information on those measures, please refer to our BAM COVID-19 PoliciesWe are currently planning on rehearsals and performances to be in person at a venue where outdoor and indoor spaces will be available to our students. We will continue to reassess our plans and follow the COVID-19 guidelines, always prioritizing the health and safety of those involved. We have developed program structures for every phase of the Illinois Recovery Plan. By registering for this program, students agree to participate in all program structure variations.

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Performances: August 6 - 8, 2021


Auditions: Friday, May 7

Callbacks: Monday, May 10

Rehearsals begin: July 12 (M-F from 5-9pm)

Tuition: $475 (Does not include costume fees.)

View our tuition policy.

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Based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by

Peter Barsocchini


Songs by

Matthew Gerrard & Robbie Nevil

Ray Cham, Greg Cham & Andrew Seeley

Randy Petersen & Kevin Quinn

Andy Dodd & Adam Watts

Bryan Louiselle

David N. Lawrence & Faye Greenberg

Jamie Houston


Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by

Bryan Louiselle

BAM is thrilled to be mounting HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR for its Youth Theatre Mainstage Production for 2021! As with all of our summer programs, the objective for this program is to meet in person for rehearsals and to have a performance for a live audience! This summer, we are excited to explore new opportunities to perform outdoors, on location, and create site-specific theatre - all for a live audience to enjoy under the summer sun! 

Rehearsals & Performances will take place at a location in the Western suburbs. More information will be shared soon!


Auditions will take place on Friday, May 7. Students wishing to audition should sign up for a 30 minute time slot. Students should plan to stay for the full 30min. If needed, callbacks will take place on Saturday, May 22. 

Audition location will be announced soon. 


Students are asked to prepare the audition cut for one of the three audition songs: "We're All In This Together", "Breaking Free", or "Bop To The Top". We are also asking you prepare one or two of the spoken lines. All audition cuts and monologues are available HERE!


Students should bring a completed audition form, as well as a headshot (or a recent photo) of yourself to the audition. If you have a resume, bring that as well. Resumes are not required.

Listen to the show soundtrack here!!